Businessman kidnapped in Las Piñas

Posted at 05/05/2012 9:16 AM | Updated as of 05/07/2012 7:14 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A businessman was kidnapped by unidentified armed men on Saturday while riding a bike along Daang Hari road in Las Piñas City.

The victim, identified as Vincent Cordero, was abducted by six to seven men wearing athletic uniforms of the Philippine National Police (PNP). They are said to be carrying both long and short firearms.

Citing initial information received, Las Piñas police chief Senior Superintendent Romulo Sapitula said the suspects were riding a white Mitsubishi Adventure with the plate number WVX 237 when they abducted Cordero, who was riding a bicycle.

Before he was kidnapped, Cordero was followed by his driver.

Sapitula said the suspects may have replaced their Mitsubishi Adventure’s original plate as WVX 237 has been issued to another vehicle.

The Las Piñas PNP is investigating the incident. -- Report from Johnson Manabat, dzMM