Chinese worker released after payment of P.5M ransom

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    A CHINESE construction worker was released by his Filipino kidnappers after the payment of nearly P500,000 in ransom yesterday in Silang, Cavite.

    The victim was identified as Chen Mingjon, a worker from the Dingfeng construction company at the Philippine Industrial Park, Special Economic Zone in Tanauan City in Batangas.

    Jiaqui Chen, a representative from the Chinese company, reported the kidnapping of Mingjon to the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group in Camp Crame at around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

    The victim was seized earlier Wednesday in Barangay Ulango, Tanauan City.

    While AKG probers were getting information from Chen, the kidnappers communicated with Chen demanding 9,750 RMB (about P73,000) in addition to the 53,000 RMB (P398,000) ransom the company paid through a mobile and online payment platform.