In ABS-CBNNEWS.COM, TODAY newspaper has one of its tart editorials basically saying Filipinos should learn to stop blaming the government every time they get into trouble abroad. An interesting tidbit:
The Japanese have a better grip on the morality of incidents such as the one Angelo de la Cruz inflicted on the entire Filipino nation. When three Japanese nationals were similarly abducted by Iraqi insurgents, Tokyo moved heaven and earth to secure their release. Once the hostages were liberated, however, the Japanese government required them to pay the cost of their rescue. Moreover, the Japanese people never let the three forget the trouble they caused their nation by ostracizing them. No triumphal homecomings for them.