My city in the Philippines, badly governed, now gone

  • Article by: GINA APOSTOL
  • Updated: November 15, 2013 - 6:17 PM

We’ve been resilient many times, but this is something more.

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ddellwoNov. 16, 1310:41 AM

So it's America's fault the Phillipino's elect inept leaders? Although in this article you see the inevitable end game of all the global warming nonsense -- yet another way to blame the United States for everyone else's problems!

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minncaliNov. 16, 1312:29 PM

When I started reading this article, I thought I was going to learn about how and why Gina's town and province were ill-prepared for such a calamity and what they could have done differently to prepare (if that would even be possible for a storm that magnitude). No such luck. Instead she used this tragedy as a lame forum to blame their misfortune on the US and a century-old conflict, and even our efforts to drive the Japanese out of the Philippines during WWII (perhaps she might ponder how the outcome might have different had McArthur NOT landed there, but of course that would be our fault as well). With such a misleading title, it would be worthwhile to know why this newspaper's editorial board thought this article worth publishing.

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