TACLOBAN CITY- City Mayor Cristina Gonzales Romualdez led an inter-faith worship and prayer rally on Friday at the Tacloban Convention Center.
Mayor Romualdez said that the purpose of the inter-faith activity was meant to offer prayers for the people and the city of Tacloban as well.
“We make so many things together, we work together but we don’t pray together. So this is the first time that we will pray together as a family and as a city,” the city mayor said.
The main purpose of the activity was not only to inspire the people but to renew our faith after what the people of the city experienced and suffered in 2013 when supertyphoon “Yolanda” battered Tacloban.
“(The main purpose of this is) to inspire all of us and to continue having faith and continue to have trust in Him after what happened to us. So we have to keep on moving forward and we know that the Lord continue to love us so much,” Mayor Romualdez said.
Among those who attended were representatives of various Church denominations in the city, barangay and city officials and ordinary residents of the city.
Incidentally, the site of the inter-faith worship and prayer rally was once the city’s biggest evacuation center after Tacloban was pummeled by Yolanda.
A memorial park was constructed right at the grounds of the astrodome as a way to remember for those who perished due to Yolanda.
About 2,200 people were killed due to the storm surge generated by Yolanda in Tacloban and caused P10 billion worth of properties destroyed due to Yolanda. (JOEY A. GABIETA)