Four wild boar hunters who were thought to have gone missing in the restive province of Basilan in Mindanao have returned home safely, an Army spokesman said on Friday.
The men—Elmeir Espinosa, Ric Espinosa, Renato Casiple and Frisco Perez—who went to the hinterlands on November 25 to hunt wild animals, had been reported missing after they failed to return to their village of Yakal in Lantawan town.
Capt. Franco Suelto of the 1st Infantry Division, said all the four hunters have returned to their families in the town around 5.30 p.m. on Thursday.
“They are now with their families. The confirmation was made through text (SMS) by one of the immediate families of the hunters,” he told The Manila Times.
Suelto said the information was also relayed to the local police force, the 11th Marine Battalion Landing Team and other intelligence units in Basilan, one of five provinces under the Muslim autonomous region.