Gunmen kidnap DSWD workers in Sulu


Posted at Jul 17 2014 10:52 PM | Updated as of Jul 18 2014 06:52 AM

MANILA - Unidentified armed men abducted 3 Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) workers and their companion in Sulu on Thursday, police said.

Chief Supt. Noel delos Reyes, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) police regional director, said the other victim is a spouse of one of the DSWD employees.

The abduction happened after the victims, who have yet to be named, went to Barangay Upper Sinumaan in Talipao, Sulu, to hold a survey on the government's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

They were returning to Jolo, Sulu, when armed men took them.

A source said the victims were being escorted by a relative of a barangay captain.

However, only the 4 were taken at gunpoint.

Police have yet to identify the group behind the abduction. - report from Edwin Sevidal, dzMM