Hostage drama ends in Pasig
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Five hours after he took four members of his family, including his mother, and two of their housemaids hostage in Pasig City Friday, Emerson Go peacefully surrendered to the police later in the evening.
Go, 31, gave up after talking to a friend for the release of his mother Mildred, 66, two nephews aged eight and five, a four-year-old niece, and two helpers whom he had kept inside the family-owned St. Gabriel International School in Barangay Palatiw.
Senior Insp. Rodrigo de Dios earlier said Go was armed with two handguns when the incident was first reported to the police at around 2:40 p.m.
De Dios said Go’s initial demand was to bring his wife and three children to him in Pasig.
However, after talking to his friend who acted as negotiator, Go agreed to surrender.
The police are investigating the angle of family problems as the motive behind the incident.
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