My “yaya” just arrived from Leyte, one of the most damaged province during the typhoon Haiyan. She cried so hard when she got into the gates of our house. She travelled for three days trying to reach Cebu. Her house was ruined and no relief operations are reaching her place. Her children and her husband are left in Leyte due to the lack of funds to travel to Cebu.
I could not fathom how our government is turning a blind eye on what is happening in the country. It scares me how indifferent they are of what is happening in the damaged provinces. This is a serious issue and yet all they are broadcasting on TV is how the President is giving early Christmas bonus to every government employee. It just pisses the hell out of me.
Before all of this, I do not believe that even the most cold-hearted politician would ignore this big of a devastation. But then again, I live in the Philippines. Everything just surprises you, the bad kind of surprise.
Some people are telling me to stop criticizing the President cause he’s just human and he cannot do everything. Well, the Americans, Israelis, Canadians, Japanese and so many others including the thousands of Filipino volunteers are humans too and they are doing a lot better than he is. In fact, he is not doing anything at all. I have no problem whatsoever with what he does on his free time as long as he does his job. His inefficiency is causing additional casualities. Indirectly, he is murdering our own countrymen by not taking action.
It’s sad cause some people were dead not because of the typhoon but because of the hunger that we could’ve easily solved. I just want to say is that; the guilt lies on the people who has everything to do something but at the end does nothing.