By Leila B. Salaverria
Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II was roundly criticized on Monday, for appearing to use the government’s rehabilitation of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan)-stricken areas to boost his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections where he has been touted to be the ruling Liberal Party’s standard bearer.
The family of four with a seriously ailing one-year-old had already struggled for days aboard their 36-foot (11-meter) sailboat by the time skydiving National Guardsmen answered their distress call from hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast.
Investigators are conducting a forensic examination of the final recorded conversation between ground control and the cockpit of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before it went missing three weeks ago, the Malaysian government said Tuesday. Meanwhile Australia, which is coordinating the search for the Boeing 777, cautioned that it “could drag on for a long time” and would be an arduous one.
By Bong Lozada
, Frances Mangosing
The Philippine Coastguard (PCG) has rescued two Americans aboard a yacht from Palau which ran aground the Tubbataha Reef in Palawan.
By Nestor Corrales
At least 11 people on Thursday were rescued from the burning Mount Banahaw in Quezon Province, a radio report said.
By TJ Burgonio
Nobody is keeping tabs on donations given to private, aid and religious organizations for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman admitted on Monday.
By Carmel Loise Matus
President Benigno Aquino arrived at the airport here, on Monday, at around 4 p.m. on board the presidential plane.
By Nico Alconaba
A day before the 28th Edsa People Power Anniversary, President Benigno Aquino arrived to this typhoon-devastated town, calling on a crowd of a thousand to use the spirit of Edsa to recover from the calamity.
By Joey A. Gabieta
They waited for more than three hours at the gate of Malacañang but were never given even a minute of the President’s time.
By Germelina Lacorte
Police have rescued seven girls, one of them only two years old, from a child pornography den where they were made to perform lewd shows in front of a webcam.
By Carmel Loise Matus
More than 100 days after the Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the towns in northern Cebu, two town mayors are asking why the national government has yet to provide financial assistance for the rehabilitation of their towns.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
At least 15,000 fishing boats are needed to replace those destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) 100 days after the cyclone devastated fishing communities in the Visayas, according to the head of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
By Carla Gomez
It looks like good fishing is ahead for 230 fishermen in the typhoon-hit areas of Leyte and Iloilo, who received fiberglass bancas from the Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC).