What a shame. Shame, Shame, Shame for all the government. One side bashes Aquino’s government, while Aquino’s government praises Aquino. In the mean time, Filipino’s suffer, starve, drowned and die from government inertia. Shame on all the Filipino Government!
MANILA, OCTOBER 6, 2011 (TRIBUNE) By Charlie V. Manalo and Virgilio Bugaoisan – Members of the House minority scored President Aquino’s belated response to the widespread calamity that descended on Central Luzon as a result of the recent back-to-back typhoons “Pedring” and “Quiel” while Aquino justified his conspicuous absence at the height of the calamity as being key to the efficient provision by government agencies of relief and rescue operations.
Aquino is widely known as a slacker and is usually late for appointments and also was known to have cancelled several appointments to give in to inertia.
At their weekly press briefing, House Minority Leader Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, Deputy Minority Leaders Zambales Rep. Ma. Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez took turns in lambasting Aquino who had earlier expressed his dread for photo opportunities which he indicated as the likely outcome if he visited the calamity-stricken areas, even citing his “fear for cameras” as expressed by his spokesmen.
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“He (Aquino) need not be physically present in the calamity-stricken areas. All he has to do is to appear on national television and assure the affected people he is overseeing the situation,” the lady solon stressed.
“But sadly, days after he arrived from his trip to Japan, there still was no word from him. And all we hear from his spokesman is that he doesn’t want to visit the areas affected by the typhoons yet as he does not want to become the center of attraction as he is camera-shy,” she said.
Suarez, for his part, said Aquino’s response was very late in coming. “Being late than never is still late”, Suarez said.
Lagman said the administration still has to learn its lesson even after the lashing it got for Aquino who was nowhere to be found during the bloody Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking crisis.
Taken from: http://www.newsflash.org/hlframe.htm