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Filipino Militants Demand $60m Ransom for 3 Foreigners

Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen have demanded more than US$60 million (S$83 million) for two Canadians and a Norwegian they are holding in the jungles of the southern Philippines in the largest ransom the Muslim militants have sought for their hostages in years. Army Brig Gen Alan Arrojado said today (Nov 4) the Philippine government maintains a no-ransom policy, adding there would be no let-up in efforts by his troops to secure the hostages’ freedom in the safest way possible. In the...

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