Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hong Kong Lost 8 Innocent lives because of a Botched Rescue attempt in Manila

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!

HK Snob


J said...


As a Filipino friend, I offer my sympathies and condolences to you & your countrymen for the tragic ending of the hostage taking in Manila.
I am likewise angered by the incompetence of the police officers as I watched in horror on how they attempted to rescue the hostages. Rest assured that I will be watching the government on how they will handle the investigation.

- Jojo

Feverip said...

Hi J,
I understand, the people of Philippines are friendly, sentimental and tender. what I trying to say is that the Department of Police has to find out an action plan to prevent this tragedy happened again.
I was shock when I saw it on China TV. Let time heals the wounds.
Let's pray to the the one who had lost their live on Earth and to gain eternal happiness.

I would remind those who are still alive should treasure each day of our live, be kind to all people, our your peer, subordinates, friends, and frinds of friends~

Have A nice day Mr. J.

HK Snob