By Amando Doronila
The current Mindanao power shortage is relatively the most underreported main event in the mainstream news media in the run-up to the May elections. It is bad news to the Aquino administration. It is bad news to the people of Mindanao, bad news to the economy and to all the people in the country.
I write in reaction to Lamitan City Vice Mayor Arleigh Eisma’s unfounded allegations against me, which were aired by Rina Jimenez-David in her Jan. 20 column, and to set the record straight.
By Carlos Isagani T. Zarate
Two weeks after supertyphoon “Pablo” battered and forever changed the landscape of southern Mindanao and the lives of millions of its inhabitants, the full magnitude and extent of the devastation it left behind and the crisis it triggered are yet to be fully grasped, as its effects are only being discovered, agonizingly, “piece by piece” and “part by part” with every passing day.
By Neal H. Cruz
The question is why: Why did so many people die in Mindanao in spite of early warnings by Pagasa, by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), and by local government units? In fact, some families had left their homes and gone to evacuation centers. Still so many people died. Why?