By J. Jala, Marisol Bo-oc, Helen Castano | 01:04 PM December 25, 2021

Luisa Autida and her family spent Christmas in an evacuation center at Ubay Central Elem. School in Ubay town.

Autida’s family was among the people who have lost their homes due to strong winds and rains at the height of Typhoon Odette.

“Diri lang mi sa evacuation center nag-Pasko kay wala naman mi balay. Lisud kaayo ang among kahimtang,” she said.

Autida, 51, said she was thankful to God that they were safe.

“Pasalamat lang ko sa Ginoo nga nakaabot pa mi sa Pasko,” Autida said.

In Trinidad town, Jacky Gonzales and her family spent Christmas at her destroyed house in Barangay Cabiguhan.

She said they just slept on Christmas eve since no relief packs were given to them.

“Wala pay ayuda ming-abot namo. Paabot lang mi kanus-a mi matagaan,” said Gonzales who survided the typhoon.

While the rest of the country were busy preparing noche buena or attending parties, more than 26,000 persons displaced by typhoon Odette spent Christmas inside evacuation centers in Bohol.

A huge majority of the evacuees were from Ubay town, the hardest-hit.

By Bohol Island News

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