Smiling police in bus photos on Facebook may face demotion Philippine police said yesterday they may punish officers who posted on Facebook and other online forums photos of themselves posing and smiling beside the bullet-riddled bus. The pictures have stoked anger over the bungled handling of the crisis and the perceived insensitivity of Philippine authorities. 'They are being asked to explain why they did that,' Manila police chief Leocadio Santiago told ANC television. 'Was it conducted with malice? What was their intention?' He said those in the photos clearly violated a police rule on decorum and could be demoted pending results of an investigation. Donald Tsang's approval rating rises to two-year high Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's leadership in the hostage crisis helped push his approval rating from 50 in July to a two-year high of 54.8, on a scale of 0 to 100. A third of 725 respondents were satisfied with the administration's performance, compared to 22.1 per cent in July. The poll by Chinese University, conducted last week, found 38 per cent had trust in the government - a record high since the question was first included in the survey in November last year. The percentage with no trust in the government dropped to a record low of 14. Some 37 per cent said they had trust in the Beijing government. A poll by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong last week found about a third of 815 respondents believed the hostage crisis would give rise to anti-Philippine sentiment in Hong Kong. More than 89 per cent said they were 'very unsatisfied' with Manila's handling of the crisis. Assembly for slain tour guide Hong Thai Travel will hold a solemn assembly at Kwai Tsing Theatre, Kwai Chung, at 7.30pm on Thursday in honour of the tour guide slain in Manila, Masa Tse Ting-chunn. Members of the public will be able to present flowers after 9.30pm. Orphans may miss start of term Hostage tragedy orphans Tracey Wong Cheuk-yiu, 15, and her brother, Jason Wong Ching-yat, 12, might not attend Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School on the first day of the school year tomorrow, a staff member said.