Gallery: 2nd Yolanda commemoration in Batang, Hernani

Residents of the small village of Batang in Hernani town, Eastern Samar will also hold their own commemoration rites in remembrance of the Yolanda (Haiyan), the strongest typhoon to hit Philippines.


The rites will be conducted in a makeshift stage on the seashore facing Pacific Ocean, the body of water that rose to as high as 50 feet, called storm surge. The storm surge washed away around 95 percent of the more than 300 houses and left 87 dead in the aftermath. 

The survivors are thankful that there are lots of organizations who helped them build back their village. They admit however that total recovery is still far-fetched. Mayor Edgar Boco, in an interview with Sinirangan Newsplus said that relocation for Batang residents is underway. A 3-hectare land in Brgy. Cancilides is being developed which will be the site of a thousand plus permanent shelters for affected residents of Hernani. 

The relocation site, which will also be the seat of local government in the near future is a combined interventions of international organizations, national government, partner LGUs and the Hernani LGU. 

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Residents of Brgy. Batang, Hernani prepares the makeshift stage for 2nd Yolanda Commemoration on the seashore facing Pacific Ocean, the body of water that rose to as high as 50 feet, called storm surge. It washed away around 95 percent of the more than 300 houses and left 87 dead in the aftermath. 





















Residents of Brgy. Batang, Hernani prepares the makeshift stage for 2nd Yolanda Commemoration on the seashore facing Pacific Ocean, the body of water that rose to as high as 50 feet, called storm surge. It washed away around 95 percent of the more than 300 houses and left 87 dead in the aftermath. 






















Residents of Brgy. Batang, Hernani prepares the makeshift stage for 2nd Yolanda Commemoration on the seashore facing Pacific Ocean, the body of water that rose to as high as 50 feet, called storm surge. It washed away around 95 percent of the more than 300 houses and left 87 dead in the aftermath. 











Residents of Brgy. Batang, Hernani prepares the makeshift stage for 2nd Yolanda Commemoration on the seashore facing Pacific Ocean, the body of water that rose to as high as 50 feet, called storm surge. It washed away around 95 percent of the more than 300 houses and left 87 dead in the aftermath.

The makeshift stage for 2nd Yolanda Commemoration on the seashore facing Pacific Ocean, the body of water that rose to as high as 50 feet, called storm surge. It washed away around 95 percent of the more than 300 houses and left 87 dead in the aftermath. 


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