In the spate of abduction of journalist Ces Drilon of ABS-CBN, Philippines will be in the midst of global skepticisms again over its peace and order condition and the security of its foreign tourists who flock, and who will plan to visit the country for investments or for leisure spending. Just when tourism was having a significant contribution to Philippine economy, this saddening news will be like a cold splash. Ces Drilon, along with two others, was purportedly abducted by the Abu Sayaffs in the Sulu area in Mindanao.
In the papers, this abduction will be magnified and sensationalized making it appear like Philippines is not a safe place to come by. But, hey, Philippines is not just Sulu or Mindanao area. There are a lot more places here that are beautiful and safe to visit. And, as always, wherever place or country to visit, security can not be left to chance. Authorities shall have to be coordinated with to secure proper guidance and protection. After all, it is always best to be secured.