Tags: Typhoon Pablo

Stranded Pablo mission rescued, military blamed

Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay assailed the military’s action as it “shows the government’s desperation to cover up the situation of the victims of typhoon Pablo– the neglect of the victims’ needs, the corruption in its relief and rehabilitation efforts, and worst, the harassment of people who exposed these, leading to the killing of Cristina Jose, the leader of the Pablo victims’ organization.”

As Pablo already claimed the lives of 990 individuals and damaged over PHP 21 billion in agriculture and infrastructure in the Davao region alone, Panalipdan said it is not enough to just give relief goods and help for the rebuilding of lives of affected people in Southern Mindanao. “We must also demand for justice and…