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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Philippine decision to ban Hong Kong journalists an affront to press freedom

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:10am by SCMP Editorial

    ... door-stepped President Benigno Aquino last year over the Manila hostage tragedy in 2010. They were reportedly blacklisted as "undesirable", merely because they had hurled questions ... and the journalists were said to have become a "threat to public safety". The rationale is ridiculous. The hostage incident, in which seven Hong Kong tourists and a guide were killed by a gunman ...

  2. Comment - News - MY TAKE

    Philippines banning Hong Kong journalists is petty and vindictive

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 05:15am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Banning journalists is petty, vindictive The Philippines has tried hard to end its diplomatic row with Hong Kong after the 2010 hostage killings in Manila. ... the diplomatic crisis, which reached all the way to Beijing, after reaching a settlement in April with survivors and the families of those killed. By now, everyone has forgotten the crisis and the bitter ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - BUS HOSTAGE TRAGEDY

    Surviving Manila bus hostage still weighing hospital lawsuit over surgery

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by DANNY LEE, Lana Lam, Jennifer Ngo

    ... questions linger in Manila bus hostage case Hospital chiefs may still face legal action over the treatment of Manila bus hostage survivor Yik Siu-ling, four years after a botched rescue ... hostage-taking incident ...

  4. News - Asia - MANILA BUS TRAGEDY

    Turmoil with HK quiets down as Filipinos mark Manila bus tragedy's anniversary

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 08:13pm by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Crowds gathered in Manila this afternoon to mark the fourth anniversary of the bus hostage tragedy which claimed the lives of eight Hong Kong tourists, laying ... excerpts from the bible at the Quirino grandstand where the tragedy took place with Catholic priest father Sanny De Claro blessing the site in front of dozens of onlookers. Fourteen hostages ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MANILA BUS TRAGEDY

    Hong Kong, Philippines resolve bus hostage crisis as families accept payout

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 04:14pm by Raissa Robles, Samuel Chan and Amy Nip

    ... compensation Justice for families of hostage crisis victims More than three years of strained ties over the 2010 Manila bus hostage crisis ended yesterday. The Philippines expressed its "most ... travel warning yesterday. The warning, issued in the wake of the 2010 hostage crisis that saw sacked policeman Rolando Mendoza kill seven Hong Kong tourists and their guide, was lifted yesterday ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MANILA BUS TRAGEDY

    Tsang blamed for delay in Manila hostage crisis settlement

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 12:33pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Tse Chi-hang blamed a lack of "engagement" by the administration of former chief executive Donald Tsang for the prolonged delay in Hong Kong reaching a diplomatic resolution with the Philippines. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Manila deal can inform the debate on political reform

    Posted May 09th 2014, 03:36am by Paul Yip

    ... Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai Resolution of hostage tragedy row reminds us of importance of compromise as we discuss 2017 Manila deal can inform the debate on political reform It is encouraging to see a deal made between the Philippine government and the victims' families to end a 32-month stand-off over the Manila hostage tragedy, which claimed the lives of eight ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    No winners as Manila bus hostage row finally ends

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:58am by Alex Lo

    ... and government over the Manila bus hostage crisis. But that we did. Contrary to the inflammatory front page of a certain local Chinese-language newspaper yesterday, the settlement reached this week ... measures that have public support, only blame when things go wrong. With its maritime disputes with Manila, Beijing opportunistically exploited the hostage crisis to add to the pressure. It has ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After an apology of sorts from Manila, it's time to move on

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Finally, we have some closure Time heals all wounds, goes the old saying. But for those who lost loved ones in the Manila tour bus hostage tragedy in 2010, it takes more to bring the case to an end. For nearly four years, survivors and the victims' relatives have been fighting for redress, only to be cold-shouldered by those concerned with indifference ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - MANILA HOSTAGE ROW

    Aquino has ‘no plans’ to apologise over Manila bus tragedy despite sanctions

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 02:07pm by Phila Siu and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Phila Siu and Ng Kang-chung phila.siu@scmp.com kc.ng@scmp.com Philippine president says apology could create legal liability as diplomatic restrictions come into effect Philippine President Benigno Aquino says he has no plans to apologise to Hong Kong over the Manila bus hostage incident, as Hong Kong’s diplomatic sanctions against Manila take effect on Wednesday. ...




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