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Philippines: Relief Goods Rotting in Government Warehouses

Ella's Blog from the Philippines posts photos of donated goods intended for typhoon victims rotting in government warehouses. The expose has sparked fears that the goods might be misused to support administration candidates in next year's elections. The original site shows a “404 Not Found error” when it is accessed but the contents have been reposted by concerned citizens in blogs and social networks.

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  • Your link to “photos” is not correct. It should be http://technogra.ph/2009/10/23/dswd-letting-relief-goods-rot-in-warehouse-accuses-blogger/

    The original site is back up, but you need to scroll way down to see the pictures.

    On the core of the matter: I see a warehouse with well stacked goods, all orderly and how it should be.

    I think it is pretty easy to air comments like was done on Ella’s blog. Transportation is limited, so maybe more urgent goods were transported first, and these were awaiting for a later stage.

    I don’t know, but I find it all a bit judgemental.

    Peter.

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