Discrepancy between start of hostage-taking, actual report to police bared

Former Police Officer Rolando Mendoza hijacks bus in Manila
Former Police Officer Rolando Mendoza hijacks bus in Manila

The Philippine Daily Inquirer wrote:

De Lima said that an affidavit from the security guards and employees of the building where Mendoza was seen alighting from a car said that the former policeman arrived in the area at 9:30 a.m., dressed in police full battle gear, with a ball cap, a long firearm, and a backpack.

De Lima said that during an executive session earlier Monday, the SWAT team “stood by its” statement that they received a call to respond to a hostage-taking incident at 9:07 a.m.

Who tipped off the Police? Is this some sort of conspiracy or is conspiracy simply an act of an over active imagination? is it an honest mistake?

Justice secretary de Lima asked:

“How can there be a hostage-taking report at 9:07 a.m. if Mendoza only arrived at Fort Santiago at 9:30 a.m.?”

The Inquirer quoted Arturo Paglinawan, a lawyer for the officers, told the Inquirer Tuesday night the SWAT testimony was “an honest mistake” and that he was preparing a letter to the committee correcting the police timeline.

Cocoy Dayao

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