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Hong Kong: 2010 Manila Hostage Incident and Banning Maid

Tom Grundy from Hong Wrong comments on the local community call for banning Filipino domestic workers’ working visa to pressure the Philippine President Aquino III to apologize to the 2010 Manila hostage Incident's victims and their families.

The incident in 2010 was obviously awful and tragic and the authorities were ill-trained and ill-equipped to cope with the situation – the Philippines is, after all, a developing country. Nevertheless, to be pressuring the country’s president, years later, to personally apologise is unusual and misguided. These were not the actions of a political or militant group. The perpetrator did not have an ideology or agenda beyond his own deranged personal interests. It was a lone-wolf incident.

  • disqus_Rv1GqOyTeN

    The dead policeman is at fault, so are other Filipino officials. If you are at fault, you ARE AT FAULT and bear the responsibility. NO EXCUSE. It is that simple.

  • glutnix_neo

    This is so gay, now they wanted to be the hostage taker…

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