Philippines special forces imposed a curfew on the streets of Tacloban today as homeless survivors grew desperate that five days after Super Typhoon Haiyan struck food and water have still yet to arrive in quantity.
Military checkpoints were being set up around the city to prevent further looting and protect businesses.
Police reported survivors taking the law into their own hands to loot food from broken shops, in some places led by city councillors wanting to feed their constituents. Most sources of food have been picked clean, witnesses say. Medical help remains almost non-existent, and the rotting bodies of the