Safety of hostages not prime consideration in bus hostage crisis.

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.

Bloody outcome of hostage drama in Manila: Signs of a Failed State

The debacle at the Quirino grandstand last Monday can only be blamed on the government and its agencies, particularly the police. In a desperate bid to right what he perceived to be the wrongs done to him, Rolando Mendoza hijacked a tourist bus containing 25 people, mostly Chinese nationals from Hong Kong. The hostage taker,… Read More Bloody outcome of hostage drama in Manila: Signs of a Failed State