TACLOBAN, Philippines – Tacloban City residents lit candles at Plaza Rizal on Wednesday, November 8, in honor of those who passed away during Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
Taclobanons have been doing the ceremony for nine years, starting in 2014 – a year after the super typhoon struck.
Led by the national government and other agencies, the candle-lighting ceremony was also held in several locations across the city.
Department of Tourism Eastern Visayas Director Karina Rosa Tiopes said the ceremony showed that Taclobanons were thankful for the second life given to them and “all the help that has poured out” to the city since it was hit by Yolanda.
Rappler environment reporter Iya Gozum gives the highlights of the ceremony. – Rappler.com
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