REMEMBERING YOLANDA: 7th commemoration of the deadliest Typhoon that hit Tacloban

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TACLOBAN CITY - Eastern Visayas particulary in places where Super Typhoon Yolanda made landfall (Tacloban City) is once again to commemorate its 7th 'anniversary'.

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Yolanda, with international name: Haiyan, caused a massive destruction in the in Tacloban City which took an unofficial death toll of nearly 10,000 with 6,352 confirmed deaths.

It was the strongest and dangerous typhoon in the modern decade with a peak strength of 315 kph that caused damage of $2.98 billion (USD) — affecting more than 11 million people and left homeless.

Aftermath

A house bill (HB No. 4960) was introduced last year, 2019, for the yearly commemoration of Yolanda in Eastern Visayas but until now it's still pending. The said HB is also a tribute for the resilience of Filipino people.

The bill would declare a special non-working holiday in the Tacloban City, as well as the provinces of Leyte, Biliran, Southern Leyte, Northern Samar, Western Samar, and Eastern Samar.

Measures for the bill is necessary as it need to succeed in three readings in the Senate before the bill make its way to Malacañang for President Rodrigo Duterte’s to sign it into law. iTacloban



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