I would like to personally apologize to the family, kins and friends of the Hong Kong nationals in last Monday’s hostage incident in Manila. It has really taken a lot out of me in the past week.
We know our apologies would never be enough to alleviate or take away the pain that our countryman has caused you, but we want to say it anyway. Many of us are as sad and as disappointed as you.
My sincerest apologies and deepest condolences.
To my fellow Filipinos:
We will live our life only once. I hope that we live it for the benefit of others, for the honor of our country, and for the glory of God.