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No lifting of HK black ban EDITORIAL 08/27/2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

No lifting of HK black ban

EDITORIAL
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08/27/2011
Noynoy refuses to apologize to the Hong Kong hostage victims and relatives of the slain tourists, because he insists that the “Manila massacre” that occurred on Aug. 23, 2010 was the work of one deranged individual, and that the state, not being responsible for the slaughter, has no need to apologize.

At the same time, however, Noynoy, through his spokesman, said he wants Hong Kong’s travel blacklist on the Philippines lifted, as he called this unfair, especially since his administration has already made improvements in securing tourists.

Evidently, to this day, Noynoy and his boys fail to realize just what added damage they have inflicted on the country’s tourism through that botched hostage rescue operation, made even more damaging with his rejection of an apology to the victims and their relatives, as Noynoy refuses to accept responsibility and accountability for the Manila massacre.

But he forgets that days or weeks after the botched rescue operations, with public and Hong Kong pressure mounting, Noynoy did say, and on record, that he was responsible for the botched rescue. He did say something to the effect that “at the end of the day,” he was responsible for it. And that is on record.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20110827com1.html

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