Manila bus hijack
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President Aquino expected peaceful resolution to hijack

Philippines President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III said he expected a peaceful resolution to the Manila bus highjacking which saw seven Chinese tourists killed.

A former policeman armed with an assault rifle had seized the bus in an apparent attempt to get his job back.

Mr Aquino said the security forces would have to learn lessons from their handling of the incident.

  • 23 Aug 2010
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