November 13th, 2013
10:30 PM ET

Typhoon Haiyan: Six days later

Anderson, along with CNN reporters Andrew Stevens, Paula Hancocks, and Nick Paton Walsh have been covering the devastation in Tacloban. Six days after Typhoon Haiyan hit, they discuss the relief effort, the Philippine government's response to the disaster, and the humanitarian crisis that is still unfolding.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Robert Miller

    Before I rush off to work I just have to comment on this video that I saw on CNN. I thank you for being there. I applaud you for your strength, dedication and compassion on reporting of this tragic event. You have seen the horrors and suffering of the Pinoy people. After a week you could even have nightmares of what you have seen. Please keep on keeping on. My Filipina wife feel over the last week you are being truthful and honest in your reports there. I would encourage the President of the Philippines or ANY international figure to validate any of your reports. I don't think you have done ANYTHING wrong. If you are never invited back for any event good or bad you know know why. You just made the Philippine government accountable for the standard of care after a catastrophic event. The government should invest in the response equipment and teams so they could at least try to be quicker like the Japanese and Chinese. I am sure my wife would say the government must give importance to the Filipino people. I hope that you get appointed to see where and how ALL the donated money is spent in the Philippines. They need to be responsible and accountable with this money.

    November 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm |
  2. Ingrid G.

    Thank you Anderson Cooper for showing what is really happening there in Tacloban. The Filipino people knows that you have the best intentions. It is very much expected that the government is going to react to the report but I guess your report is just one of the few things that could get them moving and working. Please do continue to broadcast accurate news about the areas hit by typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
    And now that the world is watching closely, i hope the Philippine government will change, and this includes corruption.
    Thanks Anderson Cooper!

    November 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm |
  3. Edna Mae Cruz

    Our deepest gratitude to you, Sir Anderson Cooper and to the international community who selflessly extending their help to the Filipino community! God bless us all!

    November 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm |
  4. sylvia

    Anderson you make us proud for your love of people where ever they are. Keep up the excellent report.

    November 15, 2013 at 9:59 am |
  5. Lemuel

    thank you for an accurate reporting..... we understand your team that you are doing the best to address to us about what really happening in the affected by typhoon aftermath..... don't mind those people crab mentality, those people criticized you was the people you doesn't know his role as a reporter,.,., and the fact that she doesn't know what she is telling nationwide,.,. we salute you mr. anderson and the rest of CNN team,.,. God bless united nations....

    November 15, 2013 at 7:47 am |
  6. tony

    thank you for bringing the news that is unbiased, we Filipinos need our poor peoples voices be heard. already the typhoon is predicted and carry on evacuating people but sad to say that the evacuation center is isnt safe at all.for it is really scarce of food allotted for people dwelling there.

    November 15, 2013 at 4:29 am |
  7. Luke Opada

    It is refreshing to have one of our officials being dealt a bit of straight talk (referring to the interview with Mar Roxas). The politicians here nurture a culture where people approaching them have to act like they're walking on glass. Thankfully, members of international media such as yourself are immune to such expectations, and you are able to ask the right questions and demand answers. Thanks. Your work helps shed some light on the incompetence that the Filipino people have to put up with from their government, and maybe, just maybe, serve as a catalyst for change.

    November 15, 2013 at 4:07 am |
  8. Enrico Lallana

    Dear Anderson. I just wanted to sound off to you why some people (in government as well as citizens) are upset at the report that there is no large, organized governmental response. Filipinos are resilient and caring but also very full of pride. The people who are upset are most likely feeling that they are doing the best they can and they were humiliated in front of the entire world. Most of us know you were just doing your job but they are just not used to the straightforward, honest and no holds barred truth telling of the western media. I know you are not obliged to, but it would have been good iif you had highlighted someone like the Social Welfare secretary who has been there from day 2 trying to organize a response despite the seemingly insurmountable odds. It's a cultural thing and hopefully you can be the better man and understand. Best of luck to you and your team and keep up the great work covering this disaster.

    November 14, 2013 at 5:13 pm |
  9. Mary Antonette Valdez

    Thank you so much for your team and all to all the concerned citizens for bringing the real news to the world! We Already know how our government works there and it's frustrating when they can deliver news but can't deliver any help to those victims! All they show are the relief goods from the warehouse but it's not been distributed yet to those people! They have the chopper to cover the news but they don't have the chopper to carry tons of relief goods and remove the dead bodies everywhere! More power to your show and also we so help in se
    Ways as well!

    November 14, 2013 at 5:09 pm |
  10. Czarah O

    Anderson Cooper and his team DO NOT need to clarify or apologise for reporting the NEWS!!! The Interior Minister and his news anchor wife can be as indignant as they want but the TRUTH is that there are MANY people who are STARVING, DESPERATE, DESOLATE and THEY ARE STILL WAITING FOR HELP!!! Bodies are still lining the roads and those who have lost EVERYTHING continue to be subjected to a living hell, exposed to the elements as they have NO SHELTER! All of this international aid is coming in but it's only trickling to those in need. I am sick and tired of postulating politicians – get out of your office, roll up your sleeves and HELP recover the bodies and HELP distribute the aid! President 'NoyNoy' Aquino's father, the late Ninoy Aquino said that "The Filipino Is Worth Dying For". How disappointing that his son does not share the same values as NoyNoy indulges in political gamesmanship and blame games instead of actively helping his fellow Filipinos!

    November 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm |
  11. Mark Dizon

    Millions of filipinos love you for what you did Anderson. In behalf of the Filipino People. THANK YOU!!!

    November 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm |
  12. Grace

    Thank you so much Mr.Anderson and your team,for all the help and support for my country Philippines especially in Tacloban..................Take care,,,,,,,,,,

    November 14, 2013 at 11:58 am |
  13. Frederick H. Chambers

    I see very few of the locals helping in this massive relief effort, why??? All we hear are complaints from them as to how slow international and government help is in coming, but they make little or no effort to help themselves. to make matters worse they are looting stores of big ticket items, not the food and water they need. They seem to forget that God helps those who help themselves.

    November 14, 2013 at 9:32 am |
  14. Anna

    Thanks to AC and other reporters who are reporting the truth about the disaster in the Philippines. I am a Filipino living here in the US and I am not surprised by the very slow response of the Philippine government. Only on the 6th day are they starting to do some work. No search efforts done for 5 days, and only on the 6th day do they start disposing of decaying bodies on the streets. Filipino government officials do not know how to help people. They don't know what public service means. The only thing they know how to do is to steal money from the poor. AC, do not listen to that idiot Minister of Intierior and that moron Korina Sanchez (who is married to a corrupt senator) who have been criticizing your reporting. Continue to speak the truth. The whole world needs to know. Thanks CNN!

    November 14, 2013 at 6:40 am |
  15. Sonny Yao Carpio

    I want to thank Anderson Cooper for being there in Tacloban City. Tacloban City is my mom's province and is where my cousin, Jerry Yaokasin (Sambo) is the Vice Mayor of Tacloban City I briefly talked to my cousin and his wife, who survived this devastating typhoon and how bad things are over there. Jerry Yaokasin has been in Tacloban doing the best he can in different areas and offering prayers to families and individuals who have lost their love ones because he is also a pastor of Tacloban Christian Church. He has been going around without any of his staff members because they are with their families and I fear for his safety because he is by himself going to all these places. He needs volunteers, he needs help. The relief good are available but not enough people to help to get those supplies out and so many people need help. Watching your program makes me tear because of what is happening to a place I have visited every year and seeing how many lives have been taken from this city. I pray that more help and supplies come to not only in Tacloban City but other areas that have been greatly affected. Thank you for being there because it helps people to see how bad things are there. Thank you again and continue the great work you do.

    November 14, 2013 at 4:57 am |
  16. Jairuze Cabos

    Hi Anderson,

    I would like to appeal to you, if you can please ask the authorities there, about the status of the municipality of Mercedes. This is the town just before you reach Guiuan. We have not receive any news about this town both from the local and foreign media.



    November 14, 2013 at 4:50 am |
  17. lea

    Mr Cooper, don't pay attention to anyone criticizing you for saying the truth. a lot of us filipinos are fully aware of what kind of government we have. i'm thankful that you went to the Philippines. your presence, and the other foreigners who came to report on what's going on, will hopefully pressure the Phil. government to move with urgency to help the victims of typhoon Yolanda.

    November 13, 2013 at 11:46 pm |
  18. Sheila

    Pls help our family in Brgy San Isidro Barugo Leyte. My 92 year oldl mother in law Marcelina Avila haven't received any aids or relief goods. There is nothing to buy in the nearby market or town of Carigara... Pls try to reach out, there are fears that aid workers cannot reach the area due to bandits holding holding up the relief goods. Pls extend your broadcast to nearby towns. Barugo, Leyte. God bless.

    November 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm |

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