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Singson may receive HK anger backlash By Gerry Baldo 08/31/2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Singson may receive HK anger backlash
By Gerry Baldo
08/31/2010

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte raised the possibility that with emotions running high after the carnage of Hong Kong tourists in the recent hostage-taking crisis, this may create a backlash on the drug case in the territory against Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson as he expressed the hope that it will be spared from such a possibility.

Belmonte said that it would be “pitiful” if the botched hostage rescue last week that resulted in the death of eight Hong Kong residents would affect the case now pending in the former British colony.

“That’s a different matter altogether. That would be pitiful,” Belmonte said amid continued outrage over the Manila incident that killed eight Hong Kong and Canadian tourists held hostage by a former police officer.

“Just let their laws and the circumstances prevail without the emotionalism that is engendered by an entirely different matter,” Belmonte said.... MORE

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