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Hunted, hurting men spark QC hostage dramas


A crime suspect trying to evade arrest held a woman and her young son hostage, while another man held his uncle and cousin at knife-point in separate incidents in Quezon City on Friday.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Hostage-taker tells cops he will surrender to kin

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The hostage taking in Quezon City that started Friday morning was still ongoing, police said.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Man holds hostage 2 relatives in Quezon City


A man held hostage two of his relatives Friday morning inside their house in Baesa, Quezon City, police said.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Lawyer killed in 10-hour San Juan hostage drama

STREET SHOWER  A family rides through a “storm” during Tuesday’s Wattah-Wattah Festival in San Juan, the city’s way of celebrating the feast of St. John the Baptist.  LYN RILLON

After almost 10 hours of negotiations, the hostage-taker was beginning to “soften up”—until he heard a vehicle siren wailing in the street. Thinking that a police assault was under way, he panicked, became more desperate and finally made good his threat to shoot his captive.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Heard On Inquirer Radio 990AM: Expert on hostage-taking negotiation

Every police district in Metro Manila should have its own team of trained hostage negotiators and let them do the job. Leave it to the experts. —Felix Vargas, FBI-trained hostage negotiator and former spokesman of PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »