'China has no travel ban on PH'

Posted at 08/17/2012 9:29 AM | Updated as of 08/17/2012 9:29 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Chinese embassy denied that China has issued a “black alert” on travel to the Philippines in connection with supposed kidnappings of its citizens in the country.

Embassy spokesperson Zhang Hua has declined to comment if they have received any information on kidnappings from anti-crime crusaders such as Teresita Ang See.

In an interview with DZMM TeleRadyo, Ang See said while the Chinese embassy has not received word of kidnappings for ransom of Chinese nationals in the Philippines, one incident allegedly occurred in Cavite. They have since informed the embassy of the incident.

The victim, she said, was freed after relatives paid the kidnappers P2.5 million.

“Mayroon po talagang nangyari na buong family, nasa sasakyan, hinarang sila ng isa pang sasakyan na mayroong sasakyan na mobile patrol. Kinuha raw silang lahat. Since mayroong firearms [ang mga kidnapper], sumama po sila,” she said.

However, Ang See warned that some reports of kidnappings have been proven fake. She said that she has so far received four fake reports of abductions of Chinese nationals in Pampanga and Metro Manila. – With reports by DZMM