Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Gun Toting, Trigger Happy.

Just this morning, during our weekly meeting, our chairman advised us, employees, to speak well of our country when traveling abroad, and to not wash our dirty linen in public. Little did we know that right about the time he was talking to us, a mad ex-policeman has already been holding hostage more than 20 people, mostly Chinese nationals. This incident ended after more than 10 hours on a tragic note, with eight tourists dead.The hostage-taker also died with a gunshot in the head.

Now, what good is left to boast about the Philippines? How can our rich culture and beauteous scenery cover for such a tragic and shameful incident? This posits negative effects on our tourism and economy. But beyond money matters, it's really disheartening that such an incident has put the country in a terribly bad light. It's heartbreaking that innocent lives were lost because this one desperate person cannot have everything he wants. Grabe. I feel sorry for the Philippines. 

Severe Threat: Serious kidnap incident happened in the Philippines, residents should avoid all travel to the country; those who are already there should attend to their personal safety and exercise caution.~HK Security Bureau


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