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US Marines Instructed NOT to Let Government Officials Touch Relief Goods

International donors have been pouring in for the victims of the worst typhoon that hits the Philippines in recent years, some of the donors have reportedly began handling out relief efforts to affected communities while other international aid gave their in-kind donations to the DSWD and the NDRRMC.

An unconfirmed reports online surfaced that, the U.S. Marines were reportedly instructed not to let Philippine Government officials and politicians touch the relief goods that will arrive in Samar.

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US Marines V-22 Ospreys at Villamor Airbase (Photo: GMA News)

According to some reports a total of Five C130 planes are scheduled to arrive, in the province carrying relief goods from the United Nations. International medias have been reporting on the ground and calling for more international relief efforts in the worst affected areas of super typhoon Yolanda.

The survivors of the strongest typhoon that hits the Philippines last week became increasingly frustrated with the government’s slow response to distribute their badly needed food and water especially in far-flung areas not reach by various news media organizations.

The Philippine Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs noted that the total international aid to support relief and rehabilitation efforts is estimated at P2.585 billion so far, as of November 13, 2013.

The DFA also confirmed earlier that most of the international aid from various countries and worldwide organizations did not pass through various government organizations but they have coordinated with their relief efforts in the country.

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About the author: Ed Umbao is a former tuba-gatherer from Bantayan Island. Previously worked as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, now a full-time blogger sans technical ability.

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  • vons November 17, 2013, 7:12 am

    yea, your right .
    The government now should know that they can’t trust

  • Jevy caracas November 20, 2013, 2:32 pm

    Sna mkpasok po aku.

    09286222981

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