TACLOBAN CITY- The San Fernando Elementary School, this city, remain to host 100 families who all lost their houses during the onslaught of supertyphoon Yolanda ten months ago.
Irene Go, information officer of the Tacloban City Schools Division, said that these families, composed of 300 individuals, have yet to be relocated by the city government. There are about 68 families living inside the school’s Gabaldon building with the rest in makeshifts inside the school’s compound, Go said. According to Go, she was informed by the City Social Welfare and Development Office, the families are to be relocated before the first year anniversary of Yolanda.
Yolanda pummeled Tacloban in the morning of November 8, 2013.
Go said that the families are to be relocated in the northern part of Tacloban where the city government are building permanent shelters to those who totally lost their houses during the massive typhoon. The San Fernando Elementary School remains the only school that host families affected by Yolanda. Schools in the city were among the evacuation centers identified by the city government.
Go, however, said that they make sure that the presence of these families would not hinder the conduct of classes of the said school. Families from San Jose, considered the worst hit area in Tacloban, were prioritized by the city government in either providing bunkhouses or transferring to transitional houses, which serve as half-way houses before they are to be transferred to permanent relocation sites. (LIZBETH A. ABELLA)