Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cateel launches Pablo-dedicated memorial shrine, riverview park

TAGUM CITY, October 30 (PIA) - - The municipality government of Cateel inaugurated on Tuesday (October 28) a memorial shrine and riverview park dedicated for the victims and survivors of Super Typhoon Pablo.

Situated in a 5,000 square-meter land, the Cateel Memorial Shrine and Riverview Park featured giant statues made by Kublai Milan depicting the struggles and triumphs of the municipality in surviving the Typhoon Pablo as shown in the engraved statements entitled Remembering, Learning and Thanking.

Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon stressed that the park was devoted to the people in the municipality and to all those, who were affected by the super typhoon.

“After every typhoon, forest will re-grow; flowers will bllom again; community will rebuild; however in our heart, the memories in our past still lingers,” Governor Malanyaon said.

The park was built with the partnership of the provincial government of Davao Oriental, the municipal government here and MVP Group of Companies.

Smart-PLDT Foundation President Ma. Esther Santos emphasized that they helped in constructing the park since they want the world to see the good examples of Cateel and the province as a whole in coping up with Pablo.

“Although there are sad stories on what had happened, but we should still be moving forward and be happy and thankful of the blessings we are receiving,” Santos said. (PIA 11, Michael Uy)

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