‘We Only Want to See Our Children’: Filipino Families Want Answers in Suspicious Disappearances of 9 Youth
(Manila Bulletin) — The families of the teenagers who have gone missing since last week in Pasay City remain clueless on their disappearances, but various speculations have started to surface.
Between Nov. 20 and 22, nine teenagers — one female and eight male, aged 15 to 23 — disappeared in the city.
They were identified as John Samuel Esguerra, 19; Niña Jane Ignacio, 19; Reine Louisse de Ocampo, 15; Kojie Marquez, 16; Norealle Butiong, 21; Gil Josh Ramirez, 18; Leogee Tiposo, 23; Roujen Serban, 21; and Sebastian Montoya, 22.
De Ocampo and Marquez were in front of a fast food restaurant on Taft. Ave. on the night of Nov. 20 when they were taken inside a five-seat car. Meanwhile, Esguerra was with Ignacio, his girlfriend, when they went missing on the same date.