President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday apologized to Germany for the failure of government troops to save Jurgen Gustav Kantner, who has been beheaded by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). Duterte said the Philippine government tried its best but failed to save the German hostage’s life. “I am very sorry that the hostage, a national of your country, . I sympathize with the family, I commiserate with the German people. But I said, we tried, there’s a massive operation going on and I have just announced to you, they’re beginning to use air assets”, the President said.