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Goma vs. Beboy fight looms

By Lalaine Marcos

ORMOC CITY – Former Ormoc mayor Eric Codilla, in a radio interview this Friday, said he was running for mayor in 2019 but could not bare his slate, even for vice-mayor, because “wa pa nakompleto” and that he was still convinc-ing allies to run with him.

Incumbent mayor Richard Gomez, together with Vice Mayor Toto Locsin Jr., on the other hand, are already ready with their Ormoc Development lineup which includes six incumbent councilors.

Gomez and the ODT will be running under the administration’s PDP-Laban with Rep. Lucy Torres-Go-mez as representative for the 4th district. Codilla, on the other hand, said he was running under Lakas. read more

By Lalaine Marcos

THE CITY of Ormoc is ready to receive an estimated 6,500 teachers who are coming from all parts of the Philippines for the national celebration of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2018.

Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones is guest speaker of the event that will be held in the Ormoc Superdome. She will be introduced by Deped regional director Ramir V. Uytico.

Since the event is happening in Eastern Visayas, the inspiring stories of Region VIII teachers will be presented in two audio visual presentations with messages from Aniceto Sobrepeña, president of the Metrobank Foundation, and DepEd Tonisito MC Umali. read more

TACLOBAN CITY – The Duterte administration is firm in running after officials involved in multimillion-peso anomalies over the implementation of the community mortgage program meant for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in this city.

On Friday, the Social Housing Finance Corp. (SHFC) filed a case before the City Prosecutor’s Office against officials of Brigham Estate Home Owners Association for failing to remit payments of thousands of housing beneficiaries, representing their monthly amortization. read more

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