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.
Sourced at: GMA News.TV
Manila Hostage Crisis Video