Donaire stops Darchinyan in dramatic style

CORPUS CHRISTI, November 10, 2013 (AFP) – Filipino star Nonito Donaire stopped Australian-based Armenian southpaw Vic Darchinyan in the ninth round of a 10-round non-title bout Saturday to boost his bid to return to boxing’s elite. Donaire was trailing on two of three judges’...

Palace seeks help for more volunteers

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — Malacanang has called for volunteers to help in the repacking of relief goods at the Department of Social Welfare and Development-National Resource Operation Center in Pasay City for distribution to survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda in Eastern...

Palace says it’s more important for state of calamity to be declared at the local level

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday said it is more important for local government units affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) to declare a state of calamity in their respective areas, than for the national government to do so. Secretary to the Cabinet Jose...

Palace on Tacloban: Wala kaming sinisisi

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday denied blaming local officials for the devastation wrought by super typhoon “Yolanda” to Tacloban City but emphasized the need for coordination between the local government unit and national government. Cabinet...

US marines in typhoon rescue race

By Jason Gutierrez TACLOBAN, November 11, 2013 (AFP) – US marines on Monday joined a frantic effort to rescue famished survivors of a typhoon that may have killed 10,000 people in the Philippines, as the government declared a national emergency and security forces struggled to...

Disaster experts: Avoid 2004 mistakes in Philippines

SYDNEY, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — Disaster experts warned Monday that mistakes made in the relief effort after the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami must not be repeated with the super typhoon that has smashed the Philippines. The humanitarian response to the tsunami, which...

Desperate Yolanda survivors raid the dead; mob loots Red Cross convoy

TACLOBAN, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — Tormented survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda that is feared to have killed thousands rummaged for food Sunday through debris scattered with corpses, while frenzied mobs looted aid convoys. Two days after one of the most powerful storms ever...

Cooperation between national government, LGUs needed to help Yolanda victims, Palace says

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Monday stressed anew the need for the national government to work with local government units to help Filipinos affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras reassured the LGUs that there is...

Comelec gives generator sets as power source in Yolanda-hit areas

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has provided generator sets and batteries to provinces affected by super typhoon Yolanda. Comelec chief Sixto Brillantes Jr. tweeted that the poll body released generator sets and batteries to the National...

CAAP lifts closure order on Central PHL airports, except Tacloban

MANILA, Nov 11 (Mabuhay) — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines on Monday lifted a notice to airman (NOTAM) issued against all airports in typhoon-hit Central Philippines, except for the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City, Leyte. “As of 6:00 am today,...