Two teachers abducted in Philippines

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Manila, Sept 5: Two male teachers have been abducted from a remote coastal village in the southern Philippine province of Isabela, police said Thursday.

The abducted teachers -- identified as Frederick Banot and Cherden Masong -- were employees of the Charity Children Foundation Inc. (CCFI), a non-governmental organisation in Basilan island, Xinhua reported.

No one has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

Heavily armed men attacked a staff house in Tairan village and seized the two teachers at gunpoint, police said.

The suspects dragged their captives to a boat, and sped towards an unknown direction in the darkness of the night.

No one has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

IANS

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