Pabigat: Catanduanes Gov Cua says social media attacks not helping in ‘Nina’ recovery efforts


Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua has asked netizens to stop making “politically-charged” criticisms amid the province’s attempt to get back on it’s feet following typhoon “Nina’s” rampage last month.

On a lengthy Facebook post on January 2, Cua gave a brief update of the province’s status after Nina–the most powerful storm to hit Bicol since “Reming” in 2006–made landfall there on December 25.

The politiko then made mention of the criticisms online regarding the relief operations wherein there was allegedly a shortage of relief goods.

Cua defended the repacking of the said goods, saying it was a way to ensure that all typhoon victims would be given aid. He likewise said that such tirades aren’t beneficial to the province right now.

“Grabe an ga komentaryo sa paagi nin social media na ngata daa ta su mga nakakahon na relief goods hale sa DSWD pig-repack daa asin naka plastic na kan pigtaltag sa mga barangay. An kaipuhan niato bakong mga kritisismo asin pamumulitika kundi sincerong tabang tanganing makabangon kita,” he wrote.

Cua further appealed to netizens to set aide their knack for “creating issues” as well as their political interests for the greater good of Catanduanes.

“Madali mag komentaryo asin maggibo nin mga issues lalo pa itong mga netizens na halatang igwa nin mga interes political asin nakikisakay sa presenteng sitwasyon. Alagad bako ini an panahon na dapat mamulitika kundi panahon nganing lingawan an anuman na political affiliations para makatabang lalo na sa mga kamimanwang orog na nangangaipo,” he said.