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INSIDE: THE MANILA HOSTAGE MASSACRE. On August 23, 2010 a tourist bus containing locals and Hong Kong visitors was taken captive in an event that became known as the Manila hostage crisis.

Hong Kong hostage victims’ kins plan to sue the Philippine government

 

 This, even after former Philippine president and now Manila City Mayor Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada issued public apology, almost three years after the 10-hour hostage siege-drama involving Hong Kong nationals and four Filipinos inside a bus in Qurino Grandstand in Manila, which killed 8 tourists on August 23, 2010. Hostage-taker (ex-police) Senior Inspector Rolando D. Mendoza, armed with an M-16 ArmaLite assault rifle, demanded to be re-instated into the force, of what he had called “unfair dismissal” from the Manila Police service.┬áPolice marksmen, who had taken positions earlier in the day, shot Mendoza in the head during the assault. The fateful […]