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Ransom

The next question of course is “Will abs-cbn ransom Ces Drilon?”

The negative answer to that makes my blood run cold; the threat of KFR is, after all, something I am familiar with. But one can’t help wondering if giving in to a kidnapper’s demands doesn’t just embolden them more.

I can understand the logic behind not giving in to the demands of kidnappers and terrorists, but I can’t completely divorce myself from the innate wrongness of letting someone die just to prove a point. This isn’t Sparta, after all.

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3 Responses

  1. cvj says:

    If we believe that the ASG are terrorists, then the authorities must not give in to their ransom demands. I think as journalists, they have accepted the risks of their profession and that within ABS-CBN, they already have discussed and agreed upon a protocol under these situations.

  2. J says:

    How I wish we can form a black ops squad who can rescue Drilon et al a la Tom Clancy’s Ding Chavez.

  3. J says:

    But then again I bet they would ransom Drilon secretly.

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