Korina Sanchez VS. Anderson Cooper: Whose side are you on?

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, November 14, 2013

TV Patrol anchor Korina Sanchez has some things to say about Anderson Cooper's remarks on the shortcomings and enormous problem with the relief efforts in Tacloban.

Talking to CNN's Jake Tapper, anchor of The Lead on Tuesday, Cooper said: “You would expect perhaps to see a feeding center that had been set up five days after the storm. We haven’t seen that, certainly not in this area."

Cooper continued: "Some food is being brought to people here at the airport, some water being distributed but it are very, very difficult conditions for the people here on the ground and it’s not clear how much longer it can continue like this. Something is got to give."

Cooper also compared the country's response to the 2011 disaster in Japan and said: “When I was in Japan, right after the tsunami there two years ago, within a day or two, you had Japanese defense forces going out, carving up cities into grids and going out on foot looking for people, walking through the wreckage. We have not seen that here in any kind of large scale operation.”

On her DZMM radio program Rated Korina, Sanchez responded by saying: "Itong si Anderson Cooper sabi wala raw government presence sa Tacloban. Mukhang hindi niya alam ang sinasabi niya." (This Anderson Cooper said that there's no government presence in Tacloban. It seems that he doesn't know what he's saying.)

Sanchez as we all know is the wife of Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas -- who is among the local officials tasked to handle the government relief response in the Visayas region.

What do you think about the story? Whose side are you on? Are you #TeamAnderson or #TeamKorina? Let us know by posting your comments below or on our Facebook page. You can also tweet us @medianewserphil.

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