An Italian man working for a non-governmental organization in the Philippines has reportedly been kidnapped.

Government officials say Andrea Cianferoni of Movimondo was seized by gunmen in Lanao del Norte province on the main southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

No other details of the apparent abduction were available from the officials. Movimondo is funded by the European Union and works on projects such as roads and drinking water supplies with local residents.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP.