2 Suspects were arrested by the NBI in Mangatarem Pangasinan for
kidnapping a businessman from Batangas, Philippines.
- Mangatarem is a first class and largest municipality in the province
- Mangatarem derived its name from the combination of the Ilocano word
“Manga ken Tirem” which means “mango and oyster”.
- The Population of Mangatarem Pangasinan as of the 2010 Philippine
census is 69,969.
- Mangatarem Pangasinan nearest municipalities are Aguilar and
Urbiztondo located also in Pangasinan and Camiling, a municipality
of Tarlac province.
The Kidnapping victim is allegedly related to the mastermind of the
kidnapping. They are allegedly related as first cousin.
The NBI National Capital Region agents were able to tracked the 2
kidnap for ransom suspects in Mangatarem Pangasinan. The Suspects
were swiftly disarmed and floored on the ground.
The Kidnap victim was successfully rescued with some bruises and
injuries in different parts of his body but the arrested
suspects denied that they kidnapped the victim.
Francisco Quiamko, one of the arrested suspects denied that he
kidnap the victim and that he was led to believe that he and the
other suspects will just collect some debt against the victim.
A CCTV footage of one supermarket in Lipa Batangas showed that the
victim was approaching his vehicle when he was kidnapped by 3 armed
men and forced to a getaway van.
The victim when interviewed said that the suspects tied his hands
and feet and blindfolded. He is warned by the suspects not to move
or else he will be killed.
The Suspects demanded 30 million pesos as ransom.
The NBI were able to recover from the suspects 2 caliber 45
pistols, live bullets and celfons used in communicating with
other members of the kidnap for ransom group. There vehicle was
also confiscated by the NBI.
Atty.Max Salvador, the NBI Regional Director of the National
Capital Region said that there primordial consideration in their
operation was the safety of the kidnap victim. He said a case of
serious illegal detention will be filed against the suspects.
The brother of the victim praised the NBI for their systematic and
professional operation which resulted in the successful rescue of
the victim in Mangatarem Pangasinan.