Anderson Cooper urges Korina Sanchez to visit Tacloban

Anderson Cooper defends CNN coverage of Yolanda devastation: "Accuracy is what we care most about here at CNN. We’re giving information that might actually help people on the ground, and help the relief effort in some way, to become more efficient. In our reporting it seems, out here in the Philippines, it has become something of a political issue at times.”


“Miss Sanchez is welcome to go there and I would I urge her to go there.

"I don’t know if she has... But her husband is the Interior Minister, I’m sure she could arrange a flight."

Ito ang pahayag ng American news anchor na si Anderson Cooper tungkol sa patutsada sa kanya ng ABS-CBN news anchor na si Korina Sanchez.

Matatandaan na sa radio program ni Korina sa dzMM, ang Rated Korina, kahapon, November 14, ay pinuna ni Korina ang report ni Anderson sa sitwasyon sa Tacloban City, ilang araw pagkatapos ng pananalasa ng bagyong Yolanda.

Tila may nakarating kay Korina na sinabi diumano ni Anderson na walang government presence sa Tacloban.

Noong una ay pinahulaan pa ni Korina sa kanyang listeners kung sino ang "blonde reporter" na tinutukoy niya.

Pero kalaunan ay binanggit na rin niya ang pangalan ni Anderson.

Sabi ni Korina: "Itong si Anderson Cooper, sabi wala daw government presence sa Tacloban. Mukhang hindi niya alam ang sinasabi niya."

Read: ABS-CBN anchor Korina Sanchez gets flak from netizens for slamming CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper

Sa report ni Anderson sa kanyang programa sa CNN, ang Anderson Cooper 360º, ngayong umaga, November 15, binanggit ng American news anchor na hindi lamang broadcaster si Korina kundi asawa rin ito ng "Interior Minister."

Ang tinutukoy na "Interior minister" ni Anderson ay si Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas.

Sabi ni Anderson tungkol kay Korina: “A radio broadcaster named Korina Sanchez has been taking issue with some of my reporting.

"She’s also not just a radio broadcaster, she is actually the wife of the Interior Minister, who’s overseeing the relief effort on the ground."

Dagdag niya, "Miss Sanchez seemed to be under the mistaken impression that I said I saw no presence of the Philippine government on the ground in Tacloban.

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"I never said that.

"Obviously, I’ve been on the ground in Tacloban for days.

"And, I’ve in fact interviewed a very heroic Philippine Navy captain, Captain Santiago, who’s going out and helping people.

"I’ve seen the work that’s being done and the work that’s not being done."

Watch the video: Anderson Cooper’s message to Korina Sanchez: "Go to Tacloban."

WHAT ANDERSON ACTUALLY SAID. At upang patunayan na hindi niya sinabi na walang government presence sa Tacloban City, muling ipinakita ni Anderson ang video ng kanyang report noong Miyerkules, November 13.

Ito ang kanyang report mula sa Tacloban:

“As for who exactly is in charge of the Philippine side of operation, that is not really clear.

"I am just surprised.

"I expected on this Day Five, I thought I may have gotten here very late, that things will be well in hand—it does not seem like that.

"People are desperate, they do not have any place for shelter.

"It’s very difficult for people to get food, neighbors are helping out neighbors, water is in short supply.

"It is a very very bad situation here.”

Pagkatapos ng replay ng kanyang Wednesday report, ikinuwento naman ni Anderson ang sitwasyon sa clinic sa airport ng Tacloban City.

“The doctors there said they did not have enough food.

"They did not have enough water for the hundreds of people they were seeing every day.

"They didn’t have enough medical supply.

"That’s a clinic at the airport.

“If any clinic in the entire disaster zone should be able to receive aid quickly and easily, it’s the clinic at the airport.

"And they were not getting it.

"I don’t know what the situation there is today, but I certainly pray to God that it is a better situation than it was even two days ago."

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Nasa Manila na ngayon si Anderson.

Si Korina naman ay kasalukuyang nasa Ormoc City upang i-report ang sitwasyon doon.

Read: Korina Sanchez flies to Ormoc to "investigate" relief efforts there

ACCURACY. Bago binanggit ni Anderson ang isyu sa kanya ni Korina, sinabi niyang naging politicial issue na sa Pilipinas ang report niya.

Saad niya, “If you’ve been watching the coverage over the past week, you know that we’ve been on the ground in Tacloban and elsewhere, trying to be accurate as possible.

"Accuracy is what we care most about here at CNN.

"We’re giving information that might actually help people on the ground, and help the relief effort in some way, to become more efficient.

"In our reporting, it seems, out here in the Philippines, it has become something of a political issue at times.”

FILIPINO RESILIENCY. Nagsalita rin si Anderson tungkol sa payo ni Philippine President Noynoy Aquino sa foreign media na i-report din ang resiliency at katatagan ng mga Pilipino, para malaman ito ng buong mundo.

Saad niya, “The President of the Philippines has also counseled foreign journalists that they should be accurate in their reports, and I certainly appreciate that counsel.

"Acurracy is what we strive for.

“I read in the paper today... this is the first time I was able read the news.

"The president also said in his speech that the media should ’use your role to uplift the spirits of the Filipino people—to find stories of resilience, hope and faith, and show the world just how strong the Filipino people are.’

"I would actually say that.

"In every report we’ve done, we’ve shown how strong the Filipino people are.

"The Filipino people, the people of Tacloban, in Samar, in Cebu, and all these places where so many have died, they’re strong not just to survive this storm.

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"They’re strong to have survived the aftermath of the storm.

"They’ve survived for a week now, often with very little food, with very little water, with very little medical attention."

Emosyunal na pahayag pa ni Anderson, “Can you imagine the strength it takes to be living in a shack, to be living, sleeping on the streets next to the body of your dead children?

"Can you imagine that strength?

"I can’t, but I see that strength day in and day out here in the Philippines, and we honor them in every broadcast that we do.”


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