Thursday, June 23, 2005
A Filipina bank teller has been reported kidnapped in Bahrain as the country cheered the release of accountant Roberto Tarongoy from his Iraqi captors, it was learned Thursday.
The elder Nodalo said Grace's co-workers sought the help of authorities after the Filipina failed to show up for work that day.
Initial reports indicated that Grace's blood-stained cellular phone and sandals were recovered outside her residence.
The victim's mother said she and her daughter last talked during the first week of May.
She said Grace came home for vacation in March and left for Bahrain on May 28. She did not elaborate.
Nodalo said she does not know of anyone wanting to see Grace dead.
She, however, said the victim had a spat with another Filipina.
The still unidentified Filipina reportedly blamed Grace after she was ordered transferred to the company's Manila office.
Nodalo appealed to the government to help find her daughter.
The foreign affairs department has yet to confirm the kidnapping of Grace.
The report of Grace's abduction was released Thursday just as Tarongoy arrived from Bahrain.
Tarongoy, 32, was kidnapped in Iraq November last year by an unidentified group of armed men. He worked for Saudi Arabia Trading and Construction Company.