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Richard Gomez had been playing leading man roles in Regal Films productions when he was cast as Ricky, a responsible guy whose first jobs included working at a burger joint and a donut shop.After the show folded up, Richard stayed on top of his game as a movie and TV star while dabbling in different sports and other pursuits.He starred in a string of box-office hits and copped several best actor awards, including three from Gawad Urian (for Hihintayin Kita sa Langit, 1992; Saan Ka Man Naroroon, 1994; and Wating, 1995). Richard, who’s also known by his nickname Goma, returned to doing sitcoms via Richard Loves Lucy, just after his April 1998 fairy tale wedding with beauteous Southern belle Lucy Torres.The couple played husband and wife in the ABS-CBN comedy show that concluded in March 2001.Richard made teleseryes on Channels 2, 5, and 7, the notable ones being Walang Hanggan, Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak, and Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw, respectively.He also hosted the showbiz-oriented program S-Files (2002 to 2007) and the game show franchise Family Feud (2008 to 2010), both on the Kapuso network.Outside of showbiz, Richard made several attempts to win an elected position in government. In 2016, he was elected Mayor of Ormoc City in Leyte province, the hometown of wife Lucy.Lucy herself was voted as the legislative representative of Leyte’s Fourth District in 2010 and has been on her 4th term.The power couple’s only child, Juliana, is now 19 years old and studies at their alma mater, the University of the Philippines.Richard last appeared in the 2018 movie Three Words to Forever, opposite his past leading lady and ex-girlfriend, Sharon Cuneta.SOURCE : https://www.pep.ph/peptionary/148873/where-are-they-now-palibhasa-lalake-cast-a764-20200129-lfrm2?ref=home_feed_2

Richard Gomez had been playing leading man roles in Regal Films productions when he was cast as Ricky, a responsible guy whose first jobs included working at a burger joint and a donut shop.After the show folded up, Richard stayed on top of his game as a movie and TV star while dabbling in different sports and other pursuits.He starred in a string of box-office hits and copped several best actor awards, including three from Gawad Urian (for Hihintayin Kita sa Langit, 1992; Saan Ka Man Naroroon, 1994; and Wating, 1995). Richard, who’s also known by his nickname Goma, returned to doing sitcoms via Richard Loves Lucy, just after his April 1998 fairy tale wedding with beauteous Southern belle Lucy Torres.The couple played husband and wife in the ABS-CBN comedy show that concluded in March 2001.Richard made teleseryes on Channels 2, 5, and 7, the notable ones being Walang Hanggan, Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak, and Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw, respectively.He also hosted the showbiz-oriented program S-Files (2002 to 2007) and the game show franchise Family Feud (2008 to 2010), both on the Kapuso network.Outside of showbiz, Richard made several attempts to win an elected position in government. In 2016, he was elected Mayor of Ormoc City in Leyte province, the hometown of wife Lucy.Lucy herself was voted as the legislative representative of Leyte’s Fourth District in 2010 and has been on her 4th term.The power couple’s only child, Juliana, is now 19 years old and studies at their alma mater, the University of the Philippines.Richard last appeared in the 2018 movie Three Words to Forever, opposite his past leading lady and ex-girlfriend, Sharon Cuneta.SOURCE : https://www.pep.ph/peptionary/148873/where-are-they-now-palibhasa-lalake-cast-a764-20200129-lfrm2?ref=home_feed_2

Ormoc City to open its world class-inspired “Boxing Gym”

It’s almost done.

Para sa Bayan: Mayor Richard Gomez with Boxing icon Onyok Velasco.

Ormoc City Mayor Richard “Goma” Gomez inspects the newly-built Boxing Gym inside the Ormoc City Sports Complex yesterday.

The Boxers: Teenagers was seen sparring during the ocular inspection of Mayor Gomez.

The 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Mayor of Ormoc personally visits the boxing gym that will hold the upcoming Regional Game competion in the City.

“Beside of supporting the campaign of our President Rodrigo Roa Duterte against any kind of illegal drugs. Nais natin suportahan at bigyan inspirasyon ang ating mga atleta lalo na ang mga kabataan na malaki ang potensyal na magdala ng ginto or karangalan sa ating Banda,’ says Gomez.

One of the coaching staff of the boxing gym is no other than Olympic Silver Medalist Mr. Onyok Velasco.

Mayor Gomez throw support to NCII newly grads

Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez during the graduation rites.

ORMOC CITY — Mayor Richard “Goma” Gomez personally congratulates the 62 newly graduate students of Rice Machinery Operations-NCII course yesterday.

Instructors and graduates poses for a group photo with Mayor Gomez.

The course is under the scholarship program of the Office of the Mayor which pushes support to agriculture program of Ormoc. “We were improving their knowledge about agricultural job. It will be useful for them and to economy at the same time,” explains Mayor Gomez.

Education: All for one, one for all.

Currently, the multi-awarded Mayor had given hundreds of scholarship assistance to the residents of Ormoc City. “I will do all possible things to expand this program. Ang kaalaman ay kayamanang hindi po kailanman mananakaw,” adds Mayor Gomez.

Annual domestic and foreign tourist arrivals in Ormoc City soared to more than a million for the first time last year 2019, statistics from Ormoc City Tourism Council show. Around 1.34 million tourists visited Ormoc in 2019. This is equivalent to a 283-percent jump from its tourist arrivals a year earlier. The radical growth in this sector could be attributed to marketing strategies of the Local Government of Ormoc City in tagging the City of Beautiful People as the prime destination in this part of the region for nature, adventure, arts, sports and culture. Government, church and private sector-supported activities also helped bring in more tourists to the city. With the city's investments in tourism-oriented infrastructure, the local economy is now reaping up the advantages this development may bring such as added employment, more tourism receipts in the city's hospitality industry, indirect support to SMEs among others. A clear indication of the business sector's response to this expansion is the presence of several hotels both newly-built and under-construction. The capacity to handle such tourism arrival is expected to be boosted by ongoing improvements in the city's main gateways such as its seaport and airport.With these developments, several challenges await the City Government such as improvement in the transportation sector, traffic management, standardization of accommodation facilities and waste management especially in its eco-tourism destinations.Congratulations to the City Government of Ormoc and Ormoc City Tourism Office for a job well done!#GoodVibesOrmocanon#CityofBeautifulPeople

Annual domestic and foreign tourist arrivals in Ormoc City soared to more than a million for the first time last year 2019, statistics from Ormoc City Tourism Council show. Around 1.34 million tourists visited Ormoc in 2019. This is equivalent to a 283-percent jump from its tourist arrivals a year earlier. The radical growth in this sector could be attributed to marketing strategies of the Local Government of Ormoc City in tagging the City of Beautiful People as the prime destination in this part of the region for nature, adventure, arts, sports and culture. Government, church and private sector-supported activities also helped bring in more tourists to the city. With the city's investments in tourism-oriented infrastructure, the local economy is now reaping up the advantages this development may bring such as added employment, more tourism receipts in the city's hospitality industry, indirect support to SMEs among others. A clear indication of the business sector's response to this expansion is the presence of several hotels both newly-built and under-construction. The capacity to handle such tourism arrival is expected to be boosted by ongoing improvements in the city's main gateways such as its seaport and airport.With these developments, several challenges await the City Government such as improvement in the transportation sector, traffic management, standardization of accommodation facilities and waste management especially in its eco-tourism destinations.Congratulations to the City Government of Ormoc and Ormoc City Tourism Office for a job well done!#GoodVibesOrmocanon#CityofBeautifulPeople

ORMOC City – In order to attract more economic activities and help micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the city government here has launched an online business permit processing system.Mayor Richard Gomez said the initiative was pursuant to Republic Act 11032 or the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.” The system would streamline the application and renewal of over 7,000 business permits in the city, wherein the approval of the city administrator upon submission of complete requirements could now be done through a smartphone. “Once you submit your documents, it would only take half a day to approve your application. That is the thrust, to make things faster, to make things move easier,” he shared.He added that this would spare the applicants from waiting in long queues once the project is in full swing from application to approval.The mayor said the system was also foolproof. Each business permit bears a unique QR Code that would help them inspect and remind business owners of their lacking requirements and violations.He also thanked the business sector and Ormocanons for being supportive of their development projects in the city. “The nice thing about Ormocanons is they listen that is why we are able to implement projects faster. I always tell them let’s try one program for awhile if it’s working, ipatuloy natin, if it’s not working have plans of changing it. Ganun naman ako lagi,” he noted.By Marie Tonette Marticio

ORMOC City – In order to attract more economic activities and help micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the city government here has launched an online business permit processing system.Mayor Richard Gomez said the initiative was pursuant to Republic Act 11032 or the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018.” The system would streamline the application and renewal of over 7,000 business permits in the city, wherein the approval of the city administrator upon submission of complete requirements could now be done through a smartphone. “Once you submit your documents, it would only take half a day to approve your application. That is the thrust, to make things faster, to make things move easier,” he shared.He added that this would spare the applicants from waiting in long queues once the project is in full swing from application to approval.The mayor said the system was also foolproof. Each business permit bears a unique QR Code that would help them inspect and remind business owners of their lacking requirements and violations.He also thanked the business sector and Ormocanons for being supportive of their development projects in the city. “The nice thing about Ormocanons is they listen that is why we are able to implement projects faster. I always tell them let’s try one program for awhile if it’s working, ipatuloy natin, if it’s not working have plans of changing it. Ganun naman ako lagi,” he noted.By Marie Tonette Marticio