MANILA -- Three Indonesian fishermen who were held captive in the southern Philippines were freed following negotiations, the military said Sunday.
Armed men seized Hamdam Bin Salim, 34, Subande Satto, 27, and Sudarlan Samansung, 41, while aboard a speedboat in waters off Taganak Island, Tawi-Tawi province in January 2017, according to a report from the Armed Forces Western Mindanao Command.
They were released in Barangay Buanza in Indanan town, Sulu on Saturday and turned over to authorities , the military unit said.
The fishermen are set to be repatriated to Indonesia, the military said.
Two more foreigners and 9 Filipinos renmamain in captivity in Sulu, the military said.