MANILA - House Speaker Sonny Belmonte defends President Aquino's decision to skip the commemoration of the second anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda's devastation in Tacloban City and instead attend the wedding of the son of tycoon Andrew Tan.
The number of jobless Filipinos rose in the third quarter, a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed.
Retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. completely shot down the possibility of a rematch with Filipino rival Manny Pacquiao, adding that the "Pacman" is simply using his name to draw interest in his future fight.
"Everything was white. You couldn't see anything but white. We were praying and praying, holding hands. It was dark inside the house and then there was light, I thought the electricity had come back on. When we looked at the kitchen, we saw that the roof had been torn off."
Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is not giving up hope that he can still face retired rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a rematch of their much hyped but ultimately disappointing "Fight of the Century" last May.
Two years since super typhoon Yolanda, controversy continues to hound government's efforts to rehabilitate communities battered by the storm.
Two years ago, in the wee hours of November 8, Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) made its first landfall over the town of Guiuan, in the province of Eastern Samar located in southern Philippines.
The remains of five suspected victims of typhoon "Yolanda" were unearthed Saturday in Barangay 87, San Jose, Tacloban City, a day before the second anniversary of the calamity.
MANILA - A day short of the second anniversary of tyhoon Yolanda's onslaught, government aid for the survivors of the super typhoon has yet to come full circle due to faulty prioritization of rehabilitation projects and beneficiaries.