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Why dead dumped at landfill in Cagayan de Oro



HEAVY BURDEN Navy personnel load about 500 coffins on the BRP Dagupan for shipment to the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan on Tuesday due to arrive there on Christmas Eve. Coffinmakers in Sto. Tomas, Pampanga, worked through the night to build the coffins. The Navy ship is also bringing drinking water, clothes and other relief goods for survivors of the disaster. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—After making the rounds of funeral parlors for three days, college student Christine Dalay’s search for her mother finally ended Tuesday—in a garbage dump. There, on top of a heap of garbage, lay the missing 48-year-old woman.

“It’s really painful,” Dalay said on seeing her mother dumped like garbage in the sanitary landfill. “I took good care of her when she was still alive. I can’t go near the bodies because I didn’t want to see my mother looking like that.”

A Philippine Daily Inquirer check showed there were at least 30 bodies in the dump, exposed to the elements and swarming with flies.

Mayor Vicente Emano has ordered that the bodies which overwhelmed funeral parlors could no longer accept be brought to the landfill. Funeral homes, most of them without water supply and running out of formalin, have complained of the stench from unclaimed bodies.

Emano defended his decision. “There’s no other place for them and the funeral homes have declined to keep them,” he said.

Emano said the stench of bodies had forced his government to move the corpses away from residential communities. But he explained that the use of the dump was only temporary and that the bodies would be eventually brought to Cagayan de Oro City Memorial Park.

The city government is building a chamber that can accommodate 200 bodies, which will be buried in individual coffins.

Amid the desperate shortage of coffins, the Philippine Navy last night prepared to ship about 500 caskets to storm-ravaged areas in Mindanao, with most of  the wooden boxes built in the Pampanga town of Sto. Tomas, the so-called “coffin capital” of Central Luzon.

The coffins were aboard the BRP Dagupan City, a logistics support vessel expected to arrive in Mindanao on Christmas Eve.

Coffinmakers in Sto. Tomas worked through the night to build the needed coffins, which were made of plywood and painted in white, according to Mayor Joselito Naguit.

Relatives outraged

The landfill was also the place where election paraphernalia were recovered during the May 2010 elections in which Emano was declared the mayoralty winner.

The dumping of the bodies there provoked outrage among families and friends of those still missing.

Joy Grace Moli, who went to the city dump to look for a missing classmate, said the least the city government could do was respect the dead. “What do they think of these people? Garbage?” Moli said.

President Benigno Aquino III, who flew to Cagayan de Oro on Tuesday, told reporters that bodies should never be brought to a landfill as this would deprive them of dignity and add more pain to families.

“I don’t know of any plans of anybody being put into landfills. I don’t know where these reports are coming from,” he said, apparently unaware it was Emano who ordered it. “Whoever put the deceased in that situation will have to answer to a court of law,” the President said.

Refrigerated vans

Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon said the government could rent refrigerated vans to slow down the decay of the flood victims. But he said the decision lay with the city government.

Emano rejected Gordon’s suggestion, saying there were no refrigerated vans in the city.

But a resident, who refused to be named, said Emano could have simply checked the international container terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental province, where refrigerated vans are just nearby.

Emano’s brother, Pedro, is the mayor of Tagoloan.

Tedious process

Also on Tuesday, forensic experts from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) flew in from Manila for the “profiling” of the bodies.

In Iligan City, the city government has started the mass burial of unclaimed bodies after forensic experts from the NBI finished a postmortem examination on them. The examination included the taking of fingerprints, dental profiling and DNA sampling.

Dr. Reynaldo Ramiro, head of the forensics team, said each cadaver would be buried in a way that it would be easy to retrieve them after a matching process with the missing.

On the average, the examination would take an hour per cadaver because “the process is tedious,” Ramiro said.

Apartment tombs

There has been a clamor for the immediate burial of the unidentified decomposing bodies. Instead of a mass grave, authorities built tombs “to give dignity to the dead.”

Two two-level “tomb apartments” were constructed at the Palao Public Cemetery by local government employees, who volunteered their time on Monday despite it being a Muslim holiday.

Msgr. Jemar Vera-Cruz, vicar general of the Iligan diocese, said there would no longer be elaborate ceremonies but only the essential rites of a final blessing and prayers.

Most of the dead were women and children who drowned when floods triggered by Sendong gushed into homes while people were asleep.

Call for volunteers

In Iligan, Mayor Lawrence Cruz called on government employees not badly hit by the flood to volunteer their time for relief work, including making coffins.

Even the largest funeral parlor in Iligan, Capin Funeral Homes, was looking for more coffins, needing about 70 more.

Danilo Capin, owner of the parlor, said the delivery of the coffins from Cagayan de Oro was delayed because the caskets had to be cleaned of mud as the maker’s shop was hit by flood.

With funeral parlors overwhelmed, authorities in Iligan  on Monday organized the first mass burial of the dead.

“For public health purposes, we’re doing this. The bodies are decomposing and there is no place where we can place them, not in an enclosed building, not in a gymnasium,” Mayor Cruz said.

In Negros Oriental province, the death toll from the storm has reached 37, while three were missing and 247 were injured, according to the local disaster council.  With reports from JB R. Deveza, Cai Panlilio, Bobby Lagsa and Ryan Rosauro, Inquirer Mindanao; Tonette Orejas, Inquirer Central Luzon; Jhunnex Napallacan, Florence Baesa and Romy Amarado, Inquirer Visayas; AP and AFP


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  • Nic Legaspi

    I do hope the mayor is fine with being dumped in a landfill himself when he dies. This is a very heartless and insensitive decision from someone who should be looking out for the welfare of the people.

    • Mak2x

      ..as you said… he should be looking out for the welfare of the people.. hence his decision to keep the dead away from the others as this may cause health problems to many.. this may be hard to bear… especially to those who had relatives and friends who died… but I think the Mayor was thinking of the majority of the populace as of the moment… his intention is good.. but i think the decision was not thought of thoroughly… 

      • Nic Legaspi

        You are correct, but as a politician, he needs to balance the needs of his constituents. I’m sure there are several other alternatives to his plan, like the one offered up regarding the nearby container terminals. As long as there are other options, he can’t just make hasty decisions that favor a subset of his constituents over the other.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_777DKOOEIYQIXIUM2V6HKZAJT4 ***lord richard croft***

    Napakalupit mo Mayor! wala na ba ibang lugar para paglagian ng bangkay maliban sa dumpsite? malaki naman siguro ang lupain ng CDO. Basura ba ang tingin mo sa mga kababayan mo? Wala kang awa. Kung tutuusin may nagawa ka sanang paraan para maiwasan ang sakuna sa pamamagitan ng paghahanda at paglilikas, pero binalewala mo lang. Palabhasa kasi matanda ka na marami na karanasan. Sino nga ba ang hihigit sa iyo para pakinggan ang mga suhestiyon ng mas nakakabata at ng mas nakaka-alam. Napakalupit mo! Sana pag namatay ka, iburol at ilibing ka sana sa tambak ng namamahong basura para matikman mo ang lupit ng pinag-gagawa mo sa kababayan mo.

    • Mak2x

      … hindi naman sa ganun siguro… hindi sa iniisip nyang basura ang mga namatay… ito lang marahil ang lugar na pinakamalayo sa mga residente na at this point madaling makakuha ng sakit dahil sa stress nila… masakit mang isipin pero mas kailangan nya masigurado ang kapakanan ng mas nakararami nyang constituents na ngayon ay naghihirap… kahit pa at the cost ng iba… i would presume na this is temporary at pag nacarecover na sila… maayos naman siguro ang paglilibing sa mga namatay…

      this decision of the mayor is really gonna be unpopular… especially to us na nanonood lang dito sa malayo at pati na sa pamilya ng mga namatayan… pero dapat isipin din natin ang kapakanan ng mga taong buhay pa duon sa CDO na nahihirapan din sa mga pangyayari…

  • Ommm

    Not sure what kind of cave person this mayor is, but his neanderthal sized brain could have come up with a better solution. In fact any solution would be better. Imagine finding your mothers corpse in a garbage dump, omg that horrible image  will be etched on that poor girls brain forever.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R5ZGRZNOCOS23QVJHPWBLBDVAI Abe

    Throwing the dead into the dump site is worse than the calamity itself. The mayor is morally bankrupt. A city without a backhoe or a bulldozer to dig graves?? – from  L.A.,Ca.

  • Garote

    I believe that Mayor Vicente Emano of Cagayan de Oro City, when he dies, would like to have his wake honored in the landfill as a past city mayor. He has certain fondness for the city landfill. It  is where he now dumps the dead bodies  and where he earlier dumped his election paraphernalia during the May 2010 elections.These documents were used as evidence by his political opponent to prove Emano cheated in the last election.

    WARNING: to the kindhearted donors of Sendong victims. Please do not give your donations, especially if in cash, to the city mayor or the city gov’t of Cagayan de Oro. This is if you want your donations to reach the flood victims or their families. The 2009 flood donations (in hundreds of millions of pesos) — for  the dredging of Cagayan river and for the 2009 flood victims — were never  spent for the intended purpose nor reached the intended recipients.

    • Ommm

       Perhaps these 2009 funds were used to buy his way to re-election. During the 2010 elections they were seen buying votes all over this community from the poor and ignorant.

  • Kairos Art

    Never trust Emano. I’m from CDO. Since 1998 when he got elected. The CDO river has started turning dirty brown because he authorize quarrying, mining and logging in the CDO hinterlands. Everyday from 12midnight – 4am, trucks heavily loaded with logs pass by SM highway coming from the hinterlands. Junk Emano!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_777DKOOEIYQIXIUM2V6HKZAJT4 ***lord richard croft***

    No wonder PNoy didn’t gave the same treatment as what he did when he visited Iligan City.
    He personally handed a check worth 60M to Mayor Lawrence in front of the evacuees as a initial support for the relief and rehabilitation of Iligan City. 
    Marunong din ang Pangulo… Ayaw niya sa “Corrupt”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RDR4XDMXFU2OSEJC4ZIAXIPFZQ free view

    14 million check inabot ni PNOY kay Mayor Emano pero binawi daw? At pinatake over daw un evacuation center kay DSWD..kasi di daw ginagawa ni Emano alagaan mga evacues…May nagsabi dahil daw di siya ka kampi at kapartido..Sna wag naman Politika at this time when CDO and Iligan are suffering and mourning their dead. They won’t have Chrstmas , not like the rest I am sure. I sympathize with them, kasi I have been in Bicol where typhoons pass almost several times a year, Sanay na mga Bicolano but CDo and Iligan has no match ..it is terrible

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RDR4XDMXFU2OSEJC4ZIAXIPFZQ free view

    Respect the dead Mayor Emano please..Are you Christian? Show some compASSION

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ANAQJ6Y5HDFIDCL37WDVXPDCBI Jay

    Nakaw naman ang pagkapanalo nang mayor na iyan. Simula na siya ang naging mayor sa CDO, from being the cleanest, peaceful city, naging dirtiest at congested city ang Cagayan de Oro. Bakit ka magtataka ni hindi daw uma attend sa mga meeting yan dahil kadalasan nasa madyong ang pagmumukha. Dapat isunod kay Corona yan, dahil nabayaran din daw niyan ang desisyon sa korte na ipalabas na siya ang panalo. Dapat mga taga CDO mag demand ng Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth sa taong yan. Kurakot to the max….. Kawawa lang ang CDO habang nandiyan yan sa puesto…. NAKAKAHIYA!

    • missaya

      @jay, the style of emano & pnoy are the same… both are popular… Emano & his puppet city council … Pnoy & his puppet congress with soon judiciary … wants to dictate …

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LO7N5R3JKXM6NL6X5WZYZBJJQ louie

    blaming people at this time resolves nothing. why dont we just all buckle down and help the victims!

    • dead_pixel

      @yahoo-5LO7N5R3JKXM6NL6X5WZYZBJJQ:disqus 
      just like your retarded boss, blaming is the core element of his administration.

  • Loggnat

    “Whoever put the deceased in that situation will have to answer to a court of law,” the President said.” I for one will like to see that happen in the near future. Give the Mayor an opportunity to defend his actions and if found not guilty… then he will be exonerated. And if he is found guilty of whatever charges that will be filed against him ….. Jail his A$$!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7RWO6ZVTR2Y33QIIUAETVGTZXQ Ken

      Is Aquino’s answer to the problem in Mindanao is to take the Mayor to court?  Aquino
      himself should have been there to begin with. Instead of putting the blame on the
      Mayor he should thanked him for his effort of trying to have some order in his town.
      The Mayor was doing Aquino’s job the best he can & being fatigue from helping with
      the rescue the Mayor did his best deciding what to do. Being short of bodybags & coffins,
      instinct told him the only way the town people won’t get sick is to have the bodies moved to the landfill….I don’t think he was insensitive to the families of the victims
      at all he was only trying to protect the undead.  

      • Guest

         Sorry but thats just trash. (pun intended) . The NBI and all the experts agree there is no danger of disease from dead bodies. Simple science demonstrates live disease organisms quickly leave a living body upon death. Certainly they don’t smell so great but danger is minimal if existent at all.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ANAQJ6Y5HDFIDCL37WDVXPDCBI Jay

        Emano has always been insensitive to the basic needs of the Cagayanons. He is interested only on projects that would put money in his own pocket. Drainage has always been a problem, but did he do anything to it?  Have you notice those “humps” (flyover) that he constructed? Some auditing should be done to find out the real cost of those and how much went to the two legged crocodiles that resides in the city hall…

      • thewatcher69

        you don’t think the mayor is insensitive? that’s because your stupid…your comment is stupid…ang bobo mo talaga grabeh!!! Do you even know what you’re saying? The Mayor is doing Aquino’s job? STUPID!!! For the sake of your ka-bobohan, I will answer you. Cagayan de Oro is a city under its local government which is run by the Mayor. The President’s job is to give support to the local government (ito yung nilabas ni Pnoy na Calamity Fund). The Mayor should be the one running the show because it is his city. I am from CDO at sabihin ko syo WALANG GINAWA SI MAYOR EMANO!!! he just showed his face once in one of the affected areas and we never heard of him again. So trust me when I say he is not under fatigue nor did his best to help. If you agree with him that its OK to put the dead bodies in the city landfill, then you are INSENSITIVE as well. Hindi ka kasi nag-iisip sa mga sinasabi mo. Tanong ko syo, kung nanay, tatay or mga kapatid mo isa sa namatay at inilagay na lamang sa basurahan, ano ang mararamdaman mo? Tingnan natin kung OK lang syo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    EH KUNG ANDUN SI PNOY NUNG LINGGO BAKA NAGAWAN NG PARAAN WAG ILAGAY SA DUMP SITE…. BUSY KASI SA PARTY……

    TARANTADO KASI YANG MUNGULUIDHAYOP KA BATUGANG INUTIL…. HINDI KA LIDER… HINDI KA PANG PRESIDENTEHACIENDERONG TAMAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GALIT DAW SI PNOY BAKIT SA DUMP SITE NILAGAY…EH GAGU KA KASI KUNG NAG PUNTA KA AGAD DUON NAKA DECISION KA SANA

    • missaya

      EARLY PRESENCE OF PNOY COULD HAVE MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE PROBLEM OF UNCLAIMED BODIES. EARLY RELEASE OF FUNDS COULD HAVE SOLVE THE PROBLEM… INSTEAD OF GIVING HINT OF LAW VIOLATION, HE SHOULD INSTEAD SUGGEST ANY SOLUTION. THE BODIES CAN STILL BE TRANSFERRED ANYWAY… CLUELESS & INSENSITIVE TALAGA AS EVER…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IR72XWTLXR4CMXQHNKGW6JZ7GE Brench Duke

        HE WAS BUSY PARTYING WITH VALERIE CONCEPCION.

  • antonioluna

    pootang nang mayor emano na iyan, walang galang sa mga labi, dapat sa hayop na iyan isama sa paglibing sa mga patay, patayin nyo na rin ang demonyong mayor na iyan pootang na masamang tao

  • tong_its

    the mayor of cdo city has no honor. this one public official is a stark representative of that pie of dishonest people who serve in government: shortsighted, unprepared, grasping at what his position can offer. thieves and false caretakers of the people’s welfare. only as good as the garbage dumps in their jurisdictions.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IR72XWTLXR4CMXQHNKGW6JZ7GE Brench Duke

      PNOY CAN PUNISH HIM.

  • Guest

    aquino knows nothing but, the court of law he is disrespecting.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IR72XWTLXR4CMXQHNKGW6JZ7GE Brench Duke

      HE IS VERY LAZY PRESIDENT

  • PobrengBata

    It is natural for politicians that after winning an election, they treat their constituents as garbage, what more if they’re dead.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IR72XWTLXR4CMXQHNKGW6JZ7GE Brench Duke

      WE ARE BETTER THAN WHAT YOU THINK. REMOVE DIRTY POLITICIANS. REMOVE PNOY.

  • Pulis Na Pogi

    the mayor is right.  if the families really cared for their dead, then they should have looked for them immediately and cared for them.  what do they want, an epedemic after the floods (which is very common actually).  more people will die if he does not make hard decisions like this.  if emano runs for higher office, i will vote for him.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IR72XWTLXR4CMXQHNKGW6JZ7GE Brench Duke

      CORRUPT NA PULIS.

      • Pulis Na Pogi

        duke you make me puke.  what do you want, an epedemic?

    • bitoypalaboy

      Pulis ka siguro ni Mayor Emano…

      • Pulis Na Pogi

        utak palaboy ka lang talaga kaya di mo maintindihan ang mga bagay bagay na ito…

      • bitoypalaboy

        Do you have a relatives in Cagayan or Iligan being affected by this typhoon Sendong?  Ako kase marami.  Kung gusto mo kamaganak mong  nadedo sa baha ang ipatapon mo sa dumpsite.  Ano kaya iisipin mo o ano mararamdaman mo?.  Magpakatotoo ka!!

      • Pulis Na Pogi

        marami rin ako kapamilya dito but unlike you, instead of whining, i personally do something about it…

    • bitoypalaboy

      I saw him last Monday on TV channel 2 to be exact.  It was an interview with Anthony Taberna.  He said he will wait for the donated coffins of Pampanga Mayors League.  He was asked if he will continue for a planned mass grave.  He said it will not push thru due to some legality. Mass graves wont push thru but dumping of the dead pushes forward.  Such a shame after assuring the public on national TV that his last recourse is a dump site for his electorate. 

  • kishbuff

    Eto yatang si mayor emano ang nagma-mahjong habang bumabagyo!

  • leonorjen

    EMANO doesn’t care were the bodies being dumb because he did not lost his love ones. what a stupid mayor. people of cagayan learn your lesson don’t put him in the office again. you dont desreve the mayor like him

  • dodong1

    iboboto ko yan si emano sa susunod na eleksyon… iboboto kung mamatay na siya!!! bugok, walang malasakit..ano kaya kung kamag anak niya yung nilagay doon sa may dumpsite ano kaya ang reaksyon nya…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IR72XWTLXR4CMXQHNKGW6JZ7GE Brench Duke

    GOD GIVE US COMPASSIONATE AND LOVING  HEART.

  • nightbat

    Pati Hurricane Katrina kasalanan ni Aquino yun!

    • jojo_t

      pati na yung mega-quake at tsunami sa Japan kasalanan din yun ni Pnoy……

      • nightbat

        Yeah. Seems like it.  Yung Titanic rin ata eh.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7RWO6ZVTR2Y33QIIUAETVGTZXQ Ken

    The President was busy partying while everyone is needing help in Mindanao. When it was leaked out he was at a party…. he left party immediately. Then he had the nerve
    to criticized that some of the dead were taken to a landfill like as if he really cared.  Even if he was at a party, he still can call & give advice on what he wanted done.  But someone has
    to take the blame & it won’t be him….. 

    • nightbat

      “The President was busy partying while everyone is needing help in Mindanao. When it was leaked out he was at a party…. he left party immediately.”

      Are you sure that’s what really happened?  Or is this statement just said to add to the mounting criticisms against Aquino.  Yes, he didn’t do enough.  Yes, he wasn’t ready.  But you have to be sure about your statements before you criticize. Wag yung imbentong statements lang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7RWO6ZVTR2Y33QIIUAETVGTZXQ Ken

    correction: It should say, he left immediately…on the second line.  sorry for the error. 

  • bitoypalaboy

    Shame on you Mayor Emano!!  After electing you from office you literally dumped your electorate! CAGAYAN’ons remember this until the next mayoralty election.  Dump Emano!!     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    disrespecting those poor souls by throwing them in a garbage dump site all because of the annoying bad smell is one monumental snafu by the mayor. as if the guy isn’t used to sniffing the  rotten aroma of his flatulence.

    that dump site is the very same place where he or his anointed relative will find themselves next elections,

    who dies from smell of decay anyway?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T3XZ532TH62HAUHZTIRDVZSIGA Recon SGT

    Stupid Mayor !!

  • arnelvm

    tama si richard gordon, dapat sa refrigerated vans, para ma slow down ang pag decay ng body . . .inuna pa ng mayor ang amoy kaysa dignidad ng patay at namatayan, , , ang daming van sa cagayan kasi port city ang cdo  . .  . . .placing them in the landfill? thats the best idea you can come up!!!? WTF!!!   

    people of cdo deserve better officials that what they have now.  . . 

  • frankpar

    How about one of Malacanang’s choppers bringing a barrel Formalin to CdOro? Too much for 30 dead “bosses”?

    • occlownfish

      Malacanang does not have a chopper.  the Airforce does.

  • cara2000

    For those who don’t know..Malaki ang Landfill namin dito. 16 hectares at hindi pa nga nagamit lahat ng area para sa basura. Malayo lang naman ang dead bodies sa basura, hindi naman talaga tinapon sa area mismo na puno ng basura. Wala na kasing choice. Sobrang mabaho na ang mga patay na katawan. Alangan naman ihalira sa residential area or within the city proper mismo. Nagrereklamo na nga ang mga tao within the city dahil sa mabahong amoy. Hindi na nga mailagay sa cadaver bag or lagyan lang ng tent kasi kulang na talaga sa gamit dahil sa maraming patay na katawan. Ginawa eto para rin hindi magkasakit ang mga tao sa mabahong amoy dala ng mga patay na katawan. Dahil sa too much politics dito na nakakasira, pinabula mismo na medyang kasabwat ng mga anti-Emano. Haay naku!!!! Buti pa nga tumulong nalang sila kaysa mamolitika. Sinasamantala ang grabeng pangyayari!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

      wala kaming pakialam kahit gaano pa kalaki yang landfill na yan dahil mali ang ginawa ni emano at walang nagkakasakit at mas lalong walang namamatay sa mabahong amoy eh kung meron man di matagal na sanang dedo ang mga nagkakalkal ng basura sa payatas at smokey mountain, sa katunayan mas delikado pa nga ang pagpag kaysa sa maantot na halimuyak.

      bakit, wala bang maku-commandeer na refrigerated vans sa pinakamalapit na pier?  wala rin bang makukuhang  apog para mabawasan ang amoy?  wala rin bang makukunan ng formalin para ma-preserve ang mga bangkay?  at wala na bang ibang lugar na pwedeng pag-lagyan na merong konting dignidad ang mga katawan ng mga pumanaw?  THERE ARE ALWAYS CHOICES.

      di maiiwasang mabahiran ng politika ang usapan dahil politika at mga politikong namamahala sa pamahalaan ang dahilan kaya tinanggal ang pondo para sa paghahanda sa ganitong kalamidad at sila rin ngayong nagbabatuhan ng sisi na naging dahilan ng mabagal na pagsagot sa mga pangangailangan ng mga tao.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ANAQJ6Y5HDFIDCL37WDVXPDCBI Jay

       Hi Cara ang kapal talaga ng cara mo… Shame on you!!! The fact na dinala sa landfill ang mga dead bodies was absolutely WRONG!!!   Kahit pa gaano kalaki ang landfill, ito ay para sa mga basura lamang, hindi para sa mga katawan ng mga biktima. You are so insensitive, mukhang nasa payroll ka ni Emano. Kung kapamilya mo ang ilagay sa tambakan ng basura, ok lang ba sa iyo?  SHAME ON YOU!!! You are just as stupid as your lazy mayor…. mga taong kagaya nyo ang dapat ibasura!

  • Ommm

    Why were the dead dumped at landfill in Cagayan de Oro?

    Thats very simple. Because the mayor cheated on the votes and the evidence was found in that same landfill the dead were. Because he bought the votes of the poor or stupid with cash he plundered from the city in backyards during the election. Because the people of Cagayan De Oro were so spineless they could not rise up to right this wrong.

    So you get a discount mayor who makes discount decisions. Most feel powerless against this demi-god as they are poor and HE is the mayor. Theres not much difference between Him and GMA other than title.

    It really doesn’t take a government “think tank” to arrive at a better solution than this fake mayor ordered. As usual, you get what you pay for….sell your democratic right to vote for some pieces of silver and this is the end result.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ANAQJ6Y5HDFIDCL37WDVXPDCBI Jay

     Hi Ken.. i don’t think you know what you are talking about… Were you at the party? Get your facts straight before you criticize…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ANAQJ6Y5HDFIDCL37WDVXPDCBI Jay

     Some very stupid statements… Paano kung mga patay din ang buong pamilya? You go live with your emano pogi ka naman eh….



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