Is it necessary for Philippines President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, to issue an apology to the Hongkong government and its people, due to the bloody hostage taking that took place at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila last August 23, 2010? Will it not be too much to put the blame on President Noynoy? This isolated incident on the hostage taking incident at the Quirino Grandstand has been the subject of too much debate and grandstanding for a lot of people and this is not doing any good to all the Filipinos and the Hongkong people around the world. The pain that this hostage taking have brought to everyone will continue to linger if finger pointing on who’s to be blame persists.
With all the blame being thrown at him by the political opposition and detractors, Philippines President Benigno Noynoy Aquino has issued an official statement on his stand on the hostage taking of Hongkong tourists. President Noynoy vowed to hold people accountable for the bloody hostage taking at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila that ended with 8 Hongkong nationals dead.
The hostage taking at the Quirino Grandstand at the heart of Manila, capital of the Philippines was witnessed by the whole world. There were 22 Chinese nationals from Hongkong were taken hostage since 8am today, August 23, 2010 by police Senior Inspector Rolando Mendoza, who was earlier ordered dismissed by the Ombudsman for robbery, extortion and drug related offenses. The foreign nationals were held hostage inside a bus.
Contrary to earlier reports, there are survivors in the hostage taking that took place at the Quirino Grandstand at the heart of Manila, Philippines. A number of Chinese tourist from Hongkong were taken out of the Tourist bus, earlier taken by dismissed police officer Rolando Mendoza. There were a total of 15 Chinese passengers of a Hong Thai Bus that were taken as hostages by the police officer as early as 8 in the morning today, August 23, 2010. The bus driver earlier claimed that all 15 Chinese passengers were killed by the hostage taker.
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