Palace won’t say sorry

‘We won’t glamorize this issue any more’

ANILA, Philippines—So sorry, But no sorry.

Pummeled with criticisms, Malacañang Monday refused to apologize for the purportedly extravagant dinner that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her delegation had last week at a famed restaurant in New York.

“If the dinner was really ostentatious, then there has to be an apology, but it wasn’t ostentatious and I stand by that,” Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said in a media briefing when asked if the Palace would apologize.

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