Is Xander Ford really missing? Here's the video

MANILA, Philippines - Former Hasht5 member Marlou Arizala, popularly known as Xander Ford, was reported "missing" by his talent agency Star Image Artist Management on Friday, November 24.

Xander Ford reported missing in Cavite

In a Facebook post, Star Image said Xander's disappearance caused cancellations of his commitments for Higantes Festival, Angono Rizal on Thursday and Primark Town Center - E Home Grand Opening in Sta Cruz Laguna today.

The talent agency on their official statement as of 8:00 p.m. on Friday said that Xander Ford is being hidden by a certain "Emz" at her private place in Paliparan Cavite.

The post also warned the people who want to hide Xander from his family and his management.

"Star Image is doing all the necessary legal actions to find him. The management also ensures that the persons responsible for his sudden disappearance will be apprehended. The family of Xander is also serious to file a case against the people behind this conspiracy," it said.

"She might face the following crimes:

1. Article 267 Sec. 2 of Republic Act 18 - Serious Illegal Detention
2. R.A. 9208, the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 - using Xander Ford to earn money from views for her Bigo Live Account."

Xander was last seen at Sunny Brook 2 Subdivision, General Trias, Cavite, at midnight on Thursday.

Netizens mixed reactions on Xander's disappearance

The young star, introduced in September after a major surgery, faced some controversies in the past months. He was caught on video bashing Kapamilya star Kathryn Bernardo and was also criticized for yelling arrogantly at the guard of ABS-CBN.

The latest news about his disappearance pushed his name once again on trending chart with some expressing genuine concern and the others saying it is just a stunt of the agency to regain attention.

UPDATE: Xander says he's not missing! Watch the video.

In a Twitter post by @Senyora, Xander said he is just taking rest and long break from the show business.

— The Summit Express

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