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2 people abducted in Manila over 3 weeks ago remain missing

The two people abducted in San Andres, Manila on July 4 have remained missing, and the family of one of the victims is still clueless as to where they are and what happened to them.

A report by Bam Alegre on Unang Balita on Thursday identified one of the victims as Anamelyne Lunar, but the identity of her male companion is still unknown.

A CCTV footage shown on Unang Balita catches the moments when armed men emerged from a van and forced the victims to get into the vehicle at gunpoint.

An earlier CCTV footage shows the victims walking down the street and a van that was following them suddenly blocks their way after catching up with them.

Lunar's family told Unang Balita that prior to the abduction, Anamelyne went to the Manila Traffic Bureau to settle a vehicular tussle involving her rented SUV and a motorcycle.

“Doon po sila pinag-ayos, inareglo. Nagbayad ng P500 ‘yung grupo ng ate ko doon sa nabangga, sinabi nilang nabangga nila. Pagkatapos po, dun na po natapos ‘yun. Pagkatapos po nila dun, tumawid po sila ng kalsada, dun po sila in-abduct,” Lunar’s sister said.

(They settled the dispute and my sister paid P500 to the rider. After the settlement, my sister and her companion crossed the street where, moments later, the abduction took place.

According to the report on Unang Balita, Lunar's family has already requested the Philippine National Police to investigate the incident.

“Sobrang hirap po sa amin na maniwala kung buhay pa ba siya pero ang inaano na lang po talaga namin sana po talaga buhay pa siya. Malakas po ‘yung paniniwala namin na buhay pa ‘yung ate ko,” Lunar's sister added.

(It’s hard for us to believe that she is still alive but we are hoping that she still is. We have a strong feeling that my sister is still alive.)

For any information on the possible whereabouts of the victims, concerned citizens may contact Anamelyne's husband at +639176564902,  the report said.—Alzel Laguardia/LBG, GMA News