GMA, the Asean summit, and Frank

A year and a half ago, the Asean Leaders’ Summit in Cebu was cancelled because a typhoon was coming.
“Our responsibility to the Filipino people also lies in preparing to the best we can for the possible onslaught of another strong typhoon,”, Arroyo was quoted in a news report.
I remember Palace and government officials insisting, as we asked them about terror threats to the Asean summit, that the typhoon was the only reason it had to be reset.
Last week “Frank” hit the Philippines. Hundreds are dead, and the counting is not yet over. But this time Arroyo did not postpone her US trip.


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