Early Campaigning disguised as a Relief Operation?
If “Invisible” during calamities, sasabihin niyo na “Walang Gingagawa”, kung “Visible” naman “Politicizing”. Lahat ba ng kilos ng pulitiko ay gagawan ng issue? Instead of questioning the action, let’s just do our share for the love of the country?
Do the photos say a lot about how Philippine politicos work? When almost everyone had their own interpretations or conclusions, there were others who remain apathetic or do not care at all. But there were many who says they do not care but took the effort to say it on social networking sites (an indication that they do care, or are just online for kicks!)
Sad to say, whether they admit it or not, but the activity was seemingly like half-political campaigning and publicity. DSWD, WFP, cabinet secretaries, LGU officials, etc. were there because PNoy was there. It was planned and was never impromptu.Almost everyone out there had an official photographer with them to cover the event. This was their opportunity for media exposure.
How I long for a government who acts responsibly and “logically” in their actions and endeavors and don’t give lame excuses when questioned.
PNoy should have just kept his mouth shut if he couldn’t give a reasonable explanation why their relief operations turned out more like a “grand fans day”.
Guys, hindi kasi ordinary personalities ang mga ito kaya mas maraming questionable sa ginawa nila kaysa sa tama.
It is highly irregular for leaders to band or group together in one place when there are many areas that needs assistance. Marami pang mas higit na nangangailangan kaysa doon sa mga pinuntahan nila.
OK lang kung may mga specific tasks na gagawin sila sa pagbisita kaso tingnan ninyo at puro nakatayo lang naman sila doon, nagdikit-dikit pa at puro papogi lang sa kamera.
Sana nagkanya-kanya na lang sila ng lakad para mas maraming natulungan. Division of labor para kahit may media exposure na, nakatulong pa sa higit na mas nakakarami.
Ang dating kasi nito ay komo pupunta si PNoy ay pupunta rin sila. Dahil asahan na maraming media na nakatutok para pag-fiestahan ang event.
Ang nakakagulat rin kasi dito ay well announced sa media na may mga scheduled visits sila PNoy kasama DSWD, WFP, etc, kaya bukod sa security measures (military and police manpower and vehicles) na pinagkagastusan at pinagkaabalahan, lahat ng lokal na kapulisan pati na relief and rescue operations ng mga LGUs ay natigil dahil nag-prepare at nag-prioritize sa mga visits ni PNoy and the gang.
Pati mga tao ay pinapila at pinaghintay nila at namigay lang ng relief nung dumating na sila PNoy.
OK lang na sitahin ang bawat kilos ng mga pulitiko dahil magsisilbing deterrent iyon para di sila gumawa ng di magandang asal.Kung di man mapigilan ay at least mabawasan.
Kapag puro tayo tiwala at nawala ang mga nagbabantay at sumisita ay siguradong balik graft and corruption na naman. Admit natin na hindi naman lahat ng mga pulitiko ay public service lamang talaga ang habol. May kanya-kanyang personal agenda sila.
Makakatulong rin ang pagpasa ng FOI bill para lahat ng mga ginastos sa mga proyekto ay mabubusisi. Di na natin kailangang magbantay masyado dahil pwede na mag-audit ang taong-bayan.
Alam ba ninyo na ang mga ginagastos sa mga operational expenses (security, meals, transportation, communication expenses for calls, extra allowance sa mga tao, etc) para mag-deploy ng relief operations ay almost equal na rin sa actual na presyo ng mga binibili nilang noodles, bigas at mga de-lata na ipinamimigay?
Bukod sa mas mahal pa ang presyo ng mga pagkain na ito compared sa regular price nito sa market (may kumikita kasi sa mga internal transactions), majority ng mga ito ay di naman nakakarating talaga sa mas nangangailangan.
For celebrities, “Dating gawi…..The usual scenes after a disaster…
Celebrities on a “relief-giving tour” giving out temporary relief in the form of a few kilos of rice, noodle packs, bottled water, etc., to the victims of the “Habagat” flood while their videos and pictures spread all over mainstream and online media.
I admire the kindness and generosity, but why do they need to have photographers and media men tag along and publicize to the whole world their good deeds?
Its better to help out anonymously even with just some personal gratification in exchange.
In this particular event, the media people were informed and requested to tag along and “document” (takes videos, pictures and write about) the relief operations. This info is based from reliable insiders.
It makes you think that they are only helping because they want some media exposure to brand them as kind-hearted and generous.
Celebrities are like politicians, and vice-versa.
An internal memo below of a Philippine church could provide lessons in propriety for media practitioners.
OK lang po magpa-picture during relief operations pero keep it to your own (self, LGU, company, or agency) viewing pleasure at huwag ng ibandera at ipagmayabang pa sa iba!
Higit na kayo lamang ang nakakaalam sa tunay ninyong mga nagawang magandang asal. Knowing deep inside that you contributed and performed your public service duties should be rewarding enough.
For those whose excuse is “for documentation purposes”. Then it should remain within your groups’ files and viewing. You do not need to “broadcast” these pictures online or mainstream media.
For those whose excuse is “to engage others to join or do the same”, I would like to think that people are genuinely well aware of the human thing to do, and should not be wrongly encouraged by the promise of recognition and popularity through media publicity.