THE OUTPOURING of support for the Philippines in the wake of super typhoon Haiyan is just moving. The government too. But slower.
The spirit of volunteerism is overwhelming. I experienced that yesterday in a relief center. These days, it feels great to be Filipino; it feels awful to be Korina Sanchez.
The other day, broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez criticized Anderson Cooper’s “mali-maling” report on the situation in Tacloban City. Netizens were divided: 50 percent supported Anderson while 50 percent hated Korina.
On radio, dzMM’s Korina Sanchez hit CNN’s Anderson Cooper. And Korina’s former maid was like, “Relate much!”
Based on people’s reaction in social media, Korina Sanchez lost the virtual battle against Anderson Cooper. Mar Roxas demands a recount.
If you’re active on Twitter or Facebook, you’ll notice that Korina Sanchez has become the most hated radio anchor today. “For a change!” – Arnold Clavio
There’s no truth to rumors though that Korina Sanchez described Anderson Cooper as “maputing maligno.”
Have you seen the photos of Vice President Jejomar Binay in Panay Island? He was photographed distributing campaign paraphernalia, excuse me, relief goods to local execs.
Netizens were outraged by the Vice President’s “labeled” relief goods in Panay Island. According to Binay’s spokesman, Joey Salgado, the stickers were donated by a certain Engineer Nelson Golez Jr of Iloilo. Somebody must tell Mr. Golez he’s 26 months ahead of the campaign period.
Jejomar Binay and Korina Sanchez-Roxas are in the news these days. Well played 2016, well played.
Amanpour and Aquino
Interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, President Aquino said, “The local government unit, acting as first responders, failed to respond appropriately.” To which, LGUs reacted, “‘Failed’ kaagad? ‘Di ba pwedeng ‘tried hard but fell short’ muna?”
President Aquino told CNN, “The local government unit, acting as first responders, failed to respond appropriately.” Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was like, “I washent blamed??! In fairnessh huh!”
“Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV
“Accuracy is what we care most about here at CNN. In every report, we have shown how strong the Filipino people are. Ms Sanchez is welcome to go there and I would urge her to go there. I don’t know if she has but her husband is the interior minister, I’m sure he could arrange her flight.”
~ CNN’s Anderson Cooper to Korina Sanchez
What the Pack!
If you’re in Makati City, there’s a relief center at the gymnasium of Brgy. Valenzuela, Corner Pililia and Hormiga Streets (Rizal Village). See you there! Pack me, pack all of us, pack you too! Let’s do it!
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