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Postcripts of a BloodBath

mga parekoy, received this forwarded email msg this morning. thought of sharing this to all my readers and fellow bloggers. hope this would give us all clearer insight and a peek on the other side of the unfortunate event that shook the whole world yesterday.

Postcripts Of A BloodBath

by Bang Lu Min
(One of the Hostages)

Mr. Mendoza was already upset even before he saw on television what the policemen did to his brother. The other tourists who remained inside the bus were complaining. Wei Ji Jiang wanted to go to the bathroom. Dao Chi Yu was hungry and the rest were just groaning and whining like they have forgotten that our lives rest in Mr. Mendoza's hands.

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.

Things would have never turned for the worst if he didn't see how his family was dragged out of their house and taken into custody. He was watching the news all the time as we huddled around each other behind the bus. He shouted some words in your language then started shooting in the air. A girl about my age started screaming. Mr. Mendoza demanded her to stop but she didn't understand English. God, he had to slash her neck with a knife just to put her to rest. Her boyfriend who tried to hit him was shot in the head.

Tension was rising. You can see in his face how scared and confused he was. The bus driver ran away leaving him alone with strangers from a distant land. I can see him walking across the aisle, sometimes pointing his machine gun to one of the tourists. But he tried his best not to hurt us, especially those who really cooperate.

I guess its in your nature not to inflict pain on others unless it was necessary. I remember him saying that he will free us before sundown and implored us to forget everything when we return home. But his words don't matter now. The policemen were trying to force their way in, while we all lied down to shield ourselves from bullets. Mister Mendoza blindly shoots at his enemies which I think kept them from rescuing us. I hear sobs under the chairs. Some were even shouting the names of their loved ones even when the air merely eat their words. Kevin Tang tried to escape when the glass door was was shattered, but one shot and he slumped on the floor with blood gushing from his mouth.

Heavy rain pitter-pattered on the rooftop. In old Chinese saying, it means an end to a struggle. Finally, somebody was able to open the escape hatch at the back of the bus. Freedom. But I knew Mister Mendoza was still alive. I knew he was just waiting for a chance to strike back at his enemies. So I told those around me not to escape. Let the authorities come for us instead. Then there was gunfire. He was firing at his enemies with a machine gun. Those who were at the escape hatch fled abandoning us once again. It's like a nightmare with no end and to wake up means a certain death. Then somebody from outside the bus threw a canister. It forced out a black smoke that is so painful to the eyes and putrid smelling to the nose. People started screaming. We cannot breathe. Some ran in front of the bus but Mister Mendoza warned them of stray bullets. It was too late. One was hit on the head, the other was hit on the shoulders. Bullets were now flying. Its like the authorities thought we were all dead. Mister Mendoza finally realizes his mistake and said sorry to everyone, dead or alive. He then ran towards the front of the bus where he would meet his maker. As he passed by my chair with bullets whistling overhead, I clutched my hand on the velvet curtain and wrapped it around my face. All I could think of was to stay alive - for my child who is waiting for me back in Xinjang. I know I will survive,

I will come home.

Bang Lu Min
Survivor, Quirino Bloodbath

everything happens for a reason... sa aking sariling opinyon, instead of blaming others for their lapses on this mishap, maybe we should dig deeper unto this... ano na nga ba ang lessons learned?



  1. i was disappointed to what transpired yesterday.. :(
    ang kaso ni mr. mendoza ay resulta ng mga dugtong dugtong na mga problema sa sistema ng bansa.
    para sakin.. gusto niya lang mapakinggan ang mga hinaing niya.. sana lamang ay naging mas bukas pa ang puso't pang-unawa ng ating gobyerno..

  2. Kung totoo man ito na galing sa isang survivor, napapailing na lang ako. Nakakalungkot...Ganito na ba ka-hopeless ang ating bansa at kailangan pang humantong sa ganito? RIP to all the victims...

  3. nakakalungkot naman :( lets pray for them...

  4. If one person came from a hostage crisis and he survive makakapagsulat ba agad sya nang ganyang mga salita o isang hoax lang... Nagtataka lang po..

    pero kung sakaling totoo yan... kahit sino pa man ang sisihin ay walang magbabago sa sitwasyon... Pwedeng magbago lalo na sa kalakaran sa ating polisya pero ang dungis na nagawa nito sa ating bansa ay tumatak di lang sa pilipinas kundi narin sa buong mundo.. tsk.. so sad...

    kahit mga boss ko ditong koreano natakot biglang magbakasyon sa pinas.. tsk tsk..

  5. Tragic.How sad, nobody was able to help that guy (captain mendoza) resolve his issues/crisis that it had to end that way...I feel sorry for him and for others like him.Hope it never happens again...Nice post.I sort of saw mendoza in a different way...

  6. very disappointing indeed.


  7. So sad. Nakakahiya, nakakainis, nakakalungkot.

  8. :( kung legit ang sulat from one of the survivors, nakakatakot ang na-experience nia.

  9. nakakalungkot at nakakadismaya... Sana hindi nalang humantong sa may namatay. Sino nga ba ang dapat sisihin? Sana di na maulit pa.

  10. Lumabas na ang statement ng bus driver...sayang, kung nagawa lang ng tama ng mga pulis na rumesponde malamang walang namatay

  11. me feeling ako maapektohan mga DH nating kababayan sa HK. hay nako.


  12. Sadly, tatanga tanga yung Manila's Finest.

    If that's the "finest" that they have. What a shame.

  13. my thoughts exactly. they are suppposedly manila's finest. wow. nakakatakot. sira nanaman ang pilipinas. haaayy...

  14. Nakakalungkot lang na despite of all the trainings our armed forces had and negotiating skills (gusto ko lang maniwalang nagundergo naman sila ng trainings and all...lolz) eh parang wala pa ring nangyari... oh well.. no words can ever bring back the lives of those who died...

  15. is this legit? damn, nakaka-disappoint. :/

  16. kakalungkot naman!

    lahat ay mendoza ng hustisya..ang mga hinostage ni mendoza..ang mga pulis ng kakulangan sa tamang training at kagamitan!

  17. There are too many lessons to be learned from this sad event. God wants us to fix ourselves and be good to one another.

  18. Nung pinapanood ko sa t.v ang nagaganap na hostage taking pigil hininga ako at magpaka hanggang ngayon na binabasa ko ito. Sobrang trauma ang aabutin ng mga naka ligtas, sana'y malagpasan nila ang nararamdaman nila sa nangyari. At para sa mga nawalan ng minamahal condolence.

    Sana rin ay maging maayos ang pamumuhay ng mga D.H natin sa hongkong.

  19. Nung pinapanood ko sa t.v ang nagaganap na hostage taking pigil hininga ako at magpaka hanggang ngayon na binabasa ko ito. Sobrang trauma ang aabutin ng mga naka ligtas, sana'y malagpasan nila ang nararamdaman nila sa nangyari. At para sa mga nawalan ng minamahal condolence.

    Sana rin ay maging maayos ang pamumuhay ng mga D.H natin sa hongkong.


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