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Cecilia Victoria Oreña
July 8, 1961
|Other names||Ces Drilon|
|Alma mater||University of the Philippines Diliman|
|Children||Ory, Miko, Gian, Andre|
Cecilia Victoria Oreña-Drilon (born July 8, 1961), better known as Ces Drilon, is a Filipino broadcast journalist. She presented news and public affairs programs for the News and Current Affairs division of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation from 1989 to 2020.
Ces Oreña-Drilon is married to painter Rock Drilon, a nephew of Senator Franklin Drilon. They have four children: Ory, Miko, Gian and Andre. She graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication research.
Ces Oreña-Drilon began her television career in 1985 when she joined the Maharlika Broadcasting System (now People's Television Network) as a news reporter. Her reporting on the capture of Army renegade Col. Gregorio Honasan caught the attention of ABS-CBN Network, which hired her in 1989 to cover the Philippine Senate. She appeared regularly on The World Tonight as the program's business correspondent.
Together with Cathy Yap-Yang, she hosted Usapang Business, a weekly business-oriented show which was soon cancelled due to budget cuts. She later presented several news and current affairs programs for ABS-CBN and for the ABS-CBN News Channel, including Pipol and The Correspondents. Since the 2000s, Oreña-Drilon has served as a co-anchor of the ABS-CBN late-night news program Bandila, and as an alternate anchor for TV Patrol.
In 2007, Ces Oreña-Drilon was among several Filipino journalists covering the Manila Peninsula rebellion who were briefly detained by the Philippine military, shortly after the mutiny was quashed.
On July 2020, Oreña-Drilon was retrenched by ABS-CBN as Congress rejected its fresh 25-year franchise. She then returned to farming.
Penalty of suspension
ABS-CBN, on July 5, 2008, punished Ces Oreña-Drilon with 3 months suspension as news anchor of Bandila and as Senior Correspondent, for disobeying orders not to go to Indanan, Sulu (violation of Standards & Ethics Manual). Earlier, Ces apologized "for unwittingly endangering lives." Maria Ressa noted the “grave consequences of her error in judgment.” On October 6, 2008, Oreña-Drilon returned as co-anchor of “Bandila” after the suspension's lapse. She announced the airing of a segment on the physical and psychological effects of the Mindanao conflict on Armed Forces of the Philippines's soldiers.