Hong Kong and Philippines Agreement: ‘The Beginning Of A New Journey’

Malacañang said on Thursday, that while the Philippines has settled with the government of Hong Kong after Luneta Hostage tragedy on 2010, still the concerns of the victims and their families are being brought up. Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras said in a televised press in Malacañang that the agreement between the Philippines and Hong Kong to resolve the incident and their strained relations is “The beginning of a new journey.”

Blue Ribbon will not resume its PDAF probe yet – Guingona

The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee is yet to resume its investigation of the multi-billion dollar pork barrel scam, saying that it will first wait for the Department of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima to finish documenting the supposed exposure of Janet Lim Napoles before deciding whether or not to continue its investigation.

LPA dissipates in northern Samar

The low pressure area being monitored by PAGASA dissipated in northern Samar. Due to the effect of the easterlies, the whole country, including Metro Manila will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies, with scattered rain showers in the afternoon.

Hong Kong accepts Philippine apology

The Hong Kong Chief Executive said that the apology of the Philippines regarding the Quirino Grandstand hostage crisis last 2010 is a start of a new chapter of relationship between Hong Kong and Philippines. After accepting the apology, Hong Kong lifted the travel ban against the Philippines.