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Philippines marks first anniversary of bus hostage drama

Sacked policeman seeking his job back had seized a tourist bus and held its passengers hostage

Philippines marks first anniversary of bus hostage drama
A Buddhist monk (C) sprinkles holy water during a religious ceremony to mark the first year anniversary of the Philippine bus hostage fiasco at Rizal Park in Manila on August 23, 2011, as relatives (behind) of the victims of the bloody bus hijacking attend the ceremony (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines marks first anniversary of bus hostage drama
Philippine chief inspector Romeo Salvador, one of the two police negotiators involved in last year's bus hostage fiasco, offers prayers for the victims of the incident (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines marks first anniversary of bus hostage drama
Tse Chi-kin (R), holds a group photo of tourists from Hong Kong including his brother, tour guide Masa Tseting Chum taken minutes before the bus hijacking, during a press conference in Manila on August 22, 2011, as survivor Lee Ying-cheum (3rd L), brother of tour guide Tse Chi-hang (R) and mother Lee Mei Chum (L) look on (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines marks first anniversary of bus hostage drama
Relatives of eight Hong Kong tourists killed in the incident cried out for justice as they returned to the site of the slaughter for an emotional one-year anniversary ceremony (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines marks first anniversary of bus hostage drama
Philippines Department of Justice (DOJ) secretary Leila De Lima (L) shake hands with Lee Mei Chum, mother of Masa Tseting Chum, a tour guide from Hong Kong who was killed in last year's bus hijacking at the DOJ office in Manila on August 22, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines marks first anniversary of bus hostage drama
Lee Ying Cheum (R), one of the survivors in last year's bus hijacking, speaks during a press conference (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines marks first anniversary of bus hostage drama
James To (R), the lawyer representing Hong Kong family members of last year's August 23 bus hostage tragedy, talks with journalists after his arrival with relatives of victims at the Manila international airport in Manila on August 21, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines marks first anniversary of bus hostage drama
The survivors and relatives demanded a new formal apology from the Philippine officials deemed responsible for the tragedy (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines marks first anniversary of bus hostage drama
Last year, a 12-hour drama turned into a bloodbath when a sacked policeman hijacked the bus in a bid to have his case reviewed (AFP/Getty Images)
Philippines marks first anniversary of bus hostage drama
Buddhist monks (R) walk past tourist police during a religious ceremony to mark the first year anniversary of the Philippine bus hostage fiasco at Rizal Park in Manila on August 23, 2011. Relatives of eight Hong Kong tourists killed in the incident cried out for justice as they returned to the site of the slaughter for an emotional one-year anniversary ceremony (AFP/Getty Images)