A militant group in the Philippines has reportedly executed a second Canadian man being held hostage.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadian officials are working closely with authorities in the Philippines to formally confirm reports of Robert Hall’s death.
But the Prime Minister says he has “reason to believe” those reports are correct.
Hall, and fellow Canadian John Ridsdel, were abducted from a marina by Abu Sayyaf last September.
The 68-year-old Ridsdel was executed in April by the militants, who said they were angry the Canadian government failed to meet their demands for ransom.
Last month, the militants threatened to kill one of the two surviving western hostages on June 13 if their demands weren’t met.
They had reportedly previously demanded 300 million pesos ($8.1 million) for each of the foreigners.
In April, Trudeau announced Ridsdel was executed by Abu Sayyaf militants after being held hostage for seven months.
(with files from David Shum, Global News)