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Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission

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Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Despite Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras’ initial denial that he accompanied Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to Hong Kong, Malacañang on Wednesday thanked the former president for his successful attempt to gain the forgiveness of families and victims of the 2010 Manila hostage crisis.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China won’t budge, wants PH gov’t to apologize to HK

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Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In light of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada’s visit to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) to apologize to the relatives of the 2010 Manila hostage crisis victims, China has once again urged the Philippine government to respond to their demands for a formal apology.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘I am here in Manila,’ says Almendras to belie Joseph Estrada

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In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

By Tuesday afternoon, it was clear that Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras did not accompany Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to Hong Kong. He did not even leave the country.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Almendras didn’t go to HK with Estrada – Palace

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Cabinet Secretary Rene Almendras  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Tuesday denied reports that Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras accompanied Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada to Hong Kong in his bid to apologize for the 2010 Manila hostage crisis.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Estrada flies to Hong Kong to apologize to kin of hostage victims

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In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada on Tuesday left the country to formally apologize for the deaths of the eight Hong Kong tourists during the 2010 Manila hostage crisis.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong acts to stem abuse of maids

A 44-year-old woman, surnamed Law, with covered head, is escorted by police officers for an investigation at her home in Hong Kong, on Jan. 21, 2014, for alleged maid abuse. Hong Kong has vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger.  AP

Hong Kong has vowed to strengthen legal oversight over maid employment agencies following a spate of abuse cases that have caused widespread shock and anger.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Myanmar maids arrive in Hong Kong as welfare fears grow

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Hong Kong on Monday received its first official group of maids from Myanmar since the former junta-ruled nation allowed its citizens to work abroad as domestic helpers, as the city tries to plug a shortage.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

HK insists on PH apology, warns of more sanctions

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In this file photo taken on August 23, 2010, Philippine policemen take position as they start their attack on a hijacked tourist bus in Manila. AFP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong warned the Philippines that it will implement further sanctions unless the demand for an apology over the failed rescue operation during the 2010 Manila hostage crisis is met.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Palace spurns anew Hong Kong chief’s call to apologize

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Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-ying. AP FILE PHOTO

Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying is asking the government to apologize for its mistakes during the infamous Manila hostage taking incident that killed eight people in 2010.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Behave, OFWs in HK told

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz. FILE PHOTO

Amid the diplomatic spat with Hong Kong, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has advised Filipinos living and working in the Chinese territory to do their jobs well and behave.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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