ASG captive confirms fake ransom Print
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:23

By BHONG SIMBAJON

A newly recovered kidnap victim has confirmed the presence of fake bills representing ransom paid to free four construction workers from the clutches of the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu province.

Kidnap victim Edmundo Ramos aka Moymoy said that he has seen the fake bills while he was still with his companions, construction workers  Jason Pon Vailoces, Joel De Mesa Adanza, and Filemon Francisco Guerrero Jr., at the lair of the Abu Sayyaf in Patikul Sulu.

“No sabe kame onde estaba el sen, basta tiene daw quien ya dale kanila.  Nosabe tamen yo si para canamon aquel. Pero ya rabia sila cay peke daw el maga bulto del sen,”  Ramos recounted.

The ransom was paid  following a threat by the bandits early last week that the four construction workers  will be decapitated should they fail to receive the ransom payment of P2-million.

The fake money bills given by still unidentified persons irked the Abu Sayyaf.

“Quiere ya gayot sila curta cabesa canamon si hende daw pwede dale el ransom sila ta pidi.  Ta reza ya lang kame cosa pasa despues cay determinao gat sila cosa sila hace canamon,”  said Ramos.

He denied reports about him joining the Abu Sayyaf, explaining that it was his strategy to save his life and spare himself from being beheaded by the group.  (Bhong Simbajon)