Healing the wounds, finally
The Philippine leader made the seeming “unsolicited” apology during extemporaneous remarks before the Filipino community in Hong Kong last Thursday. The President’s apology was roundly applauded by his audience, composed largely of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong. Faced with threats to clamp down on over 60,000 OFWs in Hong Kong, Mayor Estrada’s apology saved the day for them. PNoy called for the initiation of administrative charges against Mayor Lim, deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzalez III and four police officers. While it took a former president and now Mayor Estrada to prevent further damage of relations with HKSAR and China, the public apology made by former Davao City Mayor and now President Duterte would surely complete the healing of the wounds, finally.