Archive of the hijacked tourist bus in Manila
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Philippine bus hijacking charges ordered by president

Philippine President Benigno Aquino has ordered formal charges against four police officials over the bus hijacking in Manila in August that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead.

He also called for administrative charges against Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and a deputy ombudsman.

A government-backed report had recommended that at least 12 people face charges.

Kate McGeown reports.

  • 11 Oct 2010
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