Ondoy victims for politicking and photo opportunities?!

by reynz on October 1, 2009

7525_283280175211_572110211_9297746_6856220_nIs this real?! Ondoy victims for politicking and photo opportunities?! It seemed to me that the Philippine National Red Cross has some protocol explaining to do if indeed this is what happened. And this is serious. And I am not liking what I am reading.

Now, considering that Barrio Siete’s Bayanihan Fund Drive has now reached a milestone with donations now standing at Php104,763 and growing; and that we have already sent our 1st remittance to the Philippine National Red Cross in Manila (although we are still waiting for confirmation both from Philippine National Bank and the Philippine National Red Cross in Manila) there is a brewing controversy with the alleged politicking of the donations routed through the Philippine National Red Cross. The very, very hot entry on the Facebook was posted by Martin Cervantes who gave me the permission to repost his entry. Here is the entry:

Note: The qouted entry was deleted per request my MC. Please refer to his comment on the comments section.

Now that’s just one story of some alleged politicking. Here’s another story, if true, is really infuriating…

Mula sa loob ng subdivision, may papalabas na dalawang military trucks na puno daw ng tao.
Isa sa mga unang bumaba si Senador… video rolling… flash… flash… flash…
Buong akala namen na sobrang dami ng tao sa loob ng truck kasi malaking truck eto.
Pero mangilan-ngilan lang ang bumaba nito na biktima ng bagyong Ondoy.
Ang aking nakita lang ay ang isang lola at ina na may kargang baby na mga nasa isa or dalawang buwan pa lamang, na pinasok sa ambulansya para sa unang panlunas.
Pero pagkatapos ng mga ilang sandali bumaba din sila.
“Mag-ingat po kayo.” ani ni Senador sabay tapik sa likod ng ina na may baby. flash… flash… flash…

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