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    Posted August 23, 2010 by
    Manila, Philippines
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    Hostage in Manila aftermath


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Sherbien says he was at the scene two hours after Monday's hostage incident in Manila. 'On behalf of all Filipinos, we are sorry for what had happen to the tourists who visited our country.'
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    I'm in a middle of my second work meeting when someone is yelling that all the hostage inside the bus is dead.

    After our meeting, it's raining hard outside and I try to ride a cab but they don't want me to bring at the hostage site, so I manage to commute via jeepney.

    I arrived at the area at around 10pm and it's the first time in my life to see splattered brain of a human. While taking pictures of this horrible event, I still smell tear gas.

    At the site, I learned that their 22 passengers of this bus are going to airport for afternoon flight going back to Hong Kong. Before going to airport, they will suppose to go in a mall. When they are along the way, Senior Police Inspector, Rolando Mendoza was able to hitch and that is the time he declared hostage.

    Sr. Inspector Mendoza is dismissed from work because of robbery and extortion case against him. During the hostage, he asks to have the hardcopy of the ombudsman’s decision on his case.

    When he saw that his brother is being interrogated by the police, that’s the time he released gunshots. 8 dead during this hostage drama.

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