Philippine police have rescued two hostages and arrested 10 members of a kidnap gang in a Manila suburb.
Operatives from the National Anti-Kidnapping Task Force raided the kidnappers' hideout in Las Pinas city, south of Manila, Sunday.
They rescued 26-year-old Jeffrey Cruz and his girlfriend 20-year-old Katrina Schoof, who were abducted four days ago near the upscale Ayala Alabang shopping district.
The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of nearly $550,000.
Last year, President Gloria Arroyo ordered a massive crackdown on kidnap gangs, leading to the arrests or killing of several gang leaders.
The government says a rash of kidnappings in Manila targeting businessmen has scared off potential investors.
Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.