An Open Letter to ALL Media Crews Covering the Sumaguing Cave Rescue Operation in Sagada:

(Picture Courtesy of Pinoy Magasin)

I know and understand that we can cover any angle of the story. 

And we can present it the way we like the story to be appear in public.

But please- if I were to request for something that my people need now- concentrate on reporting about the efforts that  everyone is exerting to locate the missing tourist. 

I think and I believe that dealing with the shortcomings of the involved tourist guides, public officials and my folks in preventing the occurence of such incident (yes, it's not an accident at all) does NOT help in easing the situation and does not help in locating the tourist.

For now, let's just concentrate on reporting all the steps everyone is doing to solve the problem. 

The public is interested in how the spirit of camaraderie appears in times like this, not in the analysis of any expert why such trouble happens.

After the problem is solved, then we can deal with other issues like the things that we should have done in the first place.

Anyhow, this is just a request. 

Nothing but a request.

For consideration.

For your responsible consideration. 

Thank you.