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In the span of 12 days, four journalists in four provinces were attacked by unidentified gunmen. Three of them died, and one was seriously injured. If this murderous spree does not set alarm bells ringing in the corridors of Malacañang, perhaps there aren’t any alarm bells in place? The spree started a week after [...]
I have heard many people tell stories of how they survived Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” A common thread in their narratives is the harrowing experiences unlike any they have gone through in their lives before. Not surprising. After all, Yolanda is the strongest typhoon in recorded history.
By Artemio V. Panganiban
Almost universal acclaim greeted the Supreme Court’s decision slaying the Priority Development Assistance Fund or PDAF. Although the reasons used were quite technical and legalistic, the Court nonetheless calmed the seething anger against the scams associated with the PDAF, but heightened the clamor for the prosecution of the scammers.
By Herbert Villalon Docena
Those who survived possibly the most powerful typhoon ever to hit land should never have had to wait for days under the rubble for rescue, to “steal” from the dead to stay alive, to sleep beside the bodies of their dead children, or to be crushed to death in a stampede for food. Sacks and sacks of rice should never have lain uncooked for even just a day in warehouses while thousands starved.
I am a fourth year high school student whose parents come from Palo and Tanauan, Leyte. I can no longer stand seeing them cry.
The promotion of Church People’s Response urge the government to get its act together and implement an efficient disaster response management program to lessen the effects of calamities. Ensuring the safety of its people is the primary task of any government.
By Amando Doronila
When the most powerful typhoon ever to hit this star-crossed archipelago in living memory slammed into Leyte—was a day the government disappeared.
By Francis Domingo
Cyber-attacks on websites managed by the Philippine government have been persistent and increasingly sophisticated. During the past year, Anonymous Philippines—a movement that believes the social system can change through the aggressive use of information technology—has attacked numerous government websites, including those of the Office of the President, the Department of Budget and Management, the [...]
By Solita Collas-Monsod
Shoulda, woulda, coulda. That seems to be the blame game everyone is playing now with regard to our relief efforts. We coulda done this, or we shoulda gone that way, or we woulda made more of a difference. And to buttress our self-flagellation, we misquote or take out of context what foreigners say about our efforts.
We must do better. The devastation wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has given way to another, altogether manmade calamity: bureaucratic ineffectiveness. But because the lives of literally thousands of survivors lie in the balance, we must all do better.
The National and local governments had been taking precautionary and preparatory measures as a way to cope with the forecast monster howler heading to central Philippines. But Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) displayed a terrible and terrifying strength; we are only beginning to see the utter devastation it has wrought. What was described by Jeff Masters of the US commercial weather service Weather Underground as “the fourth strongest tropical cyclone in world history” and “the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall” effectively brought the region to its knees.
We write in search of a few generous souls who may still have some money tucked away for a possible emergency. Such an emergency now exists with the succession of the Napoles PDAF disaster, Malampaya Fund plunder, unconstitutional DAP realignments, catastrophic typhoons and the Bohol-Cebu earthquakes.