St. Menard statue unveiled in Leyte on 4th annivesary of ‘Yolanda’ landfall

TANAUAN, Leyte --- A 12-foot statue of Saint Menard, patron saint against storm and other natural calamities, was unveiledon Wednesdayafternoon here, coinciding with the fourthanniversary of Supertyphoon "Yolanda" (internationally known as Haiyan). The statute of Saint Menard was put up along a junction of Barangay San Roque, which had a death toll of 216 when Yolanda pummeled this town on Nov. 8, 2013. Tanauan was one of the worst-hit areas during the onslaught of Yolanda with confirmed deaths of 1,386 people in the municipality. Fr. Dean Michael Calaneja, Tanauan parish priest, blessed the statue of Saint Menard. The idea to put up the statue of Saint Menard in Tanauan ...

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