TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) — The city government here will unveil two memorials documenting the devastation of super typhoon Yolanda that pummelled the city in 2013.
The memorials will also serve as a reminder of the strength of spirit and the unity of the people of Tacloban in rising after the tragedy.
Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez said the city is the template of every aspect of disaster risk reduction and preparedness as well as the model for the resilience of both people and leadership.
On Nov. 7, an unveiling of Anibong memorial marker will be held. The marker is part of a ship that was washed ashore by storm surges.
It will be followed with a holy mass and a premiere showing of documentary film “Fields of Hope” at the Robinsons Movieworld with free admission on schedule.
On the early morning of Nov. 8, the anniversary will kick off with a commemorative walk, which will converge at the Tacloban astrodome. Participants are city government workers, village officials and badly-hit families.
A simultaneous ringing of church bells and siren blasts will be done at 7 a.m. It will be followed with a holy mass.
At around 9 a.m., Romualdez will lead the unveiling of a memorial marker near the astrodome.
The Madrigal singers will have a concert until 10:30 a.m. prior to a luncheon for visitors at Patio Victoria.
At 3:00 p.m., there will be a holy mass and blessing of graves of Yolanda victims at the Holy Cross memorial park in Basper village. Following the blessing is an unveiling of commemorative tablet at the DZR Airport. (PNA)
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