MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, on Friday ordered the Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) to conduct a thorough investigation into the reported abduction of six friends in Laurel, Batangas.
He also assured the families of the kidnapped victims that the police would not stop until they are brought back home and the perpetrators are delivered to justice.
“I feel their fears and worries as a parent so we assure them that their PNP will do everything in its power to solve this case,” Eleazar said.
He also tasked the AKG to coordinate with the victims’ families to determine the possible motive behind the crime.
The victims identified as Mark Nelvin Caraan, Shane Despe, Carlo Fazon, Eugene Noora, Mar Christian Ore, and Paulino Sebastian, were on their way home to Dasmariñas City, Cavite, from an outing in Lian, Batangas when their vehicle was intercepted by still unidentified men along the Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road on October 29.
Batangas Provincial Police Office personnel found the victims’ vehicle abandoned in a forested area in Barangay Bunggo, Calamba City, Laguna.
Eleazar also appealed to anyone who may have information on the incident to immediately report to authorities to help locate the victims. (PNA)