By Jerry E. Esplanada
Four Filipino fishermen were rescued by a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship in waters off Occidental Mindoro province on Wednesday, nearly a day after their motor boat capsized due to powerful winds generated by Typhoon Glenda, the Philippine Coast Guard said on Thursday.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
The United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines had put up a “Glenda” Task Force as the international aid community went on standby while monitoring the strongest howler to hit the country in eight months.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
If Pope Francis’ visit to towns ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) would push through in 2015, may he not only stop over in Tacloban but also in other areas where there have been many success stories amid recovery and rehabilitation, said Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson.
By Joey A. Gabieta
The European Union will donate 30 million euros in additional financial assistance to help the Philippines rebuild areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda.
By Nikko Dizon
Four military officers, including a Filipino from the Naval Special Operations Group (Navsog), were given special mention by US President Obama on Tuesday as the main characters in “an incredible story that captures the strength” of the longstanding alliance of the Philippines and the United States.