Philippines bloody hostage crisis, who's to be blamed?
August 23, 2010 7:40pm CST
It's all over the news...It was breathtaking...Every scene from the television reveals a various interpretation of law enforcers and hostage negotiators in handling the situation. It was heart pounding...shocking... and tear jerking having in mind what those victims inside the bus are going through...As the aftermath came to an end it draws various reaction from many different people and different nations.With the bloody hostage crisis and how the law enforcers handled the situation, do you think they did there part of the job? And if there was mismanangement, who's to be blamed then?
25 Aug 10
The people who makes up the "Corrupt System" in the Philippines are to be blamed. If good men from those rank of uniformed men were given what is due them, credited for the honor these men have given for decades of service or so, (and not just because of "Padrino" system), we won't be experiencing military stand offs, hostage dramas and the likes. I can't imagine how far will this crap system will tear the country down and the innocent filipinos, as well. :p
24 Aug 10
The tragic ending of the Hostage Crisis was a result of the lack of proper training, aside from lack of equipment, of our police force to handle such kind of situation. Seemingly, they were caught by surprise by the hostage taker and they did not know how to deal with it. The negotiating team assigned were not at their best form, as they were known, because they failed to convince the hostage taker to surrender. Our police force, sorry to tell, needs more practice especially on this aspect-"hostage taking". Moreover, this event made us known again in the international community, though crappy, but hoping that this does not affect our foreign relations with other nations.
24 Aug 10
That news is really a shocking one. It results to having a travel banned and tourism in Philippines is largely affected. Who's to blame? Well, in my own opinion, those negotiators should be blamed. They never let the wife talked to his husband. I believe that if they let the wife talk to the hostage-taker, it will be a peaceful one. Filipinos are known to be a lovable family member. Family matters above all. The only one they are thinking about is their own family. They will do anything just for the sake of their family. Aside from that fact, it is clearly seen that the law enforcers do not act as fast as they could. They are not able to do their job very well. I think they should go to another training before anything else. Part of their job is risking their own lives for the sake of others but what happened? It is for you to judge.
24 Aug 10
im not in the position to blame anyone... but its obviously the enforcers are unprepared for this kind of situation and lack of training..they mishandled the hostage taker and trigger him....i think the government have to take action with this..becoz its our name that in stake..