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Sep 8, 2014
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We know bombarding you with bad news is not the coolest thing to do, but there are news that we just shouldn't ignore, especially if it affects our jobs, families, and overall welfare.

For starters, did you know that the DWSD screwed up in its Yolanda relief operations big time? And that high ranking police officials may be involved in last week's kidnapping incident in EDSA? And that Metro Manila will be filled with cargo trucks for the next two weeks? We could go all day...

If you believe that Filipinos deserve better, then you should be a reklamador just like us. This week alone, the government screwed us by doing the following:


According to the Commission on Audit, thousands of food packs worth millions of pesos that could have helped Typhoon Yolanda's victims were instead lost to spoilage due to the lack of coordination between government agencies. To be precise, 7,527 family food packs, 95,472 assorted canned goods, 81 packs of noodles, and 21 sacks of rice all went to waste, all because of the lack of storage facilities and delivery trucks. Sayang!

Yolanda


Aside from rotten relief goods, the COA also revealed that some P700 million in donations from local sources and $15 million from overseas organizations remain unspent as of December 2013. So let's get one thing straight: Are you telling us that our government is so unprepared and incapable that they can't even get our donations to the people who need it?

Yolanda


Commuters can expect nauseating traffic in the next two weeks, thanks to the 24-hour "last mile route" that has been implemented today. The rule will allow cargo trucks to hit the main roads at any given time from September 8 to 22, as long as they have the special sticker granted by the MMDA. Traffic is expected to be so bad that authorities are now thinking of opening a counterflow lane once things get out of hand.

Truck Ban


According to Interaksyon, one of the suspects in last week's alleged abduction incident in EDSA has already been arrested. While DILG Secretary Mar Roxas withheld the identity of the suspect, he did hint that high ranking police officers may be involved. So is it an illegal police operation? No wonder these hoodlums have the tibay ng apog to commit such a crime in the middle of EDSA!

EDSA


Want more bad news? The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) just put Luzon on red alert earlier today due to a power supply shortfall caused by forced outages of some plants. As a result, Meralco had no choice but to implement rotating blackouts for an hour in different parts of Luzon. Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla also claims that the plants are already old, which means we should brace ourselves for more outages. Hindot!

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