Monday, August 23, 2010

Shame! Shame! Shame! Nine Killed In Philippines Hostage Crisis



Last night, nine people died in a drama laden hostage taking crisis in Manila, Philippines that was seen all over the world via the major news networks. A disgruntled Manila police officer- Rolando Mendoza, who was axed from his post as chief of Manila Police's Mobile Patrol Unit in 2008 after he was charged with robbery and extortion or the so called hulidap practice of some policemen of planting evidence and seeking pay off from the victims. The hostages were all children from Hong Kong accompanied by elderlies and parents for their overseas field trip. The hostage taker demanded that he be reinstated to his former job. The negotiations lasted from 10 in the morning to 8 in the evening when elements of the SWAT team stormed the parked tourist bus. After the smoke of gun fire cleared, the hostage taker plus 8 hostages were proclaimed dead. The survivors of the carnage are being treated at nearby hospitals. Hong Kong immediately issued a total travel ban advisory to its citizens against going to the Philippines. Just a couple of days ago, a Korean missionary was shot dead for refusing to open his car window during another robbery hold up. Oh shame on us. We are again at the forefront of negative news around the world. Let us all pray for the Philippines and the Filipinos.

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12 comments:

UMMA said...

OMG.. I didnt know the current events in Phils already bec of busy schedule. But after checking the headlines with the front page like this is real devastating.

It is indeed a big embarrassment
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Umma,
It is unfortunate that a group of school children some as young as four years old, together with their parents or grandparents should suffer the worst fate from a deranged Pinoy cop who did not know how to air his so called grievances. That this whole episode of the carnage of these helpless hostages was seen all over the world was a major embarrassment for our country. Let us all pray for our country and our countrymen that God would lead us to the path of true and genuine reforms. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

shydub said...

Ako din I only heard from people in FB and then went to the link and read the said news. Shame shame shame talaga. anong klaseng negosasyon yun. kawawa namanang ang 8 namatay dahil sa kabubuhan ng mga PNP natin. Pangalan ng mga pinoy naapektohan.

Tey said...

It's really a shame. I wonder why these people don't ever think before doing things... Grrrr... It's a big shame
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Arvin U. de la Peña said...

para sa akin ay mabuting tao ang nang hostage..kasi kung hindi siya mabuti ay hindi niya pakakawalan ang ibang pasahero ng bus..sa una pa lang para sa akin ay wala siyang intensyon na pumatay talaga ng kanyang hinostage..at para sa akin din dala ng kabadtrip niya dahil ang kanyang kapatid ay hinuli sa pag aakala na kasabwat sa paghostage ay nagdilim ang paningin niya at doon pumatay na lang siya..kung may interes talaga siya na pumatay ay noong oras na nanghostage siya ay papatay na siya..........para sa akin........ walang tao na gagawa ng masama para idamay ang kanyang kapatid..para sa akin ay na wow mali ang humuli sa kapatid niya sa pag aakala na kasabawat..kaya ayun ng malaman na hinuli ang kapatid niya ay nagpapaputok na lang siya..eh kasi may nakikita siyang tv at alam ang pangyayari sa labas..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Nakakahiya talaga because the incident was witnessed all over the globe via the major TV networks. It should have resulted in the peaceful release of the hostages. The PNP bungled the rescue operations. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
To put the lives of innocent civilians and foreign tourists at that to further one's personal interest can never be condoned in any civilized society. There are so many avenues to air one's grievance without putting the lives of innocent civilians in one's hands. He should have died by firing squad instead. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
Maaaring naka aggravate yung paghuli sa kapatid pero hindi pa rin dahilan yun para mamaril siya nang inosenteng mga bata, magulang at matatanda. Hindi naman siya matatanggal sa trabaho kung hindi siya gumawa nang krimen na pag hulidap sa isang sibilyan. Ang pangho hostage to attract attention ay hindi katanggap tanggap sa anumang sibilisadong bansa. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
I agree with you. The grievance of the police hostage taker is not that earth shaking for him to take hostages and then kill them for no reasons at all. God save us from these kinds of demented persons. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

awalkthroughlife said...

this is really sad... oh, i am actually lost for words.. hope those who were accountable can own up to it...

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Meretrisha,
The one guilty of the gruesome crime is already dead and the entire Philippines and Filipino people are being pilloried because of it. I hope this will be over soon and we can go on with our lives. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

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