Xander Ford hits the headlines again when his management, Star Image Artist Management, released an announcement on their Facebook page on November 24 regarding his disappearance.
Days after the news, Xander’s video proving that he is not missing had gone viral on social media. He further explained that he just needed some time to rest.
On a Facebook page, a video of his mother, Merly Arizala had also gone viral and gained over 5,000 reactions and 493 shares.
On the video, Mrs Arizala reminded him that they have no idea where he is right now and warned her son to think about his actions which might cause problems with his manager as they signed a contract that he will appear on events that were scheduled and he’ll go home if there are no events.
“Sana yung mga ginagawa mo, anak, isipin mo naman ang pangako mo sa manager mo. Pumirma ka ng kontrata sa kanya at nangako ka kung may event ka, gagawin mo, [kapag] wala kang event, uuwi ka sa bahay. Pero anong ginawa mo? Umuwi ka sa bahay, hindi ka bumalik, at hindi [ka]tumupad [na]gawin mo ang event mo.”
She also called the attention of Xander’s two friends and told them that they will be held liable for his sudden disappearance, she even said that she could give them a duplicate of his contract so the could read it for themselves.
“Ano ang gusto ninyo sa idol ninyo, makulong o makasuhan o babalik siya sa kanyang manager para gawin niya ang kanyang trabaho? At kung gusto ninyo, ibigay ko sa inyo ang duplicate na pinirmahan ng anak ko na kontrata para basahin ninyo.”
Netizens have mixed reactions on Xander Ford’s disappearance saga. Some are saying it’s just a marketing strategy so he could have more projects or TV appearances. Some are asking Xander to go home to his family because they are obviously worried; they also advised him to honor his parents and not give them hassle.