By William B. Depasupil Reporter
A radio reporter was kidnapped by two armed men at dawn on Sunday in Candelaria, Quezon province.
Melinda Jennifer Glifonea was eating breakfast at a restaurant in Barangay Poblacion at 4 a.m. when two masked men seized her at gunpoint. They dragged her to a silver-colored Innova car whose plate number was covered and sped off.
“We are not discounting the possibility it could be related to her work,” local police spokesman Chief Inspector Edcille Canals said.
He said Glifonea was known to carry stinging political commentary in her show on the local 103.1 FM Edgeradio. He did not elaborate.
The Philippine National Police (PNP) immediately launched a massive manhunt operation for the kidnappers.
Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr., PNP spokesman, on Sunday said that aside from the dragnet operation, the Candelaria Municipal Police Station is also coordinating with nearby police stations “for the possible identification and arrest of the suspects and possible rescue of the victim.”
Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza, spokesman of 10th Infantry Division, said the New People’s Army (NPA) has released a soldier and the police escort of the governor of Compostela Valley province after holding them captive for a month.
Paniza said the soldier and the policeman were unarmed when they were abducted.
With A Report From AFP