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Suing government for inefficiency

MANILA (Mabuhay) : How about suing the government of the Republic of The Philippines for inefficiency? This is a suggestion made by Father Edu Gariguez, from the National Secretariat for Social Action in the Manila Bulletin on February 18.

Father Gariquez says that the Philippine has been blatantly inefficient in addressing the immediate and urgent concerns of Filipinos.

“Can we sue the government for its inefficiency? If that’s possible, then we should, because they are really very inefficient,” he says.

Earlier, Bishop Crispin Varquez, from Borongan, one of the worst hit places during Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on November 8, complained that a government programme for the survivors is almost non-existent.

CBCP News reported him as saying that he has not seen any concrete government project for the typhoon survivors, except for the controversial bunkhouses that were built. “Disappointment is an understatement, because it seems you don’t have hope anymore in this government,” the priest concludes.


People have been widely critical of the government for its disdain or crass ignorance of the survivors’ situation. They cite the 5,000 pesos ($925.00) being offered to those who have lost their homes.