"No handwashing. No excuses. Apologies and reiteration of the government policy. Unlike a previous administration."
However, President Rodrigo Duterte said the government tried its best to rescue Kantner.
He apologized to the Germans for the death of the hostage and said:
I am very sorry that the hostage or a national of your country has been beheaded. I sympathize with the family. I commiserate with the German people.READ ALSO: Interesting Note On The Desk Of President Duterte Captures The Heart Of Netizens
But, I said, we tried, there’s a massive operation going on… I would like to say something to the family and to the government that we really tried our best.
On that note, prominent lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles in a Facebook post noticed the President's statement on this issue and tell something that catches up the attention of the netizens. She shared an article from Politiko entitled: Duterte apologizes for death of Abu Sayyaf’s German hostage: We tried our best but failed, and captioned it with:
Notice the unrehearsed messaging. The president takes responsibility for the failure to rescue the German national. He apologizes to the family and the government. Then he reiterates the policy to not give in to terrorists.In less than an hour, Atty. Angeles' Facebook post already gathered more than 1,000 different reactions as of writing.
That is leadership.
No handwashing. No excuses. Apologies and reiteration of the government policy. Unlike a previous administration.
More of this please.