TACLOBAN, Philippines – On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated several provinces, with Eastern Visayas and particularly Tacloban City bearing the brunt of the storm.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. visited Tacloban City – the hometown of his mother and former first lady Imelda Marcos – to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the disaster that changed the lives of millions.
Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez joined Marcos at the ceremony on Wednesday, November 8, along with government officials as well as representatives from international humanitarian organizations and nongovernmental organizations who have helped with Tacloban’s recovery.
In his speech on Wednesday, Marcos said that the “work is not done” even a decade after the super typhoon wreaked havoc.
Rappler environment reporter Iya Gozum gives the highlights of the visit. – Rappler.com
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