First and foremost, I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the victims during the incident. I would also like to apologize for the incompetence and irresponsibility of my country’s SWAT Team and for the ignorance of some of my co-Filipinos who had their picture taking at the place of occurrence.
It is but not a fact that the hostage-taking was a tragedy since most of the victims were not Filipinos, but Hong Kong citizens. It is really shameful in our part. However, I would like to say to HK that not all Filipinos are like that. So please, let not one mistake of one person give the image of this country. There are still more things which are full of positivity in this country.
To CNN who named the Philippines as the worst country to go to, we never did tell the whole world not to go to the US after the 9/11 incident which by far is the most terrible terrorist attack ever to hit the world. The incident which happened at the Quirino Grandstand couldn’t even reach half of the graveness of 9/11. Now, you have the guts to tell the whole world that the Philippines is the worst country? Oh please. Just because the Philippines is a third-world country, you judge us with that phrase. My god, how low can you get?
Also, we Filipinos, didn’t like what happened. So don’t take this against us.
The Philippines’ SWAT team badly needs training. Stray bullets hitting civilians, televised occurring (considering that the bus had a television inside), no protection, hiding in a place where a side mirror can see them, and many more. Such incompetence they’re showing. To think that Manila is the capital of the Philippines.
Also, the government is more concerned on the effect on tourism rather than on the aid of the victims. It’s pathetic. Instead of saying “we’ll give compensation to the victims with this and that,” they’re saying more stuff like “we’re worried on how the number of tourists will fluctuate in the country.” It just proves how money-hungry these people are.
Lastly, I want to express my rage over these people:
HOW DARE YOU TAKE PICTURES OF YOURSELF IN LIVELY DISPOSITIONS OVER A SCENERY OF SERIOUS MATTERS?! FUCK YOU VERY MUCH! ANG KAKAPAL NG MGA MUKHA NYO! MGA IGNORANTE! ATTENTION WHORES! MGA POKPOK!! GAWIN BANG KATATAWANAN AT BIRO ANG NANGYARI?! NAKAKAHIYA KAYO! YOU GUYS OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF! NAHEADLINE PA KAYO SA HONGKONG!! NAKITA PA ANG MGA MUKHA NYONG SINIPA NG KABAYO! PUTANG INA NYO! NAKUHA NYO PANG MAGPOSE!?! AKALA NYO MGA SIKAT NA KAYO AFTER POSING IN THAT INCIDENT. MGA POTANG INA KAYO! DI NAMAN KAYO NAKATULONG! AMPOTA!
Well, for every dark cloud is a sweet silver lining. Continue to live on Philippines! Achieve MAJOR MAJOR achievements. Don’t let detractors pull you down. 😀