Philippines authorities fear Abu Sayyaf role as 2 Japanese tourists go missing

By Noel Tarrazona
Philippines Police authorities in collaboration with the Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) today reported that the two Japanese nationals remained missing after they went on island-hopping in the seashores of Coron, Palawan.
The two identified as Itani Masaru, 59 and Arai Yoshihiro, 24, were last seen in the morning of May 31 when they boarded a rented-boat for their island-hopping and thereafter failed to return to the GMG Hotel located in Barangay 2, Coron, Palawan where they are billeted.
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