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Leyte, Samar mark 5 years since typhoon Yolanda

A woman and her children place flowers and candles at the grave of a relative on the 5th anniversary of super typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City, Nov. 8, 2018. (Nestor L. Abrematea)

TACLOBAN CITY, November 8, 2018–The victims of super typhoon Yolanda were remembered today during a Mass to mark the 5th anniversary of the Philippine’s deadliest typhoon on record.

Bishop Emeritus Filomeno Bactol of Naval in his homily at the shipwreck in Barangay Anibong, Tacloban City, called on the faithful to continue their care for the environment.

According to him, the strong typhoon was the cause of the total neglect for the environment.

He asked the faithful of their obligation for the care of the Mother Earth and for being responsible Christians.

In Guiuan, Eastern Samar, where Yolanda made first landfall, an interfaith prayer was held at the town’s public plaza for the more than 100 people killed by the typhoon.

In various parts of Leyte, masses in mass grave sites were also offered by priests of the Archdiocese of Palo.

In Tanauan, Leyte, the local officials led a prayer at the mass grave site along the national highway of Brgy. Calogcog where hundreds of the victims were buried. (Nestor L.Abrematea)

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