November 12th, 2013
12:01 AM ET

Mayor of Tacloban: Typhoon wind was so strong "it could practically pull out your eyes"

Tacloban is a busy city that's home to some 200,000 people. After Typhoon Haiyan, it lays in ruins. Mayor Alfred Romuladez says he's lucky to be alive. He tells Anderson how he escaped the fast rising flood waters by punching a hole in a ceiling. He also talks about the long struggle ahead for Tacloban's residents.
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  1. cheri

    I think it is better if the Philippine president order the military to evacuate all the survivors out of the affected areas to other provinces then distribute the relief, basic commodities and temporary shelters to them, and then do the retrieval of bodies and clearing operations in the places destroyed by Haiyan.

    November 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm |
  2. james

    Just a thought.... the Philippine president seems like he is not enthusiastic to help the ravaged area in tacloban. MR COOPER, here's my question. could it be that the president is just incompetent? OR.... BECAUSE PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT BENIGNI "NOYNOY" AQUINO JR IS NOT IN GOOD TERMS WITH THE TACLOBAN LEADERS. AS YOU KNOW, THE ROMUALDEZ ARE FAMILY OF IMELDA ROMUALDEZ MARCOS?? hint..hint.. DOES PRESIDENT FERDINAND MARCOS rings a bell?? he was accused of assassinating the current president's father BACK IN THE 80'S THE (2) FAMILIES ARE ENEMIES FORYEARS!

    November 12, 2013 at 9:05 pm |
  3. Monica

    Please can you also make a report on other areas that were hit hard by the typhoon? Other province like Leyte, Antique, Palawan and many more. The eye also passed these areas and even made landfall. All attention is on Tacloban city even though a whole lot more other areas were hit just as hard and have not received any attention or help at all

    November 12, 2013 at 9:28 am |
  4. BertieC

    Where is the "Rose of Tacloban" – Imelda Marcos, in all of the turmoil in Tacloban. Time to step up to the plate and help your hometown.

    November 12, 2013 at 6:58 am |
    • Ruel

      Congresswoman Imelda Marcos was in the hospital when the typhoon hit Tacloban. To date, she is out of the hospital but she doesn't know what happened to Tacloban yet. Senator Marcos is hands on in helping the Leytenos instead.

      November 13, 2013 at 5:03 am |

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