August 27, 2010 10:58 am· Comments Off on P-Noy vows justice to those accountable in the hostage-taking incident
MANILA, Aug. 26 — President Benigno S. Aquino III vowed that justice will be served to those found accountable for the Luneta Grandstand hostage-taking incident and subsequent botched rescue attempt by security forces last Monday that led to the death of eight Hong Kong tourists.
August 27, 2010 10:58 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Columnist told to explain side about
MANILA, Aug. 26 – A Quezon City prosecutor on Thursday asked newspaper columnist Alex Magno to respond to the libel charge filed against him by businessman Reghis Romero II after the respondent failed to appear in Thursdays preliminary investigation of the case at the QC Hall of Justice.
August 27, 2010 10:58 am· Comments Off on Lim denies ordering arrest of hostage-taker's brother
MANILA, Aug. 26 –Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim denied on Thursday that he issued a directive to arrest the brother of hostage-taker, which was believed to have triggered him to shoot his hostages last Monday at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta Park, in Manila.
August 27, 2010 10:58 am· Comments Off on No prior restraint on media coverage — Coloma
MANILA, Aug. 26 Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Sonny Coloma said on Thursday that there is no need for a news blackout or prior media coverage restraint in times of hostage-taking incidents.
August 27, 2010 10:58 am· Comments Off on PAL, Cebu Pacific continue to mount flights to HK
MANILA, Aug. 26 – Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific on Thursday said the number of booking cancellations from Hong Kong and China has started to rise after the bloody hostage drama in Manila.
August 27, 2010 10:58 am· Comments Off on Honasan wants review of existing laws to prevent another hostage-taking crisis
By Jelly F. Musico
MANILA, Aug. 26 Senator Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan suggested on Thursday the conduct of an inventory of all the related existing laws to prevent another bloody hostage-taking crisis from happening in the future.
August 27, 2010 10:58 am· Comments Off on Speaker bares more committee chairmanships
By Lilybeth G. Ison
MANILA, Aug. 26 — Speaker Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte Jr. on Thursday bared the completion of the committee chairmanships of the House of Representatives.
August 27, 2010 10:58 am· Comments Off on Foreign investor confidence in RP remains high - P-Noy
MANILA, Aug. 26 — Foreign investor confidence in the Philippines remains at an all-time high despite the bungled rescue attempt of Hong Kong tourists held hostage by a disgruntled former Manila policeman, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday.
August 27, 2010 10:58 am· Comments Off on Warm welcome from students and faculty of two Mandaluyong City schools lifts P-Noys spirits
MANILA, Aug. 26 — President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Thursday the warm and rousing welcome accorded him by students and faculty of two schools in Mandaluyong City has lifted his spirits which, he admitted, had been burdened by the tragic hostage-taking incident at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila last Monday.
August 27, 2010 10:58 am· Comments Off on VP Binay leads team to China with full report on hostage-taking incident
By Gloria Jane Baylon
MANILA, Aug. 26 — Vice President Jejomar C. Binay leads a high-level delegation to Beijing and Hong Kong "anytime soon" to meet with counterparts to directly convey Manilas condolences on the death of eight Chinese as well as present a full report to Chinese leaders of official investigations into the August 23 hostage-taking incident in Manila, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.