Part of ‘Yolanda’ anniversary

Florencio `Bem’ Noel

TACLOBAN CITY – The second edition of the An Waray party-list sponsored ‘Saving Race 2’ was a resounding success.
The Saving Race, patterned after the popular Amazing Race, was held as part of the An Waray party-list activities relative to the observance of the anniversary on the onslaught of super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ that pummeled the region on November 8, 2013, said former congressman Florencio ‘Bem’ Noel, the party-list number one nominee for next year’s elections.
Saving Race, as designed by the An Waray party-list group, is a competition that challenges the teams’ mental resilience and physical strength during a disaster or emergency situation.
All tasks or challenges are related to disaster management and preparedness.
They move around the city’s main streets or areas where clues are being provided or for the competing teams are to perform a certain task, either as a group or by a single member of the group.
This year’s winners were the following: first prize Tribu Harbat of Tacloban city, Agnes E. Cablao (Captain), Kenth Ralph Abolon, and Thomas Oliver G. Corduwa; 2nd prize La Familia Roos of Tacloban City, Klint Andrew G. Tan (Captain), Sharmaigne Callosa and Melchor Bustillo; 3rd place Triskellion of San Jose, Tacloban City, Eric De Veyra Jr. (Captain), Hannah T. Dioquino and John Gerez; 4th prize of Palo Skim Club of Palo Leyte, Williambill P. Teraza (Captain), Kendy T. Castro, and Justine Vinze Enriquez; and 5th prize SMART 235 (San Miguel Alert and Rescue Team) of San Miguel, Leyte, Zoilmar C. Tabalanza (Captain), Jesy B. Babula, and Vincent Balida.