Back to overview,Home naval-today Philippine Navy Vessels Assist Typhoon Yolanda Victims November 18, 2013 Share this article Philippine Navy Vessels Assist Typhoon Yolanda Victims The Philippine Navy through its Naval Forces based in Southern Luzon deployed BRP Dagupan City (LC 551), a logistics support vessel and BRP Tagbanua (AT 296), a landing craft utility vessel from the City of Cebu to Matnog Pier to address the ongoing congestion of stranded rescuers, relief operations and military troops.Another four Philippine Navy Auxiliary Reserve Unit (PNARU) vessels, manned by naval reservists, have also been deployed to the site and are expected to arrive today. Likewise, the Navy commissioned MV Maria Natasia, another PNARU vessel, which has already transported relief goods, military troops, disaster responders and trucks from the Matnog Port.AT 296 should have also arrived in Matnog Port on Sunday.According to the Philippine Navy, the augmentation of PN vessels is aimed solely for relief and disaster response purposes, priorities being AFP, PNP, Line agencies and LGUs.[mappress]Press Release, November 18, 2013; Image: Philippine Navy
Manchester United have lost the number one spot in the Forbes list of most valuable football teams to Real Madrid. Press Association Real Madrid are valued at £2.15billion (3.3billion US dollars), making the Spanish club the most valuable sports franchise in the world, and United at £2.07billion. Forbes said in a statement: “This is the first time since Forbes began valuing soccer teams in 2004 that Manchester United is not No.1 on the list. “Real Madrid has been consistently delivering the highest revenues of any soccer team in the world, despite an intense economic meltdown in Spain. With superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch, and coach Jose Mourinho on the bench, Real Madrid has thrived under the leadership of billionaire president Florentino Perez. “According to this year’s soccer valuations, the top 20 teams are worth an average of 968million dollars (£634m), an increase of 26% over last year. “Forbes’ team values are enterprise values (equity plus debt) that are based on multiples of revenue that teams garner from television, premium seating, media, licensing, merchandise and concessions.” David Beckham still tops the list of highest-earning soccer players with earnings of £33m, £29m of which came from endorsements. Real Madrid’s Ronaldo is second with earnings of £28.8m and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in third place with a total of £26m last year from salary and endorsements. United had held top spot since business analyst Forbes started compiling the list in 2004 but have been overtaken by Real. Barcelona are in third place and Arsenal fourth ahead of Bayern Munich in fifth place.