And why did his chosen disaster operations chief go on vacay amid flood warnings?
By Raïssa Robles
Disaster is part of life in the Philippines.
By the time many Filipinos turn 21, they would have experienced a volcanic eruption, several strong earthquakes and over 400 storms – dozens of them worsened by deep floods, violent winds and landslides.
So it is rather hard to understand why President Rodrigo Duterte has kept slashing the disaster fund.
And why Nicanor Faeldon, his disaster operations chief, went to Mindoro Oriental with his partner and kid, amid serious flood warnings.[READ MORE…]