Should the Philippines apologize to Hong Kong?
MANILA, Philippines – It has been three years since the bus hostage crisis at the Quirino Grandstand. The tragedy resulted in the deaths of 8 Hong Kong nationals and the former policeman who took them hostage. It has also significantly strained relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has repeated its call for an official apology. It has also threatened to impose sanctions on the Philippines in a month's time if the Philippine government does not take concrete steps.
But is an apology warranted in the first place? Netizens air their thoughts in a conversation recently hosted by Rappler's civic engagement arm, MovePH:
What's your stand on the issue? Tell us in the comments section below.