When the Typhoon Haiyan, or locally known in the Philippines as Yolanda grazed through the middle area of the country, thousands of lives were destroyed by the storm. Livelihoods, houses and properties were destroyed. After the storm, the entire place was ransacked by survivors trying to stay alive, or taking the opportunity to gain more for themselves using the disaster as an excuse.
News media in the world criticized the response of the president Philippine Government’s response to the disaster. What was promised as already-standing aid was a false proposition by Philippine President Benigno Aquino Jr. Due to disappointment, locals became furious with their government and appreciated how CNN and other world media showed the corruption in the government and its effects during the storm.
Corruption had been a long game in the Philippines. Distraction had always been the kind of sport and skill development department of many media stations that help protect the elite and exploit the lower class of people. This is evident in the case of CNN’s Anderson Cooper debating to local newscaster Korina Sanchez, who is evidently the wife of the country’s interior minister.
Truthfully, corruption and distraction is just evidently present in the Philippines, but this has been a long standing problem in any politics in the world. Unfortunately for the Philippines, majority of their population is gaining a disadvantage because of such widespread and obvious corruption.