When the bus stopped at the corner of Pedro Gil, the driver and bus conductor fled the bus and immediately reported the incident to patrolling policemen.
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada congratulated Manila Police for the speedy response time, stating that the crime was immediately solved in under 30 minutes.
"The victim is safe and the hostage taker is dead. He was shot by one of our policemen. We congratulate our policemen for doing a good job," Estrada said in an interview on DZMM, where he said that no negotiation too place. "When they (police) saw an opportunity, they shot him."
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