Monthly Archives: March 2019

In less than 3 years as Mayor of Ormoc City we’ve received over 90 awards and recognitions for Ormoc City for public service, transparency and good governance. Some of them are: •2017 -Ormoc is Safest City in the Philippines •2018- Ormoc is Safest City in the Philippines •Ormoc City is the richest in Region 8•Awarded by the Ombudsman as a “Business Friendly City”•CPR Ready City award from the Philippine Heart Association •Red Orchid Awardee for making Ormoc a “No Smoking City”•Seal of Child Friendly Governance Awardee•1st City in Region to be declared Drug-Free•2018 Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association Champion •Climate Leadership for Governance Award•National Awardee for Organic Farming •e-Governance Awardee•Awardee on Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program •Best Sanitation Practices•Best on Active Case Finding in Leprosy•Best Performing Barangay Health Worker Federation #ormocdevelopmentteam #getormocmovingahead #akongkinabuhisaprobinsya#hindikonamaalalayungibasadami#moretocome

In less than 3 years as Mayor of Ormoc City we’ve received over 90 awards and recognitions for Ormoc City for public service, transparency and good governance. Some of them are: •2017 -Ormoc is Safest City in the Philippines •2018- Ormoc is Safest City in the Philippines •Ormoc City is the richest in Region 8•Awarded by the Ombudsman as a “Business Friendly City”•CPR Ready City award from the Philippine Heart Association •Red Orchid Awardee for making Ormoc a “No Smoking City”•Seal of Child Friendly Governance Awardee•1st City in Region to be declared Drug-Free•2018 Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association Champion •Climate Leadership for Governance Award•National Awardee for Organic Farming •e-Governance Awardee•Awardee on Community-Based Drug Rehabilitation Program •Best Sanitation Practices•Best on Active Case Finding in Leprosy•Best Performing Barangay Health Worker Federation #ormocdevelopmentteam #getormocmovingahead #akongkinabuhisaprobinsya#hindikonamaalalayungibasadami#moretocome

ORMOC CITY — Reaching over a billion-peso savings and a zero loan are the two formulas of this city to claim the spot as the richest city in Eastern Visayas region. “It is good to be tagged that way and as a mayor, we have to improve our assets and strengthen our economic functions to continue the city’s development. It is our role to manage our resources and spend our money wisely,” Mayor Richard Gomez said.Gomez is proud of the PHP1.4-billion savings meant for emergency situations.The secret to this, he noted, is the constant communication with the city’s fiscal managers, such as the budget officer and accountant to discuss the program of expenditures as well as the city’s payables.The city of Ormoc topped the list of richest cities in Eastern Visayas last year having PHP5.90 billion total assets, based on the 2017 Annual Financial Report for the Local Government released by the Department of Finance this month.This was followed by Tacloban with PHP3 billion, Calbayog with PHP2.51 billion, Baybay with PHP2.01 billion, Maasin with PHP1.85 billion, Borongan with PHP1.21 billion, and Catbalogan with PHP1.06 billion.With this achievement, the actor-mayor vowed to maintain the peace and order situation, saying that this is a major concern of the investors.The city has been identified as the safest city in the country last year.Gomez also cited the one-stop shop in securing permits in the city as one of the factors in attracting investors.From seven steps in securing a permit, it is now a three-way process. It can be processed in a day if the needed documents are available.Meanwhile, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. opened on Friday in this city its first mall in Eastern Visayas region, which is the 20,000-square-meter SM Center Ormoc.Early this year, the city was awarded a blue certificate by the Ombudsman for being a business-friendly city. (PNA)

ORMOC CITY -- Reaching over a billion-peso savings and a zero loan are the two formulas of this city to claim the spot as the richest city in Eastern Visayas region. “It is good to be tagged that way and as a mayor, we have to improve our assets and strengthen our economic functions to continue the city’s development. It is our role to manage our resources and spend our money wisely,” Mayor Richard Gomez said.Gomez is proud of the PHP1.4-billion savings meant for emergency situations.The secret to this, he noted, is the constant communication with the city’s fiscal managers, such as the budget officer and accountant to discuss the program of expenditures as well as the city’s payables.The city of Ormoc topped the list of richest cities in Eastern Visayas last year having PHP5.90 billion total assets, based on the 2017 Annual Financial Report for the Local Government released by the Department of Finance this month.This was followed by Tacloban with PHP3 billion, Calbayog with PHP2.51 billion, Baybay with PHP2.01 billion, Maasin with PHP1.85 billion, Borongan with PHP1.21 billion, and Catbalogan with PHP1.06 billion.With this achievement, the actor-mayor vowed to maintain the peace and order situation, saying that this is a major concern of the investors.The city has been identified as the safest city in the country last year.Gomez also cited the one-stop shop in securing permits in the city as one of the factors in attracting investors.From seven steps in securing a permit, it is now a three-way process. It can be processed in a day if the needed documents are available.Meanwhile, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. opened on Friday in this city its first mall in Eastern Visayas region, which is the 20,000-square-meter SM Center Ormoc.Early this year, the city was awarded a blue certificate by the Ombudsman for being a business-friendly city. (PNA)

It gives me so much happiness when we, the Ormoc Development Team are able to help and support our Ormoc City athletes by giving them the proper training, equipment, food and shoes they need to win the EVRAA. For the longest time Ormoc has never won the Eastern Visayas Regional Championship. What I did in 2017 was to give all our athletes the proper playing shoes they needed for their sport and instantly we became 2nd place overall. In 2018 I included in our program coaches from the different National Sports Associations to help our athletes learn the proper techniques of their games. And just with that we became champions of the EVRAA after 20+ years of joining. I hope and pray that this coming EVRAA our athletes will perform better than the last and I pray to God that we become champions once again. We’ve given them the best bec these athletes deserves nothing but the best. #akongkinabuhisaprobinsya #ormocdevelopmentteam #givingthemthebest

It gives me so much happiness when we, the Ormoc Development Team are able to help and support our Ormoc City athletes by giving them the proper training, equipment, food and shoes they need to win the EVRAA. For the longest time Ormoc has never won the Eastern Visayas Regional Championship. What I did in 2017 was to give all our athletes the proper playing shoes they needed for their sport and instantly we became 2nd place overall. In 2018 I included in our program coaches from the different National Sports Associations to help our athletes learn the proper techniques of their games. And just with that we became champions of the EVRAA after 20+ years of joining. I hope and pray that this coming EVRAA our athletes will perform better than the last and I pray to God that we become champions once again. We’ve given them the best bec these athletes deserves nothing but the best. #akongkinabuhisaprobinsya #ormocdevelopmentteam #givingthemthebest