Aquino asked to declare ‘martial law’ in Tacloban

10 Nov

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TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – Tacloban officials are urging President Benigno Aquino III to declare a state of emergency in the city, and if needed, martial law, after the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international codename Haiyan).

Such declaration will prevent anarchy, according to Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin, who reported that widespread looting is already taking place.

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