A decade after
TACLOBAN CITY— Mayor Alfred Romualdez expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the multiple humanitarian organizations, both local and international, in a speech marking the 10th year anniversary of the onslaught of Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda.’
The city mayor made this during the commemorative program held on Wednesday (Nov.8) held at the Tacloban Convention Center attended by various leaders and representatives of different humanitarian organizations.
According to Romualdez, who was the city at that time, he will never forget and will continue to thank all the agencies and individuals who helped the city recover and develop, 10 years after the massive calamity that resulted in the death of more than 2,200 people.
The mayor also thanked President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos who led the commemorative program held this morning.
Romualdez said the President was one of the first to help the Yolanda survivors just a few hours after the typhoon pounded the city.
The President, in his speech, also thanked the international and local non-governmental organizations and other groups that helped in the recovery and rehabilitation stage of Tacloban City and nearby areas.
During the program, the President also led the ceremonial turn-over of certificates of awards to as many as 1,951 Yolanda housing beneficiaries.
The beneficiaries are the survivors who lost their homes due to the storm surge and were relocated to the northern part of the city where there are 15 resettlement sites built by the city government.
The certificate of award given to the beneficiaries is a proof that the recipient is a bonafide beneficiary of the Yolanda permanent housing program for those rendered homeless from the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda.
The certification shall be the legal basis for the release of titles in accordance with the existing policies and rules and procedures of the city government of Tacloban and other applicable laws.
(LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)