Tacloban City (CIO) – Residents and officials of Brgy. 101 New Kawayan unanimously approved the planned cemetery to be developed in a 4.6 hectare City Government property in the barangay, during a public consultation held recently at Villa Diana.
The public consultation was attended by representatives of the Home Owners Association of Villa Diana and Environmental Management Bureau.
City ENRO and TWG Member Jonathan Hijada presented the masterplan of the cemetery which will start construction early next year. Other City Government Offices were also represented during the meeting such as CHO, IAS, City Architect’s, CEO, CBO, City Treasurer’s, CAdmO, CPDO, and the City Mayor’s Office.
The new public cemetery was conceived by the City Government through the leadership of Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez to address the urgent need for burial spaces in the City. Currently, Tacloban has two public cemeteries, namely Basper and El Reposo.