Yes, we’re talking about the tragic hostage-taking at the Quirino grandstand…
Please go and read Analysis: Noynoy’s Major Major Booboo by Dr. Jose Rizal II.
Here are some key points raised in that article:
Noynoy had made absolutely no effort to take an active interest in the case, never mind that it was a high profile hostage-taking scenario involving foreigners.
By all counts, international security experts all refer to this incident as having had an extremely high chance of a speedy and successful resolution when it began – if only it was handled properly and was supported by the highest authorities.
Whoever may be held accountable for the violent turn in the negotiations should be penalized accordingly. This is the only way by which we could truly honor the memory of the victims and give justice to the families in their hour of bereavement.
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