Looting o pagnanakaw, nangyayari na sa Tacloban City

admin   •   November 11, 2013   •   3127

Ang ilan sa mga residente sa Tacloban City na nangloob sa mga establisyimento upang makakuha ng mga bagay na kanilang mapapakinabangan nitong Linggo, Nobyembre 10, 2013.  (REUTERS / Romeo Ranoco)

Ang ilan sa mga residente sa Tacloban City na nangloob sa mga establisyimento upang makakuha ng mga bagay na kanilang mapapakinabangan nitong Linggo, Nobyembre 10, 2013. (REUTERS / Romeo Ranoco)

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — Dahil sa hagupit ng super typhoon Yolanda sa Samar at Leyte noong Biyernes ng umaga, nag-iwan ito ng maraming casualty sa ilang bayan ng Abuyog Leyte, Tanauan Leyte, Palo Leyte, Tacloban City at maging sa bayan ng Basey Samar.

Pinangangambahang libu-libong tao ang namatay at patuloy pang nadaragdagan hanggang sa kasalukuyan, at marami pa ang nawawala dahil sa natabunan ng mga nasirang bahay at ang iba naman ay kasamang inanod sa dagat.

Dahil dito, marami ngayon ang nagugutom sa mga apektadong lugar partikular sa lungsod ng Tacloban.

Lahat ng malalaking mall, convenient stores, mga bodega ng bigas, maging mga appliance centers ay sinira at sapilitang pinapasok ng mga tao upang makakuha ng anumang bagay na kanilang pakikinabangan.

Kahit may mga pulis at sundalo na nakabantay ay hindi ito pansin ng mga residente.

Ang mga may-ari naman ng building dahil sa takot na saktan ng mga tao ay iniwanan na lamang ang kanilang mga tindahan.

Sa pagbisita ng Pangulong Binigno Aquino III sa Tacloban kahapon, nabanggit nito na magdagdag ng puwersa ng mga pulis at militar upang mapanatili ang peace and order sa lungsod.

Patuloy naman ang panawagan ng mga ating mga kababayan sa ibat-ibang ahensya na sana’y agad na makarating sa kanila ang tulong partikular na ang pagkain at maiinom na tubig. (Jenelyn Gaquit / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Trump urges U.S. to halt most social activity in virus fight, warns of recession

UNTV News   •   March 17, 2020

President Donald Trump urged Americans on Monday (March 16) to halt most social activities for 15 days and not congregate in groups larger than 10 people in a newly aggressive effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.

Announcing new guidelines from his coronavirus task force, the president said people should avoid discretionary travel and not go to bars, restaurants, food courts or gyms.

As stocks tumbled, Trump warned that a recession was possible, a development that could affect his chances of re-election in November. The Republican president said he was focused on addressing the health crisis and that the economy would get better once that was in line.

The task force implored young people to follow the new guidelines even though they were at lesser risk of suffering if they contract the virus. Older people, especially those with underlying health problems, are at the greatest risk if they develop the respiratory disease.

Reporters staggered their seating, sitting in every other seat in the White House briefing room, to follow social distancing measures.

Trump said the worst of the virus could be over by July, August or later. He called it an invisible enemy.

The president has taken criticism for playing down the seriousness of the virus in the early days of its U.S. spread. On Monday, when asked, he gave himself a good grade for his response.

“I’d rate it a 10. I think we’ve done a great job,” he said.

Trump said a nationwide curfew was not under consideration at this point.

Normally a cheerleader for the U.S. economy, he acknowledged the possibility of a recession while brushing off another dramatic decline on stock markets as investors worried about the virus.

“We’re not thinking in terms of recession, we’re thinking in terms of the virus. Once we stop, I think there’s a tremendous pent up demand, both in terms of the stock market and in terms of the economy,” Trump said. The president has long considered soaring stock markets to be a sign of his administration’s success.

Trump said the administration had talked regularly about domestic travel restrictions but hoped not to have to put such measures in place.

He said he thought it would still be possible for G7 leaders to meet at the Camp David retreat in Maryland in June. Trump upset European countries, which make up a large part of the G7, by instituting travel restrictions from European countries without consulting with them first. (Reuters)

(Production: Katharine Jackson)

Streets deserted in Milan during coronavirus lockdown

UNTV News   •   March 11, 2020

A handful of people were seen on the streets of Milan on Wednesday morning (March 12) following stringent measures imposed to contain the coronavirus.

Shops and restaurants closed, hundreds of flights were cancelled and streets emptied across Italy on Tuesday (March 10), the first day of an unprecedented, nationwide lockdown imposed to slow Europe’s worst outbreak of coronavirus.

Just hours after the dramatic new restrictions came into force, health authorities announced the death toll had jumped by 168 to 631, the largest rise in absolute numbers since the contagion came to light on Feb. 21.

The total number of confirmed cases rose at a much slower rate than recently seen, hitting 10,149 against a previous 9,172, but officials warned that the region at the epicentre, Lombardy, had provided incomplete data.

The government has told all Italians to stay at home and avoid non-essential travel until April 3, radically widening steps already taken in much of the wealthy north, which is the epicentre of the spreading contagion. (Reuters)

(Production: Marissa Davison)

Russian parliament backs changes allowing Putin to run again for president

UNTV News   •   March 11, 2020

The Russian lower house of parliament on Wednesday (March 11) gave its definitive approval to constitutional changes that allow Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024, something the current constitution forbids.

The 450-seat State Duma, the lower house of parliament, voted in favour of the changes in a third and final reading by 383 votes.

Nobody voted against, but 43 lawmakers abstained. Twenty-four lawmakers were absent.

Putin told parliament in televised comments on Tuesday he believed a constitutional amendment that would allow him to run for president again could be adopted if Russia’s Constitutional Court did not object.

Putin is required by the constitution to step down in 2024 when his second sequential presidential term ends. (Reuters)

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