Reports from Tacloban suggest that survivors, desperately trying to stay alive in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, have begun raiding and grabbing supplies wherever possible. Amidst reports of wide-spread looting, President Benigno Aquino III is reportedly considering declaring a state of emergency in the city of Tacloban.
“The city is outlaw now — this is why we had to run,” Larsen said. “Everything is being looted. Rotten apples can do now what they want. There is no law enforcement; [it’s] a free-for-all. Nobody feels safe, even the Filipinos. And so many have lost their families... Hotels, everything — cash registers, even McDonalds — everything is looted. Anything that has any value. It’s like a movie.”
Fox News reported that trucks carrying relief supplies were stopped and raided — although the city's infrastructure has been so gutted that officials say the damage has largely hampered those hoping to offer aid.
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