Armed men abducted a shipping company manager while he was biking in Las Pinas City early Saturday, police said.

Superintendent Jenny Tecson, spokeswoman of the Southern Police District, identified the victim as Vicente Cordero III, 27, a manager of Shogun Ships Co. Inc. and resident of the plush South Joya Tower in Rockwell, Makati City.

The abduction occurred around 7:30 a.m., while Cordero was riding his bicycle along the Daang Hari Road, in front of Versailes Subd., Brgy. Almanza Dos.

More or less six men carrying M16 rifles and caliber-.45 pistols allegedly forced Cordero into a white Mitsubishi Adventure (WBF-237) then sped away, Tecson said in a text message.

Local authorities are conducting follow-up operations and notified nearby police units of the incident, she said.

Cordero, according to some articles published in the Internet, is the son of Vicente Cordero Jr., Shogun Ships Co. Inc.’s chief executive officer. Both are said to be bike enthusiasts and participated in some cycling events with officials of other companies. (John Roson)

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