ORMOC CITY – On September 3, 2019, Tuesday, the Fifteenth Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Ormoc passed a resolution, sponsored by SP Member Benjamin S. Pongos, Jr. (Chairman, Committee on Laws & Ordinances), granting authority to City Mayor Richard I. Gomez to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for and on behalf of the Local Government Unit of Ormoc (LGU-Ormoc) with the Public-Private Partnership Center (PPP Center) represented by Undersecretary and Executive Director Ferdinand A. Pecson.
MAASIN CITY – An interesting turn of events on the special elections for the two newly formed legislative districts of Southern Leyte is expected with the filing of Certificates of Candidacy (CoC) of big personalities in the province.
On the first day of filing Monday (August 26), incumbent lone district Southern Leyte Rep. Roger Mercado filed his CoC for the first district of Southern Leyte under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) for the October 26 elections.
TACLOBAN CITY – Approximately 50 kilograms of giant clams, locally known as “Taklobo”, and were believed to be giant pearls were seized in a buy-bust operation, while over 400 kilograms more were turned over by the locals to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Southern Leyte Provincial Field Unit (CIDG-SL PFU), together with Macrohon Police in Brgy. San Roque, Macrohon, Southern Leyte recently.
CIDG Southern Leyte Head PLt. Herbert Mendoza said they also arrested the suspect identified as Esmeraldo Panganuron, 57, married, farmer and a resident of said place.