The Manila hostage crisis happened when a dismissed Philippine National Police officer took over a Hong Kong tour bus in Rizal Park, Manila, Philippines on August 23, 2010. Disgruntled former senior inspector Rolando Mendoza, from the Manila Police District (MPD) hijacked a tour bus carrying 25 tourists from Hong Kong in an attempt to get his job back. He carried a M16 and a pistol as his weapon. The Local Philippines tour guide and driver was released by Mendoza and that may carry a serous racist act on People of Hong Kong or Chinese.
As a result of the ten-hour siege, the ensuing shoot-out, and a botched rescue attempt by MPD watched by ten millions on live television, it took away hope for peaceful returns of the four families! Instead, they were killed cold blooded because of the incompetence of the Manila Police department.
Eight of the hostages and Mendoza died and nine other people were injured. The Hong Kong Government then immediately issued a top-level 'black' travel alert for the Philippines. The assault on the tour bus to rescue the hostages was widely regarded by pundits at home and abroad as 'bungled' and 'impotent'; the Philippine government had promised to conduct a thorough investigation, which they would report to the government of Hong Kong.
On Sunday, 29 August, 80,000 people went out the street wearing dark shirt to carry out demonstration to express the anger, disappointment on the Philippines dull bewilderment of rescue! We deserved a proper report on the incident, an official apology and action plan to prevent such tragedies to occur again!