Dear Mr. Tiglao,
To make sure I get a balanced news and views, I am an avid fan of your column as well as of Jojo Reyes of MST, to get to the truth of what inq. and abs-cbnnews.com are relaying.
I wonder if you can help me print my input, which I posted on the subject of your column today, under leave a comment portion of the article. It says:
“name : hedy bayhon peralta
I affirm that President Aquino will be remembered as having no foresight, advance planning and he is certainly not a visionary. It is not enough to be a son of an illustrious couple.
“As a politician and former legislator, he should have known that pork barrel releases resulted in political patronage and bribe giving that is why right after his election as President, the allies of former Pres. GMA and others joined or coalesced with President Pnoy’s political party.
“Also, since he and his office must have heard that the then forthcoming typhoon was Signal #5, he must have imagined it was a Katrina-like hurricane which would result in countless death and destruction. He should have ordered all government resources and basic necessities pre-positioned near the areas where the typhoon would affect because those within the area would be victims and local officials would not be able to be first responders.
On both counts of inability to avoid or prevent corruption and unnecessary loss of lives and property, his legacy is thus defined.”
My previous comment saying substantially the same thing was not posted maybe because it was out of topic.
By the way, according to Alex Caragay of Detroit Michigan, a nephew of mine because his mother was Flora Peralta (cousin of the late Macario Peralta Jr) you are our relative.
I wish to commend you for your professionalism in your profession which enables us to have informed opinions about what is happening in our country today.
Thanks and regards.