Thursday, June 12, 2008

Update: 10 posts too late

Channel surfing, watching the news, movies, dreaming...trying to keep myself busy doing the things I love. My being a loner always makes me happier doing things by myself. Boring? Well, being with a lot of people doesn't always make me feel better.

After my previous post, I could hardly type a word to start creating a new one. I swear, the backspace on my keyboard is already overused.

Anyway I now take comfort with the fact that a lot of people here do care. The advices, although given virtually are very heart warming.

Thanks to everyone.

I was halfway done with a post when I saw an update about the missing Ces Drilon and crew at the Philippine Star the other day. I went through the comment section and I was surprised to see unsympathetic remarks for Ces Drilon, mostly because she’s from the Kapamilya network. How silly. If say, Jessica Soho is also missing in Sulu, I wouldn’t go online and posts nasty comments about her because I am a Kapamilya. Being abducted by some terrorists is a no joke. I was particularly shocked by this one:


If you don't have a magnifying glass handy and too lazy to double click, here's an enlarged screen shot:



Too blurry? It says:

"Yabang mo kase Ces! Dapat lang sa iyo yan. Gusto mo kaseng maka scoop para maunahan mo ang siete. Ngayon ikaw ang headline.

Gahasain nyo yan!!!!!"


djangopool99 (Jun 11 2008 11:21:41)


I admit I also curse a lot but this is something that I'd never wish to happen to anyone.

Whoever djangopool99 is, I hope she/he doesn't have a mother, a sister, a female relative or friend.

I checked the website 3 hours later and the comment is still there. Looks like the Philippine Star moderators are not reading their disclaimer and feedback policy.


24 comments:

Dakilang Islander said...

gud thar ur back!

i always read philstar online and noticed some very nasty comments too...after that i always skip comments section nag-iinit lang ulo ko...

cedeux said...

hay,
ano ba yun, di ba sya nakonsensya?
idamay ba naman ang rivalry sa dalawang channel. kaya di na rin ako masyado nanunuod ng tv e.

ingats palagi ely,good to hear oks kna=]

Belen said...

ano ba yan! walang puso!. Kawawa naman si Ces. Kahit kapuso ako. I like Ces. Sya ang pinakagusto ko sa kapamilya reporter kaya naawa ako sa kanya

Abaniko said...

Too crass of that commenter.

As regards the abducted people, I just hope they're safe and released soon. Nagtratrabaho lang naman ang mga yun.

wanderingcommuter said...

alam mo, ayaw ko din si ces. pero i don't think its even humane na magcomment ng ganun... tsktsk!!!

its nice you are back!

reyna elena said...

well, the comment could also be a ploy to rally people and leave more comments dahil na-ignite sila. di kaya?

i rarely read philstar mula nung malu fernandez. langaw ang laman nang peryodikong yan hehehehe

Ely said...

dakilang islander, me too, i tend to be very selected with the topics i read, and i seldom read the comments...just happened to have seen this one.


Cedeux, honga eh. dahil lang sa network war...


Nay Belen, tama po kayo, walang puso kung sino man siya...

Ely said...

abaniko, one has been released. Hopefully Ces and the other crew will be released unharmed too.

wandering commuter, tnx! I like her, and even if i don't like her, i won't give a comment like that.

reyna elena, ganun na ba kadesperado para lang madami mag-comment? hehe. I've been reading the star since highschool and only one of the two news site i visit online. mukhang langaw na nga ata. balik INQ na ako. hehe

R-yo said...

This is what our freedom has given us - the liberty to be rude, callous, insensitive! Some dimwits are just plain irresponsible, they deserve being thrown to Mars!

aajao said...
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aajao said...

that comment about Ces Drilon should have NOT been posted. it's uncalled for and it lacks sense.

hei... didn't know you like being alone. hehe.. ganyan din ako noon. hmm... maybe until now, i can live up to have just myself any day. :)

Rio said...

nyay! ang bad naman nun!

sana ma release na ang team nila ces,nagtratrabaho lang naman sila e.

wb ely=)

Ely said...

r-yo, exactly. thats too much freedom...

aajao, ur right, it should have been deleted by the moderators right away.

yup, i'm a loner...


rio, hopefully mapalaya na sila. ung isang crew palang ni-release.

Ambo said...

Dito talaga walang sinisino lalo na pagdating sa rivalry. Napapamura ako pigilan mo ako brother hahahaha.

chres said...

Hi Ely : ) There are really insensitive, calloused and heartless human beings out there...

Ely, what if during the Peninsula Siege, the reporters who went the extra mile to provide news were used as hostages, how would the people react?

Would people show sympathy to them for being heroic or condemn them at sasabihin ng tao na buti nga kasi nakikisawsaw sa gulo na pwede namang magreport sa labas bat pa nila kailangang pumasok, naging pabigat pa tuloy sila?

My cousin and I bickered aboud it. hahaha.. but we're in good terms again.

Ely said...

Ambo, hindi kita pipigilan, ok lang yan. kasi ako din eh, hehehe

balot said...

some people are just plain rude and inconsiderate. sana kung wala syang masabi, di na lang sya nagsalita.

anyway, i hope u don't mind if i added your blog to my blogroll. :) i just did. hehehe..

Ely said...

hi Chres, i think people just don't understand the role of media people sometimes. Their job often put them into risky situations like this...siguro pag nangyari un sa Peninsula Hotel, may negative reactions pa rin.


balot, i'd love to add u here, but u did not provide a link...

f e R n said...

tsk tsk tsk! grabe naman xa kung magcommeNt! akala ko ba kapuso xa? bakit parang wlaNg puso? tsk tsk!...

Ely said...

fern, honga eh, nawalang essence pagiging kapuso niya.

4ever7 said...

I am NOT sorry for what happened to Ces Drilon. First of all, ABS-CBN has proven that it has no concern for its journalists. This is not an isolated case.

Secondly, even if there are no signs of clear and present danger from the Abu Sayyaf, the abduction of Ces Drilon advertised worldwide that the Philippines is not safe for journalists. Yes, the Abu Sayyaf group posts a threat to security, but they're just there in Mindanao. If you don't do anything to them, they won't nudge.

What she did reminded me of what evangelist Wilde Almeda did several years back. But in the end, who came out silly--Ces, and her pityful network that's solely after the ratings.

feRn said...
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feRn said...

@ 4ever7.

Network matter na ata to. hehehe well, di rin naman ako die hard fan ng ABS. But generally, its a good decision as ABS-CBN had repeatedly said they would not pay ransom that because to secure also the other journalists in the next few days after the release of Ces to be abducted again by the abbu sibuyas(Ü). And i think nasa rules and regulations yan nila even to other networks. Its not about money but security. So i think they're much concerned!

Ely said...

4ever7, Ces herself apologized for what happened. She admitted she also broke some rules. Blame her or the network, for me that's not the issue anymore. It's about people who go online and post harsh comments like the one i posted above. I mean, it's ok not to be sorry for her, but to wish something like "rape her" is way too inhuman.

fern, whether the ransom money came from ABS or not, for me it doesn't matter anymore, lets leave that to the authorities, as long as all three are already safe.