What i have heard of so far from the government regarding the hunger and starvation occurring in the Philippines…is all denial.
1. they denied the hunger in Guindulungan, Maguindanao
2. they denied the starvation and hunger in General Santos City
and some of the other cases were flatly denied before the media.
I don’t know why, but i document all these cases involved, spoke to the people and yet they denied it.
Perhaps, the problem of understanding hunger and starvation hasn’t gone far yet, in particular with the government social workers. If so, then it’s a challenge yet a sign of denial to what is really happening.
When a person wouldn’t acknowledge that there is a problem, and may have been resisting or into disbelief…solving problem could be a hill to hurdle.