PALO, Leyte- Masses will be held in the entire Palo archdiocese, particularly in areas that suffered devastations due to the onslaught of supertyphoon “Yolanda”.
Thus said Archbishop John Du who said that he will personally lead a mass at a mass grave in Tanauan, one of hard-hit areas in Leyte when the world’s strongest typhoon hit Leyte exactly three years ago.
More than 1,000 people were killed in Tanauan and with an estimated damage of P1 billion in properties when it was pummeled by Yolanda.
“There will be masses for the victims (and) for those who died. We will pray for them” Du said.
Masses relative to the commemoration of the third anniversary of Yolanda will also be held in Palo and Tacloban City, considered the ground zero of Yolanda.
Meantime, Du challenged the people to move forward and start to live a normal life now that the horrendous disaster occurred three years ago.
Several activities have been lined up by various local government units in connection to the third anniversary of Yolanda.
Among these activities include the Yolanda Candlelight Memorial in Tacloban, covering 24 kilometer wherein the public are encourage to light a candle as a way of remembering those who perished due to Yolanda.
In Tanauan, one of the highlights of the commemorative program is the transfer of 258 families to their permanent shelters donated by a nongovernment organization.