Ces Drilon, ABS-CBNs journalist who was abducted by the Abu Sayaffs, was finally freed after ten days of captivity. A certain mayor mediated between the government and the Abu Sayyaff, which finally led to the release of the Ces along with the two professors.
The government sticks with a no-ransom policy. From a layman's point of view, i ask these things, why there they freed, in exchange of what, would they just be freed without any money considerations at all? I am a layman with a simple understanding of things. I am not againt Ces release, as a matter of fact i am happy that at last she was freed, but i just find it simply hard to believe that there was no ransom paid in exchange of their release.
Now that mayor is in hot waters, as he is being alleged of having a hand in the kidnapping. Tsk, tsk, the government is maybe just too lax on these bandits.