Bro. Eddie slams DSWD over assistance to typhoon victims

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Bro. Eddie Villanueva. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Evangelist Brother Eddie Villanueva assailed the Department of Social Welfare and Development on Wednesday for its “failure to quickly and efficiently distribute relief goods” in areas of Mindanao that were ravaged by Typhoon “Pablo”.

Villanueva, the Bangon Pilipinas party’s lone senatorial candidate in next May’s elections, was reacting to published reports that some 3,000 typhoon survivors from Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental stormed the DSWD regional office in Davao City, taking away sacks and boxes of relief goods.

“Instead of threatening to press legal charges against the typhoon victims and their leaders, DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman should examine the agency’s relief goods distribution chain in typhoon-affected communities,” Villanueva said in a press statement.

“While I do not condone the manner by which the typhoon victims took relief goods from the DSWD office, the desperation behind the group’s action showed a deep discontent towards the failure of the government to help alleviate their plight, especially after the storm ravaged their communities,” Villanueva added.

He urged the DSWD to “understand that these typhoon victims may have lost loved ones, their homes and their sources of livelihood because of the typhoon.”

“Many of them have been getting by for months with very little food for themselves and for their families because of the failure of the DSWD to perform its mandate and provide relief goods to these people,” he added.

According to Villanueva, “Secretary Soliman, given the relative comforts that she enjoys, should take the highest moral ground and not act impulsively on this matter.”

“Instead, she should take a serious look at why her department is failing in its mandate for these typhoon victims,” he said.

Villanueva described as “unbelievable” Soliman’s claim that the distribution of relief goods to typhoon victims was delayed due to the failure of a Davao-based NGO to provide the DSWD a list of communities in need of assistance.

“I could not understand the DSWD’s excuse…. More than two months have passed since the typhoon hit those areas and the government is still sitting down waiting for a list,” he added.

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  • MNLFoodcritic

    Nakalimutan na ng gubiyerno ang victims ng Typhoon Pablo. The national government cares less if the crisis is in Mindanao.

  • Prinsisito

    Media mileage for this senator-wannabe

  • catmanjohn

    Appalling, how the Aquino administration has mishandled the disaster relief process in Mindanao. If this is what the Nation should expect in the future, there is a hopelessly grim situation ahead of us. The red tape and bureaucratic catharsis is inexcusable when so many children and family are starving and homeless. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5YZYMNBBDRBUKDMQTIBHEY2PGA Manny

    I think Secretary Soliman was cited for her service in DSWD but if she address the problem that way… she is better off at DSWD… she must resign immediately… the problem in typhoon ravaged mindanao is immediate, and there is no time to wait…she is no way in the caliber of Sec. Roxas, Biazon, De Lima, and Kim and among others in terms of service/s….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

       ano ka ba sumusunod lang yan kay Abnoy tingnan mo ung Team Pnoy nasa Mindanao ngayon magbibigay sana sila ng relief goods dun feeling makamahirap…

  • weeshfulThinker

    The victims were playing hardball with the DSWD. DSWD has been asking for the list of the victims so that they can distribute the goods evenly and properly. But these “victims” won’t give a list because they were too paranoid (that the list will be used against them). The list is needed to avoid double distribution (so everyone that deserves to receive the goods will receive the goods), people needs to understand this. And yet they resort to ransacking DSWD. What will DSWD then distribute? Will the people who ransacked the offices distribute the goods they got properly? I don’t think so. and then there’s this politician taking advantage to get media mileage. 

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      3 months na hindi pa rin malaman kung sino talaga ang nasalanta???wow…u r simply admitting that penoy’s government is SOBRANG BAGAL!!!….NOYNOYING…

      patay nalang ung kabayo, d pa rin maipamahagi ang damo…tsk tsk tsk

      • weeshfulThinker

        hahaha please get your facts straight. DSWD was asking the VICTIMS/NGOs for the list. NOT DSWD preparing the list.Yung mga victims ang AYAW magbigay. Kaya hindi maidistribute ang mga releif goods.

        and 3 months has already passed and they are still asking for releif goods? Bakit wala namang naririnig sa ibang mga nasalanta?

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        and 3 months has already passed and they are still asking for releif goods? Bakit wala namang naririnig sa ibang mga nasalanta? –

        ————————————-

        imagine, naputol ung mga sagingan nila…imagine, naubos ung mga niyog nila…so, san sila kukuha ng pang araw araw???tell me…u dnt know their plight, so better shut up!

      • weeshfulThinker

        Hahaha pikon-much? sagutin mo ako, saan nila kinuha ang pang gastos para makarating ng DSWD office sa Davao? Ano ang mga kinain nila habang andoon sila nagrarally? Nagawa nila yun instead of ayusin ang mga buhay nila at gawin ang hinihingi ng DSWD ng matulungan sila? Nag-lagay na mismo ng table at chair ang mga taga-DSWD nung nag-rally sila para kunin ang mga pangalan nila, and yet ayaw pa din nila? hahahaha ano itatawag mo doon? At ang sagot nila pag-raransack at pagnanakaw?

        I DO UNDERSTAND THEIR PLIGHT. What I don’t understand is their recent unexplainable actions.

        And this is a free country and I am entitled to my own opinion so I won’t shut up. Kung hindi mo kaya pakinggan ang saloobin ng iba (and mukhang hindi mo talga kaya) then I suggest that you stop reading the comments and better focus on getting your facts straight. :)

        Just saying….

        #myOWNopinion #peaceAlwayS

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        ang taong nagugutom, wala ng nakikita tama or mali…pero ang mga yellow ribbons sobra pasarap pa sa airconditiones room…ang yayabang ninyo ,mga mayayaman kayo!!!

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        hahaha please get your facts straight. DSWD was asking the VICTIMS/NGOs for the list. NOT DSWD preparing the list.Yung mga victims ang AYAW magbigay. Kaya hindi maidistribute ang mga releif goods.

        ———————-

        maghintay ng lista???noynoying nga…

  • nes911

    Blaming is really a part of the filipino psyche…. but what did bro. Eddie contribute during those times when these people were experiencing floods?

    • sigbinko

      he contributed nothing…ngayon lang sya lumabas para cgru mapag-usapan

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    DSWD has been asking for list of those whom they think will vote for team pnoy…

    aanhin pa ang damo kapag patay na ang kabayo….

    election time…gagamitin na naman ito sa mga mahihirap na kababayan…gagamitin na naman sila para sa interes ng BALUKTOT na DAAN…walang pagkakaiba kay gma…lahat BULOK!!!

    • puza65

      kau ang may BALUKTOT na pag iisip kung napanood nyo kagabi ang tutuong pangyayari baka sakali maintindihan nyo….pero talagang ganyan ang mga taong kagaya nyo na may Baluktot na kaisipan….

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        sabihin mo na mali ang sinabi ko…ikaw ang baluktot ang kaisipan…hindi makita ang mali…na virus na kasi ng yellow ang mata mo…

  • Jimmy Munar

    Two long months have passed and the relief goods for distribution is still in the DSWD offices..!!!!???? Anong klaseng aksyon yan…? Dalhin yang mga relief goods na yan doon sa mismong barangay na nasalanta at ipamahagi..! Yong mga miliyary trucks sa lugar na yan eh gamitin para madali ang distribusyon..! O ano pang problema..????

    • maypakialamtayo

      me problema brod, hindi pa kasi nakakapunta ang team pnoy doon para mangampanya at isasabay na sana, yun ay kung buhay pa ang mga nagugutom don.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    nakalimutan na ni penoy ang mindanao victims kasi SUPER BUSY SA KAMPANYA ng mga BULOK NIYANG KASAMA….

    mas importante pa itong 12 disciples niya kaysa sa BOSS niya na NAGUGUTOM na sa mindanao….

    yan ang TUNAY na BALUKTOT NA DAAN…………..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7TPARCYJFCSA3PBQAM3MVZO3E kurakut

    KOMUNISTA KA RIN BA? ANG NINAKAW NA RELIEF GOODS AY PARA SA VICTIMS NG TYPHOON CRISING AT HINDI PABLO.  SAYANG KA SIR…

    • maypakialamtayo

      magbasa ka kasi ayan at typhoon pablo ang nakasulat, nag-co-comment ka ng hindi nagbabasa!

  • balahura1

    baka busy pa si dinkydoo sa pagkulay ng buhok nya. mas importante kaya yon sa kanya no! o  baka hihintayin pa nilang mapanis ung bigas bago nila ipamigay? at pagnayari yon, siempre sisihin nila ung dating admistrasyon. hindi na kayo nasanay….

  • sigbinko

    yan ang sistema ng DSWD..need nila ng distribution list before mairelease sa mga tao ung relief..

    Kung may mali sa sistema nila, inaayos na nila and yun nga, kinasuhan na ung iba nilang tauhan db..

    bakit nga pala di makapagbigay yung mga tao ng list? eh baka naman yung mga taong sumali sa protesta binayaran lamang..totoo b talagang biktima yun sila? o baka nanamantala lang..

    khapon klaro sa balita na malaking gulo ang gnawa ng mga nagprotesta, ninakaw pa nila yung sako-sakong goods..

    • maypakialamtayo

      trabaho ng dswd ang pagkuha ng mga list, ipapaubaya sa ibang tao? eh! kung hindi naman pala talaga biktima ng kalamidad ang isinulat dun, ang totoo nyan balak ipamigay yan kapag nandyan yung team pnoy. susme!

      • sigbinko

        yang grupo ng mga nabiktima, may lider yan sila, lider na direktang me kontak sa dswd..lider na inatasang maging lider talaga, lider na alamin ang background ng mga biktima/magsulat ng mga pangalan ng mga nabiktima…pero may sinulat b? yang distribution sheets gnagamit yan pra may proweba tlga sa kung sino ang  dapat na makatanggap…

  • Serom

    2 months waiting for the list of beneficiaries?  I think that’s tooooo long.  That means inefficiency in the DSWD.  The victims and the destitutes could not wait that long.  It could mean the loss of lives if their needs is not given in time.  I believe there is a need to re-study the system of response to calamities in DSWD.

    • puza65

      they are not the victims…yan ang sinabi at ipinakita ng news kagabi…basahin mo ung comment ni Roberto Duran sa taas…baka kc di mo napanood sa balita kung sino sinong mga un na nanggulo kagabi….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZMYIL5FXLVIHRZXBQGONZS6U4 Jhune

    Gimic lang Eddie para makahabol ka, ang layo ng posisyon mo, pero kung ako sa iyo ipaubaya nalang sa mga new generation ang senado presko ang isipan may mga daladala silang makabagong innovation na para sa ikabubuti ng taong bayan. 

  • maypakialamtayo

    hindi pa kasi namamasyal ang team pnoy dyan sa lugar na yan, balak kasi nila ipamigay yan kung mangangampanya na sila, eh! aanhin pa ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

       tama ka jan yan un kaya di ipinamimigay ng DSWD ung relief goods kasi aantayin nila ung mga kandidato ng team PNOY ung mag aabot sa mga nasalanta. Felling hero nga naman sila.. Sorry sila natunugan ung masama nilang balak

  • novaliches

    naghihintay ng list para siguruhin na mga voters ng team pnoy ang makinabang ng mga relief goods.  walang batas batas sa mga taong walang laman ang sikmura.  ang lupit naman ng  dswd, hindi makatao.

    • sigbinko

      bakit ung simpleng distribution list ay hindi maibigay ng mga biktima?

      if we aware sa sistema ng dswd, then we might understand..

      bakit sila nanggulo khapon? bakit sila NAGNAKAW?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

         naiintindihan mo ba kasi gagamitin yan nga yan ng Team PNOY sa kampanya kaya inunahan lang nila imulat mo mga mata mo. gusto mo ba ang isang senado ay yes sir yes sir na lang sa Pangulo.

      • sigbinko

        sa takbo ng gobyerno sa ngayon, PNOY does better kompara kina GMA dati..kina ERAP dati..

        survey  figures shows na he’s doing well.magaling na lider…nahihirapan nga lang siyang linisin ang dungis at dumi ng mga nakaraang admin  :)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

        kasi independent ang senado ng umpisang umupo si PNOY kaya di nga makuha ung ibang gusto nya. Delikado yan kahit na ba alam natin na wala pang corruption sya pero meron syang mga cronies at cabinet na mapagsamantala gusto mo ba oo lang ng oo ang senado kay PNOY tinawag p syang independent body tingnan mo ung nangyari kay GMA dapat impeached kaya lang hawak nya ung congress then nung 2004 hawak nya si Mr. Noted at Big man Drilon kaya yan nagkaroon ng dayaan. Gusto mo ba mangyari uli un ako ayoko ko na.

      • puza65

        at ang gusto mo si casino na tuta ng intsik……

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

         un nga Philhealth pinamimigay mismo nung kampanya sa Visayas. sabihin natin un ba ung daang matuwid. buti na lang natunugan ito ni Casino kung hindi yari na ito sa Team PNOY..

      • sigbinko

        hmmmm ung distribution of PhilHealth cards should not
        be suspended dhil lang  ba sa  election period ..pero ang pamimigay ng PH cards  was really for
        the benefit of the public.

        Hindi un form ng campaigning…

        subaybayan natin ang balita pra amy alam tayo sa mga pagbabago.  :)

         

      • puza65

        kung di mo napanood kagabi ng live wag kang magkumento…dahil ung mga nanggulo ay puro aktibista…

  • John_Galt_II

    Epal din ang isang to! Walang pinagka iba kay Manalo at Velarde ang kupal na to. Puro pang uuto lang ang alam! Milyon milyon na rin ang nakolekta nito sa pang uuto!

    • sigbinko

      ur ryt!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XZVCLV7V253YIP6N72T67WF2PM James Rizalino

      @John Galt, kaw Engot! Wala kang nagawa sa mundo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CB6JVCDN4UANPVGK2QINE2DRHQ Gabriel Teope

      Brod, Sorry pero need ko idepensa si Eddie V. sau.. punta ka ng Bocaue Bulacan. hanapin mo bahay ni eddie dun. makikita mo kung yumaman sya. 

  • Roberto Duran

    here we go again, somebody making comment out of what he saw in news… people from Davao and those who know does not support these group who intrude at DSWD office. They are not actually typhoon victims…they are leftists who blocked the streets in Compostela Valley and gathered people by deceiving them that manny pacquiao was coming. when thousand of people were gathered they blocked the highways and started the rally saying that those in the crowd were complaining and they were demanding from DSWS to release 10,000 sacks of rice to their group. these group is composed of Kadamay, Bayan Muna, LFS and other hired street shouters. DSWD asked them to provide valid list of Pablo victimes only to find out that the list they were furnished with are names of fake victims. 

    When DSWD did not approve their request because the lists was fictitious, they gathered in Davao City. Sa totoo lang po, Pablo victims are far from the City. They are busy fixing their homes and are well provided by DSWD, WFP, USAID, UN and daming donor agencies. These people who were in Davao City are activist, people and even media from Davao does not mind these street dogs. Kilala na kasi sila ng tao d2..wala nang sympathy  mga tao sa rebelde na mga to…
    In fairness to DSWD and other group in relief operations, they were doing their best. Eddie Villanueva, wag kang epal…ano bang nagawa mo para sa typhoon victims? Punta ka sa Davao at makita mo na yung nagrally ay di biktima ng Pablo kundi mga basurang aktibista na gus2 kumuha ng sako-sakong bigas. Nung nag distribute ng relief goods and sundalo sa Davao Oriental ano ginawa nila? Binomba po, ngayon rally sila kasi kunwari di tinutulongan ang mga tao. NPA, wala nang naniniwala sa inyo. Puro kayo ingay, wala naman kayong naitutulong.Please EDDIE VILLANUEVA, wala kang alam sa totoong nangyari d2 sa Davao, wag kang Epal…

    • sigbinko

      indeed!

    • Tasyo Casano

      psst roberto, punta ka muna comval ano? iho? wala kang karapatang paratangan ang mga nasalanta.. kung makapag kwento ka eh akala mo nasalanta ka ng bagyong Pablo ah…

      • Roberto Duran

        bobo, basahin mo comment ko ng maayos at intindihin mo…marami beses ako jan d past weeks at alam ko na niloloko lng nga mga militanteng grupo ang mga biktima ng bagyo dyan…i have sympathy for Pablo victims but definitely not to you and your fellow rebels…

      • yheykeyk

        owwwwwwsss hehe

      • Roberto Duran

        oi, joinerssss…

    • puza65

      tama ka napanood ko sa news…ngaun talagang ilalaglag ko na si Eddie at Casino…nag iisip pa naman ako kung ipapasok ko sila…

      • yheykeyk

        khit hindi kyo bumoto walng kawalan kay BRO>EDDIE dhil tatlo lng kyo…e milyun milyon kme… BRO>EDDIE for SENATOR!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XZVCLV7V253YIP6N72T67WF2PM James Rizalino

      Robert Duran, maraming nagawa si bro eddie sa bayan, ikaw Engot. Ano nagawa mo, mismo name mo di kilala?

      • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

        saqyang ngayon ko lang nabasa ito ahh james totoo madaming nagawa sa bayan si eddie,,nagawang kalukuhan..kaw naman galit ka kay robert nag sasabi lang ng totoo yung tao..

      • yheykeyk

        isa pa to hahahaah!!!!

      • Roberto Duran

        syempre di mo ako kilala, at lalo na ikaw di kilala. ang dami kaya nagawa ni eddie sa bayan, magkolekta ng 10% sa pera ng mamayan lalo na sa mahihirap, ipasok ang anak sa gobyerno, makialam sa gobyerno, magpa interbyu sa tv, babatikusin kahit sino para makagawa ng news… kapal kasi mukha nito… meron pang alam na diyos at bayan kunwari na programa… nakakadiri talaga tong mokong na to… masyado malinis… parang siya lang may alam na mabuti… 

      • yheykeyk

        asus!!! UNGAS anu alam mo sa 10% tithes ng JIL CHURCH…bkit? tga JIL kb? hahahah BUGOK!!!

      • Roberto Duran

        hahaha, di ako taga JIL ka, pero ikaw im sure taga JIL ka talaga…sure ako jan, look at your words, very JIL trademark… Just Insane Lunatics… 

    • yheykeyk

      kulangot!!!! ikaw nga EPAL E!!! ang daming naipamudmod nila bro.eddie nun sa bagyong pablo..ikaw cnu kbang UNGAS KA!!! MNAHIMIK KA NGA!!! EPAL!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CB6JVCDN4UANPVGK2QINE2DRHQ Gabriel Teope

      Brod, Eddie V. was asked by the INQ reporter kung ano opinyon nya sa nangyari. Hindi sya ang nag open ng salita about sa issue, yung reporter. Pwede bang sabihin ni Eddie V. na wala akong pakialam dyan? Basahin mo ulit yung news sa taas makikita mo na may solusyon sa problema para di na maulit.Peace…. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VUT4YW36QJREEGOBH5IYKNQMKI Kokak

    Kala ko ba brother Eddie eh suportado ng diyos ang kandidatura nyo ever since.
    Eh bat hndi kayo manalo nalo?
    Either nagsisinungaling kayo o nagsisinungaling ang dyos.
    .

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/CB6JVCDN4UANPVGK2QINE2DRHQ Gabriel Teope

      Brod…I hate to say this but I hope you will be enlighten. God is not a liar, nor a dictator. He gave us FREE WILL. Gusto ng Diyos as maging mabuti tayo pero nasa atin pa rin ang desisyon sa lahat ng aspeto ng buhay natin. The reason why Eddie did not win because mas gusto natin manalo ang mga magnanakaw sa gobyerno, mga drug lord, gambling lord…di ba naman dapat this time manalo naman  ang may takot kay Lord. I believe and vote for this man because he shows leadership, educator (longest regent sa PUP) and political economist. Please try to cast your vote, Try lang natin kung ano magagawa nya… Sila sila na lang ang namumuno sa atin, ibahin naman natin at subukan ang evangalist. Anyways, kung gagawa ng mali yan, maraming titiwalag sa church nya. Tama ba ako?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jun.dano1 Jun Dano

    those goods can not be distributed without the list of typhoon victims. tumagal sa warehouse dahil the local government failed to submit the list. they should hanged their mayors and governor there.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

       gagamitin sana yan ng Team Pnoy para sa kampanya nila sa Mindanao kunyari tulong sa mga nasalanta ng bagyo sabay pakilala sa mga kandidato nila. SMB (style mo Bulok) ung Team Pnoy natunugan ni Casino na gagamitin kaya inunahan na nila. Nice One Casino.

  • Bogart747

    Gimik na naman yan… hahay sawa na ako sa mga leader katulad nito let’s us open our eyes marami magagaling dyan na pwede nation pag pilian ngayon eleksiyon .no to trapo and dynasty’s  sayang yong talagang mahuhusay dyan kaya lang walang pera anyway,they are there to plant seed so that new generations will understand kanilang mga layunin. 

  • etomacq

    Halos isang buwan na ang nakalipas hindi pa rin napapamahagi ang mga relief goods? Kadudaduda na yan! 

    Kailangan pa ba na magsubmit ng  birth certificate at 2 valid ID’s ang mga biktima para maclaim ang 1 kilong bigas at 2 delatang sardinas?????

    Itong si Soliman dapat tsugihin na yan.. puro kurakot, pamumulitika at pagkulay ng buhok sa parlor ang inaatupag. Kapal muks talaga.

  • JasonBieber

    It’s such a mess in Davao for the victims of typhoon ‘Pablo.’ Most are not receiving proper help and the others are not receiving any help at all from PNoy and his government.

    If it is concerning the poor or less smaller less fortunate groups of people, PNoy seems to not care and ignore them.

    The over 2 million victims of the floods that ravaged Manila in August 2012 are being ignored. The victims of typhoon ‘Pablo’ are being ignored. And even the Sabah and those trying to hold claims to it have been ignored.

    Maybe it’s time for PNoy to deal with this issues instead of dealing with politically motivated agendas like impeaching Corona and jailing GMA coz that only benefits PNoy and his KKK and not the rest of the Philippines.

  • arn_arn

    Brother Eddie Villanueva is a non-sense man.

    Why would i vote a protestant?. duh..

    Nuisance.. 

  • disqusted0fu

    Most Pnoy appointees are hit for inaction, for being unsatisfactory in doing their duties. DAR secretary is hit for very slow progress in distributing land to the farmers, DOJ secretary is hit for not providing justice for almost everyone except for KKKs, DILG secretary is hit for inaction re jueteng, Supreme court CJ is hit for making a fake resolution, PCSO board are hit for corrupting charity and prize funds, and now DSWD Secretary is hit for inefficient distribution of relief goods. What’s wrong with Pnoy appointees??? Time for a total revamp!

  • simondj

    ang totoo diyan ang mga churches sa america ay palaging nauuna sa pagtulong sa mga nasalanta dati, pero ngayon crisis na rin sa america kaya kakaunti na.

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