The Hongkong authorities have subpoenaed a whole lot of Filipinos in connection to their forensic re-examination of the bodies of the hostage incident in the Philippines.
This is a highly irregular diplomatic practice and does not constitute good protocol between countries with good relations. This would also imply that Hongkong refutes the exhaustive investigation and examination of the IRRC.
The Philippine Government has sent them the complete transcripts and duplicates regarding the incident. Besides, the HK Forensics did their work in the country already. What appears to Filipinos is that Hongkong is rubbing it in. The Philippines has gone down so low as to apologize to Hongkong and its people, even if the government really had nothing to do with the slaying of the hostages. It appears also that the goodwill and the sympathies of the Filipino people have been set aside and a simple statement by HK is declared that the Filipinos have goofed in the investigation and that the Chinese would have done better.
This decision of the Hongkong Chinese people to undertake their own inquiry on the subject is not good in any way one may look at it. What sympathies that the Filipinos may have for the Hongkong Chinese may turn to enmity against the Chinese people, both in Hongkong and in the Philippines.
The Filipinos do not turn a deaf ear to what has been transpiring as vengeful attitudes of the Hongkong Chinese to the Filipino OFW’s. This vengeful attitude may happen both ways. In the side of the Philippines, it may be against the resident Chinese, and it may also be something that the good Teresita Ang See will not be able to stem,
Perhaps the Chinese in Hongkong should not take the Filipinos for granted, else the Filipinos will do likewise and start putting them in Parians again.
If Hongkong wants more compensation for the slain hostages, they should do so by asking for it directly, and not by indirect insulting propositions.