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Duterte meets freed Abu Sayyaf hostage

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DAVAO CITY - Freed Abu Sayyaf hostage Marites Flor met with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Friday at the turnover of command ceremony at the Davao City Police Office (DCPO).

Incoming presidential peace adviser Jess Dureza accompanied Flor from Jolo, Sulu to Davao City.
"We just landed from Jolo and we are on our way to DCPO to meet with President-elect Duterte," Dureza told ABS-CBN News prior to the meeting.

Senior Superintendent Wilfredo Cayat, Sulu police provincial director, said the bandits brought Flor to the house of Sulu Governor Sakur Tan in Jolo early Friday.

The release came more than 10 days after the bandits beheaded Flor's partner, Canadian Robert Hall, after a P300 million ransom for his release was not paid.

The Abu Sayyaf also executed Canadian John Ridsdel, a former mining executive, in April.
Ridsdel, Hall, Norwegian resort manager Kjartan Sekkingstad and Flor were seized from yachts at a marina in Samal Island on September 21, 2015.

The bandits initially demanded P1 billion each for the detainees, but lowered the ransom to P300 million each early this year. Both the Philippine and Canadian government, however, reiterated a policy against paying ransom in these cases.

Founded in the early 1990s with seed money from Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, the Abu Sayyaf gained international notoriety for kidnapping dozens of foreign tourists for ransom in the early 2000s.
The group has also been blamed for the country's worst terrorist attacks, including the bombing of a ferry off Manila Bay in 2004 that killed more than 100 people.

It is believed to have just a few hundred gunmen, but thrives in lawless sections of the southern Philippines where Muslim rebels have for decades fought for independence or autonomy.

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