Failed Bus Hostage Drama
The image of the Philippines in the world has been marred again by what happened on the bloody ending of the recent tourist bus hostage drama that happened at Rizal park, wherein some Hong Kong tourist nationals were greatly affected because some of them have lost their love ones and even have injured greatly by the hostage incident which of course outraged the Hong Kong citizens abroad. Who is the one who will not be outraged by the mishandling of the bus hostage drama that result the injury and death of their innocent fellow citizens? They have indeed a right to show bitterness toward Filipinos because the Filipinos become too irresponsible and clumsy on their treatment of the bus hostage drama.
Yes, the Filipino police has been so criticized and blame for their lack of effective tactics and schemes to end the hostage drama peacefully which they themselves publicly admit and even of course the New Philippine president –Pnoy- was blame due to as a president he stands as their military and police chief. So what was his directive or command, to kill the hostage taker? Why does the SWAT team decided to use sniper gun to shoot and kill the suspect? Are they doing this without the command of the New Philippine president or by the order of the new Philippine president which is their chief since they see and perceived the hostage taker as a mad police though he was a multi-awarded cop? Is their perception toward the hostage taker –Senior Insp. Rolando Mendoza- as a mad police, the reason why some of his request were not met and was shoot to kill, without considering that there are innocent people inside the bus that will be greatly affected if they kill the hostage taker? If this is so, truly it was indeed the mistake of the Filipino policemen and their Chief PNoy, as was reported that they admitted their failures.