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Saturday, 31 December 2011 14:46

PLM calls on the government to declare a day of mourning for the victims of typhoon Sendong


We, from Partido Lakas ng Masa (PLM), calls on the government to declare a day of mourning for the more than 1,260 dead and many more persons missing due to the onslaught of the typhoon Sendong in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City in Northern Mindanao.


The whole nation had commiserated with the death of President Noynoy Aquino’s mother, former President Cory Aquino. It is just proper to show our compassion and sympathy to the thousands of victims of man-created and nature-created havocs.


We cannot allow ourselves to desensitized by such calamity that killed thousands of lives pointlessly and wantonly. These are deaths that could have been prevented had massive deforestration, logging, and mining in Mindanao been checked and curbed by government and various agencies concerned. These are deaths that could have been avoided had appropriate warning signal been raised, and appropriate government actions been taken to ensure that everyone was brought to safety in evacuation centers with appropriate facilities.


While we continue our efforts to assist the victims of the calamity, we believe that the declaration of a day of mourning is the only way we can raise the issue of government neglect and ineptitude that have been responsible to the unprecedented slaughter and destruction of property in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City. It also ensures that we shall always remember the evils of logging, mining and deforestration that led to the loss of lives of thousands of our compatriots and friends. We say no more logging, no more mining, no more greed, and no more utter disregard of people’s lives.


Last Updated on Saturday, 31 December 2011 14:49



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