ABS-CBN news crew missing in Sulu

@rsa101 (13337)
Philippines
June 10, 2008 8:58pm CST
There are reports that Ms. Ces Drilon is missing in Sulu. I hope they are in good hands and are not really abducted by local terrorists/bandits there. I heard that they were covering some news in the area with a guide but Saturday they lost contact with the group. Let us all pray for them for their safety.
13 responses
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
I think they will be used to let the terrorist voice out their needs. If they coordinate with the military guarded the site atleast now they will be do their best to locate them but they didn't. I am very optimistic that they will be heading home safe and still I pray.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
I hope that is their sole purpose to get media mileage for their cause. But if they start demanding money then its a different story now.
@juliefaye (1214)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
The Abu Sayyaf is demanding P10 million for the safe release of the hostages, according to a military report. But the network is firm on their policy not to give in to their demand because if they do so, these terrorist group will do it again in the future. I hope they would be released unharmed.
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Well it is now confirmed that they are indeed kidnapped. Well let's hope and pray that they would be released safely.
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Acc. to what i've read, the militar was suposed to escort Ces and her crew before going to Sayyaf's place but she turned it down so this is what happened. Ces is a tough anchor, and i can feel that the abductors have no plans of hurting them, hopefully...
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
This is a new development. Where is this news coming from? Well hopefully nothing happened bad to them.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
yes i read something about that on the news, i mean read because i was at radio patrol on TV and there are headlines there. i was so scared when i saw that news for if news caster are not safe then even us simple people are not safe either. i hope too that she and her crew are all okay. i woke up this noon and still no news of them very frighting.
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Yup that is indeed something to be concerned for. Especially if you are near the area I am pretty sure the situation there is getting worse again because of these.
@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
I have not yet watched this in the local news but heard this from my officemate. It so bad that the terrorist group based in Sulu have no respect anymore about the media people or member of the press. Well this is not surprising anymore because even foreign missionaries who are here to help our poor countrymen were victimized and abducted by this group. Let us hope and pray that Ces Drilon and her group will be released in safe and good condition by this group. May our government particularly the Armed Forces will do something to stopped abduction like this in the future.
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
I heard President GMA has ordered the military to exhaust all means to search for this missing crewmen. I do hope that they could do something and prevent any bloodshed in their search.
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
11 Jun 08
being in danger for the sake of the truth well delivered to the people, is one of the painful part of their work. it is really a pity sight to see that those people who only do their task for the sake of work is sometimes put at risk. their lives is always at stake and they don't even deseve it. at this time of their crisis, let's all pray for them. it will help them.
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
That is true. journalist jobs is just as dangerous thing to do.
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
I saw it in the news yesterday. Let's just hope and pray that the whole crew is safe.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
True! Thanks for your comment in here.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Hope she'll not be hurt... I truly salute all broadcasters like her that even risk their own lives just to provide the real story behind the news. I will pray for her as well. God bless her and all of those media people
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Let's all hope that no harm would befell her in this time.
@ayessa (1586)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
I also heard about this news yesterday. I hope that she and her crew are all in good condition. I really find sulu a very dangerous place for all the reporters but I certainly salute her braveness to go in to that place. She's really a good professional in her field.
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Yeah she is a veteran journalist and I think she has gone to this place several times already. It is just this time that she disappeared for quite a long time. I hope she is not harmed.
@gamgee (116)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Is this true? I hope nothing bad happened to them. Why are they there, maybe they just went 'under the radar' for security purposes, or to conduct some secrect interviews. I havent heard of this yet. I'll be praying for their safe return.
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Well i hope its like that but they did not tell ABS if that was the case so ABS would not worry. That is odd if that would be the case.
@anex08 (868)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Is it true? I never heard about it yet, I do hope they are in good hands and no such harm things happen to them. They are assigned in a most fierciest land in the phillipines and I do hope they are safe.
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@Pescoe (101)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
I hope that they'll be found the soonest possible time...
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@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
11 Jun 08
I heard in the news last night. And she was not in the studio, I mean she was not there to give news last night. But she was in the news. Yes, Ces was reported missing. Let's just hope she is ok with her camera crew...
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