Palo archbishop expresses concern for quake victims
Volunteers of Caritas Palo pack relief goods for those affected by the earthquake in Ormoc City and Kananga in Leyte. CARITAS PALO
MANILA— Archbishop John Du of Palo expressed his sympathy after a powerful earthquake killed at least two people and left a trail of destruction across Leyte in the Visayas.
More than a hundred people from several towns were injured after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck on Thursday, July 6.
The prelate who is currently in Manila for the bishops’ plenary assembly said his thoughts turn especially to those who died and their families and those who have lost their homes.
“I’m very sad with what happened but we should never lose our hope as we’re able to rise above all the many trials like Yolanda,” Du said.
“Be strong enough to face these trials in life and let’s pray for one another,” he said.
Two of the fatalities were reported in the town of Kanangga and the other one in Ormoc City.
Caritas Palo also recorded more than 840 totally damage houses in at least five towns, around 500 of which were reported in Tongonan.
The tremor also damaged several schools, left cracks in highways and caused landslides. CBCPNews