I was so saddened to see the live telecast of the hostage drama in the Philippines in the internet last night. I’m grieved by the loss of lives and also with the observation that the situation have not been handled well by the police.
As I’ve read in the news right now, the PNP seems to have made the mistake in arresting the hostage taker’s brother which triggered the Mendoza to killed some of the hostages. I was also irked by the fact that there were too many bystanders and media people at the scene of the crime.
I just hope that our government has learned some valuable lessons in this situation and that it will never happen again.