No leader of 100M can do it by himself. He needs help. PNoy needs Congresswoman Imelda in Tacloban. Where is she cum her billions? She should be seen in Tacloban with Sen. Bongbong and Guv Imee.
Not enough for BB to waive his pork.
We need good leaders. We also need good followers. But, we are scofflaws, beginning with cross streets and driving vehicles. Mr. Andersoon Cooper, more fun here.
If men and women in the Cabinet, unelected, were angels, why not give all the toxic pork to them?
If all those elected to Congress were devils, why give them pork at all?
A number of lawmakers, implying they could not trust themselves with millions, have given up their pork, for disposition by their angelic executive counterparts.
I might tend to side here with Sen. Sonny Trillanes who instead simply identified his projects (as we did in 1987-92 and closely monitored the implementation). He may be a majority of one.
The Supreme Court should not get in the way of relief.
Were I a Senator, I’d simply say, all my pork I give to Yolanda victims and I want a report by year-end, so I can report to our bosses, the citizens, as particles of sovereignty. I will have a team monitor vigilantly.
Why should we trust one who cannot trust himself but, may see or refer a PR spin or angle? One may even be the type who one cannot shake hands with, without counting his fingers afterwards.
Pork otherwise is never toxic per se, as in our time. Yolanda has sharply clarified the situation.
Deaths mark the Tacloban, etc. tragedy. There was looting for food, medicine and the like but no one should be shot for following the first law of mankind: survival.
Foreign aid and news coverage have been awesome
In time, we should know who our generous friends are. I was a spokesman for Prez-elect Cory in February 1986 and was I pleased to get a congratulatory message from, among many others, environment and human rights activist Petra Kelly of the Germans’ Green Party. (That was between Feb 7 and Feb. 25 and I was careful then to identify my principal as Prez-elect Cory). I had not read about Germany helping us but my attention has been called by a hipag in Seattle to possible German abuse, as follows: “attached is a letter from people in Seattle protesting the Youtube video of Germans wakeskating in our venerable Ifugao rice terraces. Can you please help wake up the Filipinos regarding this? How disrespectful. Now that it is in You tube, does that mean that we will see more wakeskaters on the rice terraces? There goes our Unesco heritage site!!!! Why did the government allow this to happen? Where was the Dept. of Tourism when all this was being planned? Who gave them permission?”