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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.

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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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