by Earl O. Condeza Davao Today DAVAO CITY—Nuns, students and rights advocates under Balsa Mindanao (Bulig Alang sa Mindanao) left…
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Allowing the coal-fired power plant to operate in the city will harm local fresh water source and residents, according to aid group Balsa Mindanao.
So when foreign aid now pours into our country, we are effusively thankful for their help was badly needed. But while others fear of ulterior motive, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alfredo del Rosario seemed to validate the doubt when he called for an increased US military presence in the country.
In times of disasters, people turn to television and the Internet for information. But ironically in the Philippines, access to life-saving information remains elusive especially for people living below poverty line and in distant areas with no electricity and cell service.
There are still many needs for the survivors, from medicines, water, shelter kits and tools and clothes, as national and international aid groups have flocked to Eastern Visayas. It’s a question of time and resolve from government to get things done in the soonest time possible.
Different poses of Typhoon Yolanda survivors as they await their turn in a relief mission in a town in Leyte. (photo courtesy of Balsa Mindanao)
Volunteers of Balsa Mindanao hold candles as they prayed for their relief mission to Yolanda victims in Leyte last weekend before their takeoff at Lipata Port, Surigao City. (photo courtesy of Balsa Mindanao)
Carlos Zarate, representative of Bayan Muna partylist waves at a child during the Balsa Mindanao’s relief drive in Leyte this weekend where they distributed 14,000 relief packs to victims of Typhoon Yolanda. (photo courtesy of Balsa Mindanao Southern Mindanao)
Their sudden ejection from the 10:00 am trip cut them off from the convoy of a relief mission organized by the Balsa Mindanao, the same organization that also organized a low-key but sustained relief and medical missions to the areas ravaged by Typhoon Pablo last year.
“Long-term counselling is needed because it will take a long time for them to overcome their trauma and fears. Not all children can cope, some are still afraid of the slightest noise, from fallen cabinet or things. Others who see men in fatigue uniforms thought there is another war,” said (Children’s Rehabilitation Center) CRC spokesperson Jacquiline Ruiz