Manila Hostage Drama



Manila mayor, vice mayor refuse HK hostage probe invitation

MANILA, Philippines—Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso refused Hong Kong’s invitation for them to appear as witnesses in the former British colony’s probe of the August 23, 2010 hostage-taking.

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De Lima to appear before HK gov’t probe panel on hostage incident

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima will fly to Hong Kong to appear before the Hong Kong government’s investigation in connection with the Aug. 23, 2010, Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking incident.

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Hostage-taker’s brother goes to higher court to seek relief

SENIOR Police Officer 2 Gregorio Mendoza, brother of slain hostage-taker former Senior Inspector Rolando Mendoza, has asked a higher court to nullify the proceedings on the serious disobedience case filed against him before the Manila Metropolitan Trial Court (MMTC) Branch 11.

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Root cause of crime wave

I READ the editorial titled “Crime wave” (Inquirer, 10/29/10) and found it very relevant and interesting except it did not touch on the cause of it all.

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Journalists getting together

A NEWS item published in the Thai newspaper “The Nation” caught my eye as I was on my way to Bangkok last week. The article carried the head: “Cambodian, Thai journalists make pact.”

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