Despite President Benigno Aquino III’ s absence, Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez assured that it is not a big deal. The province was commemorating the anniversary of the onslaught of typhoon ”Yolanda” on Saturday.
Romualdez, whose government was known to have differences with the Aquino administration over the relief and rehabilitation efforts in the midst of the super typhoon, told reporters that the people who died should take center stage in the commemoration.
”I think we’ve all gone beyond that and I think people want closure… that should be the focus,” the mayor said.
He maintained that his focus was only on his people. He sees that the absence of the country’s chief actually might be good for the people reminiscing the memories of their deceased loved ones.
”Looking on the brighter side, you know maraming events na nangyayari dito sa Leyte, Tacloban, at sa ibang lugar… kapag nandito ang president, may no flyzone, masyadong mahigpit ang security, so maraming mga pupunta sa sementeryo na mahihirapan, tapos traffic,” he said.
article source: abs cbn news