TABON-TABON, Leyte, Jan. 22, 2015
The Sangguniang Bayan of Tabon-Tabon Leyte, located some 45 kilometers south of Tacloban City, passed a resolution on Monday naming Pope Francis “Superpope.”
Sponsored by newly installed council member Nestor Abrematea, the resolution expressed the people’s admiration for the pontiff for braving typhoon Amang in order to be with survivors of super typhoon Yolanda and to celebrate Mass with them.
The Holy Father proceeded with his flight to Tacloban in spite of a typhoon signal number 2 hoisted over Eastern Visayas on Jan. 17.
Abrematea, who just assumed post as new councilor of the town, was overwhelmed by the unanimous assent given by his colleagues on the local board and was optimistic about the immediate passage of the resolution due to the impact of the Pope’s visit in the Archdiocese of Palo.