- Posted December 11, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Typhoon Haiyan: Your stories
"It seems that the best way to get an audience is to shout out a lie."
Mayor Alfred Romualdez of Tacloban City has now appointed himself as resource person in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) when he testified in congress, emotionally narrating his travails during the storm and triumphantly brandishing himself as both victim and hero.
At least this was how he described his objectives during an interview with ANC, that all he did was try to help congress craft a new DRRM law.
But records will show what he really intend to do. He tried to distort the truth by undermining the efforts of various personalities and agencies during the relief and rehabilitation in Tacloban. Never mind the head of DILG, Secretary Mar Roxas, and DND Secretary Volts Gazmin they may or may not have done the best they could, but it would be an insult to the men and women of the PNP, AFP, BFP and yes, even of the MMDA to say that Mayor Romualdez was correct to say that the National Government never helped them.
Faced with the damning facts and figures of the help Tacloban got, Mayor Romualdez resorted to his bottom line, his insinuation that he was bullied to write a letter to Pres. Aquino and a following "youtube" video was which was edited to look like his claim was true.
It can't be helped to look at what is unfolding but a malicious concoction of lie maybe an attempt to put Sec. Mar Roxas in bad light and project his cousin Sen. Bong Bong Marcos as possible Presidential contender come 2016.
Who knows? Maybe lying is something genetic to the Romualdezes.