And I had to learn about it on Yahoo news: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100823/ap_on_re_as/as_philippines_bus_hostages MANILA, Philippines A dismissed policeman armed with an automatic rifle seized a bus in the Philippine capital Monday with 26 passengers aboard, most of them South Korean tourists, in a bid to demand his reinstatement, police said. Police sharpshooters took positions around the white-blue-red bus, which was parked near a downtown Manila park, and negotiations to free the hostages were under way, said deputy director of Manila police Alex Gutierrez. The hostage-taker was armed with an M16 rifle and demanding that he be given back his job on the police force, Gutierrez said. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!