Sa Bus 271
Last March 28 Wednesday, 2 men armed with guns and grenades took over a passenger bus near Manila’s city hall and held hostage 32 school children and two teachers. The two hostage takers – Jun Ducat and Cesar Carbonell.
The demands were to provide better education to the children, plus a call to end corruption in the country which the government has failed to answer. Ducat also called on voters to be careful on who they choose as they are same people involved in corruption. After 10 hours (including talks with Sen. Bong Revilla and Chavit Singson), he surrendered and accepted his consequences.
“Masakit sa akin na sa isang marahas na pamamaraan at sinangkot ko pa ang 30 bata, masakit sa akin at tanggap ko ang lahat ng parusang aabutin ko. Gusto ko lang imulat ang sambayanang Pilipino, ngayon po ay eleksyon. Huwag nating iasa ang kinabuksan natin at buhay natin sa mga pulitiko.” Ducat said.
Due to the incident, the Presidential Anti-Graft and Corruption will look into the complaints of Ducat. The Department of Education and the Department of Social Welfare and Development will help as well.
Despite the law breaking, Ducat’s friends, neighbors, plus the students and their families still show sympathy for they know Ducat is really a good man.
This recent event can be seen in different perspectives.
Was Ducat’s hostage taking a good thing in order to be heard? Or not?
And politicians such as Revilla and Singson – should they even be involved? Were they there to stop the crisis or was there a political agenda to it?
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