By Shiena M. Barrameda
Cupping his hands around the flickering candlelight and shivering in an old white sando that was a size too large for his thin frame, eight-year-old Edcel Earl Balaes planted his slim white candle on the pavement along Real Street, one of this city’s main thoroughfares, as his contribution to the massive candle-lighting ceremony held here at dusk on Tuesday.
By Nikko Dizon
The death toll in the wake of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) on Wednesday neared the 6,000 mark, nearly three times the initial estimate made by President Aquino days after the strongest typhoon to hit land battered Eastern Visayas.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Two Philippine Coast Guard search-and-rescue vessels — BRP Nueva Vizcaya and BRP Corregidor – have been patrolling off the coastal villages in Tacloban City and neighboring areas in Leyte and Samar provinces to look for bodies of victims of storm surges brought about by “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), the PCG spokesperson said.
By Michael Lim Ubac
More bodies turned up eight days after “supertyphoon Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) brought strong winds and tsunami-like storm surges that engulfed this capital of Leyte province.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
“I just want to find my husband and bring him home,” said Margie Molina.