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‘Yolanda’ day passed by House on final reading

/ 07:06 AM January 14, 2018

A ship that was washed ashore at the height of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” is now a memorial in Tacloban City. —INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Nov. 8 would be known as the “Typhoon Yolanda Resiliency Day” and declared a special nonworking holiday in Eastern Visayas under a bill passed recently by the House of Representatives.

The 293-member chamber approved House Bill No. 6591 on final reading last month before Congress went on recess.


The bill awaits Senate action. Principally authored by Leyte Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez, the bill honors all those who died in the destruction wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) on Nov. 8, 2013.

Storm surge killed thousands in Tacloban City and other areas. The 300-kilometer-per-hour storm, considered the strongest ever to make landfall, also affected at least 12.2 million people. —DJ Yap


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