Senator Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. Introduces Senate Resolution No. 143

24 August 2010

Sen. Bongbong Marcos today took the Senate floor to convey his sympathies and condolences to the families, relatives, relatives, and compatriots of the victims of the hostage-taking incident in Manila on 23 August 2010, as well as to the Peoples’ Republic of China and the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.

The Senator also manifested that he had earlier filed Senate Resolution No. 143 calling for the Senate as a body to share his message of condolences, and to “initiate an exhaustive and thorough investigation of the incident and to closely monitor all the other investigations to ensure that justice be immediately served to the victims, their loved ones, and to ensure that there will be no whitewash or cover-ups, and that those who shall be found erring be dealt with by the full force of the law.”

In a separate formal message, the Senator wrote:
“I extend my sincerest condolences and most heartfelt sympathies to the families,relatives, friends and compatriots of our Chinese brothers and sisters who perished or were injured in the tragic hostage-taking incident of yesterday, 23 August 2010. No words can adequately express my grief and indignation for this unnecessary loss of life and crippling injuries to the innocent victims.

“It is therefore with a firm resolve and unwavering commitment that I will extend full assistance to all full-fledged probes that will ensure that justice will prevail and that a peaceful closure be effected.”