Rafhonzel P. BongatIV-25 BSE Physics Prof. PeraltaAugust 27, 2010 Insights Hostage taking in Quirino Grandstand is another major problem that our country should face. It was a very traumatic experience for all Chinese and Filipino hostages inside the bus. This tragedy was the result of injustice made by the wrong decision of higher officials. Is there any person that should be blame for this hostage drama? Is it the hostage taker? Or the people behind of his back who pushed him to do this violent hostage taking? For the side of hostage taker:
The family, relatives, friends and neighbors told that Police Inspector Ronaldo Mendoza was a kind person and a police who is sincere in his duty and responsibility. As a matter of fact, according to their chairman that Mendoza will be the next chairman in their barangay for the coming election this October. It only shows that he has the characteristic of a good leader. He received many awards as an excellent police but unfortunately there was a case that cause for his termination as a police and without receiving any benefits from the government.Order now
The hostage taker wants to review his case by the ombudsman for the clearing of his name. I think this is the reason why he made a wrong decision to hostage people for the immediate response of his request. For the side of the policeman: When I watched the hostage drama, I noticed that there are a lot of mistakes done by the policemen who are surrounding the bus. One of the police and snipers took a gunshot without assurance that no hostage victims will be hurt and causing the hostage taker to get angry.
They didn’t use a device like periscope that will view the interior of the bus without seeing them by the hostage taker. Other police that was trying to break glass window using big hammer but in disgrace, the police made it throw inside the bus because it’s heavy. Another mistake done by the policeman is that after they broke the glass of the door of the bus, they pull the door of the bus instead of pressing the button inside the bus could open the door. For the side of media:
For me, media is the channel for all significant events that is happening to our country. They served us in a way they will cover all the details for the important scenes that should be deliver to us. But sometimes, it is good that media should keep a distance from the scene for the safety of the people who are involved in the scene. Like what happened to the Grandstand, the media should not show how awful the police treated the brother of the hostage taker.
The scene caught by the media pushed the hostage taker to get annoyed. The media should be sensitive in the events their capturing. For the side of the president: Pres. Noynoy Aquino should make a move that will punish all the people have fault in this hostage crisis and identify who should be blame for these wrong actions. He must also communicate to the Chinese investors and people to promise that he will do an action for this tragedy in order to continue the good relationship of the our countries. For the Chinese community:
We cannot blame them to get angry to the wrong actions of the Filipinos but I hope that they will not generalize all of us and don’t put all the blame to the people who are not involved in the hostage drama like the overseas Filipino workers. No Chinese or even Filipino wanted this to happen. We all need justice. We help one another to solve this problem. For all the Filipinos: Every one of us should be sensitive to what was happened. We should show sympathy to our Chinese brothers that we didn’t want the event had happened. We should learn from this so that will know how we can avoid this kind of disaster.