News for the Hospitality Executive
The Peninsula Manila Posted Messages on its Website at
the Height of its Takeover by
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim on November 29, 2007
Hotel Expected to Re-open December 3, 2007
|The Peninsula Manila posted messages on its official website
at the height of its takeover by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Brig. Gen.
Danilo Lim on Thursday.
Official Statement on The Peninsula Manila
Official Statement of The Peninsula Manila - Update
An Update on The Peninsula Manila, 30 November 2007
Hotel guests vacate Peninsula-Manila, give way to clearing ops
November 30, 2007 - Manila - Source ABS-CBN News Online - Hotel guests of the Manila Peninsula in Makati City came in droves on Friday to get the things they left when they abruptly evacuated the place to make way for police operations Thursday.
Radio dzMM reported that the guests and those staying at the five-star hotel were allowed to get their personal belongings from their rooms initially searched by police.
Members of the Makati Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) arrived and began checking the 2nd floor of the hotel where the group, led by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Brig. Gen. Danilo Lim, former head of the Scout Ranger Regimen, holed out.
The two were protected by around 20 Magdalo soldiers, armed with automatic assault rifles and explosives.
During the clearing operations, the SWAT team recovered several hand
grenades and weapons in some of the rooms left by the soldiers.
Operations of the hotel have been temporarily suspended due to the ongoing clearing activities of authorities.
On Thursday, Trillanes and Lim seized the hotel along with some civilians who supported the groupís call for President Arroyo to step down.
Authorities managed to diffuse the situation and arrested the group after a six-hour standoff.
Source ABS-CBN News Online
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