On the reported abduction of a COMELEC employee and his wife in Lanao del Sur

Following the reported abduction of Amirogong Tomara Jr. and his wife by armed men at Sitio Mapandi, Barangay Lilod Saduc, the Alliance of COMELEC Employees in Service (ACES) released the following statement:

“We call on the proper authorities to ensure the safe release of Amirogong Tomara Jr. and his wife who was reportedly abducted in the Province of Lanao del Sur and that the perpetrators be immediately brought to justice. Incidents such as these betray the perils and danger experienced daily by COMELEC employees in the frontlines. Thus, it is high time that the COMELEC leadership institute measures that will provide them better protection.”

According to an initial report by Police Senior Superintendent Rodolfo Llorca, the COMELEC employee and his wife were abducted a 11:30 AM yesterday and was brought to the town of Kapai. As of this posting, the motive behind the abduction is yet unknown. ###

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