Ces and her team are free, but the drama continues.

Despite the government’s no ransom policy, ransom was paid. According to the latest news, 5M was paid by Ces’ family. But I think more was paid, although no one, certainly not ABS-CBN, will admit it.

Still, now that everyone’s pointing fingers at everyone, no one knows. The mayor, for one, has major problems–from being the heroic negotiator, the only link to Ces while she was in the hands of the bad guys, now the mayor has turned into a major suspect, a conspirator in the whole thing.

Well! Only in the Philippines will something as grave as a kidnapping turn into a telenovela on the headlines of the dailies. I won’t be surprised if they turned this into a movie.