Escudero warns of ‘full blown humanitarian crisis’ in Davao City



Senator Francis Escudero: No to Associate Justice Brion’s request. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—A “full blown humanitarian crisis” in Davao City is in the offing if the Department of Social Welfare and  Development (DSWD)  will continue to be ‘”slow” in responding to the needs of typhoon victims there, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero warned on  Wednesday.

Escudero, chairman of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, said the situation in Davao City has the “potential of becoming a full blown humanitarian crisis if the agency continues to be slow in responding to the concerns of the typhoon victims.”

“Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman should immediately look into the root cause of the desperate actions of the Davao residents to prevent the critical situation in the province from worsening,” he said in a statement.

An angry mob ransacked Tuesday morning the DSWD regional office in Davao City and carted away relief goods intended for the typhoon victims. The protesters forcibly opened the gate at around 10:30 a.m. and looted sacks of pre-packed relief good and boxes of coffee and instant noodles.

Escudero said the incident could have been avoided had the DSWD acted early on in arranging a dialogue with the protesters.

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  • joshua

    oo nga naman naunahan si Escudero at Team PNOY sa pag distribute ng relief goods. Damage control lang yan ni Chizz

  • Night

    ano kamo me mga inutil sa perpektong gobyerno na ito!!!!!

    hindi totoo yan!! Daang Matuwid tayo!!!!

    Daang UTO UTO!!!! kwang kwang kwang

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    Di rin sa mga nasalanta mapupunta yung ninakaw sa Davao City kahapon, IMO.

  • opinyonlangpo

    Thats probably for the satisfaction of those who wants the cheapest delivery of goods, services, and transport for the area thus seemingly avoid suspicion of corruption by the DSWD. They should offer for bidding everything not only locally but also from other regions or even other countries to get the full value of money. Good job DSWD. Just make sure everything is the cheapest, never mind if its delayed. 

    • $14141131

      They corrupted the money.

  • Danyel

    swerte nitong c boy pek pek…easy-go-lucky, wala lang, porma porma lang, di seryoso,pangisi ngisi lang, pakuya kuyakoy lang, pakamot kamot lang ng betlog, pagastos gastos lang ng pork barrel na 200million  taon taon, pabili bili lang ng sports car na parang bumibili lang nang Tamiya,  pero number 2 sa survey……pag sinuswerte ka talaga…..

    • Night

      tama ka pre…. marami kasi uto uto dito sa hinayupak na yan

  • D3marketers

    Pumunta nalang po kayo ng DAVAO po isama nyo si Heart tapos kayo na mamigay ng relief goods para next survey number 1 ka na

  • JasonBieber

    PNoy has ignored and neglected the victims of typhoon ‘Pablo’…plain and simple. He is asking people to vote for his Team PNoy candidates but has no time to help the staving and homeless victims suffering in Davao. Escudero can warn all he wants but who is he talking to?

    His leader PNoy is the one he should have a sit down with to speed up the help…he can certify it urgent if he wants.

    • whacky

      i am not trying to defend noynoy or anyone, however i was a witness… madaming relief good sa davao city that were intended for Pablo victims. how did i know? i was a volunteer repacker there. the dswd wanted list, organized names of people of Pablo victims so that their share will be given equally. i also saw ten wheeler trucks heading for comval to give thousand sacks of relief goods… but what i heard from kargadors there are problems about NPA hijacking the trucks without even giving names and list of their said “pablo victims” too. so my point is, before we blurt out something para sisihin ang sinoman, let us know more about it first. as far as i know those relief goods we repacked were really supposed to be intended for pablo victims.

      • JasonBieber

        What ever the intent is the point is the victims remain starving and they have not received the helped that PNoy promised.

        Packing relief goods is great but if PNoy does not make sure they get distributed then what is the point. PNoy has shown many times during his term of ignoring the poor and less fortunate and this is no different.

  • Marshall

    NPA salot ng bayan …Casinong Komunista Espiya ng Tsina..
    Si Casiñong komunista ang nag-ulot sa mga  biktima ng bagyo para gumawa ng karahasan..
    Ito ba ang iboboto para senador  ?
    dapat dito itapon sa kulungan kasama ng mga ampatuan.

  • $14141131

    Despite the P45Billion CCT fund that the diffident President gave the corrupt agency, the victims are not getting enough support. The President is gay on watching the poor victims suffer as they are Mindanaoans and not from Luzon. 

    Junk the Ab-noy candidates.

  • Observer_din

    tagal nang natapos ng bagyo, hanggang ngayon nakasandal pa din ang mga tao sa gobyerno? o baka naman nagagamit na naman sila ng mga grupo ng komunista.

  • whacky

    our group are volunteers in repacking relief goods for Pablo victims every friday at panacan, without fail since january. what ahppened to the thousand sacks of relief goods we repacked? actually while repacking there we saw ten wheeler trucks tacking away the goods, sabi papadala na yun sa comval… then may sabi pa nga hinarang daw ng mga npa yung mgarelief goods, tapos gusto ibigay ura-urada at ayaw magbigay ng listahan ng mga makakrecieve, sabi2x lang yun ng mga kargador dun, but i really have no idea what the heck is happening. we were just happy to help and was disappointed na hindi yun napunta sa dapat makarecieve.  

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