Serbisyong Gomez: Leyte 4th District Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez (right) and Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez (left) together with City Councilors attended the turnover ceromony of Isolation/ Infirmary Building in the Municipality of Merida.
Also present during the activity, were the officials from the Province of Leyte: Vice Gov. Carlo P. Loreto, Board Members Carmen Jean Torres Rama and Indoy Arevalo.
Mayor Richard Gomez received a Presidential Citation of Excellence in Public Administration, given by the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE), during the 40th PAASE Anniversary Online Meeting and Symposium 2020 (July 28,2020).
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Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez is here with Brgy. Kapitan Alfredo Pachacala at the highest point of Brgy. Cabintan, a place upland in Ormoc City where year round the residents enjoy cool weather (very similar to Tagaytay weather). This is where beautiful flowers like milflores thrive in abundance, and where high value crops are grown and harvested. During her first term in 2010, one of the congresswoman’s early projects was to provide a tramline for them.
From a point about 552 meters down, the harvested crops are loaded into a steel box, and the cable wire is shaken to alert the person manning the outpost that a bounty is on its way. It travels the length of the cable and then the steel box lands where we are standing. The vegetables are not bruised in transit and the farmers are able to command a fair price.
The association manning it charges 50 cents to 1 peso per kilo or 100 pesos per trip. The load capacity of the steel box is 450 kilos. Before this tramline was built, the farmers would have to physically carry their produce on baskets suspended from their back. That is thankfully now just a thing of the past.
Cong. Lucy would like to thank DA Sec. Procy Alcala again for making this possible, for his untiring effort in making this project a reality.
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A two-classroom school building was turned over to the Barangay Tabunok Elementary School in Palompon, Leyte last November 7, 2015. The building was constructed under the auspices of the Federation of Fil-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (FCCCII), coordinating with the office of Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez.
Present during the turn-over ceremonies were Rep. Torres-Gomez, Mr. Matt Torres, Hon. Hon. Indoy Arevalo – Board member of 4th District of Leyte, Hon. Ramon C. Oñate – Municipal Mayor, John Kent Juanero – District Supervisor, Palompon, Hon. Rene Camposano – Barangay Captain and Marvin Maganga – PTA President. Mr. Chu Pei Wen – Pres. Rotary Club of Taipei Seven Stars and Mr. Virgilio Sia – Pres. Rotary Club of Bagumbayan – Manila were also in attendance.
The FCCCII’s flagship program is primarily focused on classroom provision, it also involves itself in many charitable works such as medical missions, disaster relief, and agriculture programs, among many others.
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The 6200: Mission Possible project just keeps going and giving!
Sixty more motorized fiberglass bancas each with its own outboard motor were distributed to as many registered fishermen in the city of Ormoc. These fishermen are among 6200 registered fisherfolk that lost their bancas to Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.
Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez’s 6200: Mission Possible cooperates and coordinates with various private sector entities in the 4th District of Leyte and other parts of the country for the local manufacture of the fiberglass bancas and purchase of the outboard motors.
In simple but happy ceremonies on November 8, 2015 the fishermen received their boats and outboard motors from Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez, who was flanked by the following members of the Ormoc City LGU:
Hon. Vince Rama, City Councilor
Hon. Tommy Serafica, City Councilor
Hon. Bennet Pongos, City Councilor
Hon. Mayong Rodriquez, City Councilor
Atty. Nolito Quilang
Atty. Ping Lucero
Dr. Goito Yrastorza
Engr. Bebe Laurente
They were accompanied also by another donor, Ms. Evelin Weber, who is the founder of The Philippines Foundation, a foundation based in America that serves to educate & empower underprivileged women and children in the Philippines.
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Date: Sept. 21, 2015
Event: Turn-Over Ceremony of School Building
Location: Kawayan Elementary School, Kananga, Leyte
Hon. Lucy Torres-Gomez, Representative, 4th District of Leyte
Mr. Richard Gomez
Hon. Indoy Arevalo – Board Member, 4th District Of Leyte
Mr. Matt Torres
District Engineer Lino Francisco Gonzales, 4th LED
Mr. Benjie Barnaja – Officer In charge of Kawayan Elem. Shool
Teachers and Student of kawayan Elem. School