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Manila mayor, police, journos can face hostage rap

Manila mayor, police, journos can face hostage rap

The Philippine president says the Manila mayor, the recently-retired national police chief and journalists are among more than a dozen people who could be charged for last month's disastrous hostage rescue in which eight Hong Kong tourists died.
President Benigno Aquino III said Monday those were recommendations of a government investigation that has been handed to the Chinese ambassador.
An ex-policeman seized the busload of tourists in Manila on Aug. 23. A police attempt to rescue them backfired, outraging people in the Chinese territory and hurting relations with Beijing.
Aquino said he will decide next week once government lawyers have studied the report whether charges should be filed. One of the officials is a close aide of Aquino.


Updated : 2021-10-18 22:57 GMT+08:00