Rappler's latest stories on hostage taking in the Philippines
Alchie Paray is also accused of illegal possession of firearms, explosives, and a bladed weapon
Paray recalls being threatened by a Greenhills tenant, 'Sinabi ko sa ’yo hindi ka na tatagal dito'
'Hindi niya tinanggap kasi hindi pera ang kailangan niya eh. Ang kailangan niya marinig lang yung hinaing,' says San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora
'For as long as people are alive, we welcome it,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
The Philippine National Police will inspect the deployment of Safeguard Armor Security Corporation
Fired security guard Alchie Paray has a license that is not set to expire until 2021
Colonel Orlando Yebra has the rare record of speaking with two high-profile hostage takers in his career
'Kailangan nating mag-imbistiga. Bagamat ito ay isang bagay na pribado, kailangang mangialam ang lungsod dito,' says San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora
(UPDATED) The hostages have been freed and the hostage-taker has been arrested. Here’s a rundown of events of the March 2 incident at the Greenhills mall.
The crisis lasts 9 hours, ending with the suspect getting tackled to the ground by cops after speaking with the media for around 20 minutes
'He is not licensed,' says San Juan police chief Colonel Jaime Santos
(3rd UPDATE) Cops tackle to the ground hostage taker Alchie Paray after a pistol is spotted on his waist
(3rd UPDATE) Earlier, the superiors of hostage taker Alchie Paray – a security guard fired for being absent without leave – apologized and offered to resign in a bid to end the crisis
(4th UPDATE) The hostage taker has been identified as Alchie Paray, a 40-year-old guard who was fired after apparently going on absence without leave for weeks
What are the usual motives and outcomes? Rappler lists some of incidents.
(3rd UPDATE) The hostage taker, a former guard of V-Mall, was fired after going on absence without leave for weeks
(8th UPDATE) The suspect is a former security guard provided by the Safeguard Armor Security Corporation or SASCOR