Tuesday, August 23, 2011


And for the first time we learned the perils of collective thinking.

"A letter supposedly written by one of the survivors of yesterday's tragic hostage crisis at the Quirino Grandstand has been making the rounds online, highlighting the continued lack of information on what transpired during the ordeal. The letter continues to fuel public curiosity about what really happened inside the hijacked bus.

The letter, undersigned by "Bang Lu Min, Survivor, Quirino Bloodbath", gave a compellingly detailed account of what allegedly transpired in the tourist bus during the hostage crisis.

The letter painted a picture of the hostage taker, former PNP Senior Inspector Rolando Mendoza, as a reasonable man driven to kill out of agitation and desperation.

"The hostage taker, as you know him was really nice. He treated us okay and even let the elders and the children leave the bus. He said your policemen treated him unfairly. He was a policeman too and was accused of doing something he had no knowledge of. But your government didn’t listen so he used us to get everyone’s attention," the letter continued.

The letter first appeared in response to a Yahoo! Philippines News Blogpost, with a link to a Facebook post that has since been taken down.

The letter was reposted on several blogsites, and was quickly picked up despite the lack of verification.

The spuriousness of the letter became apparent later in the day when the Hong Kong government's Information Services Department published an official list of the names of the hostage victims. 

There was no mention of a "Bang Lu Min" anywhere on the list."   

August 25, 2010


Anonymous said...

Perils of collective thinking...something like COLES and OLIVER NORTH?
Did you not know that COLES turned last MONTH?
And is now wired for sound against YOU?
Help us help YOU!

Anonymous said...

Meese...Rove...SOUL JACKERS.
All with JOHN KERR who helps FEDS.
All have very big troubles now, with HYDRA.

Anonymous said...

Massachusetts LARRY MOENS.
He's rhe one who hooked with BERRIRO,
he is ARYAN eith RICK YOUNG and QUEEN and they have the PAPERS and PT BOATS!
From MP!

Anonymous said...

It's all about LOUISIANA.
That 's " PITY LTD"...with TURNER & PITT!
That is HETU territory with REDPATH!
Dassault gave that up .
And fast!
TEA confirms.

Lady Datu said...

Anon is profound. @.@'

Seth said...

nagulo ako lalo huhuhu

the green breaker said...

Well, Anonymous obviously got lots of things to say but won't enlighten us.

I've read this letter from a blog and I thought it was true. Maybe some attention grabber to justify Mendoza.

Lei said...

"anonymous" comment above is so disturbing! LOL!

Kiks said...

I had the opportunity to talk to Ah Ban, one of the survivors of the blotched Manila Hostage Crisis, and somehow she relayed the story in the same line as this alleged survivor "Bang Lu Min".

She was there in Manila since Sunday and may have gone back home to here now.

We will have another forum by end of this week, or possibly next. Hopefully, I can put something up about it in my blog by then...

dabo said...

nalost ako sa unang nagkomento.. hehe