Monday, October 26, 2009


Over the BLOG NI ELLA, that purportedly showed a DSWD warehouse full of relief goods that have yet to be distributed to hundreds of victims of Typhoons Ketsana and Parma, DSWD Secretary Cabral answered: Just because the warehouse is full does not mean there is hoarding; that We have to have calibrated release, in the sense, that only when we receive requests from the regional office or evacuation center or local government unit, then we release goods to them; and that We need to keep some resources for emergency release, otherwise, when another comes, there will be no more donations coming in.

To believe such a tale is a demolition of all our sense of rationality. No man in his right mind would sacrifice the lives of thousands of people in favor of those who are still to be victimized by events in the future which may or may not happen.

Regrettably, the argument displays vagueness of expression and want of logical thought that it may be described as bearing a trance-like character. The argument assumes a fact the existence of which still remains to be proved and continues to be enveloped in the mists of the realm of uncertainties, which fact may lead to the disputed claim of the Honorable Secretary dependent on future event which may or may not come. Therefore, such conclusive pronouncement was inappropriately posited. (See: OUR LAST LINE OF DEFENSE IS NONE OTHER THAN COURAGE AND SELF-ESTEEM.)

In fact, the existence of an ulterior motive and a grand design on DSWD personnel to deliberately perpetrate injustice upon the disaster victims cannot be gainsaid as it is as clear as day. The Secretary’s argument is just an afterthought and pure dialectics and conclusions that to believe them is an insult to common sense.

Madam, against any reason, you must understand that the first class imported relief goods that were donated by different foreign countries are not for you for your family’s consumption that you will save some of them for the rainy season as what the old saying goes. You have no discretion whatsoever when to give them and to whom you will give them. The irreducible primary is that the donors want the said relief goods receive by the victims as soon as possible. Your only role is to see to it that every victim will have an equal share of the relief goods. Do not wait for somebody to beg. You work, you monitor, you check, you go to the flooded areas and see the actual conditions of the victims so that you will be assured that the relief goods will be received or have been received by the right people to whom the same were intended.

In connection with your duty as the Secretary of the DSWD, do not hide behind such superficialities as whether you should or should not give the relief goods to a victim. That is not the issue. The issue is whether you do or do not have the right to be the DSWD Secretary without giving the victims those relief goods. The issue is whether you must keep and withhold those relief goods, piles and volumes of them in the four (4) warehouses as long as you want from the victims who are dying and desperately waiting for them. The issue is whether the need of the victims is the first mortgage of your duty and obligation and the moral purpose of your position as the DSWD Secretary. The issue is whether YOU are to be regarded as a sacrificial animal. Any man of self-esteem will answer: “No.” Altruism says: “Yes.”

From the Secretary’s disquisition, it would seem that she is obsessed in the future rather than of the present. Madam Secretary, thinking and planning about the future is not a bad thought. But we live in the present and live by each and every day of it. Why do you prepare for the disaster victims in the future when you already have hundreds of thousands of victims that are now and have been suffering and dying everyday from hunger and disease due to lack of food, water, clothes, cook wares and medicine because your Department are hoarding them.

The DSWD officials either did not know, did not understand, or refused to understand how devastating the disaster to the lives of the victims was. These people need our help and our thoughts and prayers. Of course Madam Secretary, you have the right to say what you think, but people like you really are just irrational. (See: SUFFERING IS ALL AROUND IN OUR COUNTRY.)

There will come a time Madam Secretary your entire world is destroyed and you have to start over along with 4.35 million others, many of whom have lost family members, then you will remember the word “Karma”. If what goes around comes around, it will come around to you, Madam Secretary. (See: ACTS EXECUTED AGAINST THE LAW.)

The fallacious argument of the DSWD Secretary has taken the wind out of her sails, so to speak, and by her inveigling, she must now limp to shore as best she can.

I don’t want the sun to go down if Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral is still there. (See: THE LAST DEJECTED EFFORT OFTEN BECOMES THE WINNING STROKE.)

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