Incident Summary:

09/06/2017: Assailants abducted Jelster Ed Tiu Quimbo in Labason, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines. Quimbo, the son of the local mayor, was released on December 30, 2018. At least four people were arrested in connection with the kidnapping. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG).




Southeast Asia

region/u.s. state:

Zamboanga del Norte


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Labason district.

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 Labason
Specific Description Son of Mayor Eddie Quimb: Jelster Ed Tiu Quimbo
Nationality of Target Philippines
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 480
Outcome Hostage(s) released by perpetrators
Ransom Yes
Total Ransom Amount Demanded 1347710.00
Ransom Amount Demanded from US Sources 0.00
Total Ransom Amount Paid 461282.94
Total Ransom Amount Paid by US Sources 0.00
Ransom Notes Unknown
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 6
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"‘Abu Sayyaf member’ falls in Cebu," Philippine Star, February 4, 2020.
"Abu Sayyaf frees kidnapped son of Labason Mayor Quimbo," Philippines Daily Inquirer, December 30, 2018.
"Still no word on Labason Mayor’s kidnapped son,", May 2, 2018.