Four years later, cops receive sanctions for Manila Hostage Crisis

May this never, ever happen again reported on August 11 (Monday) that SPO2 Gregorio Mendoza has been dismissed from service, while Supt. Orlando Yebra and Chief Insp. Santiago David Pascual III have been demoted. The named officers were found guilty of neglect of duty, as well as gross incompetence.


"Mendoza failed to perform his duty as part of the negotiating panel because instead of finding solution to the crisis he actually added to the problem when he demanded for the return of his service firearm as a condition for the release of the hostages," the statement of the National Police Commission (Napolcom) read.


Meanwhile, Yebra and Pascual were faulted for failing to relay pertinent information to their superiors and losing their focus and composure during the crisis.


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