AN EXECUTIVE of a major shipping line company operating in Davao City was reportedly kidnapped for two days and released after paying undisclosed amount of ransom.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte bared this in his television program "Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa" on Sunday, although talks about the kidnapping has been going around among business executives.

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Duterte said the victim was abducted by armed men at his residence in an exclusive village in the city and was released two days after.

The mayor said he has no idea as to how much the victim's family paid as ransom to the kidnappers.

Duterte made the incident public after a letter sender appealed for his help with regard to a gang operating in Tibungco that was responsible for the stabbing of an innocent civilian recently.

The mayor said he has already withdrawn from his supervision over the Davao City Police Office (DCPO), thus he is not keen on involving himself with police matters.

The mayor let go of his control of the police last year after he was accused of ordering extra-legal killings, which brought in a series of investigations by the Commission on Human Rights.

Efforts to get confirmation from DCPO Director Rene Aspera regarding the kidnapping of the shipping firm's manager proved futile as of Sunday.

Police Regional Director Pedro Tango, however, said the alleged kidnapping was not reported to the police.

"There is no report of such kidnapping that reached us," Tango said Sunday afternoon.