Cold weather drives away 'Yolanda' survivors


Posted at Jan 20 2014 03:06 PM | Updated as of Jan 20 2014 11:06 PM

MANILA – At least 26 families in Pasay City who survived the onslaught of super typhoon "Yolanda" are set to return to Tacloban City tomorrow to escape the cold weather in Metro Manila.

Rosalinda Orobia, Pasay City social welfare service head, said the families who had sought refuge in tents in the city have expressed desire to go back to their province.

Orobia said the four buses will ferry the passengers to the typhoon-hit city, while two trucks will carry their belongings.

The social welfare officer said the families seemed to have recovered from the trauma brought by the typhoon and want to rebuild their lives in their home province.

She added that the families decided to return home due to the cold weather in Metro Manila. Temperatures in Metro Manila dropped to 17.5 degrees Celsius early Saturday, the coldest so far recorded this year.

Families from Eastern Samar, meanwhile, are set to go back to their province on Thursday, January 23.

Yolanda, the strongest typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines, left about 8,000 people dead or missing, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

– report from Dennis Datu, dzMM