The Abu Sayyaf group is also believed to be holding a Dutch bird watcher kidnapped in 2012 and has been blamed for abducting 18 Indonesian and Malaysian sailors from tugboats near the southern Philippines over the past month.
Davao City (CNN Philippines) — Three foreigners and a Filipina were abducted by unidentified armed men in a resort on Samal Island in Davao del Norte on Monday evening (September 21), the Armed Forces' East Mindanao Command (East Min Com) said on Tuesday (September 22).
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Davao Region police said the two Canadians work for a multinational mining corporation, TVI Pacific, in Zamboanga del Norte. Alberto Caber of the East Min Com said that, based on CCTV footage of the resort, around 11 armed men carrying mostly short arms entered the dock area at around p.m. Aaron Aquino of Police Regional Office 11 added that the kidnappers overpowered the resort's security guard.
Ridsdel is the country manager, while Hall is a geologist. The military said there were about 30 foreigners staying in the resort when the kidnapping happened. He added that the suspects were said to be speaking in "carabao English," that is, a mix of English and Filipino.