Philippines Flag Mistake

September 28th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez,
us-asean-summitSep 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It became a rage all over Philippines when the news of the Philippines flag being upside down in the US- ASEAN summit went abuzz. But the Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has reacted in a very understanding manner and has said that there is no need for USA to apologize formally. The President stated that he believes the incident to be nothing but an ‘honest’ mistake which went neglected by the concerned authorities who were too bust to ensure the safety of the delegates. And as for those who created a fuss out of the incident, he said that ‘the people are bored’ enough to create a fiasco over the incident.

It seems very inappropriate that USA or any country would commit such a heinous mistake during an important event. The Philippine government excepted the apology offered by the United States and said that the incident will not affect their friendship and relation and that they welcome the strong relations between Philippines and United states. The summit was hoisted in New York and there is talk that though Philippines is cool about the blunder and has accepted their apology, an inquiry may be conducted as per the protocol.

The US government has reportedly made many attempts to improve their relations with Philippines and thus seems least likely to be an intentional act. The only problems with this kind of issue seems to be that it often plays into the hands of people who are looking for attention and need an issue to come into the limelight. Fortunately in this case such a thing appears to have been completely avoided.

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