Men w/ guns, grenades seize bus w/ 32 children, 2 teachers

Nov 27, 2000
Men w/ guns, grenades seize bus w/ 32 children, 2 teachers
03/28/2007 | 09:41 AM

(Update)Three men said to be armed with guns and grenades took over a passenger bus near Manila's city hall Wednesday morning, and held hostage 32 school children and two teachers.

The police said the hostage-takers were demanding free education for 145 students at the Musmos Daycare Center.

According to a report by radio dzBB, the airconditioned bus has been surrounded by members of the Philippine National Police's Special Weapons and Tactics team at the Bonifacio shrine near the Manila City Hall compound.

The tourist bus, the same report said, bore plate number WYX-271 and had about 32 students and two teachers on board.

Initial reports gathered by police said that the group of schoolchildren were part of a two-bus group out for an excursion.

Police said that they were tipped off that an ongoing robbery was taking place around 9:30 a.m. by men armed with an UZI, a .45-caliber pistol and grenade.

An alert was then issued to their mobile units.

The bus, which had a note tacked on it saying that they were armed with grenades and two .45-caliber pistols and that they were demanding free education for 145 students at the Musmos Daycare Center, was spotted at the Bonifacio shrine and surrounded by police units.

One of the hostage-takers has been identified as Jun Ducat, whom relatives of some of the schoolchildren said invited the kids to a "field trip."

The kids were suppose to be taken to Tagaytay. - GMANews.TV
its the same guy who hostage that priest (san roque church) in manila...
remember that one scene in "alferdo lim" movie.
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nakakatawa mga politicians. Sasagutin na daw yung pag-aaral nung mga bata.

Maganda pala pag may hinohostage marami nagooffer ng tulong.

Araw-araw na lng kaya may maghostage.

elections na talaga... :smh:
at bong revilla and chavit. weird things happen pag malapit na elections. politicians would do everything para magpapogi! :rofl:
hahaha true .

naniwala naman kayo na tutuo yang hostage drama KUNO na yan pweee !

scripted lang yan . para yang mga inutel at mga kumag na politikos na yan ay may

chance na mag bida bida . pathetic !!!
yung kay bong sabi nya tinawagan daw sya nung hostage taker kase mag kumpare sila eh , pero si chavit eh nagpapapansin sa media, may record na yung hostage taker na ng hostage ng pari at nag hunger strike sa tuktok ng welcome rotonda

good thing wala nangyari sa mga bata
ang hirap kasi sa kapwa nating mga nakararaming masang pilipino ayaw mag isip eh ,
ayaw gamitin ang kanilang God-given common sense .

kaya yan , feel free na feel free ang mga pathetic at inutel na politikos
na gumawa ng kung anu-anong circus o gimik to get more media mileage .

i bet after few months dedma na yang scripted drama na yan
and surely walang makakasuhan dyan sa circus na yan , as in promise , pweeeee !!!!!!!
Well it may have been scripted or not. That man had nice wishes for the kids and would he have been noticed otherwise had he not done something as extreme?

It may be an electoral ploy or whatnot but still you cannot deny that it succeeded in getting a lot of attention.

It also exposed the inefficiency of the local authorities when it comes to these situations.

So in this angle, I will not be dismissing the event as ridiculous. Its sort of an eyeopener. Hehe.

And just to add, common sense is not so commonThe worst disability, is the disability to understand.
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