Yolanda survivors in Cebu flown back to Tacloban

By Jesse Atienza, ABS-CBN News Central Visayas

Posted at Mar 23 2014 04:35 PM | Updated as of Mar 24 2014 12:35 AM

CEBU CITY -- Four months after Typhoon Yolanda devastated Eastern Visayas, its survivors are now ready to face a new chapter in their lives.

On board the Philippine Air Force' C-130, 86 Yolanda survivors were transported from Mactan Airbase to Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban on Sunday morning.

The survivors came in two batches. The first flight took-off with 50 survivors at 9 a.m., while the second flight took-off past 12 noon.

The survivors were filled with excitement for they are going back to their hometowns but were also sad for they would miss their friends and those who helped them in Cebu.

They expressed their gratitude to all those who helped them while they were in a traumatic state, as well as for those who showed affection for them throughout their stay at the Family Rebuilding Center in South Road Properties, Cebu.

Last Friday, a mass and a farewell party was organized for the typhoon survivors at the Family Rebuilding Center.