In the interview with Pinky Webb of CNN Philippines “The Source”, Mar Roxas dismissed the allegations against him re misused of Yolanda funds as “fake news”.
At around the 27-minute part of the 30-minute interview, Webb sought Mar Roxas comment on allegations of irregularities in Yolanda funds and the former DILG Secretary outrightly dismissed the social media noise against him as nothing but lies.
Below was Mar Roxas’ interview with Pinky Webb wherein the former DILG Secretary talked about his life after the bitter defeat in the 2016 presidential election.
Rather than pacifying his critics after calling the allegations against him re post-Typhoon Yolanda rescue and relief efforts as fake news, Roxas has been drawing more flak on Facebook, especially from pro-Duterte bloggers like lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles.
On Facebook, Angeles accused Roxas of deliberately omitting important details re Yolanda rescue and relief efforts since that was his training.
In addition, Angeles alleged that ex-President Aquino appointed DILG as the lead agency for relief and rescue to give the him platform to play “hero role” in preparation for his presidential bid.
Angeles marked that Roxas incompetence as the man tasked to head the Yolanda rescue and relief ops resulted in countless deaths.
You may read the full post below.
Mar Roxas, pinagusapan mo na rin lang na kailangan i-clear yung mga kalye after Yolanda. What you did not mention in your interview is you insisted on air transport and using the airport as a center to beginning clearing ops. Kulang kasi ang kaalaman mo kaya di mo naapreciate yung sea forces. Ilang barko ng Navy ang naka standby to bring in heavy equipment for clearing and military personnel to do rescues and relief ops for those needing immediate assistance.
But of course di mo babanggitin yon. You aren’t trained to think of that. That is what the NDRCC was supposed to do. Pero ang mga iyon ay military at hindi ka pwedeng bumida dun. Yan ang dahilan kung bakit on the eve of Yolanda, itinalaga ang DILG as the lead agency for relief and rescue. Itinalaga ka ni Noynoy para may platform ka magpaka hero in preparation sa pagtakbo mo for the presidency.
At dahil sa incompetence mo, peOple died WAITING for rescue. People died for your political ambitions. People died because you took on a job for which you had no training or competence. People DIED because you did not know how to rescue them but you could only see them for what votes they could bring.
I hope you lose.
As of this writing, Angeles Facebook post has generated 1,042 shares, 4,081 reactions and 324 comments, mostly angry comments directed at the former DILG Secretary.