Erap still wants to say sorry to Hong Kong

Good luck, Sir.

Jose Rodel Clapano of The Philippine Star reports: "Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada yesterday said Malacañang's statement that it will not stop him from apologizing to the Hong Kong government for the 2010 Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking where eight Hong Kong tourists were killed is moot and academic."


The report noted: "Malacañang continues to refuse to apologize for the deaths of the Hong Kong tourists, including their guide, during a bungled police rescue after being taken hostage on a Manila tour bus by a dismissed police officer in 2010."


Estrada, in a telephone interview with newspaper, said, "I am negotiating on behalf of the more than 160,000 OFWs in Hong Kong and the city government. I'm worried not only for the Hong Kong nationals who visit our country but for the OFWs as well."


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