The good and ugly sides of Filipinos in disasters like Taal

 

 

By Rose de la Cruz

 

Disasters like that of Taal Volcano’s eruption have a way of bringing out the sharing, compassionate and good nature of Filipinos who brave all obstacles just to be able to help their fellowmen.

 

But they also bring out the demon in Filipinos like the profiteers (of face masks), the naysayers and those who criticize needlessly using legitimate avenues like the House of Representatives (which is seeking to belittle and pick on the alleged lapses of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in forewarning the people about the looming eruption), those…

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