taiwan Wednesday slapped sanctions on the philippines , including a ban on the hiring of new workers, rejecting an apology by President Benigno aquino for the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman. Philippine coastguards shot dead the 65-year-old last week after they said his vessel illegally sailed into Philippine waters, and outrage in taiwan at the incident grew amid a perceived lack of remorse in Manila.
 In a bid to contain the diplomatic fallout, aquino sent Amadeo R. Perez, chairman of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office which handles relations with taiwan , to the island on Wednesday to act as his “personal representative” and apologise.