Abu Sayyaf Wants P15-M
Abductors of reporter Ces Drilon, her cameraman, and a university professor are demanding 15 million pesos for their freedom. But Drilon’s employer – the Lopezes refuse to pay the ransom. They’ll just fight the abductors through a series of full-page newspaper ads.
Indanan, Sulu Mayor Alvarez Isnaji was reportedly handpicked by the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf to negotiate with the families of the kidnap victims. Isnaji is flattered. He wasn’t trusted that much when he was still with the Abus.
Mayor Alvarez Isnaji said he was able to talk to Ces Drilon who told him about the 15 million peso-ransom demand. Isnaji said Ces sounded very sad… mainly because she’s been in captivity for more than a week now and her stock of mascara is running out fast.
Mayor Isnaji told reporters that Ces Drilon appealed for her release saying she’s been feeling homesick already. Asked by Isnaji what she missed the most, Ces allegedly replied, “Rustan’s.”
This Just In! A new infomercial featuring Judy Ann Santos will be aired soon. The script has been leaked and we’re printing it here first! So here goes…
MSC: UP AND UNDER
JUDY ANN SANTOS: Ang paniningil ng bills ng Meralco ay parang kidnapping lang.
SFX: OLD CLIPS OF CES DRILON DOING RADIO REPORTS
JUDY ANN SANTOS: Hindi mo namamalayan, inaagaw na pala sa ‘yo
SFX: CES’ FAMILY APPEALING FOR HER RELEASE
JUDY ANN SANTOS: Pero ang pagbabalik sa labis na singil, hindi dapat minamadali. May negosasyong kailangang gawin. May guidelines na dapat sundin.
SFX: SIREN UP AND UNDER
JUDY ANN SANTOS: Pero ‘wag kang mainip. Darating din ang rescue.
SFX: MORTAR, MACHINE GUNS
JUDY ANN SANTOS: ‘Yun nga lang. ‘Di mo sure kung buhay ka pa pagdating ng refund.
MSC: MERALCO THEME… MAY LIWANAG ANG BUHAY
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