If you will believe what the actress-host Valerie Concepcion tweeted, you will somehow feel how insensitive the government is.
“Done w/ work.. Tnx for having me.. 🙂 It was nice to see Pres. P-Noy laughing at my jokes & enjoying my performance..ü #Malacañang #PSGNight,”
Yes, it seems that President Noynoy Aquino had a Christmas party with Presidential Security Group (PSG) and families Sunday evening. So what? It’s Christmas season right?
Then again, Valerie explained…
The timing was wrong. Especially when the President and the whole world knew how devastated the families in Mindanao after typhoon Sendong hit the country. Almost 600 had died and there are 300 more missing. Most of the victims are children!
The nation is mourning. Hearts are breaking and tears flooded in the affected areas while the President exchanges laughter and jokes with actresses?
The tragedy was realized to be great on Saturday morning. And I doubt if the President wasn’t already informed about it.
If Mr. Aquino is truly concern with his people, he should have visited the victims immediately, the day after the tragedy. Not tomorrow or some other day. He has been always like that, NO SENSE OF URGENCY and I believe, was ill-advised.
People in Mindanao, especially in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City badly needs the government’s true assistance and not just lip service. They need to feel that they have a President in this time of crisis.
By the way, did the Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman bragged that they had already distributed goods to evacuees? Television reports showed that many evacuation centers in Cagayan de Oro are yet to receive any help from the government.
Updated in December 20, 2011
I just recently discovered this tweet from Mary Hope Salazar, a regular dancer for noontime show Happy Yipee Yehey of ABS-CBN 2.
And the spokesmen of the President had different versions on how long did the latter stayed in the party.