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Japan’s PM says no change to comfort women apology

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe AP FILE PHOTO

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday his government is not considering a revision of the country’s 1993 apology for forcing South Korean and other women to have sex with Japanese soldiers during World War II.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino: We could have acted faster on ‘Yolanda’

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Four months after Super Typhoon Yolanda slammed into Eastern Visayas, killing more than 6,000 people, President Aquino acknowledged that the government’s post-disaster response could have been “faster.”

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

News program apologizes for flesh-eating hoax

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After the brouhaha that a late-night news program caused in its flesh-eating disease story, its television network officially apologized Thursday evening.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Enrile demands Inquirer apology

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Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The lawyers of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile have demanded that the Philippine Daily Inquirer apologize and retract its “malicious’’ story tagging him as the mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Okinawa women demand sex remark apology

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Women on Japan’s island chain of Okinawa on Wednesday demanded an apology from an outspoken Japanese politician who suggested US troops there make use of its thriving sex industry.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

S. Korea president apologizes for sex assault scandal

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye  AFP FILE PHOTO

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye personally apologized Monday for an “unsavory” incident during her US summit visit that led to the dismissal of her chief spokesman.

Posted: May 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Enrile chief of staff apologizes to Cayetano for ‘offensive’ remarks

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Jessica “Gigi” Reyes   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s Chief of Staff Attorney Jessica “Gigi” Reyes “profusely apologized” to Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano for her “disrespectful and offensive” statements when she was interviewed over the radio last Monday.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Wife of slain Cavite gunman apologizes to victims’ families

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A little girl looks bewildered by the blood stains marking the spot where a person fell during a shooting frenzy in Barangay Tabon I, Kawit, Cavite province, on Friday morning. EDWIN BELLOSILLO

The wife of slain gunman Ronald Bae apologized to the victims’ families and hoped they were not angry at her.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Non-bail estafa raps await pyramid king

He’s lying low but not out of sight. The man behind the “double your money” scheme that has victimized over 10,000 investors in the Visayas and Mindanao appears on YouTube asking investors to be patient. He promised to do his best to return their money “in one or two years.

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Aman Futures CEO apologizes to clients

Peace be upon you, brothers and sisters. To the investor, I am willing to pay back only the capital snce Aman investment has financial crisis due to unexplained shortage of fund by Fernando “Nonoy” Luna.

Posted: November 13th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Thalidomide victims reject ‘insulting’ apology

In a 1965 file photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health, a three-year-old girl, born without arms to a German mother who took the drug thalidomide, uses power-driven artificial arms fitted to her by Dr. Ernst Marquardt of the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Pharmaceutical company Gruenenthal, German manufacturer of anti-morning sickness drug thalidomide, has for the first time apologized to people who were born with congenital birth defects as a result of its use. Chief executive Harald Stock said Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 that the company had failed to reach out "from person to person" to the victims and their mothers over the past 50 years. (AP Photo/File)

Thalidomide survivors on Saturday rebuffed an apology by the German company that manufactured the drug, saying it was an “insulting” response to the thousands born disabled as a result of its use.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

German producer of thalidomide issues apology, 50 years on

A cameraman films a bronze statue by artist Bonifatius Stirnberg that is on display in Stolberg, Germany symbolizing a child born without limbs because of thalidomide Friday Aug, 31, 2012. The drug is a powerful sedative and was sold under the brand name Contergan in Germany. The German manufacturer of a notorious drug that caused thousands of babies to be born with shortened arms and legs, or no limbs at all, issued its first ever apology Friday - 50 years after pulling the drug off the market. Gruenenthal Group's chief executive said the company wanted to apologize to mothers who took the drug during the 1950s and 1960s and to their children who suffered congenital birth defects as a result. "We ask for forgiveness that for nearly 50 years we didn't find a way of reaching out to you from human being to human being," said Harald Stock. "We ask that you regard our long silence as a sign of the shock that your fate caused in us." Stock spoke in the west German city of Stolberg, where the company is based, during the unveiling of a bronze statue symbolizing a child born without limbs because of thalidomide. (AP Photo/dapd/Jens Schlueter)

The German firm that made thalidomide has issued its first apology in over 50 years to the thousands born disabled as a result of the drug’s use, but a victims’ charity called for more tangible action.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Inquirer apologizes to Vicente, readers

The Inquirer apologizes to its readers who took offense to the newspaper’s use of a series of photographs of a defense witness, Demetrio Vicente, who testified on Tuesday in the Senate impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato C. Corona.

Posted: March 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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