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Manila Hostage Crisis: What went wrong!?

Updated on October 15, 2010

I am a proud Filipino!

I purposely written this a few months later, since I don't want to add up with chaos and bad image of our country.

But I think we are missing the "MOST" important persons/organizations/companies that we should give the "dirty finger" to.

Do we have too much PRESS FREEDOM?

Why do we need to broadcast this embarrassment to the whole world?

Do we really think this is so called "REALITY TV?"

I've been an avid CNN viewer and most countries with hostages, kidnappings or any shameful event especially involving a tourist or foreigner; the details of the event are undisclosed and usually a "Media-Black out is put into effect."

Usually it goes with the announcer stating some few simple sentences to a paragraph, stating the nature of the incident, where it happened, when exactly, the current progress and how many are involved and their nationalities. It ends up with, government authorities are still unavailable to comment of the current issue or further details of the incident are still clear as of the moment.

We are too obsessed with the very up to date, by the minute and by the second news. Without thinking of the indelible consequences.

Are we just obsessed of "REAL TIME NEWS," or are they (ABS, GMA, TV5) too obsessed in harvesting lots of dollars?

I guess these pictures just show how we are "PROUD" of this incident.


Suddenly, it has become a tourist spot, a photographer's haven and a starlets way to fame.

Are we that "INSENSITIVE?"

Has this become a venue to catapult one's popularity?

Please read:

This is just my opinion.

Baseless, senseless or mere nonsense, it just depends on the person on how he or she will interpret them into useful information.



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    • thesailor profile image

      thesailor 6 years ago from Seven Seas

      I agree. Media sensationalism brought confusion among the negotiators on the said crisis.

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      Jacinta 7 years ago

      Yup, media exaggerated most of the drama