Manila Bus Hostage Taking Aftermath and Latest Update – the bloody end to the Manila Bus hostage taking at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Philippines is still a hot topic and hot issue until today. On August 23, 10 Hong Kong nationals suffer a deadly end to their life on the hands of former Police Senior Inspector Rolando Mendoza.
There are various speculations as to what should have been done during the incident. The video below proposes some very accurate actions that should have been taken up during the hostage crisis. The video also says, although unverified that the Hong Kong Chief Executive tried to call President Benigno Aquino but he was unreachable.
In Facebook, some FIlipino users had received hate messages from Chinese and Hong Kong nationals using Facebook. The photos of students and policemen within the vicinity of the bus also received lots of hate comments.
The Hong Kong government had also announced that there will be no salary raise for all Filipinos working in Hong Kong. The Philippine consulate in Hong Kong and the HK government denies that this is a retaliation for what happened in Manila.
Another video created by a Chinese website and animator also circulated in YouTube. The video is an animated re-enactment of the Manila Bus hostage taking. The said video can be browsed at WWNN.
China and the Hong Kong government had also declined sending a high level delegation from the Philippines led by Vice President Jejomar Binay. Hong Kong said that they would prefer the investigations to be done first before anything was talked about.