I just can’t believe this has happened. A policeman named Rolando Mendoza really believes that he can claim his job back by hostaging foreigners – tourists who are innocent and are supposed to fly back home the next day.
This is such a big tragedy. And what’s more is that it is done by someone who should have justice and the country’s righteousness at heart. The outcome of this incident is really not something that would be celebrated in the next few days.
My sincere condolences to the relatives and loved ones of the people who were murdered. I cannot imagine the extent of their grief over this abhorrently tragic incident. I can’t imagine having one of my loved ones in there. Incidents like these push us to ask God “Why?”
And indeed it’s also a question that has lingered in my mind for quite some time now. Who are those people in that bus? Did they deserve to die? Why did you allow this, God? And right now all I’ll be doing is to pray and try to listen and know God more as to why these things happen in our world.
As the Word of God says – the heart of man is bent on evil. And so we see the consequences of our human nature at work in this incident today between a philippine policeman holding several chinese toursists as hostage in a bus.
My heart and prayer goes out to their loved ones.