The Philippines will apologize for the death of eight Hong Kong tourists who had been taken hostage on a tour bus in Manila by a retired Philippine police man in August of 2010, according to Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po.
The Philippine police man was shot and killed during a raid by Philippine police on the tour bus which carried a tour group from Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong government has issued a travel alert for its citizens traveling to the Philippines after the incident and has demanded an apology from the Philippine government.
More than three years after the death of the eight Hong Kong tour members, the Manila city council has passed a resolution today apologizing to the Hong Kong government and the family members of the victims.
Manila mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada will bring the resolution document to Hong Kong after a trip to Beijing this November and seek the lifting of the travel alert by the Special Administrative Region in an attempt to mend ties between the two sides.