Philippine bus hostage-taking incident

October 31, 2013

On August 23, 2010 former police captain Rolando Mendoza boarded the bus armed with an M-16 assault rifle. The subsequent raid was televised live on television, and the gunman was able to monitor police movements. Since then, the Philippine and Hong Kong government have been locked in a bitter dispute over an apology for what many critics have called a 'bungled raid'.