• Kyodo


A Japanese resident of the Philippines who was abducted by gunmen over the weekend was freed early Tuesday, police said.

Hayato Sumi, 41, was freed around 1:30 a.m. in General Mariano Alvarez, a town in Cavite province. It was unclear whether Sumi’s family had paid the 5 million peso (about ¥11.68 million) ransom demanded by the abductors.

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