Yesterday was the National Heroes Day in the Philippines, so today was declared a Public Holiday. I was just having this thought that if the hostage situation should have been solved peacefully and without any casualties, last week, those people who were involved in the rescue operation could have been honored as heroes today. Of course, their courage of risking their lives without proper equipment ( and training?) can still be credited to them, but the death of 8 people weighs more than that. It’s sad. If only, the outcome was different and was a more peaceful one. But, I hope that lessons were really learned from that costly incident and there won’t be any more major, major mistakes in the future.
* image from google