Malacañang does not seem concerned that a Jordanian journalist, along with two Filipinos acting as his crew, are believed to have been kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf somewhere in Sulu.
Up till yesterday, the Palace claim was that Jordanian Baker Atyani, who works for the Al Arabiya news channel in Dubai, is still under the category of “missing” even when he is now under the custody of the Abu Sayyaf because he had gone to the Abu Sayyaf lair “voluntarily” and had not informed authorities about his “interview” with the head of the Abu Sayyaf.
That’s pretty stupid a view.
Journalists who are out for an interview, especially with lawless elements and wanted persons, certainly do not make it a habit to tell authorities that they are leaving for a rebel lair to interview the bandit group..... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune