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...them after a 10-hour standoff with police. The 2007 drama took place near Manila city hall, just off Rizal Park. Monday's hostage-taking also added to a fast-growing number of attacks on foreigners in the Philippines. Gunmen shot dead a South Korean man in...
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(Follow the latest updates on twitter.com An ex-policeman armed with an automatic rifle has taken hostage a bus with 24 mostly Hong Kong tourists in the Philippine capital Manila. Nine were released and the gunman demanded to be reinstated before freeing the rest. He let go of two women, three children, a diabetic man and three Filipinos. Apart from demanding his reinstatement, the hostage-taker, identified as former Senior Inspector Rolando Mendoza also wanted to talk to the Philippine media and asked that his son, also a policeman, be brought to him.
...and knife. Both the casualties have been taken from the bus, the paper said. Patched local reports said the hostage drama occurred at around 2 p.m. when the bus passed Lourdes village of the northern province of Pampanga. Most of the passengers managed...
...but the case failed to finish, Lim told local television. "I'm sure this will end peacefully as well," he added. The bus drama was the second hostage crisis in the Philippines capital in just over two weeks. On March 14 police stormed a courthouse in the eastern...