Romualdez thanks House for approving ‘Yolanda’ bill
LEYTE Rep. Yedda Marie Romualdez on Sunday lauded the House leadership and fellow lawmakers for the approval on third and final reading of her proposed law declaring Nov. 8 of every year as “Typhoon Yolanda Resiliency Day” in Eastern Visayas.
She said the solid support extended to her measure would show relentless malasakit (compassion) of Congress to the ‘‘Yolanda’’ victims.
“From the bottom of my heart, I thank my colleagues for their kindness and generous support in ensuring the passage of my measure,” she added.
Romualdez is the wife of Philippine Constitution Association president Ferdinand Martin Romualdez.
“Thank you again for the sheer faith, diligence and hard work,” she said.
“Finally, we celebrate every November the strength and resilience of our people and not the tragedy,” she added.
She cited the resilience of the people from Region 8, especially Tacloban City for being able to recover from the tragedy.
Pangasinan Rep. Marilyn Agabas, House committee on revision of laws recommended the approval of House Bill No. 6591 substituting HB No. 4383 or the “Yolanda Commemoration Day” of Romualdez under Committee Report No. 450.
Moreover, the Leyte lawmaker, a registered nurse, said the measure would honor those who perished during ‘‘Yolanda’’ and recognize the dedication and commitment of volunteers after ‘‘Yolanda’’ flattened Eastern Visayas and killed over 6,000 people on Nov. 8, 2013.
The measure shall declare Nov. 8 of every year as a special non-working holiday in Region 8’s Tacloban City, Leyte, Biliran, Southern Leyte, Northern Samar, Western Samar and Ormoc City.