Hostage-Taking by a Police Officer in the Philippines


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Essay #: 063050
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Hostage-Taking by a Police Officer in the Philippines
A significant current event in the Pacific Rim: the recent hostage-taking involving a disgruntled former police officer in the Philippines
This paper looks at a significant event that unfolded less than two months ago when a disenchanted former police officer seized control of a tour bus in the Philippines and took the occupants hostage. The paper will describe the events in detail, provide the historical background to the issue (the police culture in the Philippines), outline why the issue occurred and will end by discussing the significance of the hostage-taking and what implications and consequences it has for the Philippines. When all is said and done, the terrible incident does...
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