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Aug 23, 2010

Ex-policeman holds bus in Manila, warns of “big deal”

MANILA (Reuters) – A disgruntled ex-policeman armed with an automatic rifle was holding 18 people, including tourists from Hong Kong, hostage on a bus in downtown Manila on Monday, demanding his reinstatement to the force.

Two negotiators had approached the bus and spoken to the gunman, identified by police as Rolando Mendoza. He gave the negotiators a list of demands, local television reported.

Aug 23, 2010

Ex-policeman holds bus in Manila, 7 hostages freed

MANILA (Reuters) – A disgruntled ex-policeman armed with an automatic rifle was holding 18 people, including tourists from Hong Kong, hostage on a bus in downtown Manila on Monday, demanding his reinstatement to the force.

Two negotiators had approached the bus and spoken to the gunman, identified by police as Rolando Mendoza. He gave the negotiators a list of demands, local television reported.

Dec 23, 2009

Philippine volcano rumbles, eruption seen soon

LEGASPI, Philippines (Reuters) – The Philippines’ most active volcano shot higher ash columns and rumbled louder on Wednesday as authorities warned of a potential hazardous eruption in Mount Mayon anytime.

Mayon Volcano, known for its near-perfect cone shape in the coconut-growing central Bicol region, has been spewing ash and burning mud and rocks for more than a week. Officials have evacuated nearly 50,000 residents from around the base of the volcano.