This was my FB status message 3 hours ago, the moment when the driver was freed and he hysterically announced that all hostages were killed inside the bus.
I was at the office when I read about the hostage taking at Quirino Grandstand this morning, and I never thought it would lead to a tragic ending.
I am really saddened. I am scared. I am puzzled. I am ashamed.
I know there is no need for me to elaborate my feelings as I am sure that Filipinos in all parts of the world felt the same way. I am almost certain where this event would lead us, but I am still hoping for the best. What we can do now is pray ~ for the victims and their families, for the hostage taker and his family, for the policemen, for the media, for all those involved, and for our nation.
I am really in tears as I write this, now I know that it's a bad idea to watch it live on television. I think most of us needs stress debriefing as well. :(
May God bless us all.
Note: Pow is something that lets you down, or an event that makes you sad.