President Noynoy Aquino III has signed Proclamation No. 26, to formally declare September 10, 2010 as a regular holiday throughout the country. September 10, 2010 is the first day which will mark the end of Eid’l Fitr(Ramadan).
In contrast with the hostage taking incident at Quirino Grandstand in Manila, Philippines two weeks ago, a hostage taker was shot dead by SWAT officers at the Discovery Communications building today September 1, 2010(September 2, 2010 Manila Time) .
President Barack Obama, on August 31, 2010, has finally declared the end of the United States of America’s combat mission in Iraq. Obama made the presidential address over a nationally live telecast.
Is it necessary for Philippines President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, to issue an apology to the Hongkong government and its people, due to the bloody hostage taking that took place at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila last August 23, 2010? Will it not be too much to put the blame on President Noynoy? This isolated incident on the hostage taking incident at the Quirino Grandstand has been the subject of too much debate and grandstanding for a lot of people and this is not doing any good to all the Filipinos and the Hongkong people around the world. The pain that this hostage taking have brought to everyone will continue to linger if finger pointing on who’s to be blame persists.
With all the blame being thrown at him by the political opposition and detractors, Philippines President Benigno Noynoy Aquino has issued an official statement on his stand on the hostage taking of Hongkong tourists. President Noynoy vowed to hold people accountable for the bloody hostage taking at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila that ended with 8 Hongkong nationals dead.