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"Americans, they will really kill them, they will try to kidnap them to get ransom," Rodrigo Duterte said of Islamic State affiliate Abu Sayyaf in a speech on Monday.
The Filipino militant group has already beheaded two Canadians who were held hostage alongside Kjartan Sekkingstad. "There is no more ultimatum, we are going to behead this Norwegian anytime today," a spokesman told the Mindanao Inquirer.
Philippine soldiers believe they have dug up the body of Canadian hostage Robert Hall, who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants last month after a June 13 ransom deadline lapsed.
Five years ago, Warren Rodwell was kidnapped by the Islamist militants who held him hostage for 472 days. He shed light on what it's like to live under constant threat, and the people who were his caretakers.
"It is with deep sadness that I have reason to believe that a Canadian citizen, Robert Hall, held hostage in the Philippines since September 21, 2015, has been killed by his captors," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.
Canada is refusing to pay ransom to the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf, but that doesn't mean there's not an effort to pay the terrorist group.
A "final message" video released this weekend by the Filipino militants demands a ransom payment for one of two remaining Canadian hostages, Robert Hall.
In his first policy pronouncements since unofficially winning the Filipino presidency, Rodrigo "The Punisher" Duterte also said he would order police to shoot dead suspects who resisted arrest.
In a new video, Canadian Robert Hall and Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad say they will be murdered by their captors if a $16-million ransom is not paid by June 13, at 3 pm.
After Canadian John Ridsdel was beheaded by Filipino jihadists Abu Sayyaf, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed that under no circumstances would Canada make ransom payments to terrorist groups.