“The P40, 000 per family demand of Abbat is enough for a family of six to their daily subsistence,” Simbajon added
He said that, “(I)f this situation will go further and the victims remain victims, they will be the ones calling for Aquino’s ouster.”
The Philippine government thanked donors all over the world simultaneously in billboards all over the world during the 3rd month anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda last February 8—a move which a relief group found ironic as they saw the state of poverty and neglect among survivors here.
Residents at Tacloban City express their frustration for not receiving any relief goods from the government even as three months have passed since Typhoon Yolanda swept the city. This picture was taken during a rehabilitation mission by Balsa Mindanao last week. (Earl Condeza/davaotoday.com)
Students from the Tacloban campus of the University of the Philippines complained of receiving verbal abuse from the UP president after some of them barged into a top-level meeting of campus chancellors to distribute copies of their petition.
by Earl O. Condeza Davao Today DAVAO CITY—Nuns, students and rights advocates under Balsa Mindanao (Bulig Alang sa Mindanao) left…
Allowing the coal-fired power plant to operate in the city will harm local fresh water source and residents, according to aid group Balsa Mindanao.
Carlos Zarate of Bayan Muna said debt relief, or the writing off of debts from international credit banks, can free government funds for rehabilitation.
A vendor at the city’s Bankerohan Public Market drops his donation to an activist going around for contributions to help victims of super typhoon Yolanda that leveled cities in Eastern Visayas. Donations and aid from local to international groups have been pouring in but delivering these to the victims has been a problem. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
“I would suggest that a state of calamity is not enough, there has to be a state of emergency, because there is no local government functioning,” Duterte said.
Mayor Duterte also shot down suggestions from Tacloban officials to declare martial law in the city following looting and chaos. “We are not dealing with fighting forces, we are dealing with human misery,” he said.