Hostage taking in Manila

Dismissed Manila Police District senior police inspector Rolando del Rosario Mendoza has taken hostage 25 people on board a Hong Thai tourist bus in front of the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park, Manila.

Mendoza’s demands are reportedly to be reinstated as a police officer and the return of his salary and benefits. 22 Korean nationals HK Chinese nationals and 3 Filipinos are inside the bus. Mendoza was dismissed after he was found guilty of grave misconduct.