No need for Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon to feel bad that she didn’t win the Miss Universe pageant, Filipino online users joked. The winner, a beauty queen from the United States, will enjoy her crown only until Friday.
The Indonesian government on Monday came to the aid of thousands of typhoon “Pablo” (Bopha) victims in the Visayas and Mindanao, donating $1 million and four tons of relief items through the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The rally in the stock market resumed on Tuesday, allowing the index to breach 5,800 for the first time in history. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index surged by 73.96 points, or 1.29 percent, to close at a new all-time high of 5,831.50, which was likewise the day's peak. The index thus marked a record high for the 37th time this year as investors took advantage of the previous day's dip to take position ahead of rosy prospects for 2013.
Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha) smashed into the southern Philippines early Tuesday as more than 40,000 people crammed into shelters to escape the onslaught of the strongest cyclone to hit the country this year.