Posted in Current Events, tagged DILG, Edcel Lagman, Frisco Nilo, GMA-7, Jesse Robredo, Manila Hostage Crisis, Manila Hostage Drama, PAG-ASA, Rolando Mendoza, Unang Hirit on August 26, 2010 |
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Albay First District Congressman Edcel Lagman, in the Unang Hirit program at GMA-7 this morning, is calling on high ranking officials in the Aquino Administration, including Interior and Local Government Secretary, Jesse Robredo, to resign for the fiasco in the handling of the Manila Hostage taking. If they will not resign, then the President should remove them from office the way the President removed PAG-ASA official, Frisco Nilo, for the latter’s inefficiency in the weather bureau.
Cong. Edcel Lagman
Sabi ni Lagman dapat may managot sa kapalpakan kasabay na diyan ang dai pag-pugol sa media sa live video kan inaaresto si SPO2 Gregorio Mendoza, an tugang kan hostage taker na si Capt. Rolando Mendoza; sa dai pag-pugol sa mga usyusero; sa dai pag-takeover o maski pagtao ki abiso sa ground commander lalo na sa implikasyon kaini sa standing kan Pilipinas sa international community. (Lagman said somebody should be axed for the fiasco which includes the failure to control the media for the live video feed of SPO2 Gregorio Mendoza, the brother of hostage-taker Capt. Rolando Mendoza; the failure to control the crowd/kibitzers; and for the failure to takeover or at least gave advice to the ground commander especially on the implications of the actions in the standing of the Philippines in the international community.)
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The mishaps that occurred with Typhoon Frank validated one thing: That finger-pointing remains a dominant Filipino trait as nobody would admit responsibility for the capsizing of the MV Princess of the Stars. But who’s to blame, really? The rain?
A few days ago, Sulpicio Lines, the owner of the MV Princess of the Stars, filed a suit against Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Service Administration (Pagasa). Sulpicio Lines alleged that Pag-asa gave inaccurate weather reports that led to the tragedy of the MV Princess of the Stars at the height of Typhoon “Frank.” Pag-asa officials just sneered at the suit and said that they only forecast, and not control, the movements of typhoons. There are insiders, however, who say that some of the key officials of the agency are rattled because Sulpicio Lines also has some valid arguments. For one, the interval of Pag-asa weather bulletins is every six hours and in six hours, many things can happen. So looking for someone to blame, the rattled officials are looking at Malacanang and the Congress for giving lesser support to the agency.
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