Philippines: 9 shot dead in tourist bus siege

9 people were killed when a former policeman armed with a .45-caliber pistol and an M-16 assault rifle hijacked a tourist bus with 22 people on board this week. He was eventually shot dead by police. "There are lessons from this event that need to translate into new policies on small arms, including security sector reform and action to combat the culture of violence in the country" said Nikki Delfin of the Philippines Action Network to Control Arms