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        Share nyo na lng po sa Lahat ng Pinoy                             
Aanhin pa ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo? (A special report from a     
Oct 21st, 2009 by ella                                                   
Dear friends,                                                             
I'm asking your help to spread the word. Tulungan po ninyo akong ikalat   
ito. Beyond this, we should also demand action. I disabled a plugin so you
can copy the photos of relief goods rotting in DSWD warehouses. You can   
link this post to your blogs, facebook, websites etc. You can also email 
the photos.                                                               
Philippine News (US based Philippine newspaper) will use this as its front
page story this week. Every Filipino has the right to know where the tons 
of donations from the UN and other counties go. Kahit po nakakahiya sa mga
nag-donate. Kung sa ganitong paraan, matutulungan natin ang mga nasalanta,
then by all means, let's do it.                                           
For those who have the time, please try to volunteer sa DSWD warehouses. 
Getting in was not easy. A friend had to put in a word for us. Let's see 
kung madali nang makapasok sa DSWD warehouse ang mga volunteers.         
Please read on and good luck to us.                                       
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Kahapon, tinanong ng Philippine News si DSWD Secretary Esperanza Cabral: 
Editor of Philippine News: Why are the relief goods in DSWD warehouses not
DSWD Secretary Esperanza Cabral: Wala kasing volunteers.                 
This short interview was done over the phone. Philippine News wanted to   
hear her side pero ayaw niyang makipag-usap sa press. After four tries,   
pinasabi na lang niya ang maikling sagot na ito sa secretary niya -       
"Walang volunteers".                                                     
I don't want to accuse her of corruption but at the very least she is     
showing signs of being totally incompetent. We are in a state of calamity 
where every second counts. May namamatay araw-araw dahil sa sakit.       
In my opinion, these deaths could have been prevented if Secretary Cabral 
had tried a little harder to do her job.                                 
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      Deaths from Philippine storms nears 1,000                           
      "Tropical Storm Ketsana left 420 dead and 37 missing when it flooded
      80 percent of  Manila on September 26, a disaster the government   
      said affected 4.35 million people.                                 
      Some areas are still flooded three weeks later and 189,000 people   
      remain in evacuation centres,                                       
      Typhoon  Parma hit the northern  Philippines on October 3 and       
      lingered as a tropical storm for a week, triggering landslides that 
      killed 438 people and leaving 51 missing mostly in mountain         
      The government agency said  Parma affected 4.16 million people,     
      including more than 32,000 who remain at evacuation centres."       
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During the first week after the storm, lumabas ang "bayanihan spirit" ng 
mga Pinoy. "Makatulong lang kahi't konti," katwiran nila.                 
kung walang volunteers, ano 'to, komiks?                                 
From Stella Arnaldo's blog:                                               
      "At the offices of many civic groups and private organizations,     
      hundreds of people showed up to volunteer in packing relief goods. 
      At the Tulong Bayan center at the Expo Centro in Cubao, Most of the 
      volunteers were adolescents as young as 10 years old, along with   
      their kuya or ate in high school and college.                       
      They came in huge numbers, many of them barkadas, classmates or     
      siblings, dressed just in their tees and shorts, wearing their     
      Havaianas. All were just enthusiastic to do their share!           
      Photos by Leah Navarro                                             
              (Embedded image moved to file: pic23281.jpg)bayanihan       
                    Even grade school kids pitched in to help!             
                (Embedded image moved to file: pic16827.jpg)tulong         
              Youth volunteers repack detergents for distribution         
            (Embedded image moved to file: pic09961.jpg)making beds       
                          Making beds from carton boxes                   
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GMA asked world for donations                                             
Our government begged the world for more donations. Sumagot ang buong     
mundo sa ating panawagan. In less than three weeks, dumaong ang mga barko,
ibinaba mula sa mga cargo planes, i-diniliver ng mga trak at container   
vans ang sandamakmak na relief goods. Cash donations were in the millions 
of dollars.                                                               
But these donations must be coursed through DSWD                         
Nagpalabas ng directive ang pangulo. Individuals, private companies and   
other nations were ENCOURAGED to send their donations to DSWD. I blogged 
about it here and the video of her announcement here.                     
This PGMA directive sounded suspicious to me then. Now I know why. Here's 
the story.                                                               
A group of eight people, your ate Ella included, went to one of DSWD     
warehouses to help in repacking relief goods. We know they need volunteers
pero hindi namin akalaing WALANG TAO TALAGA SA LOOB NG WAREHOUSE!         
As in sa isang humongous warehouse (1000++ sq.m) NA PUNONG-PUNO NG RELIEF 
ang tao!!                                                                 
Kailangang magpa-register at i-schedule ang volunteering                 
      1) UNICEF Registration (as a volunteer)                             
      The warehouse can only take as much as 50 volunteers at a time or   
      per shift. Here you will find that there is a 4-hour shift, and an 
      option for a 6-hour shift for the volunteers to indicate their     
What "volunteers"? Nasaan?                                               
Aside from the 8 of us? Nope, there was nobody there. Bakit kailangan ang 
scheduling? Feeling hindi ba magkamayaw at nagu-unahan ang mga volunteers?
I know somebody who wanted to volunteer many times. She was always bumped 
off, laging nirere-schedule kasi "there were too many volunteers" daw. At 
tuwing Sunday lang daw puwede. What the hell is going on here?           
Nakatambak ang donations ng UNICEF sa warehouse, local and international 
Mga banig na dapat ay nahihigaan ng mga nasalanta. Mga imported camp beds 
na hindi na yata masisilayan ng mga biktima. Mga kumot na hindi naman     
nakabalot sa katawan nila. At mga pagkaing hindi sumasayad sa sikmura     
The relief goods are not going anywhere                                   
We arrived at about 8 am and left by midafternoon and yes, you guessed it  right. Kami pa rin ang tao bukod sa isang DSWD employee sa loob ng       
warehouse maghapon. Walang ibang dumating.                               
The relief goods are not moving. By the way things look, they are not     
going anywhere. Hindi maglalakad mag-isa ang mga donations na ito papunta 
sa mga evacuation centers.                                               
LET THE PICTURES DO THE TALKING                                           
Note: Pinagbawalan kaming kumuha ng pictures sa loob ng warehouse. I     
wonder why.                                                               
          (Embedded image moved to file: pic02995.jpg)walang tao 2         
              "Not a creature was moving, not even a mouse."             
          (Embedded image moved to file: pic11942.jpg)walang tao         
          Parang haunted warehouse ang dating. May multo na yata.         
        (Embedded image moved to file: pic04827.jpg)pots and pans         
    Kahit na daig pa ang tindahan sa Divisoria sa dami ng naka-stack na   
        (Embedded image moved to file: pic05436.jpg)kaldero pa ulit       
                    At walang katapusang kaldero pa ulit                   
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        Kahit halos natakpan na ang mga bintana sa dami ng mga kahon       
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          Kahit umabot na hanggang kisame ang stack ng mga kahon         
          (Embedded image moved to file: pic03902.jpg)camp pads           
  (Close up ng Coleman camp beds sa previous photo) Hindi ito kasama sa   
ni-repack naming goods. Para sa mga "special victims" kaya ito? Ire-repack
              kaya ang mga "imported" camp pads na ito ever?             
            (Embedded image moved to file: pic00153.jpg)banig             
  Sabagay, may BANIG naman para sa "ordinary victims". Ito ang kasama sa 
                  inimpake namin. Sayang 'yung imported.                 
            (Embedded image moved to file: pic00292.jpg)kumot             
  Ano kaya ang laman nito? Hindi rin pinabuksan. Pang-special victim din 
          kaya ito? (teka, dito nga pala galing 'yung mga kumot)         
              (Embedded image moved to file: pic12382.jpg)jica             
                    Mahiwagang mga kahon from Japan Aid.                   
            (Embedded image moved to file: pic17421.jpg)japan             
  (close up ng mahiwagang kahon) Hindi rin ito kasali, of course. Hindi   
  namin alam kung ano ang laman nito. "Imported" are not included, we have 
              (Embedded image moved to file: pic18716.jpg)toys             
  Marami ito, mga laruang kasinlaki ng tao. Hindi nakunan ng pic kasi nasa 
                              tabi ng sikyo.                             
        (Embedded image moved to file: pic19718.jpg)pork and beans       
PORK AND BEANS? Yup, you'd think kasama ito sa relief bag. Pork and beans 
                  lang 'to, puwede na sigurong ipamigay,                 
    (Embedded image moved to file: pic19895.jpg)close up pork and beans   
  Naaah! "Imported" pork and beans from  Spain po ito. Sorry, hindi pa rin 
Now let's take a look at what a victim will get from DSWD                 
      (Embedded image moved to file: pic05447.jpg)sa loob ng kaldero     
    Look Ma, sampung lata ng sardinas! How generous! Kaldero ang unang   
    ilalagay sa sako. Sabong panglaba (bar soap) at sampung sardinas sa   
  ilalim. Siyam na sabon sa gilid ng kaldero. Local goods lahat syempre. 
      (Embedded image moved to file: pic21726.jpg)tuwalya at napkin       
    Tapos papatungan ng isang tuwalya at isang pack ng sanitary napkin.   
            (Embedded image moved to file: pic14771.jpg)kumot             
Sisiksikan ng tatlong rolyo ng kumot(?) ang blue water jug tapos ipapatong
                        sa kaldero sa loob ng sako.                       
              (Embedded image moved to file: pic11538.jpg)sako             
            Last but not the least, lalagyan ng dalawang banig.           
            (Embedded image moved to file: pic01869.jpg)tinatahi           
  Sabay tatahiin na ang sako. O di ba, parang asong tinapunan ng buto ang 
  mga nasalanta? Eniwey, busog naman sila sa SAMPUNG lata ng Mega sardinas 
Do not delay                                                             
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YOU THINK?? WTF is the matter with these people? Mag-iisang buwan na mula 
nang masalanta ang mga kababayan natin. ISANG BUWAN!! Do you mean "do not 
delay ang dati nang delayed"?? Shet.                                     
Anong ginagawa ng mga donations na ito sa warehouse?? APAT na warehouse   
ang nasa loob ng compound na 'yon! APAT na warehouse na punong-puno ng   
inaalikabok na relief goods! Relief goods na ayaw yata ibigay sa mga     
nasalanta. Halatang-halata.                                               
Marami pang pabubulukin                                                   
            (Embedded image moved to file: pic25667.jpg)shipment           
  Wow! May bagong shipment na naman! At the rate DSWD is moving, next year 
          na madi-discover kung ano ang laman ng mga kahong ito.         
(Embedded image moved to file: pic26299.jpg)nutri biscuit                 
      "The first of two of the largest high-energy food shipments from the
      United Nations World Food Program (WFP) arrived in the country two 
      days ago for victims of storm "Ondoy" and typhoon "Pepeng."         
      The biscuits were fortified with essential vitamins and minerals for
      supplementary feeding to children, pregnant women and the elderly in
      evacuation camps. Another 100 tons of biscuits will arrive on Oct. 
      24, in a continuing effort to provide food assistance to flood     
Sige, ideretso 'nyo ulit 'yan sa DSWD warehouse. Para AMAG naman ang     
abutin ng biskwit… at sapot ng gagamba.                                   
Sa maghapon namin sa warehouse,nakagawa kami ng 150 sacks of relief goods.
150 bags of relief goods lang ang lumabas sa warehouse na 'yon that day. 
At nandoon pa rin sa loob ang mga imported relief goods, safe, sound and 
packed as the day they arrived.                                           
Nakisakay kami palabas sa isang DSWD delivery van. Gusto  sana kaming     
ihatid ng driver hanggang  Makati pero wala raw siyang sobrang gasolina. 
Ibinaba na lang niya kami sa gitna ng EDSA. Millions of dollars in       
donations, walang extrang pang-gasolina.                                 
Susulpot din siguro ang laman ng mga mahiwagang kahon at mapapasakamay din
ng mga tao…sa ARAW NG ELEKSYON. O mabibili na nila ang mga imported goods 
na 'yon sa mga puwesto sa Quiapo at Divisoria.                           
Suggestions lang po sa DSWD:                                             
·  Alam 'nyo palang walang mag-volunteer sa inyo, bakit hindi kayo       
mag-hire ng mga tao? Bayaran 'nyo ng arawan para mag-repack. Ang daming   
walang trabaho, makakatulong pa kayo. Hindi naman malaking kabawasan 'yon 
sa bilyong pisong donasyon na natanggap ninyo.                           
·  Isa pa, gaano ba karami ang mga sundalo natin? Hindi ba puwedeng       
ipagawa sa kanila 'yan? Baka isang araw lang, tapos na ang problema 'nyo 
·  Bakit hindi 'nyo ibigay ang trabaho sa mga NGO, churches, private     
charities, TV stations? I'm sure they are more than willing to help. Time 
is of the essence. Huwag kayong suwapang. Obvious ba, hindi 'nyo naman   
Kung talagang gugustuhin ninyong makarating agad sa mga kawawang biktima 
ang mga donasyong 'yon, nagawa 'nyo na 'yan. Maraming paraan…kung talagang
gusto 'nyo lang.                                                         
You are the government. You have the power, the resources and the money. 
You just have to really care.                                             
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