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Divers’ group says SBMA men involved in looting wreck

A group of divers has accused the harbor patrol unit of Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) of taking part in looting a shipwreck here.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Solon wants higher penalty for looting during calamities

Residents force open a small grocery as they start to loot in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. AP

Citing reports of looting after the onslaught of super typhoon “Yolanda” in November, a lawmaker is proposing to increase the penalty for such acts.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tacloban cops release 100 looting suspects as no charges filed


Police have released more than 100 suspects in the massive looting of establishments here hours after the city was hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” after no charges have been filed against the suspects.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Yolanda ‘looters’ caught but nobody is filing charges


Although the police have caught over 100 suspects in the massive looting of various establishments in this city that began just hours after it was hit by supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on November 8, no complainant has filed charges against them.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

8 nabbed for stealing motorcycles in Tacloban

This picture taken on November 16, 2013 shows typhoon victims sitting around a table inside their partially damaged house at night in Tanauan on the outskirts of Tacloban. AFP FILE PHOTO

Eight civilians were arrested after stealing motorcycles in Tacloban City, which bore the brunt of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Guiuan grocer forgives looters

Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk at the destroyed port in the town of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

For Susan Tan, it was a case of forgive and forget. The 43-year-old grocer of Chinese descent said she was shocked and disappointed to see friends, government employees and even policemen among those who ransacked her grocery store and warehouse after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” flattened the town at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Heat on looters, slow pace of relief


More than a week after typhoon Yolanda ravaged many towns in the Visayas, many people are still suffering the consequences of the storm. I am so happy with the immediate response of many ordinary people to calls for help especially here in Cebu. International relief items by the planeload have arrived for typhoon victims. We [...]

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘They’re victims, not thieves’

A Filipino man walks inside a mall that has been flooded and allegedly looted after Typhoon Hayian hit Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.  AP FILE PHOTO

Don’t call them thieves. The Disaster Risk Reduction Network-Philippines on Thursday cautioned the public against labeling as criminals the desperate survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” who have been taking essentials and other items from department stores in the aftermath of the calamity.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

NFA tightens security in all warehouses after Tacloban City looting

In this Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 file photo, survivors carry bags of rice from a warehouse which they stormed due to shortage of food at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines. Haiyan slammed the island nation with a storm surge two stories high and some of the highest winds ever measured in a tropical cyclone. An untold number of homes were blown away, and thousands of people are feared dead. AP FILE PHOTO

The National Food Authority has beefed up security in its warehouses in the Visayas, particularly in Leyte, following deadly looting in Tacloban City, last Monday.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Looting also reported in Southern Leyte, Samar

A survivor writes a message on their port to call for help at typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines.  AP FILE PHOTO

Local officials in Samar and Southern Leyte are on alert following reports that looting was taking place in these provinces as well.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Traders seek help vs ‘looters’

BUSINESSMEN from Leyte yesterday appealed to the national government to stop the widespread looting of stores and business establishments. Andrew Ng, secretary of Leyte Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), said looting incidents are worsening the situation in the area since it is scaring away businessmen from bringing supplies into the typhoon-hit area. Ng said [...]

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Mob rule in Tacloban City


Had help immediately come to Tacloban City after it was battered by “Yolanda,” the strongest typhoon in the world to date, there wouldn’t have been a breakdown of law and order in this Eastern Visayas city.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in On Target | Read More »

More cops flying in to stop looting in Tacloban


The Philippine National Police yesterday said it would fly in more policemen to areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” amid reports of unbridled looting of commercial establishments by desperate residents searching for food and water.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Regions | Read More »

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