MANILA HOSTAGE CRISIS: WHO SHOT THE TOUR GUIDE?


Masa Tse

THE UNFRIENDLY FRIENDLY FIRE

Masa Tse - Handcuffed Tour GuideThe bus tour guide named Masa Tse seen here handcuffed on the door area of the bus. He was believed to have been shot by the hostage-taker, Captain Rolando Mendoza but some videos in the internet shows that he was indeed shot from the outside by either the assaulting team. No one has yet to confirm this but I’m sure that truth and justice will prevail.

The entire world has seen so many errors in the series of events that took place that fatal night. The local and international media has given the world an instant reality show through the detailed blow-by-blow footages of the hostage crisis. As a result, the entire Filipino nation was blamed for all the mistakes of the few. Nonetheless, we cannot blame the world from doing so. We failed.

Indeed, we cannot change yesterday but surely, we can make tomorrow better. We may have the excuse to err being human but we also have to learn, change and move on. We need to make sure that truth prevails and justice is delivered timely. People who are responsible for the carnage has to be made liable and be punished. Mistakes need to be corrected instead of just being investigated and documented. Funds for the police modernization should be spent well rather than just being used as pocket money for generals on foreign trips.  All corrupt officials need to be put to court and be jailed once and for all. We need to start the changes… now!

THE VIDEO OF HOW THE TOUR GUIDE DIED.

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