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Business activities in Tacloban start returning to normal
By: Erlinda Olivia P. Tiu
Tuesday 19th of November 2013

LEYTE SPORTS CENTER, Tacloban City, November 19 (PIA) – Business activities in Tacloban in the Yolanda-ravaged City of Tacloban is now returning to normal.

This was gathered during the November 19 meeting of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in Tacloban City presided by Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Interior and Local Government.

The Citi Hardware, one of the big hardware and construction stores in the City has been reported to open for business very soon, “in a few days.”

It was learned that this is very important because the disaster management has entered the rehabilitation phase and that many people whose houses were damaged by the super typhoon will also start repairing their abodes.

The banking sector said that LandBank ATM in Catbalogan is already online while the LandBank branch at Real, Sagkahan in Tacloban has started ATM operations on Tuesday, November 19.

Moreover, Development Bank of the Philippines is set to reopen on Thursday November 21 while the East West Bank in Tacloban is set to open ATM and over the counter services on Friday November 22.

Local groceries in Tacloban are set to open soon. The Robinsons Place at Marasbaras, Tacloban is set to reopen in December while Gaisano Mall is scheduled to open in early 2014.

It was observed that several retail (sari-sari) stores have opened while some enterprising people are now selling their wares along the main streets of Tacloban City. (PIA 8 with Avha Ebalde)

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