Graced the 10th year ‘Yolanda’ anniversary
TACLOBAN CITY– Senator Mark Villar vowed to the Taclobanons that he will always be ready to help them in all efforts for the total recovery of the city.
The senator made this commitment as he attended the 10th-year commemoration of the onslaught of Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ last Wednesday (Nov.8) at the Tacloban Convention Center or astrodome.
Villar also said that he was glad to notice that 10 years after, the city and its people have recovered though there are still a lot of things to do for it to have a total recovery.
“To all the people of Tacloban, you can rely on my support for the rehabilitation and aid programs of the government para sa tuluyang pagbangon ng ating mga kababayan dito sa Tacloban,” the senator said.
When he was the secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highway, Villar continued to oversee the construction of the tide embankment project which will serve as a protection against possible occurrence of storm surges.
In his speech, Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, the main guest during the anniversary program, praised the senator for his help to the people of Tacloban and the rest of the region.
Meantime, Senator Villar expressed his sympathies to Yolanda survivors who have lost their loved ones due to the massive typhoon.
“Ako po ay lubos na nakikiramay sa mga kaibigan at pamilya ng mga nasawi sa Typhoon Yolanda. Sampung taon na po ang nakalipas but I know that the pain of losing your loved ones and your homes still brings great agony to all of you,” he said.
In Tacloban alone, government data says that more than 2,200 people were killed due to Yolanda. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA, JOEY A. GABIETA)