Friday, July 25, 2014   

Manila delegation arrives in HK
(04-22 16:13)

The mayor of Manila, Joseph Estrada, has arrived in the territory to apologise to the families of eight Hong Kong hostages killed during a bungled rescue attempt in the Philippine capital in 2010.
A top aide of President Benigno Aquino and the national police chief are accompanying Estrada. The delegation hopes to meet Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.
Speaking before his flight from Manila, Estrada said he would offer an apology and some sort of compensation to the families of the victims. He also said he wanted to help protect the jobs of 160,000 Filipino workers in Hong Kong.
The incident -- in which a lone gunman took a Hong Kong tour group hostage in their bus -- has soured relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong. --RTHK   
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