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A British national and his Filipina wife were kidnapped by armed men in Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur on Friday night, Tukuran Vice Mayor Delfina Cortina told GMA News in a phone interview.  The incident occurred past 6 p.m. at the beach resort owned by the couple, Cortina said.  The victims were later on identified by Tukuran Police as Allan Arthur Hyrons, 70, and his wife, businesswoman Welma Paglinawan Hyrons, according to GMA Regional TV One Mindanao.   Police said the two were abducted at 6:50 p.m. in Barangay Alindahaw by four armed men who were still unidentified. 

The armed men forcibly took the couple outside the beach resort that they own.  They herded them into two motorized bancas which went into opposite directions, one going to Pagadian and the other one going to Lanao del Norte.  One of the resort's staff witnessed the abduction.

Police Chief Master Sergeant Oliver Cimafranca of the Tukuran police said two of the abductors even checked in at the resort the day before the adbuction.   The Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines were already on hot pursuit. - https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/710555/british-national-pinay-wife-kidnapped-in-zamboanga-del-sur/story/?featured

 

 

 

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RedRanger

I wish Duterte would find these guys, and round them up and their family members and have them hanging from trees for a public hanging.  

Odds are him being 70 he won't come back alive

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to_dave007
36 minutes ago, RedRanger said:

I wish Duterte would find these guys, and round them up and their family members and have them hanging from trees for a public hanging.  

This is nonsense   !!!  And I'm glad YOU are not in power.

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Bama
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https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/710555/british-national-pinay-wife-kidnapped-in-zamboanga-del-sur/story/

This link has a pic of the couple in the off chance that some one here might recognize them.

Forgot to mention that one report that I saw this morning suggested that it could be a " personal conflict" that led to this kidnapping. Hope that they are returned unharmed soon.

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JonnyBravo

Damn that’s right in the heart of Mindanao.


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Headshot

Sounds like an Abu Sayyaf op to me. Those people are truly the scum of the earth.

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Davaoeno
1 hour ago, RedRanger said:

I wish Duterte would find these guys, and round them up and their family members and have them hanging from trees for a public hanging.  

Odds are him being 70 he won't come back alive

Idi Amin, Hitler  and other butchers of the past would  certainly approve of your methods 

48 minutes ago, Bama said:

one report that I saw this morning suggested that it could be a " personal conflict" that led to this kidnapping

I saw that also . Given the source I didnt think it worth repeating . 

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battleborn

My wife's family lives close to there.  We are in the process of of looking at some property to build a home west of that area.

Been there many times.

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Bama

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/regions/710574/p1-million-reward-put-up-for-info-on-kidnapping-of-british-national-pinay-wife/story/

P1-million reward put up for info on kidnapping of British national, Pinay wife

Published October 5, 2019 4:20pm

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The provincial government of Zamboanga del Sur announced on Saturday it is offering a P1-million reward for anyone who can give information that would lead to the arrest of the kidnappers of a British national and his Filipina wife.

Allan Arthur Hyrons, 70, and his wife Welma Paglinawan Hyrons were abducted by armed men on Friday night at the beach resort owned by the couple in Barangay Alindahaw, Tukuran town.

The Zamboanga Provincial Government announced the reward on its Facebook account.

It added that the government is doing all it can to rescue the Hyrons couple.

“The Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Sur is exhausting all measures to rescue the lives of the Hyrons couple who were abducted by unidentified gunmen at their resort in Tukuran on Friday night," the post read.

Troops were placed on full alert in coastal municipalities, it added.

"Board Member John Regala, Chairperson of the Committee on Peace and Order, thru the order of Prov’l. Chairman of Peace and Order Council Gov. Victor J. Yu, has raised full alert status to all troops in coastal municipalities of the province for possible blocking of the suspects," the post read.

"The provincial government is in close coordination with law enforcement agencies in their joint efforts to solve this case as soon as possible," it added.

Authorities said the kidnapping is an isolated case.

"This is an isolated case and rest assured the entire Zamboanga del Sur remains safe and generally peaceful. Let us remain calm and vigilant. Report any information you can give to our Provincial Information Officer Jeesrel Himang 09098947989 or to nearest Police Station in your area," the announcement read. —Aude Hampong/KG, GMA News

 

 

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Raven

Hyrons Resort

 

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Raven

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Davaoeno

Saying not to worry because it is just ' an isolated case " without giving any explanation for saying that is manipulative and shows no regard for the safety of foreigners .

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Jawny

This topic is quite serious, relating to the horrific experience some couple is having while little can be done effectively to locate them and attempt a rescue. Hostage situations here are not known for turning out well for the hostages. 
 

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Bama

https://www.philstar.com/nation/2019/10/07/1957973/blockade-set-vs-kidnappers-british-trader-wife

Blockade set up vs kidnappers of British trader, wife
 

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines — Government security forces have set up blockade operations to prevent the kidnappers of a British businessman and his Filipina wife from leaving Zamboanga del Sur, officials said over the weekend.

Authorities expressed belief the kidnappers and their captives Allan Arthur Hyrons, 70, and his wife Wilma were still in the province.

The military scoured areas leading to Lanao del Norte, where one of the suspects’ motorized boat was spotted on the night of the kidnapping.

The victims, owners of the Hyrons Beach Resort, were seized shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday from their property in Barangay Alindahaw, Tukuran town.

Two of the six suspects, who reportedly posed as guests of the resort, dragged the victims at gunpoint toward two boats, which sailed in different directions as they fled from the area.

One of the boats reportedly headed toward Pagadian City and the other to Lanao del Norte, according to Maj. Helen Galvez, spokesperson for the Zamboanga regional police.

Authorities have yet to determine if the kidnappers separated the couple.

Meanwhile the Philippine Coast Guard will block attempts of the kidnappers to bring the captives to Jolo, Sulu, according to Cmdre. Joseph Coyme, chief of the PCG-Southwestern Mindanao District.

The PCG is working with the Western Mindanao Command and the Philippine National Police to prevent the suspects from turning over the Hyrons to negotiators in charge of communicating with the victims’ families. 

 

 

 

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baby43

Just off topic a bit that Australian man who was kidnapped 3 or 4 years ago found walking along the beach after family in Australia paid a ransom, there was suspicion there it was being invested by the Australian federal police and the Philippines police that,s the last heard about maybe someone here knows more .

Its not good this happen to this man and wife, here in Australia our foreign affairs dept warn us to keep way from this place fear of kidnapping and the risk being kidnapped or being killed.

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