The USNS Salvor, a safeguard class salvage vessel, has arrived at Tubbataha Reef to help in the salvage operation of the USS Guardian, which ran aground there, even as the US Navy plans to continue pumping off fuel from the minesweeper to reduce the ship's payload and minimize further damage to the reef.
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Pia Hontiveros, Chief Correspondent and anchor of Solar Network News and News.Ph, presents the Solar News and Current Affairs year-ender special: On the Cusp of Change. A deafening silence, not out of a loss for words but a grief that cannot be spoken, for thousands lost to a super typhoon ... A muted pain from a powerful tremor that violently shook the heart of the nation ... An unspeakable anger over pork barrel that fueled a political maelstrom ... These and other stories from the extraordinary challenging year that was.