A hostage taking was reported at Brgy. Comadaycada, Del Gallego, Camarines Sur on Friday afternoon.
Initial reports said a man armed with an armalite / M-16 rifle has taken several persons as hostages in Penafrancia Tours Bus.
The hostage taker was later identified as Corporal Rene Prajele, a member of the Philippine Army.
The incident has caused tension and heavy traffic in the area.
Reports said the hostage taker was having a problem with his wife.
Update as of 4:35 pm, May 29, Corporal Prajele has surrendered to the Hostage Management Crisis Team of the Philippine Army.