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Aquino says sorry for the ‘smile’

By Maila Ager
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 17:23:00 08/25/2010

Filed Under: Government, Crime, Grandstand Hostage, hostage taking

MANILA, Philippines?President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III has apologized to those offended when he was caught on television apparently smiling while being interviewed at the crime scene hours after Monday?s bloody hostage-taking.

At a press conference in Malacañang, Aquino said his smile then was maybe just an "expression of exasperation rather than anything."

"My smile might have been misunderstood. I have several expressions. I smile when I'm happy, I smile when I'm faced with a very absurd situation...and if I offended certain people, I apologize to them,? he said.

"It's more of an expression maybe of exasperation rather than anything and again, I apologize if I offended certain people, who misunderstood (my) facial expression," he said.

Eight Hong Kong tourists and the hostage taker?a disgruntled former police officer?were killed during the 11-hour hostage crisis.



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