August 23, 2010. Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park, Manila.
Bemedalled P/ Sr. Insp. Rolando Mendoza (no relation) seized a tourist bus with 25 people aboard, mostly Hong Kong Chinese .
After an 11-hour hostage drama, 9 people died including the suspect and 6 more were in serious conditions.
I WAS THERE to witness the comedy of errors.