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Tacloban Mayor's Wife

Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez is the wife of the mayor of Tacloban. When Typhoon Haiyan struck the town, she found herself fighting against nature to save her two young daughters.

Matthew Bannister talks to the wife of the mayor of Tacloban, one of the worst hit areas by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. From Manila she spoke to Matthew about the moment the typhoon hit and fighting to save her two daughters.

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Image: Tacloban in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Credit: Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images

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Tue 19 Nov 2013 03:06GMT


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