BCPO says no proof of kidnapping in Baguio
There was no evidence to conclude that the cases of missing persons in the city were incidents of kidnapping, according to Baguio City Police Office Director Glenn Lonogan.
Lonogan said that of the four cases investigated by the BCPO, one has been closed and one is nearing resolution.
Two are still being followed through but investigations showed no indications of abduction in all of the reported incidents, Lonogan said.
He said they are also looking at reports of persons allegedly luring and coercing youths over promises of good-paying jobs and so far no link has been established between said reports and cases of missing persons.
“Our office wants to assure the public that we are doing our best to investigate and resolve all these cases and we are appealing for their cooperation by paying extra attention to their and their family’s security,” Lonogan said.
He said families should also strengthen their relationships to address problems on juvenile delinquency and truancy, a concern now being addressed by the city government. – Aileen P. Refuerzo