/ 7 November 2022

AS PART of the commemoration of the 9th anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), Tacloban City and three other towns announced the suspension of government work and classes in all levels on Tuesday, November 8.

In an executive order, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez ordered the suspension to “allow the solemn celebration of Yolanda commeration.”

“A series of activities will be held by different groups to commemorate the occurrence as a way to recognize the lessons that ought to be learned from the experiences and to pay homage to the people that suffered, and those that survived the catastrophe, as well as to highlight the resilience of the people of Tacloban City,” Romualdez said in his order.

However, government personnel involved in the maintenance of peace and order and disaster management are expected to report for work.

The suspension of work in private offices and companies in Tacloban City is left to the discretion of their respective management.

Meanwhile, Carigara, Leyte Mayor Eduardo Ong Jr.; Palo, Leyte Mayor Remedios “Matin” Petilla; and Marabut, Samar Mayor Percival Ortillo Jr. also issued executive orders suspending classes and work in government offices.

Yolanda made landfall in 2013, causing massive damage in most parts of the Visayas region. The super typhoon killed more than 6,000 people.