Philippine coastguards Rod Allain Pagaling (second left) carries his daughter Allian with wife Judith and his colleague Gringo Villaruz (right) are reunited with their families in Manila. Photo: AFP Philippine coastguards Rod Allain Pagaling (second left) carries his daughter Allian with wife Judith and his colleague Gringo Villaruz (right) are reunited with their families in Manila. Photo: AFP
Philippine coastguards Rod Allain Pagaling (second left) carries his daughter Allian with wife Judith and his colleague Gringo Villaruz (right) are reunited with their families in Manila. Photo: AFP

Philippine hostages recount dramatic escape from Abu Sayyaf militants as gun battle raged around them

The men, who were abducted in May along with another hostage, were blindfolded, stripped of their shirts and made to beg for their lives.

Philippine coastguards Rod Allain Pagaling (second left) carries his daughter Allian with wife Judith and his colleague Gringo Villaruz (right) are reunited with their families in Manila. Photo: AFP Philippine coastguards Rod Allain Pagaling (second left) carries his daughter Allian with wife Judith and his colleague Gringo Villaruz (right) are reunited with their families in Manila. Photo: AFP
Philippine coastguards Rod Allain Pagaling (second left) carries his daughter Allian with wife Judith and his colleague Gringo Villaruz (right) are reunited with their families in Manila. Photo: AFP
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