Abducted mother surfaces, clears military

Imelda Hayahay, the 53-year old mother of a Salugpungan teacher in Compostela Valley, has resurfaced weeks after she was abducted by unidentified men in Mabini town.

Hayahay was presented to the public by Mabini Mayor Reynaldo Dayanghirang Friday morning, November 9.

Hayahay was abducted at their residence on the evening of October 15 and was reportedly brought to Surigao by her abductors.

The victim said she did not recognize her abductors as they were all wearing bonnets to cover their faces.

Hayahay belied reports that she is a member of the militant group Hugpong sa mga Mag-uuma sa Walog Compostela (HUMAWAC).

She also cleared the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the New People’s Army of any involvement in her abduction.

Hayahay said her abductors released her on October 18.

Hayahay meanwhile appealed to her daughter, Jeany Rose, who is a teacher of a Salugpungan school in Maco, to come home because they could no longer contact her.

Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao earlier demanded for the military to release Hayahay from their custody to which the military vehemently denied.

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