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Canada ransom policy backed

The family of a Canadian hostage who was executed by an militant group in the Philippines said on Tuesday they supported the Canadian government’s policy of not paying ransom in kidnapping cases.

EVEN before he takes his oath as president of the Philippines on June 30, Rodrigo Duterte faces a critical test and challenge to his leadership on June 13. This is the deadline set by the Abu Sayyaf for the payment of ransom for kidnap victims they had seized eight months ago from a Samal island resort near Davao City.

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