Award winning ABS-CBN correspondent Ces Orena-Drilon received a threat via a text message.
Drilon said that after her report on the tax evasion case against Ampatuan lawyer Arnel Manaloto aired, she received a text message on her personal mobile phone, saying:
“putang ina mo ka babae ka piliin kalabanin mo alam ko pera lang habol mo magkano ka”
Drilon quoted a source as saying that Manoloto is being used by the Ampatuans as a “dummy” to hide their assets in her report.
ABS-CBN strived to get Manaloto’s side several times, but he responded by sending a text message through his legal secretary saying he does not grant interviews and he deserved privacy as a private citizen.