By: Elena Grace Flores
When it comes to media coverage by a foreign journalist, the Philippine government is very quick to response when directly or indirectly affected – but relief operations for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda seem to be slow up to this time of writing. It is not a question of whether they are doing their job or not – but it’s how they do it that matters. Anderson Cooper was just reporting what he saw and experienced at the time and place where he was at during his live report. Yes, government efforts may not reach that particular place yet when Cooper was there but that’s not the point. Read this to know more:
The government should know the geographical location and situation better than anyone else. Why are there no enhancements on the usual emergency procedure? Why are international donations blocked due to import taxes? Why are there no massive send-off of heavy equipment from Cebu or Manila yet? Why are there no team of experts, planners and implementation heads for this tremendous disaster who can formulate solutions not just in terms of providing basic needs of the victims but also volunteer psychologists for their traumatic experience? The questions go on and on – hopefully as we are also doing our part in helping our fellow men in need.
Philippines is now becoming a calamity-prone country – after series of devastation just happened recently. For sure, like any other governments, the Philippine government also has a comprehensive plan like this one from the United Kingdom for disaster response:
Based on the performance of the government after super typhoon Yolanda, all government agencies are working hard to the brink of breaking down – but the efforts were not felt by many. Why? The devastation was just too much to handle without proper equipment, manpower and strategy. The actions done did not come from an intelligent panel of planners – because they move without thinking in tackling the disaster aftermath. Lots of donations arrive but they are easily hindered by obstructions because they do not have powerful vehicles. Time is of the essence and further delay means lost of lives! Can this be tolerated by Filipinos?
Tacloban aids are pouring in from around the world but there’s not much evidence that they are received by the the victims. This is an additional grief for the the country. People are getting discouraged from the public system. One can’t imagine why their loved ones are still not eating after few days of abundant donations. Read and watch videos from this link:
No one can control the natural disaster but, sufferings can be alleviated if there’s genuine love for public service. Criticisms to the government may be unfounded but why can’t they facilitate relief efforts faster than the others when they should know their country better? Let’s help in our own little way – and perhaps we can influence the ones in authority!
Managing people is a tough job. Aside from dealing with individual personalities, you can be punished by the court if you dealt with them illegally. So, might as well be guided with the labor law concerning this matter. This article is definitely worth reading:
The driving question a lot of employers have to ask from time to time is: “can we sack someone who has gone absent without leave (AWOL)?” The basic answer is “Yes”, but not immediately. Before you do so you’ll need to take certain steps as there might be a good reason why they’re absent without prior permission. http://www.rhhr.com/2/can-we-sack-employee-who-has-gone-awol
Showing concern and documenting the steps made are crucial in dismissing or firing an employee who have gone AWOL temporarily or permanently. The staff in question should know his or her rights and must have the chance to explain his or her side of the story. Never fire someone drastically without due process despite any wrong doing – because the tide can go against you!
This is a classic belief but is this true?: Do Grandparents Love Their Grandchildren More Than Their Own Children? It is answered directly in this forum but although there were few comments, they quite did not agree with each other. So, it’s time to hear your view to see if mixed opinions did not change up to this time. Write your comments here:
No, but they are not raising them. they are not having to deal with money issues and pressures of raising children.
therefore they can be more relaxed and enjoy them to the fullest without any stress….
grandchildren are an extension of their own children, how could you love them more…http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100210092624AA6SBuK
Grandparents are more enthusiastic to their grandchildren than to their own when they were little – because they do not have to do parenting anymore. What they do is already a bonus – like attention, care and gifts. This extra efforts happen because of their love to their children. So, it’s not likely that they love the little ones more. The observation is just overrated.