Incident Summary:

05/28/2015: Assailants abducted Dennis Cabadonga, the son of a village chairperson, from sitio Lupag, Malintubuan village, Zamboanga del Norte province, Philippines. The outcome of the kidnapping is unknown. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, police officials suspected the involvement of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Zamboanga del Norte

Near Lupag

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Sitio Lupag of Malintubuan village, Labason town.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Government of San Antonio
Specific Description Son of Village Chair: Samuel Cabadonga
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
M16 and M14 assault rifles and .45-caliber pistols were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties Unknown
Total Number of Fatalities Unknown
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Village chief's son snatched in Zamboanga del Norte," ABS-CBN News, May 30, 2015.
"Gunmen kidnap village chief's son," Philippine Star, May 29, 2015.
"Barangay captain's son abducted in Zambo del Norte," ABS-CBN News, May 29, 2015.