US: We will help our ally recover from the storm and move forward

November 11, 2013 11:18 pm· Comments Off on US: We will help our ally recover from the storm and move forward 

MANILA, Nov. 11 -– The United States on Monday vowed to help typhoon-ravaged provinces recover from the storm, which has affected around 10 million people, as it deployed military personnel and assets to Central Philippines to help in the ongoing relief efforts.

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Update: 21 provinces in Visayas, Mindanao under signal No. 1 due to TD 'Zoraida'

November 11, 2013 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Update: 21 provinces in Visayas, Mindanao under signal No. 1 due to TD 'Zoraida' 

By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan

MANILA, Nov. 11 (PNA) — Tropical depression "Zoraida" has maintained its strength and speed while continuing to move in a west-northwest direction, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday afternoon.

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BOC to donate 90 containers of premium rice to typhoon 'Yolanda' victims

November 11, 2013 11:18 pm· Comments Off on BOC to donate 90 containers of premium rice to typhoon 'Yolanda' victims 

MANILA, Nov. 11 — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) is donating 90 containers of premium rice to typhoon "Yolanda" victims, Customs Commissioner Rufino Biazon said on Monday.

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Aquino declares 'state of national calamity'

November 11, 2013 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Aquino declares 'state of national calamity' 

MANILA, Nov. 11 — President Benigno Aquino III declared Monday evening a "state of national calamity" to speed up the relief and rehabilitation efforts in "Yolanda"-stricken areas in Eastern Visayas.

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President Aquino statement on typhoon 'Yolanda'

November 11, 2013 11:18 pm· Comments Off on President Aquino statement on typhoon 'Yolanda' 

MANILA, Nov. 11 — Here's the full statement of President Benigno S. Aquino III on typhoon "Yolanda" aired Monday (Nov. 11):

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AFP chief admits relief operations priority now instead of offensive vs. rebels

November 11, 2013 11:18 pm· Comments Off on AFP chief admits relief operations priority now instead of offensive vs. rebels 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, Nov. 11 (PNA) — As the country struggles to repair the ravages caused by Supertyphoon "Yolanda", Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista on Monday admitted that relief operations are now the priority mission in the Visayas Region.

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President Benigno S. Aquino III statement on typhoon 'Yolanda' (English version)

November 11, 2013 11:18 pm· Comments Off on President Benigno S. Aquino III statement on typhoon 'Yolanda' (English version) 

MANILA, Nov. 11 — "Last Friday, Typhoon 'Yolanda' ravaged a large part of the Visayas region. It was one of the strongest typhoons in this country’s history, if not the world’s.

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Logistics situation challenges immediate delivery of consumer goods to Tacloban

November 11, 2013 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Logistics situation challenges immediate delivery of consumer goods to Tacloban 

MANILA, Nov. 11 -– As the onslaught of typhoon "Yolanda" damaged infrastructure such as bridges and thoroughfares in Tacloban, Leyte, manufacturers and distributors were challenged of the logistics situation to deliver basic goods immediately in the said areas.

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Region IV-B infrastructure reels from ‘Yolanda’

November 11, 2013 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Region IV-B infrastructure reels from ‘Yolanda’ 

MANILA, Nov. 11 –- Region IV-B so far sustained the highest cost of infrastructure damage from last week’s onslaught of super typhoon "Yolanda" (international name: Haiyan).

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Drilon wants DBM to revise 2014 budget to include P10-B funds for rehab on disaster-struck areas

November 11, 2013 11:18 pm· Comments Off on Drilon wants DBM to revise 2014 budget to include P10-B funds for rehab on disaster-struck areas 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov 11 (PNA) — Senate President Franklin Drilon said that he wanted to create a special fund amounting to at least P10 billion in the proposed 2014 national budget for disaster-struck areas’ rehabilitation.

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