Prosecutors have no direct evidence or witnesses who have seen the incident, lawyer of the accused says.
Only 11% of 1,200 Filipinos surveyed by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) agency said they were dissatisfied with his performance.
The typhoon also left 200 others homeless and temporarily left about 229,000 households without power, officials said.
Australian Defence Minister met US Defense Secretary to discuss plans to double the number of US Marines in the northern city of Darwin from the current 1,250 by 2020.
Jose Santiago Sta. Romana , 68, confirmed his nomination in a text message to Xinhua.
More than 70 governments in Brussels promised further financial support for Afghanistan.
Officials from the US, Britain, France, Italy and Germany will meet in Berlin Wednesday to find ways to stem the conflict in Syria.
UAE termed Houthi forces’ attack on its ship off the coast of Yemen at the weekend an "act of terrorism."
Turkey and Iraq summoned each other's ambassadors in a mounting diplomatic stand-off.
Ambassador nominee Sta. Romana worked in China for decades as Beijing bureau chief for ABC News.