What is the truth and what should we do?
Edwin Chan 6B (5)
Although the Hong Kong’s tourists taken hostage in Manila has already past 3 weeks,
the death of the Hong Kong’s tourists still is a mystery.
On 23 rd August, a vehicle, which transporting 22 tourists from Hong Kong and one Filipino, was commandeered by an armed former police officer Rolando Mendoza in Manila and it caused a 10 hours standoff between the Manila police and Mendoza. Unfortunately, there were 8 Hong Kong’s peoples dead in the standoff. Until now, the death of the tourists is still investigating and we still don’t kwon whether the people were killed by Mendoza shooting at a close range or killed by “friendly fire” from the Manila police. But I think every Hong Kong’s people have different opinion in their mind.
When the television was broadcasting the accident at that time, many Hong Kong’s people felt angry and upset because of the poor handling of the Manila police. Hong Kong’s people might think that the tourists wouldn’t die if the Philippines government satisfies the Mendoza’s requests or the Manila police behave better and take more serious to this accident.
Although the Philippines government really had mistakes, I won’t punish on them as we have no right for judging them. When I discussed about the accident with my friend, I won’t put my negative feeling on it since it may causes the other people criticized on it. When the victims read the news or hear about the Philippines government mistakes from others, they will feel bad and it may recall the memory of the accident they experienced on that day. In case the Hong Kong’s tourists were killed by the “friendly fire” from the Manila police, we have no right to judge on them as we are not the victims. As a Christian, I will pray for the victims, theirs family and also Filipino since they all are experiencing pressure from themselves and others. Therefore, we should just support the victims but no more judging on the accident.