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Visiting UK parliamentarian reports ‘sad, frustrating’ 100 days after Haiyan

“Everywhere else in the world, when there is disaster, people ask for food. But in the Philippines, farmers are asking for seeds! The fiherfolks are asking for boats! They don’t want to depend forever on foreign support. They want to rely on their own strength and this is truly inspiring.” – Lord Jack McConnell, member of the UK House of Lords

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat Perspective Typhoons Ondoy, Pedring, Sendong, Pablo, two freak monsoon rains, and now Yolanda have resulted in too much disaster, too many lives lost, too many houses and infrastructure destroyed, and too much suffering. The unfortunate thing is this would not be the last. According to an Associated Press report, which was…