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4 diplomatic nightmares of Aquino

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As President Benigno Aquino III addresses the nation once again, INQUIRER.net looks back at the diplomatic nightmares he faced.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China welcomes PH apology

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Tse Chi-kin, second from right, brother of killed hostage Masa Tse, is accompanied with hostage survivor and victims' family members during a news conference in Hong Kong Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Hong Kong and the Philippines reached a compromise Wednesday over Hong Kong's demands for an apology for the families of eight tourists killed in a bungled response to a 2010 Manila hostage-taking that soured relations. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China has expressed support for the agreement between Hong Kong and the Philippine government over the 2010 Manila Hostage crisis and said it was relieved that the issue has finally reached a conclusion.

Posted: April 25th, 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 »

Palace deplores HK decision on visa sanction

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Two days before Hong Kong is set to end visa-free visits by holders of official Philippine government passports, Malacañang on Monday expressed regret on the sanction, describing it a path away from common understanding.

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

First Hong Kong hostage victim receives payout from Manila

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

A Hong Kong woman who was shot in the face during a deadly 2010 hostage crisis in the Philippines has become the first to receive a payout from Manila, as talks over threatened sanctions continue.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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