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Missing Catholic priest found tied up and unconscious in a vehicle

A Catholic priest who had been missing for over 48 hours was found unconscious and tied up in his car.


On April 1, Father Leoben Peregrino, 58, vanished in the town of Rosario, which is located south of Manila in Cavite province. He was last seen by parishioners around lunchtime on that day. He was getting into his white sports utility vehicle, allegedly on his way to buy candles in the nearby town of Imus.   

According to parishioners and family members, he failed to return to the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Rosario. Father Peregrino remained missing for 48 hours until a passerby found him in his vehicle in the nearby town of Silang. His hands and feet were bound. 

Father Peregrino’s family has appealed for witnesses to come forward and help the police.  


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