The committee investigating the Aug. 23 tourist bus hijacking ended its questioning of witnesses last night. The committee has shown all and sundry that: The primary strategy of the CMC (according to Mayor Lim) and the national government (accdg. to DILG Sec. Robredo) was to simply tire out the hijacker The Crisis Management Committee (CMC)… Read More Safety of hostages not prime consideration in bus hostage crisis.
The mostly Chinese hostages in the recent hostage-taking in Manila were doomed from the start. WRONG PLACE The biggest blunder of hostage-taker Rolando Mendoza was that he hijacked a bus and held hostage some two dozen people right in the City of Manila. Mendoza was recently dismissed as a police officer of the Manila Police… Read More Manila hostage-taker and hostages doomed from the start