Storm forces cancellation of e-jeep turnover
TACLOBAN CITY — Stormy weather led to the cancellation of a ceremony for the turnover of electric jeeps here.
High ranking transport officials were supposed to turn over the vehicles to Mayor Cristina Romualdez on Friday.
But Henry James Roca, of the city information office, said the ceremony was canceled because of Tropical Storm “Urduja” (international name: Kai-tak).
The vehicles were for northern villages of the city, which now host residents who lost homes during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in 2013.
Lack of transportation in these areas was among the more pressing problems raised by more than 8,000 families who resettled there.
At least 15 electric jeeps were to be turned over to the city government and managed by drivers’ cooperatives. —Joey Gabieta
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