The IIRC Report on the Hostage-taking of Hong Kong Tourists

The ProPinoy Project

  • @GabbyD I’ve no idea. maybe they know something we don’t.

  • GabbyD

    @cocoy

    then why is everyone saying there are 13(or so) people who will be charged?

    geez, people are jumping the gun!

  • UP nn grad

    “I am the president of the United States. I will not be lied to.”

    Words that will greet Presi-Noynoy when he arrives in US-of-A.
    The byline is from advertisements for “THE EVENT”.

    Then, when Presi-Noy arrives back in Pilipinas, what he’ll hear is “… pero sir, I really tried my best, sir. Iyon lang si Heneral Magtibal, gross insubordination.”

    I hope Noynoy meets enough high-level bureaucrats in USofA who teaches him that A-for-effort is not good enough for many high-profile jobs. The requirement is to get the job done. Working hard 7-1/2 hours a day 5 days a week is not good enough for his direct reports even if they are shooting buddies or were close to his mother.

  • UP nn grad

    “I am the president of the United States. I will not be lied to.”

    Words that will greet Presi-Noynoy when he arrives in US-of-A.
    The byline is from advertisements for “THE EVENT”.

    Then, when Presi-Noy arrives back in Pilipinas, what he’ll hear is “… pero sir, I really tried my best, sir. Iyon lang si Heneral Magtibal, gross insubordination.”

    I hope Noynoy meets enough high-level bureaucrats in USofA who teaches him that A-for-effort is not good enough for many high-profile jobs. The requirement is to get the job done. Working hard 7-1/2 hours a day 5 days a week is not good enough for his direct reports even if they are shooting buddies or were close ahem-ahem-ahem to his mother or to Kris or Ballsy.

  • GabbyD

    i’m confused about the media treatment of the report

    why are people saying that 12 (13?) people are culpable? since there are NO recommendations, we dont know who are supposed to face what sanctions.

    media fail?

    • @GabbyD, you know i don’t know yet how many people. If i remember correctly, the president said that he is having the Executive Secretary and the Presidential Legal Counsel look at it for the appropriate charges.

  • GabbyD

    exciting!

    @ UP

    agree, nice snippet!

  • UP nn grad

    I like this section :

    Yebra’s explanation that Mendoza was reasonable and rationale with his dealings from the start as the reason for not labelling him as a “mentally-deranged” hostage-taker tells much of Yebra’s professional training, that at the most critical moment of practical application, he throws all his training out the window and proceeded to consider a premeditated hostage-taker as an ordinary case of a man who can be reasonably talked to, and refuses to see the undercurrents of psychological conflicts that has driven a man such as Mendoza to the extreme act of hostage-taking to correct the perceived injustice done to him.

    Mendoza might not have looked like the stereotype psychotic as seen in mental wards, but Yebra’s failure to see through Mendoza and his veneer of calm and reasonable deliberateness, despite all alarm bells ringing in Yebra’s own hostage manual and training is, to say the least, disappointing and unprofessional.
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    Now the question for President Noynoy Aquino is this — what is the psychological make-up of the people in his administration who, when he talked to them on Quirino-grandstand “day”, lied to him?

    • @UPnGrad,

      I don’t really know why the president just didn’t fire their asses off, knowing that they failed to execute his direct orders.