Philippines ever since has been swarmed by catastrophic and challenging incidents and the latest was last August 23,2010. The most traumatic event that once again has tarnished the already vulnerable image that peeled Philippines in the international reputation.
Blogs, twitter and Facebook comments has been mushrooming in the internet with huge negativity. Filipinos were saddened by the hostage crisis which claimed the innocent lives of Chinese nationals. I am a Filipino and I humbly apologized for the incident.
Philippines is not different to the other countries facing sensitive crisis. However sensationalism of the issue devour the country's reputation. India faced the same situation on the Hotel attack that claimed 50 lives including some foreigner and the rest of the country across the world experienced the so called isolated incident.
Philippines should show transparency in all the investigation and punish those who mishandled the crisis negotiation.Hongkong and the rest of the world deserve to know the truth. Philippines has been the major exporter of manpower worldwide and with the recent event Overseas Filipino workers had been the forefront of such humiliation. Threats to the OFW in their host country might be evident however involved nation has called for sobriety.
Hongkong tourist comprises 4% in the Philippines tourism yearly. Bilateral agreement on both countries were enormous and the OFW were among the huge number in HongKong manpower industry. I hope such relations will not be affected in this isolated incident.
Ninoy Aquino as Philippine President humbly apologized to the HongKong citizen and promised a thorough and transparent investigation. Philippines still the best tourist destination in Asia and perhaps to the whole world. Our hospitality and warm culture has never been changed inspite of this event. I am a Filipino and humbly apologized to the family of the innocent victims and condole on the incident that claimed precious lives. Truly this is an eye opener to the Philippines government and to the officials involved in such sensitive issues.
Philippines and the rest of the citizens submit our humility to the rest of the world especially Hongkong for a failure efforts. My sincere apology to the families of the innocent victims.