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Fault finders should shift their attention in helping the needy, Visayan solon say

A woman and her child plead from the frantic crowd to be prioritized on an evacuation flight in Tacloban, central Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.  (MNS photo)

A woman and her child plead from the frantic crowd to be prioritized on an evacuation flight in Tacloban, central Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country’s eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Nov. 14 (Mabuhay) – Every Filipino should rally behind the Aquino government’s effort to provide relief for survivors and restore normalcy in areas pummeled by monster typhoon “Yolanda,” Iloilo Rep. Gerry Trenas said on Thursday as he urged fault finders to dismiss partisan beliefs.

“It’s very unfair that some people still cannot resist taking potshots at President Aquino and seem to find joy trying to create the impression that our government is doing nothing to help our people whose lives are now in shambles because of Yolanda. Just like everyone else who are now taking part in the relief operations in Eastern and some parts of Western Visayas, the President is doing everything just to make sure that help is given to all,” Trenas said in a statement.

He stressed that instead of looking for issues to undermine the President, his critics should just focus in taking part in the global effort to help the tens of thousands of families who lost their homes, their loved ones and their livelihood because of typhoon “Yolanda.”

“We should unite and support our government. This is not the time for fault-finding. The President needs all the help that he can get at this time so that the government can effectively carry out its mission or providing relief for our people and expedite the restoration of normalcy in areas affected by Yolanda,” the veteran lawmaker said.

According to Trenas, minor shortcomings are to be expected in situations like these and the President is no magician that he can do everything with just a stroke of a wand.

He said that President Aquino and other members of his administration have been working so hard to make sure that relief operations are done efficiently and “this is not an easy job.” (MNS)

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