Typhoon Haiyan: Aid Convoys Come Under Fire as Relief Operation Becomes ‘Logistical Nightmare’

David Eimer, Telegraph (London), November 13, 2013

Security situation now desperate as tens of thousands clamour to escape the devastated city of Tacloban and hundreds of thousands of people remain stranded without food, water or shelter across the central Philippines.

Aid convoys attempting to bring relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan are coming under regular attack from both suspected communist rebels and starving survivors of the monster storm.

Relief columns being escorted by the Philippines army are now engaged in firefights with members of the New People’s Army, the militant wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

The almost complete breakdown of law and order in the areas hardest-hit by Haiyan is only further hampering a relief operation that the UN’s World Food Programme is describing as a “logistical nightmare”.

One column was attacked this morning as it tried to travel across the San Juanico Bridge that links the devastated city of Tacloban with neighbouring Samar Province and was forced to turn back.

Last night, two rebels were killed outside Matnog, a port at the southern tip of Luzon Island, after they attempted to hijack a Red Cross convoy bound for Samar.

In Alangalang, an area just west of Tacloban, eight people were crushed to death when a wall collapsed after thousands of desperate victims of Haiyan stormed a government rice warehouse.

More than 100,000 sacks of rice were looted, according to National Food Authority spokesman Rex Estoperez.

Thousands of people are besieging the overwhelmed airport in Tacloban, where 10,000 people alone are believed to have been killed by tsunami-like storm surges, desperate to escape a city where corpses rot in the ruined streets and people scavenge amidst the debris for something to eat.

Earlier on Wednesday, reports emerged that eight people were crushed to death on Tuesday when a huge crowd of survivors from haiyan rushed a government rice store in Alangalang town, some 10 miles from Tacloban.

“There is no water, no food,” said Joselito Caimoy, one of the lucky few who managed to get his wife, son and daughter onto a flight out of Tacloban. “The malls, the grocery stores have all been looted. They’re empty. People are hungry and they (the authorities) cannot control the people,” said the 42-year-old truck driver.

Now, police and soldiers have to hold back the crowds which stampede towards the runway every time a plane lands at Tacloban airport.

Despite deploying commandos from the elite Special Action Force and imposing a night-time curfew in Tacloban, the authorities are unable to impose order on a city where people are half-crazed by hunger and thirst.

“The city has been thrown back to the primitive age,” said local fire chief Superintendent Rafel Doron.

Power and communications remain down in many areas. With roads blocked and the small airports in the areas flattened by Haiyan only just opening up, aid agencies are unable to get desperately-needed food and water to the people worst-affected by what may be the strongest storm ever to make landfall.

Children stand by the side of the few roads open begging for food and water and holding up signs that simply say, ‘Help Us’.

Five days after Haiyan struck, almost half of the 700,000 people left homeless by the storm are still sleeping rough, even as new tropical storms dump yet more rain on the vast swathe of the central Philippines smashed by Haiyan.

More and more people are falling ill and the prospect of widespread outbreaks of disease is becoming a real fear.

On Monday, the Philippines justice secretary Leila de Lima dismissed the idea of imposing martial law in places like Tacloban and Guiuan, the port in eastern Samar where Haiyan first made landfall and another town suffering from widespread disorder.

But with the few aid convoys that are setting out now under fire, she may be forced to re-consider that decision.

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  • dd121

    I thought we were invited out of the Philippines. So why are we giving them free stuff?

    • 48224

      They get free stuff and each year….my health care, sales tax, property tax, income tax, college tuition inch up slowly but surely. I can’t take much more before I thow in the towel and get on welfare myself. I wonder when this cluster bleep is going to collapse in on itself?

      • CoweringCoward

        Ya shan’t have long a wait.

      • Blue-eyed Devil

        48224, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you if you have white skin, you need not apply for welfare or food stamps.

        • dms0001

          do an Al Jolson, Powers that be will fall over themselves to provide for you. they are to stupid 7 up themselves to figure it out.

          • Blue-eyed Devil

            Or paint your skin light brown and wear a sombrero and they’ll give you all the freebies Jose and Maria get.

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      They hate our guts and couldn’t wait for our bases to close there in the early 90s.

    • Mike Lau

      I suppose the US owes the Phillipines big time —-for wiping out about 1/8th their population during the war at the beginning of the 20th century

      • Bantu_Education

        Where’s your source for that, then?

      • dd121

        I reject the notion that when it comes to war, slavery, and holocausts that we owe and owe and owe. It’s all been over for a hundred years. Get over it.

  • And still, even after all this…

    …Not as bad as New Orleans after Katrina.

  • A lot of supposed Filipinos have always looked like they have black blood in them to me.

    • bigone4u

      Funny you say that. I always thought so too.

    • Kenner

      Like Indonesians and Malaysians, they are ethnically Malay. It looks to be a blend of Mongoloid and the original Australoid inhabitants of SE Asia, who were pushed to the fringe as the more advanced Mongoloids moved in.

      • They’re Asia’s version of Mexicans, and the ones in the south are Muzzies.

        • Jenny Star

          Some are ethnically indigenous, and some are mestizo – descendants of the Spanish.
          If you like P. J. O’Rourke, he wrote a rather compelling article about the scene at the time Marcos was getting kicked out. But I don’t think things have improved much, despite high hopes at that moment.

    • JustAsianGirl

      They sure do! I stare at those negro noses!

    • CourtneyfromAlabama

      Southeast Asians in general are very primitive looking. And when I say “Southeast”, I am speaking more broadly than most would assume. I am including Southern parts of China. Looking at the way their heads are shaped, it causes me to really question this garbage about the Chinese inparticular being smarter than us.

      • Blue-eyed Devil

        Asian lovers…. brings JOHN ENGELMAN to mind for some reason.

      • Bantu_Education

        Its quite simple really – E.Asians may have a slightly higher average IQ but within a much narrower range. I’m sure Rushton knew this but was smart enough not to say so for fear of being branded a “white supremacist”. As long as he could claim that one race (E Asians) were “smarter” and therefore “superior” to whites then this allowed him to continue his work and, at least to some degree, deflect the predictable accusations of white racism. I do believe that Jared Taylor uses the same tactic.

        • Mike Lau

          Well if you make a claim you need to substantiate it. So where are the studies showing this purported narrow sd for Asian IQ?

          • Bantu_Education

            What happened to my detailed reply Moderator?

      • Mike Lau

        And when I say “Southeast”, I am speaking more broadly than most would assume. I am including Southern parts of China.

        You are, bluntly speaking, talking absolute garbage. Cantonese Hong Kong has the highest average IQ in the world, and Terence Tao, also Cantonese was a maths prodigy and field prize winner. Within China itself, Cantonese are known to be shrewd businessmen, and possessed of quick brains.

        I believe there is something analogous in India, where the dark skinned dravidians are known to be quick thinkers and shrewd –I’m not 100% sure about that though.

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      Malay, Chinese and Spanish mainly.

  • sbuffalonative

    When a town in the mid-west is destroyed by a tornado, how often do we see reports of ‘wide spread looting’?

  • Sensitivity Training

    Dear God, when will we ever finally revert to “White privilege”?

  • Xerxes22

    The Philippines are over populated (over 98 million people), corrupt and have a poor deteriorating infrastructure. It’s your typical third world country. No wonder it is a mess. This is how the USA will be in a few decades. This is our future, fighting over scraps.

    • IstvanIN

      We need them as nurses and postal clerks in this country.

      • Kenner

        I swear, the Postal Service has a human-capacity vacuum tube from Manila into every Post office in the U.S..

        • Blue-eyed Devil

          All the postal clerks where I live are Vietnamese dinks.

      • Xerxes22

        Filipino nurses are pretty good and they have a nice bedside manner. I have never met a Filipino postal clerk.

        • IstvanIN

          I was being sarcastic. I had a Filipino overnight nurse once. He was not very nice and could set the machine that controlled the medication drip. It rang all night. He was awful.

          • Xerxes22

            I know. I didn’t take it the wrong way. I only had female Filipinia nurses when I was in the hospital and they were pretty good. When you are in a hospital you are basically a prisoner (unless you are a VIP) and you are at the mercy of the staff.

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            I don’t agree with you about them making great nurses. Maybe they meet the standards of “good”, but I certainly don’t prefer them to whites.

            I do however, like your comment about being a prisoner in a hospital. That is the case, especially when you go to the ER. The people working during that time are so heartless towards you unless you are on the brink of dying. I recognize that they deal with lots of blacks and hispanics who go in for panic attacks and hang nails, but there are so many white people like me who go in for legitimate scares, and we should be respected, even if we aren’t on the verge of dying.

            When I went last time, some of the staff were so cold and rude. If I was scared that a certain procedure was going to hurt badly, they just went and did it anyway, because they knew they “had to”, and then half way through when they realized they were torturing me, they decided to stop and use the other method that they should have used the first time.

            And since I wasn’t on the verge of dying, I was neglected for long periods of time, when they should have at least released me early instead of wasting my time and racking up my bill that will likely cover the costs of others in there anyways. I used the red button just once to call the nurse and ask if I could use the restroom. She was very rude. So each time after that I just got out of my hostpital bed, disconnected myself from all their breathing devices etc….. and went myself.

          • Blue-eyed Devil

            Are there Filipinos in Alabama?

          • Zaporizhian Sich

            Unfortunately, yes along with a growing number of Hispanics and Muslims from the Middle East too.

          • Blue-eyed Devil

            Sich, thx for your reply. Courtney ignored me.

        • Blue-eyed Devil

          Consider yourself lucky.

        • itdoesnotmatter

          Disagree. Oy vey, I should not even commence on this one:
          Filipino nurses and doctors are NOT good. Though shaking head up and down, “yes, yes, yes” with a vacuous grin, they just don’t “get it.” Females are the worst.
          Filipino nurses will tell a doctor what she thinks he/she wants to hear. A big problem. We need to know a patient’s true status. They just can’t/won’t come up with it. One of my colleagues told me if he sees a Filipino female nurse in charge of an admit, he does a U-turn at the door, knowing she will not given him an accurate report.
          The other problem is cross-cultural dissonance that never seems to correct itself. Female Filipino nurses, without fail, put on an affectually inappropriate, inane wide grin when reporting bad news, i.e. death, to a patient’s family. Families are mortified by this.
          Clinical judgment: I saw one Filipino RN attempting [unsuccessfully] to insert a peripheral line. When a gauze 2×2 fell off the venipuncture site and onto the floor, she picked it up and placed it back on the site. I pulled her away from the patient, took her to her supervisor. I think she was fired.
          “Mad TV’s” Mrs. Swann, nails it.

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            I agree with you. I had a white female OBGYN for a while, who had a Filipino nurse. Considering how personal that branch of medicine is, you want someone who is competent and tactful. One time, the Filipino nurse, pulled out all the pap smear instruments as if my doctor was about to proceed with that, even though she just got done telling her that “we aren’t doing that this time”.

          • I like seeing white women naked.

          • Blue-eyed Devil

            Who doesn’t? Being the racist that you are, Mr. Michael, it probably gets your goad to see Kanye West with Kim Kardashian. Ha ha!

          • Blue-eyed Devil

            Courtney is a racist from Birmingham.

        • Blue-eyed Devil

          You sure as hell don’t live in California.

        • kris

          No they are NOT. They were cruel, incapable of doing their job (for my aged grandfather) stole his special foods from the fridge and ridiculed him when he lost control of his bladder as a 98 year old dementia sufferer. I despised his nurses. Oh- they also not only stole his food, but also his toilet paper and whatever else they wanted. It was all of the Filipino nurses. I could not stand their accents- “pilipeen” ugh. I never hated them so much as after my experiences with them. They are jealous of Americans so they took it out on gramps. Nasty women.

      • Blue-eyed Devil

        You must be joking.

        • Strider73

          I suspect he was being sarcastic. Gotta use those “[sarc] [/sarc]” tags, folks!

  • bigone4u

    And to think that some who post here lust after Filipino women, who are heavily advertised as good women looking for American husbands. Shame on those guys. I suspect that cannibalism is next on the agenda for the Filipinos.

    • Kenner

      They need to take a good look at Filipino men, to see what their sons will look like. –[ RIBBET!!]

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      I take issue with your post. My ex-wife is Filipino-Chinese and my two daughters are half Asian. Do you have a problem with that?

      • Paul

        I think you’ll find everyone here has a problem with it. This site is about preserving the white race.

      • I sure don’t have a problem with it. The filling station near me is owned by a pair of Filippina sisters who both have white husbands. They only hire whites and Asians. Their gasoline and diesel prices are also the cheapest in town.

        I’m sorry you have an ex-wife, but a divorce doesn’t always mean someone has made a mistake; sometimes it only means things have changed.

        Sayaka wrote to me when I was locked up, the whole damned three years. A decent man respects that, so I married her. I have no regrets about that at all. Her letters helped me very much; she was the light at the end of the tunnel, and I was not just going home but going to eventually make a home with her.

  • Spartacus

    Why the hell are people still trying to feed them ? Just let them die already !

  • Kenner

    I’ve worked with many Filipinos. Totally corrupt and devious. They’re like Mexicans with a few extra brain cells.

  • Winston_Jack

    No need to waste your money and effort helping non-White ingrates
    who would happily displace you in your homeland if they could.

    If you want to help out abroad, check out Golden Dawn and their
    website. The most inspiring story I’ve read all week is how their food distribution is going on ahead DESPITE their leaders being locked up and their political funds cut off by the mainstream establishment. They particularly appreciate non-perishable food items, and baby / infant formula with a reasonable shelf life.

    If anyone sees to it that your donations go to those in
    need, they most certainly will.

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      Haiti come to mind?

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Indeed, that is why white Americans must do nothing to help non-whites who will displace, dispossess and exterminate us if given the chance. I would much rather help Golden Dawn, of which white Americans need a version of their own.

      • Blue-eyed Devil

        I’m a minority at my factory job. There are only three Whites on my shift (for a long time I was the only one). It’s virtually all Latinos and Asians there. They are taking over and they’re not shy about it.

      • Bantu_Education

        I’ve been to Greece on dozens of occasions – love the country, esp the islands, but sorry but can’t say the same for most Greeks. There is a lot of disrespect and a sort of seething envy for British and Americans in particular, and probably other “rich” Westerners too. Its like they want us to compensate them for “giving us” civilisation. I have a lot of anecdotes to back that up. IMO, today’s Greeks are not the same people as the ancient Greeks.

  • There was not only no looting, but people turned in money they found to the police.

  • Spartacus

    Philipinos have Aboriginee blood in their veins. Japs don’t. It’s really that simple.

  • CourtneyfromAlabama

    I have a question. Why and how are Filipinos ranked as the richest immigrants in the United States (along with India)? Is it because they almost always come here as brides?

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      You’re ignorant. They are in no way, shape or form ranked as the richest immigrants in the USA.

      • CourtneyfromAlabama

        Ummm, Amren did an article about this very recently. Before calling someone ignorant, next time ask me a little bit about where I got my information. I am just as shocked as you, which was why I was asking the question.

  • Blue-eyed Devil

    I work with a lot of Filipinos at my factory job. My supervisor is Filipino. They are very tribal and treacherous. Some seem to be anti-white. They don’t belong in this country IMO.

    • Jefferson

      If Filipinos on average are anti-White than they have an extremely weird way of showing it. Because here in the Bay Area I see a ton of Filipina female/White males couples.

      • Blue-eyed Devil

        You missed the point.

      • Juan Outtamany

        the females are looking for an ‘upgrade’ it annoys their males

        • Blue-eyed Devil

          It annoys their males. Reminds me of that Mike Lau character who occasionally posts in here. He hates White men who have Asian girlfriends or wives.

        • Blue-eyed Devil

          What can their men offer them? Filipino men are drunks, big-time gamblers and beat their wives. Don’t ask me how I know this but I ain’t lyin’.

      • Blue-eyed Devil

        Duh.

  • Blue-eyed Devil

    I sure saw the White trucker Reginald Denny get his skull caved in by a brick delivered to him by some black savage. The nig then did a “victory dance” after he did it, too. Late April 1992. I remember it well as I lived in (and still live) in neighboring Orange County.

  • Juan Outtamany

    The planet has about 5 billion too many. Any more than 2 billion people spread around will always outstrip resources during lean times and breed themselves into extinction.

    • Bantu_Education

      The optimum human population is no more than 500 million, and even that number is about 50x greater than the next most numerous large land mammal (excl. domestic animals).

  • Mike Lau

    Problem with the Phillipines is they just import everything American, including the constitution, and blindly expect it to work in a very different society.

    Unlike the Chinese who adapted Marxism Leninism to China’s conditions, and also have adopted those Western ideas that benefit China.

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      The Philippines belonged to the United States for roughly 50 years, after we seized it from Spain (along with Cuba) upon winning the Spanish-American War. We also fought them in an insurrection/guerilla war for several years before they finally threw in the towel. I don’t expect you to understand this because you are fixated on white men and Asian women. Tough s**t.

  • Bantu_Education

    I should think its pretty obvious that Ashkenazi Jews have high IQ – you only need look at Nobel science prize winners, and then their over-representation in so many careers requiring high IQ. I’ve heard it averages 113 or even more, and that would be no surprise. If Israel has only 94 then that is surely due to all the Sephardic Jews and so-called “black” Jews. A dislike of Jews or Israelis is not a valid reason to deny the facts.

  • Strider73

    At the end of Men in Black it was alleged that Rodman is an alien from another planet. I find that far more plausible.

  • Blue-eyed Devil

    Not true. They’re very, very tribal.