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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.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

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 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2018

Duterte jokes: I should have used Villar’s ‘Sipag at Tiyaga’ instead of ‘DDS’

MANILA, Philippines ---President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said he should have used former senator Manny Villar's famous slogan "Sipag at Tiyaga" instead of "DDS" during the 2016 presidential elections. "His (Villar) sipag at tiyaga--- dapat ito sana ang ginamit ko sipag at tiyaga--- nagkamali kasi ang mga PR (public relations team) ko, DDS, Davao Death Squad," Duterte said in jest in his speech at the birthday celebration of the former Senate President in Las Pias City. (I should have used his 'Sipag at Tiyaga.' My PR team made a mistake--- DDS, Davao Death Squad) Villar ran for President in 2010 with the campaign battle cry "Sipag at Tiyaga." He was beaten by Duterte's prede...Keep on reading: Duterte jokes: I should have used Villar’s ‘Sipag at Tiyaga’ instead of ‘DDS’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Negative issues cause Asian markets tumble | The Manila Times Online

HONG KONG: Asian markets sank Monday as investors juggle a number of negative issues that have fuelled worries about the global outlook. The China-US trade row, the Huawei crisis, signsREAD The post N.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Negative issues cause Asian markets tumble

HONG KONG: Asian markets sank Monday as investors juggle a number of negative issues that have fuelled worries about the global outlook. The China-US trade row, the Huawei crisis, signs…READ The post Negative issues cause Asian markets tumble appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

Bogus: Road construction via China-funded ‘Build Build Build’ program

MANILA, Philippines --- A Facebook post showing a road construction purportedly via the Duterte administration's China-funded "Build, Build, Build" program is a bogus. This was fact-checked by Agence France Presse (AFP), which said Thursday that the photos shown in the Facebook post were from an INQUIRER.net report about a truck that sank in a Quezon City road last November 24. The misleading social media post contains photos of a collapsed road and a truck that dipped into a road, accompanied by a caption that praises President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration's infrastructure program. "Ang galing talaga ng Build Build Build ni Tatay Digong (Duterte). Kaya naman bilib...Keep on reading: Bogus: Road construction via China-funded ‘Build Build Build’ program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Dominguez hits Arroyo over scandalous China deals

MANILA, Philippines – Amid rumors that House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will soon lead the Department of Finance (DOF), its current secretary Carlos Dominguez III hit the former president over "scandalous" deals. In a business forum on Thursday, December 6, Dominguez said the Duterte administration ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

China expert stresses gains, need for balance in relations

Some observers on Tuesday defended President Rodrigo Duterte's China-friendly foreign policy and cautioned against Sinophobic "hysteria," citing improvements after years of diplomatic tensions arising from the maritime dispute in the South China Sea. Ateneo de Manila University Chinese Studies Program lecturer Lucio Pitlo III stressed the need to balance national security concerns with the economic benefits of more investments from China. He said it was "important to keep our safeguards" to assuage concerns, but cautioned against being too wary in approaching China. Balance "Becoming too overcautious, becoming too arbitrary in our application of national security concerns ......Keep on reading: China expert stresses gains, need for balance in relations.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Robredo slams China for driving away PH media from Panatag

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo slammed China on Sunday, November 25, after the Chinese Coast Guard drove away a Filipino TV crew from Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal), as she also scored the Duterte administration for its "defeatist" attitude. "Nakakatakot na nakakagalit (It is scary and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

Defense chief: US helped PH renew friendship with China

From the start, President Rodrigo Duterte wanted a "soft" handling of the West Philippine Sea dispute with China, and this paid off with the "newly found friendship" between the two countries, highlighted by the state visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.   But there is a twist. Manila and Beijing may have to thank Washington for their warming ties.   In a speech on Friday, Lorenzana said former US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter had called him about a possible "favorable" outcome of the Philippine case against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration about a week before the tribunal in The Hague issued its July 1...Keep on reading: Defense chief: US helped PH renew friendship with China.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Duterte feared offending China after Hague ruling – Lorenzana

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his Cabinet not to "be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

Slow China loans a blessing in disguise?

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a total of 29 deals during Xi's state visit to Manila. But a closer look at the list shows that most are still in various stages of talks and are not yet for actual ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Forces in gov t pushed for PH-China oil deal – Locsin

MANILA, Philippines – "Forces" in Philippine government, not President Rodrigo Duterte, pushed for an oil and gas deal with China in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), said Foreign Secretary Teodoro "Teddyboy" Locsin on Thursday, November 22.  Locsin made this statement after he was asked on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Duterte, Xi seal strategic alliance

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to elevate the Philippines-China relationship into a strategic cooperation, citing the two countries’ “shared determination to be good friends and…READ The post Duterte, Xi seal strategic alliance appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

DUTERTE LATEST NEWS – NOVEMBER 20 2018 | PRESIDENT XI JINPING OF CHINA ARRIVES IN MANILA PHILIPPINES – Manila Video

DUTERTE LATEST NEWS – NOVEMBER 21 2018 | “Since President Duterte took office, thanks to the joint efforts of our two sides, we have reopened the door of friendship and cooperation to each other, bringing real benefits to our people and making an important contribution to regional peace, stability, and prosperity.” President Xi Jinping “Pres.… link: DUTERTE LATEST NEWS – NOVEMBER 20 2018 | PRESIDENT XI JINPING OF CHINA ARRIVES IN MANILA PHILIPPINES – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018