This just happened and was broadcast live on television in China. Some hostages were set free, and some survived, but a lot of the hostages are dead.
Philippines ex-police hijacks 25-person bus, hostages mostly Hong Kong tourists
August 23rd, a Hong Kong tour bus carrying 25 people in Manila, Philippines was hijacked. After the hijacker set free 6 hostages in the morning, he again set free two more hostages int he afternoon, 3 children and 3 adults were subsequently released. That night, Philippines’ police stormed the bus and shot dead the hijacker, and allegedly rescued hostages are walking out of the bus.
- “The Manila Hostage Situation” (EastSouthWestNorth)
- “Manila Hostage Crisis Live On TV” (EastSouthWestNorth)
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Comments from KDS:
The quality of Philippine police is so poor.
In Shenzhen hotel watching the local Hong Kong channel. The Philippine police are simply too valiant [sarcasm], not even able to break the glass window after half an hour. I predict the hostages were all killed.
Philippine police work is too poor, give this to the chengguan and it’ll be taken care of in minutes.
If you couldn’t handle it, why didn’t you say earlier? We could’ve airlifted a truck of chengguan there to help.
Sigh, the whole world is watching the joke that is the Philippines police.
Fuck, after 20 minutes, they only managed to make a few small holes [in the windows/glass]. Either this tour bus is too mighty/powerful or Philippine special police [SWAT] are too mentally handicapped.
The ridiculous thing is that in they ended up going in through the emergency door in the back of the bus…fuck, is this bunch of special police stupid or what? Wasting over 20 minutes, what were they doing earlier?
These police, this level [of competence…is unbelievable]!
Hong Kong buses are so high quality, that our Filipino friends can’t break them down.
Filipino country people, they’ve never been in a major situation.
From 10 in the morning till now. This much time and they hadn’t even figure out the bus’s structure. The intelligence of Southeast Asian monkey’s truly cannot be complimented. I bet even the gunman was becoming impatient…
Good show good show, comparable to American blockbusters.
So tragic, I’m watching the live broadcast, Australia-Asia TV. They should’ve just blown up that guy’s head when he was at the window earlier. Looks like the Heavenly Kingdom’s [China’s] police still have the right idea [referring to the aggressiveness of Chinese police, such as in this example].
Philippine police are using real people for anti-terrorist exercises.
Really don’t understand what those people who are still looking on at the commotion are thinking. Have they played too much CS [Counter-Strike], thinking those who died can respawn with full health?
The Philippines’ two great dangers.
Soldiers and police.
NEVER TRAVEL TO PHILLIPPEANE
If this tour bus were full of Americans, what would the situation be like?
It’s over, they’re all dead.
The Filipino monkeys are all idiots.
All of China forbids traveling to the Philippines for 3 years.
The difficulty of a bus rescue is very high~
I imagine it will becomes a new training topic for CT [counter-terrorism]~
Life is about to become difficult for Hong Kong Filipino domestic help/servants.
If only China’s CT’s went.
They would charge in, say “get down” in Chinese,
then spray wildly with the 79 [maybe a type of gun], emptying a clip in maybe a few seconds.
If the Hong Kong people can’t understand Chinese [putonghua], then too bad.
I see them carrying them out one by one, there is a really uncomfortable feeling in my heart.
The people there have always been very hostile towards our people [Chinese]. The Indonesian monkeys are, Filipino monkeys too.
Think back to the 1998 Indonesian riots.
So, if you’re going to go vacation, go somewhere farther, and if you can avoid Southeast Asia, avoid it, it is not safe.
At least they can live broadcast in the Philippines, so we know how they died.
One can well imagine that this video will become a classic bad example for the counter-terrorism units of various countries.
The Philippines’ high IQ police [sarcasm], trying to break the bus door and dropping the hammer inside, trying to pull open the door and having the rope snap, only to later realize that they could open the back door…
The Philippines police are also just nonchalant/not taking their jobs seriously. If they storm in and things don’t go well, lives are lost, and some foreigners die, oh well.
The killed were Hong Kong compatriots, I feel really awful.
What do you think of how the Philippines hostage situation was handled?