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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......»»

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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.....»»

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Duterte apologizes for 2010 hostage crisis

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

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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 […].....»»

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Rappler Talk Investigative: UP professor Herman Kraft on PH-China joint exploration

Bookmark this page to watch and join the discussion live on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 pm MANILA, Philippines – No less than Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping recently gave the "go signal"  to craft a framework for joint exploration in the West Philippine Sea. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Suu Kyi for “genocide” remark

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday apologized to Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi for describing the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar as a real “genocide.” “I will apologize to you but if you have noticed, my statement was almost a satire,” the President said during a press briefing at the Davao International Airport upon […] The post Duterte apologizes to Suu Kyi for “genocide” remark appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Duterte wants P4-B gratis from China to fund Jolo, Basilan hospitals

MANILA, Philippines – China gave 500 million renminbi (P4 billion) in economic assistance to the Philippines during President Rodrigo Duterte's recent trip there. If Duterte had his way, he said he would use the money to repair hospitals and purchase medical equipment for Jolo in Sulu province and Basilan......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Duterte bags $9B in investments from China trip

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte announced on that he has brought home approximately $9 to $10 billion in investments from China. In a speech upon his arrival in Davao City from his four-day trip to China and Hong Kong, Duterte said that the money produced was expected to generate at least 10,000 jobs for Filipinos. China and [...] The post Duterte bags $9B in investments from China trip appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Duterte apologizes to Suu Kyi for Myanmar ‘genocide’ comment

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday apologized to Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi for calling the Rohingya crisis a “genocide.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Rating drop doesn’t worry Duterte unless it’s due to corruption

    DAVAO CITY - President Duterte said Friday he did not care if his satisfaction rating would go down as long as it was not due to corruption. Duterte was reacting to survey results, which showed him suffering an 11 percent drop in satisfaction in Balance Luzon and Metro Manila. But overall, the President's nationwide rating remained high at +56. Speaking to reporters here on his arrival from China and Hong Kong, Duterte said he made promises during the campaign and he was going to fulfill it, even if his rating fell to "negative 10." These included massive campaigns against illegal drugs, criminality and corruption.  ...Keep on reading: Rating drop doesn’t worry Duterte unless it’s due to corruption.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

China’s Xi to visit Manila in November

Published: 10:29 a.m., April 11, 2018 | Updated: 12:07 a.m., April 12, 2018 HAINAN, China --- Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit the Philippines in November, the first time he will come to the country under the more friendly administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced Xi's decision to come to the Philippines after the Chinese leader's meeting with the Philippine President during which they discussed "joint offshore oil development," the South China Sea dispute, boosting military cooperation, and working together to combat terrorism and illegal drugs. Xi will fly to Manila after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperat...Keep on reading: China’s Xi to visit Manila in November.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

PH, China sign deals on Davao expressway, Filipino teachers

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine and Chinese governments signed 5 documents on employment for Filipinos teaching English, a possible Davao City expressway, an agri-tech center, and use of broadcasting equipment, during President Rodrigo Duterte's recent visit to China. The documents – a mix of memoranda of understanding and letters – were ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Arroyo elected board member of Boao Forum, seeks wider engagement in Asia

FORMER president-turned-Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of Pampanga has called for wider engagement among Asian countries on less controversial issues in her election as one of the members of the board of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) in Hainan, China. Arroyo, who accompanied President Rodrigo Duterte, said that the Boao platform would even be a [...] The post Arroyo elected board member of Boao Forum, seeks wider engagement in Asia appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

10 more Chinese companies intend to invest in PH

MANILA, Philippines – During President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Boao, China, 10 Chinese companies said they would invest billions in the Philippines. Most of the companies signed letters of intent in the presence of Duterte and his Cabinet members during a ceremony held on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Duterte: PH stands with China in war vs criminality, drugs, terrorism

THE Philippines stands with China in its war against crime, drugs and terrorism, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday. In his speech opening the Boao Forum for Asia in Hainan, China, Duterte reiterated that the Philippines would remain “committed to interconnectivity, both in functional terms and in political engagement.” “Bilaterally, the Philippines is showing how complex [...] The post Duterte: PH stands with China in war vs criminality, drugs, terrorism appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Duterte: I need China

MANILA, Philippines – Before departing for China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia , President Rodrigo Duterte declared he "needs" Beijing to back his administration's priority programs. "I would say, I need China more than anybody else at this time of our national life. I need China. I will not ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Duterte: China vital for ‘Build Build Build’

The government sees the People’s Republic of China as a vital cog of the “Build Build Build” program, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday. Speaking in Davao ahead of his departure for the Boao forum in Hainan, Duterte noted that securing Chinese funding was needed for the success of his administration’s flagship infrastructure program. “China [...] The post Duterte: China vital for ‘Build Build Build’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018