But hope springs eternal. Environmental defenders everywhere are tirelessly working to protect the last frontiers of nature and restore our despoiled environment.
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The lack of support to agriculture has forced farmers to accept low pay, insecure informal work or odd jobs.
“We hope the simple gesture of welcoming Pope Francis with a humble ribbon, in contrast to the layers of expensive and expansive print banners by businesses and politicians, would help fellow Filipinos understand the spirit of the Pope’s visit.” – People Surge
“We are angered that it is the survivors whom they accuse as liars. After we were robbed, neglected, driven away from our land and jobs, the government tells us that it is our fault. In our name they amass funds and they commit more crimes to exploit these funds.”
People Surge enumerated “six persisting injustices” being committed by the Aquino government on Typhoon Yolanda survivors.
Despite the claims of the Aquino government that they are doing their best, typhoon survivors still dwell on tents today; they still suffer from hunger; there is still no meaningful program for reconstructing their livelihood; and worse, they are called various names by officials of the Aquino government.
“If the Aquino government is indeed worried only of our safety, how come they are allowing big business and foreign investors to construct infrastructures right where our loved ones died during Yolanda? Why are the mining and logging operations in farflung areas lashed by Yolanda still continuing?” — People Surge
“It is the national government’s responsibility to lead the reconstruction… many private companies involved are not in there for humanitarian reasons but for profit.” – People Surge
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com It has been more than three months ago when I first set foot in Tacloban City. It was unfortunate that the first time I visited the city – referred to as one of the most beautiful in the country – it was during the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. When…
Taken all together, the measures chosen and the manner by which these are implemented by the government since Day 1 of the disaster show its utter insensitivity to the plight of the survivors and its incompetence in providing for the needs of the Filipino people — Agham
Ni RICHARD R. GAPPI Bulatlat.com “Nais ng Pangulo na makadaupang palad ang mga biktima ng kalamidad,’ wika ng tagapagsalita ng Pangulo na si Edwin Lacierda kung bakit hindi sa EDSA gagawin ang pagggunita sa People Power 1. Apat na araw pa lamang ang nakakalipas, nagpunta sa Malacanang ang mga survivor ng bagyong Yolanda. Nais nilang…