just posted this on my facebook wall:
#kidapawan reminds me of #yolanda when people were seen wandering the streets, having walked all the way from their homes in far barangays, in shock, hungry, thirsty, looking for food and water in the city to bring back to their families, but getting no relief, from government anyway, because, sabi ni sec almendras on tv, hindi malinaw kung sino sa mga yan ang taga-tacloban talaga at hindi. so they wanted to give relief goods through the barangays where official residents are registered. imagine. denying immediate relief, kahit tubig at biskwit man lang. if NGOs and civil society orgs had not come to the rescue, meron din sigurong mga namatay na lang sa gutom at uhaw at shock. sa #kidapawan ganoon din ang excuse ng palace spin artists, ibig idaan sa proseso kuno ang pagbibigay-tulong sa mga nasasalanta. at nung ayaw magsialis ang mga magsasakang nagugutom, pinagbabaril. imagine. what kind of policemen are these who willfully shoot at unarmed civilians? and where is the president in all this? he should have ordered the PNP to stand down (as he did in mamasapano?), even to escort the farmers to the nearest rice warehouse and to keep order while waiting for dinky soliman to oversee the distribution of rice. i would call it the EDSA way. and COA would not dare, would not think to, question it.