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Duterte Apologizes to China for 2010 Manila Hostage Crisis

President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday formally apologized to the Chinese people and the government of China for the Manila hostage crisis that resulted in the death of eight Hong Kong tourists in August 2010. Duterte expressed his apology while addressing over 2,000 Filipinos in Hong Kong and before returning to the Philippines from his […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuApr 15th, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong for 2010 hostage crisis

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte apologized for the 2010 hostage-taking that killed 8 Hong Kong tourists, during an event in Hong Kong on Thursday, April 12. "May I address myself to the Chinese people who are here. From the bottom of my heart, as the President ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong for 2010 Manila hostage crisis

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, April 12, “formally” apologized to the government of Hong Kong for the Aug. 23, 2010 hostage crisis in Manila that led to eight Hong Kong tourists killed, early on the watch of then president Benigno S.C. Aquino III. “The Chinese government and the people of […] The post Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong for 2010 Manila hostage crisis appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Pres. Duterte, nag-sorry kaugnay ng Manila hostage crisis noong 2010 – Manila Video

Pres. Duterte, nag-sorry kaugnay ng Manila hostage crisis noong 2010 – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Duterte apologizes for 2010 hostage crisis

Duterte apologizes for 2010 hostage crisis.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong for Manila hostage crisis

President Duterte yesterday apologized to the Chinese for the Manila hostage crisis almost eight years after the incident that left eight mostly Hong Kong tourists dead......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Duterte on Sereno, Duterte apologizes to Hong Kong, Comey’s book | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte says he only wants Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno out of the Supreme Court but not in jail.  President Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for the 2010 hostage-taking that killed 8 Hong Kong tourists, during an event in Hong Kong Thursday.  Former FBI director James Comey , in his new book, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

SABAH IS OURS! ‘Malaysia tightens grip on mineral-rich island of Sulu sultanate’

MALAYSIA HAS tightened its grip on Sabah which is being claimed by the Sultanate of Sulu following a proposal – by a member of the Philippines’ 25-man consultative committee tasked with reviewing and proposing amendments to the Constitution – to include the mineral-rich island as the country’s 13th federal state. Former senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr made the proposal while Filipino lawmakers are preparing to amend the 1987 Constitution and shift from presidential to federal form of government. He said the Duterte administration should continue to push for the country’s claim to Sabah in a way acceptable to international laws. “There should be a way that is acceptable under international laws to assert our claim to Sabah. I think we can defer it a little bit more, but to say that we stop doing it is not in the context of my proposal,” he told ABS-CBN Television recently. He also wanted Scarborough and Spratlys – which is being claimed by China and other ASEAN countries as theirs – to be part of the federated states of the Philippines.  Pimentel has also proposed the following to form part of the federal states Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Minparom, Northern Mindanao, Southern Mindanao, Bangsamoro and Metro Manila as its capital. “Eventually once we have asserted our sovereignty and rights over Sabah, we should include Sabah. Not only Sabah, but also Scarborough, Benham Rise, and Spratlys,” Pimentel said. According to a report by Channel News Asia, Kuala Lumpur has strongly rejected Pimentel’s proposal to include Sabah as a federal state of the Philippines. “Malaysia is aware of remarks made by Mr Aquilino Pimentel Jr, a member of the Philippines’ Consultative Committee, which appeared in the media on the claim on Sabah recently,” it said, citing Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman as saying in a press statement. “The Government of Malaysia reiterates its position that Malaysia does not recognise and will not entertain any claims by any party on Sabah. Sabah is recognised by the United Nations and the international community as part of Malaysia since the formation of the Federation on 16 September 1963,” Anifah said. “Therefore, statements such as these will only expose the ignorance of history and international law of those who make them, as well as potentially harming the excellent bilateral relations which Malaysia and the Philippines currently enjoy.” Death Sentence Just last month, Malaysia’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for 9 Filipinos who were charged with waging war against the Malaysian King during the 2013 assault on Lahad Datu in Sabah. The Filipinos have been identified as Julham Rashid, 70; Virgilio Nemar Patulada, 53; Salib Akhmad Emali, 65; Tani Lahad Dahi, 64; Basad Manuel, 42; Datu Amirbahar Hushin Kiram, 54; Atik Hussin Abu Bakar, 46; Al Wazir Osman, 62; and Ismail Yasin, 77. Chief Justice Md Raus Sharif said the January 15 decision of the five-man panel of the Federal Court was unanimous, according to reports by The Star and Asia News Network, adding, the panel agreed with the Court of Appeal that the death sentence was the most appropriate based on the findings of the facts of the case. The other judges were Chief Judge of Malaya Ahmad Maarop, Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Richard Malanjun, and Justices Ramly Ali and Azahar Mohamed. Basad Manuel is the son of the Jamalul Kiram III, the self-proclaimed Sultan of Sulu, who died from multiple organ failure in Manila in 2013. The bloody incursion by some 200 followers of Kiram from the southern Philippines in February 2013 was inspired by the supposed sultan’s claims of historical dominion over Sabah. The two-month siege was the most serious security crisis faced by Malaysia in years, involving armed conflict between the Sultan’s loyal followers and the Malaysian armed forces sent to root them out. The panel also dismissed the prosecution’s appeal against the acquittal of 14 men on the charge of waging war against the King and terrorist-related offences linked to the intrusion from Feb 12 to April 10, 2013, the reports further said. Chief Justice Md Raus said the panel has no reason to decide otherwise and affirmed the decision by the Court of Appeal delivered last June. At the height of fighting between Kiram’s followers and security forces, Malaysia deployed armoured vehicles and combat helicopters, including naval boats in an effort to flush out the Filipinos on the oil-rich island being claimed by both sides. About a dozen armoured personnel vehicles arrived in the town of Lahad Datu to support ground troops hunting down at least 50 members of the Sultanate of Sulu headed by Raja Muda Agbimuddin, the sultan’s younger brother. The group intruded Sabah in February 2013 to exert claim over Sabah, citing historical and legal claims, but Malaysia rejected this and launched a massive assault on about 200 of the sultan’s men following a deadline for them to surrender peacefully. The assault by Malaysian jets and ground artilleries left at least 62 intruders dead, but the fighting between the two groups also killed and wounded 18 Malaysian policemen and soldiers. Malaysia arrested more than 300 Filipinos who are suspected of supporting or aiding Raja Muda Agbimuddin’s group under a strict anti-terrorism law. More than 2,000 Filipino Muslims have returned to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces after fleeing Sabah in 2013 for fear they would be arrested in a massive crackdown launched by Malaysian on illegal immigrants and […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

No pork in 2019 budget, Roxas on rice crisis, Trump on China | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says the proposed P3.76-trillion budget for 2019 does not contain pork barrel funds. Former senator and interior secretary Mar Roxas addresses President Rodrigo Duterte in a rare political post on Tuesday. In a combative series of tweets, U.S. President Donald Trump accuses China of trying to influence the midterm elections. {module ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Shut up or free speech? Roque, Bong Go respond to Mar Roxas’ rice crisis advice

MANILA, Philippines – They are supposed to echo President Rodrigo Duterte's sentiments on issues, but Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go had contrasting ways of responding to the rice crisis  suggestions of former interior secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

The crisis is govt’s lack of empathy

INFLATION is not actually a problem, and anyone who says otherwise is a malcontent just trying to stir up trouble among the public. That was the official position of the Duterte administration expressed by Finance Secretary Carlos “Sonny” Dominguez 3rd and Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno last Friday. The administration’s economic dynamic duo have been consistent [...] The post The crisis is govt’s lack of empathy appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Opposition senators to fight illegal, abusive Duterte order vs Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Opposition senators on Tuesday, September 4,  vowed to fight the Palace-ordered arrest of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV , which they called an “illegal and abusive exercise of presidential power.” The senators said in separate statements that Proclamation 572, which revoked the amnesty granted to Trillanes in 2010, was only ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

FAST FACTS: What is amnesty?

MANILA, Philippines – The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Tuesday, September 4, that he was revoking the amnesty granted to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV "effective immediately." Trillanes' amnesty was granted in 2010 by President Benigno Aquino III in connection with the 2003 Oakwood mutiny and the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege. Here ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

After Duterte arrest order, Trillanes stays in Senate for now

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday, September 4, has requested to be put under Senate custody after President Rodrigo Duterte revoked the amnesty granted to him in 2010 and ordered his arrest.  The minority bloc – including Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, senators Risa Hontiveros, Francis Pangilinan, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

UPDATE: Trillanes won’t resist arrest but vows to fight ‘stupid order’

SEN. Antonio Trillanes 4th on Tuesday said he would not resist arrest following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order revoking the amnesty granted to him in 2010. “I will not resist arrest. I will not hide,” Trillanes said,adding that his lawyers are doing everything to “revoke that stupid” order. Sought for reaction on the imminent arrest of Trillanes, Senate President [...] The post UPDATE: Trillanes won’t resist arrest but vows to fight ‘stupid order’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsSep 4th, 2018

Duterte won t fire Piñol, NFA s Aquino over rice crisis

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte said he will not fire Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol , National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino , and other NFA officials over the rice crisis that has led to a surge in prices of the staple. Instead of firing his people, Duterte said there ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

50-100 protests vs China? Cayetano now says we haven t counted

MANILA, Philippines – From claiming that the Duterte administration has filed "50 to 100" diplomatic protests against China, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano this time said they "haven't counted" the number of protests filed by Manila against Beijing.  Cayetano made this claim during the Department of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 28th, 2018

Philippines commits to fast-track China-funded infrastructure projects

Manila and Beijing have reaffirmed their commitment to speed up the preparation and rollout of the Duterte administration’s infrastructure projects which will be funded by China, according to the Department of Finance......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Palace: Duterte remarks won’t affect negotiations for joint exploration in South China Sea

President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning of trouble in the South China Sea if China will unilaterally exploit oil and mineral deposits in the disputed waters will not affect the Manila’s negotiations with Beijing for a joint exploration, his spokesperson said Thursday.   Source link link: Palace: Duterte remarks won’t affect negotiations for joint exploration in South China Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

DU30 has won some points, he shouldn’t squander ‘em  

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has certainly earned for himself some brownie points for telling China... The post DU30 has won some points, he shouldn’t squander ‘em   appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Arroyo backs Duterte: PH friendship with China just right

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo supports President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to strengthen ties with China, saying the Philippines' friendship with the Asian economic giant is "just right." The former president, now Pampanga 2nd District Representative, made the statement when asked if she agreed with Duterte’s "independent foreign ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018