The Philippines: PNoy Comes to Visit

Twice Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III pointed at a torn piece of iron sheeting laced against a bare tree, focusing on it in a vista where everything else around him was utter loss. Aquino paid a perfunctory visit to the devastated town of Guiaun Sunday, nine days after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) made landfall here, sitting at a briefing table with a few of his cabinet members under an awning in the noon heat beside the carcass of the town hall.

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