Off camera naman! Ces Drilon steps down as one of the anchors of the late night newscast 'Bandila'

Off camera naman! Ces Drilon steps down as one of the anchors of the late night newscast 'Bandila'

- Ces Oreña-Drilon bids goodbye to 'Bandila' viewers Thursday night.

- Ces has a new career as content acquisition head of the ABS-CBN lifestyle ecosystem group.

- She works with ABS-CBN for more than 30 years now.

KAMI learned from ABS-CBN News that Ces Drilon now oversees all lifestyle-related content sourcing, acquisition, and development of the Kapamilya Network.

“It is invigorating to be in the middle of the changes happening in the entire media industry. The way people consume content nowadays is digital. Feedback is so instantaneous and measurement is very clear. As the content head of the lifestyle ecosystem, I get to play a role in addressing the needs of different lifestyle markets, taking in consideration the continuous evolution of technology and communication,” Ces said.

With Ces' expertise as one of the best news anchors in the country, she will now be in the forefront of giving us the wisest lifestyle content for ABS-CBN.

Because of this, Ces needs to leave 'Bandila' to focus on her new assignment. this time, it will be behind the camera.

Ces is one of the original anchors of the late night news cast since 2006.

Meanwhile, Ging Reyes, head of INtegrated news of ABS-CBN shows her full support for Drilon in her new venture.

“I am very happy that she is evolving. Her journalistic skills and her mastery of storytelling that she developed through the years working in the field and as an anchor will surely come in handy as she leads in building up the lifestyle content of ABS-CBN in line with the company’s digital thrust,” Reyes said.

Reyes took the opportunity to thank the the multi-awarded journalist for her contributions to ABS-CBN News since she began as a business reporter for “The World Tonight” to becoming part of various INCA programs including “Pipol,” “The Correspondents,” “I Survived,” “Krusada,” and “Bandila” on ABS-CBN and “Business Nightly,” “Pointblank,” “Get Real,” and “The Rundown” on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

“No one can question the passion and excellence Ces has shown throughout her career here in ABS-CBN. She never backed down from any assignment. She did not quit even after being kidnapped while pursuing a story. She will be missed in the field but she will continue to play a big role beyond news in her new capacity,” she said.

Just this year, she she was one of People Asia’s “People of the Year,” where she was recognized for setting “high standards, provided industry benchmarks or pushed the envelope in innovative ideas and programs.”


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