Luneta hostage taking - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Luneta hostage taking

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Manila invites monks to pray for killed Luneta hostages

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The Buddhist monks will pray at the Quirino Grandstand – the site of the hostage drama – for 12 hours on August 9 for the victims and for the greater good of the Philippines

Still no Palace apology despite HK visa sanction

Feb 03, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay says he will continue to speak to the Hong Kong government to convince them to take back the sanction on visa free privileges

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

Hong Kong curbs PH's visa-free privilege

Jan 29, 2014 - 7:16 PM

Hong Kong limits the visa free privilege after it got a negative message from the Philippines over the 2010 hostage crisis

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

Backlash vs OFWs in HK feared over PH refusal to apologize

Nov 06, 2013 - 8:38 PM

Party list group Anakpawis says Hong Kong might stop hiring Filipino workers as well as impose economic sanctions if PH gov t continues to play hard ball

STILL WAITING. In this 2011 file photo, relatives of the 8 dead Hong Kong nationals attend a ceremony at the Quirino grandstand, the site of the hostage-taking tragedy. File photo by EPA/Dennis M Sabangan

HK to Manila execs: Sorry not enough

Nov 01, 2013 - 11:27 AM

Hong Kong wants Manila to grant all its 4 demands in relation to the 2010 hostage crisis

READY TO RUMBLE. Manila mayor Erap Estrada — in full "battle gear" — speaks to bus operators about the Manila bus ban. "Susugirin niyo raw [kasi] kami," he says in jest. Photo by Rappler/Leanne Jazul

DFA on Erap's HK apology: Aquino's stand prevails

Oct 24, 2013 - 4:55 PM

The foreign affairs department says President Aquino s repeated refusal to apologize to Hong Kong should be enough guidance for everyone

READY TO RUMBLE. Manila mayor Erap Estrada — in full "battle gear" — speaks to bus operators about the Manila bus ban. "Susugirin niyo raw [kasi] kami," he says in jest. Photo by Rappler/Leanne Jazul

Rappler Newscast | October 7, 2013

Oct 07, 2013 - 9:33 PM

Hong Kong journalists kicked out of APEC for shouting at Aquino PH upholds freedom to navigate South China Sea despite China s warning

Palace: No basis for Lim's Luneta neglect

May 04, 2013 - 6:43 PM

This is the first time that a document prepared by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr and which clears Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim of liability in the 2010 Luneta hostage taking crisis is made public

The Mayor of Manila in his office. Photo by Rappler/Patricia Evangelista