Philippine's Hostage Crisis: The Positive Side.
September 16, 2010 11:25pm CST
It it so sad to see the hostage taking incident. It is very humiliating to see all of the scenes and that person and the victims. Now, the crisis stopped and its time to move on. Well, for me as I looking it on the other side, I assess that the current government will continue to strive and look forward in handling the situation like this. Even the past governments didn't encounter something like this before and the authority were not able to respond effectively. So, bottom line, I just hope that the government will settle all problems and make right decisions to address this kind of situation.
17 Sep 10
I guess the positive side of the story is how the Philippine government handled the after math of such an unfortunate hostage taking incident. While the country was indeed humbled by the incident (as every Filipino felt sorry for the victims and their families), the Government, however, recognized that such humility should not be taken at the expense of the human rights of the Overseas Filipino Workers in Hongkong. For once, the government stood up for the human rights of the OFWs expressively. And finally, Pres. Aquino, in my opinion, has valued the dignity of the country as a State when he did not answer a phone call from a certain government official from China. I think it was proper for him to do that because it was not in accordance with some sort of a diplomatic protocol. The incident, even though how unfortunate it was, should not entitle anybody to by-pass diplomatic protocol especially so if it concern the highest office of the land, the Presidency. That certain government official was later found out to be just some sort of a mayor or congressman of a district. In short, the incident though unfortunate as it was, has renewed our self respect and dignity as a Nation or State. Peace Out! ;)