Friday, November 7, 2014

Typhoon Yolanda a year later and when Binay and Noynoy skipped

Seems that two of the highest government officials of the land have conveniently "skipped" their expected appointments yesterday---Vice president Jejomar Binay did not go to the Senate Blue Ribbon committee hearing for fears of being "put into a gutter fight" with three of the Senate's blue jean mobsters--Senators Antonio Trillanes, Alan Peter Cayetano and Koko Pimentel who, if you"ll take a serious look at them---they all have a personal axe to grind against Binay.

President Benigno S. Aquino III meanwhile "skipped" Tacloban and went elsewhere, just as survivors of Typhoon Yolanda are preparing for the commemoration of that tragedy that left almost 18,000 dead, thousands more injured and thousands left homeless.

That devastating typhoon put the Philippines once more in the international map. Several foreign countries collectively put aside over 78 billion pesos, enough to rehabilitate Leyte and the rest three times over--yet until now, the place has barely changed.

The scars of the tragedy are still there. People are still experiencing emotional stress and pain, something which our government should have addressed long before, but still failed. There are still lots of things to do, lots of things to build and very many things to restructure.

We still haven't learned. Our government remains direction-less inspite of several years and several tragedies that happened during the last ten years.