The Philippines became the final destination for 9 tourists from Hong Kong. The 22-person tour group had planned on returning to Hong Kong yesterday evening. After a morning visit to Manila’s Jose Rizal Park, the group was held hostage by a 55-year-old man wearing police uniform. His name was Rolando Mendoza. Mendoza was once a respected police officer. He was dismissed last year from drug-related crimes and extortion. He wanted his job back.