Dozens of countries and international groups joined the Philippine government’s frantic efforts to rescue survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda that officials fear may have killed 10,000 people.

Three days after the world’s most powerful typhoon flattened entire towns across the central Philippines and left countless


The death toll from a super typhoon that decimated entire towns in the Philippines could soar well over 10,000, authorities warned on Sunday, making it the country’s worst recorded natural disaster.

The horrifying estimates came as rescue workers appeared overwhelmed in their efforts to help countless survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which sent tsunami-like waves and merciless winds rampaging across a huge chunk of the archipelago on Friday.


Tacloban City on Saturday put a face to the death and devastation inflicted by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), with bodies scattered in the streets, buildings flattened by savage winds and giant waves, and people walking around dazed and begging for help.

The extent of the destruction in Leyte’s capital, a city of 220,000 people,


Damage from super typhoon expected to be ‘catastrophic’

One of the most intense typhoons on record whipped the Philippines on Friday, killing three people and terrifying millions as monster winds tore roofs off buildings and giant waves washed away flimsy homes.

Super Typhoon Yolanda smashed into coastal communities in Samar before dawn on Friday with maximum sustained winds of about 315 kilometers an hour.


Appearing for the first time before a Senate investigation into the pork barrel scam, Janet Lim-Napoles denied allegations she funnelled P10 billion in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations to her pockets and that of her lawmaker associates. At the Thursday hearing of the Blue Ribbon committee that lasted for…


The government has ordered the forced evacuation of people in areas prone to floods and landslides ahead of an approaching super typhoon. Storm warning signal number 4 is expected to be raised over parts of Eastern Visayas and Southern Luzon as the typhoon with international name Haiyan, enters the country’s…


IBP head says President can be impeached for technical malversation

President Benigno Aquino 3rd may have had noble intentions when he approved the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) but the controversial scheme may yet lead to his downfall, according to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).


THE Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is a reincarnation of an old budget measure that was implemented during the time of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos but declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1987. In G.R. No. 71977, the Court ruled that Section 44 of Presidential Decree No. 1177, then…


ASIDE FROM being the “last peaceful  alternative,” the People’s Initiative (PI) campaign to fix the government’s “corruption-prone” budget system is the “last best hope” for majority of Filipinos who are “angry and frustrated” with the administration of President Benigno Aquino 3rd, former Budget secretary Benjamin Diokno said on Sunday. “Most…


DESPITE notable progress over the past few years, the sea-based leg of the Chinese nuclear triad will remain significantly constrained by geographical and technological factors. In the last weeks of October the Chinese media provided unprecedented coverage of the shadowy Chinese nuclear submarine force. During a slew of media reports…

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