BIGGER, STURDIER EVACUATION CENTER. Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Ro- mualdez spearheaded the inauguration of the P35 million worth evacuation center in Barangay 101 (New Kawayan) on Thursday (Sept. 2). Among the city officials who joined Mayor Romualdez were Councilors Aimee Grafil, Leo Bahin and Brian Steve Granados, city disaster risk reduction management officer Edilbrando Bernadas and city social welfare and development officer Chona Bahin.

TACLOBAN CITY- A new, bigger and sturdier evacuation center was inaugurated by City Mayor Alfred Romualdez who was joined by other city officials on Thursday (Sept.2).
The P35 million worth facility, located in Barangay 101(New Kawayan), was funded by the city government with the help from Leyte Rep. and House Majority Floor Leader Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, Tingog party-list through Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez, and the Department of Public Works and Highways)DPWH).
Joining the city mayor during the inauguration of the said evacuation center, were Councilors Aimee Delgado Grafil, Leo Bahin, Brian Steve Granados.
Also present were city disaster risk reduction management officer Edilbrando Bernadas and city social welfare, development officer Chona Bahin, and barangay chairman Albert Eviota, among others.
Mayor Romualdez said that the facility, which is equipped with closed circuit television, will be a big help to the residents in the northern part in the city during a disaster.
The evacuation center was built last February 2021 and was completed on July of this year.
It was learned from city engineer Dionisio ‘Dony’ De Paz that another evacuation center will be constructed near the area.
Barangay chairpersons Maria Leah Altobar (New Kawayan), Eutequio  Balunan (Suhi), Caroline Jane Bodano (Old Kawayan), Rachel Lacaba (Tagpuro) and Lito Balangbang (Cabalawan) were also present during the event.