ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Abu Sayyaf bandits have released the son of a town mayor, whom they kidnapped more than one year and three months ago in Zamboanga del Norte.
Released was Jed Quimbo, 28, son of Mayor Eddie Quimbo of Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.
Authorities did not say whether ransom was paid in exchange for the younger Quimbo's release.
The Sulu Provincial Police Office reported that the younger Quimbo was released around 4 p.m. Sunday, December 30, in the village of Anuling, Patikul, Sulu.
The police said Quimbo was handed over to his brother, Justin, and former Sulu governor Abdusakur Tan.
Quimbo was also presented to the Joint Task Force Sulu for medical check-up and debriefing.
He will be transported soon to the headquarters of the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom).
The Abu Sayyaf bandits seized Quimbo in front of his store in the public market of Poblacion in Labason town, Zamboanga del Norte in the evening of September 6. (SunStar Philippines)