Tuesday, August 24, 2010
( Right: Alex To)
Yesterday a Hong Thai Travel Agency tour bus going to Manila, Philippines was hijacked by a former police officer, he held the tourists in hostage. Eight Hong Kong tourists were killed from the hijack, the incident shocked the entire city! Alex To and Jessica C. who are both of Philippine descent expressed their grief and felt the incident were terrifying.
Alex To's father is a Hispanic-Filipino mix, he just returned to HK from Taiwan yesterday. Alex expressed that this whole family were at home watching the incident happen live on TV. He said: "I heard there were hostages that died, really hard to believe. I will pray for them. (There were some hostages rescued?) Lucky that there were survivors, the earler reports said that all the hostages dies, really terrifying. This kind of things cannot be said so randomly. The hostages' family members who see the report really can get frightened to death. If I were them, I would definitely have fainted."
Speaking of the slow rescue by the Philippines police, Alex could not help but blast at them: "The police should have worked faster in the rescue. They were too slow in the operation, too afraid and no planning. How can they use a rope to pull the door down? It's a whole team of police officers against one person, it's a pity that those hostages were killed, there wasn't even a helicopter. They should have use two big lights blasting into the tour bus, how can they just throw a few glow sticks and go in like that? Useless! My father seeing the Philippines police being so inefficient is very disappointed!"
Also, although Raymond Lam has to film TVB new series Colourful World of Sister Fa, he still paid attention to the incident. He reveals that he currently has relatives living in the Philippines and felt the incident was shocking: "When I have time I will call my relatives and ask about the current situation.
Source: Oriental Daily