BASEY, Samar- Officials and residents of this town are now readying activities to commemorate the first year anniversary of supertyphoon Yolanda. Basey is one of the two hard-hit areas in Samar when Yolanda barreled its way in Eastern Visayas, killing close to a hundred people and destroying thousands of houses. Mayor Igmedio Junjie Ponferrada said that they will hold a Mass to honor and remember those who were killed during the onslaught of Yolanda. He said that other activities are also being lined up during the commemoration of the first year anniversary of Yolanda. The town mayor also said that the occasion will also serve as a venue for them to express their gratitude to the various people and organizations, both local and international, for giving them the much needed assistance. (RYAN GABRIEL ARCENAS)