Roach: Pacquiao’s boxing career not over yet

LOS ANGELES, California — Manny Pacquiao’s chief trainer Freddie Roach assured that the career of the Filipino boxing champ is not over yet despite his recent defeat to Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez. Roach even said that a rematch with Marquez, who scored a sixth-round knockout over his ward last Saturday (Sunday in Manila), should […]

Pacquiao home after defeat, promises future fights

MANILA — Manny Pacquiao has returned to the Philippines after his stunning knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez, saying he will fight again despite some members of his family imploring him to retire. At 6:05 in the morning, Philippine Airlines PR flight 103 from Los Angeles Airport carrying the People’s Champ along with wife Jinkee […]

Oro to set aside P1.2M for Compostela Valley

HAVING experienced tragedy itself when Tropical Storm Sendong wreaked havoc and left thousands dead and homeless, Cagayan de Oro City finds it well-timed to extend support to Compostela Valley, which was ravaged by Typhoon Pablo last week.

During the City Council’s regular session, Councilor Alexander Dacer said they are going to approve a resolution that will set aside P1.2 million for the victims of Typhoon Pablo in Compostela valley.(READ MORE)

PamCham extends donations to Pablo flood victims

THE Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) committee has donated relief assistance to the victims of Typhoon “Pablo” in Davao City.

Leslie Bituin-Mendiola spearheaded the collection of clothes and supplies from various PamCham members last December 7. The move is in response to the call for more relief efforts support to some 77,000 families in the evacuation centers.(READ MORE)


Army: Relief goods reach isolated areas

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines has delivered relief goods by air to three remote areas that have since last week not been penetrated by relief operations.

The initial batch of goods from the Inter-Agency Relief Operations Center were delivered to Barangay Andap in New Bataan and Diwalwal on Mt. Diwata in Monkayo, both in Compostela Valley, and Barangay Pichon in Caraga, Davao Oriental.


Indonesia donates US$1M, relief goods to ‘Pablo’ victims

MANILA — The Indonesian government has donated US$1 million and four tons of relief goods to the victims of Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha) that devastated Mindanao last week, leaving hundreds dead and hundreds more missing.

Admiral Agus Suhartono, the Indonesian National Defense Force chief who is on a three-day visit in the country, handed over on Monday the cheque to General Jessie Dellosa, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief of staff.(READ MORE)


Damage from ‘Pablo’ now at P14B

MANILA — The damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Pablo (Bopha) went up further to P14 billion as damages to infrastructure and agriculture, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council |(NDRRMC) said.

In its update, the NDRRMC said the damage was estimated at P14,043,981,878.05, including P4,477,941,300 in infrastructure, P9,517,353,165.05 in agriculture, and P48,687,413 in private properties.(READ MORE)