Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) -- Aid is reaching earthquake-torn Haiti, but getting it to the people who need it remains a challenge.
Large quantities of medications, baby formula and other relief supplies are sitting on the tarmac and in warehouses at the Port-au-Prince airport, but no one is moving it out, according to CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.
"It's like everywhere we go, just walking through the airport, outside the airport even, people are saying, 'We need supplies,' " Gupta said.And this is the link of the controversial post of Ella Ganda regarding the relief goods that she claimed were "rotting" in the DWSD warehouse and were not moving fast enough to reach the intended recipients--the victim of Ondoy.
Gupta found pallets of formula, pain medication and antibiotics standing unattended next to the runway.
U.S. military personnel in a warehouse tent at the airport gave Gupta a trash bag full of supplies to take back to a hospital he had visited earlier but couldn't explain why.
The blogger is now facing libel charge from the then DSWD Secretary, Esperanza Cabral and now the Health Secretary.
I am not a lawyer and therefore I can not say whether the post is libelous or not.
What I remember is the case of a well known blogger who was threatened with a libel case because he refused to remove a an allegedly libelous comment in his box. He spent time, money and effort to make the case go away.
There are readers who out of their rage can write foul comments and or words derogatory to some people that may put the blogger in hot water. This is where we can make use of the moderation option in our dashboard. The commenters are anonymous or are using disposable handles and therefore can easily get away from legal tangles thus they are bold to write whatever they wanted to say which are oftentimes offensive and vulgar.
As Atty. Biyay said in one of my blogs,
"your freedom ends where my nose begins". kahit sabihin pa natin na tayo ay malaya, ang kalayaang ito ay may mga limitasyon na ipinapataw ng batas. hindi tayo basta-basta kukuha ng gamit ng ibang tao, o mananakit ng kapwa o kaya ay manira ng pangalan o reputasyon. kahit walang pinag-aralan, alam dapat yun.
So calling someone stupid moron is not an opinion. Accusing someone as incompetent because she did not do her job with facts to boot is a matter of opinion.