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REP. LUCY TORRES-GOMEZ, together with husband Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, the 4th Leyte Engineering District, and the Ormoc Development Team, led the turnover of the Ormoc Diversion Road on Saturday, January 5.

Also in attendance were the Punong Barangay and council-ors of all benefitted barangays like Bantigue, San Pablo, Dong-hol, Patag, and Sumangga.

The turnover was marked with a short drive on the 127-me-ter Mantutugnaw Bridge con-necting Donghol and Biliboy. A short program was held after. Engr. Lino Francisco Gonza-les, Leyte 4th district engineer, said that the diversion road is 11.147-kilometers long and 6.7 meters wide. He said three bridges were constructed with a total length of 228 meters, among them the Mantutugnaw Bridge which is considered the tallest bridge in the 4th congres-sional district and one of the tallest in the region. read more

By Philippine news Agency

TACLOBAN CITY – East-ern Visayas enjoyed more economic gains in 2018 with no major calamities that disrupted business activities, despite being one of the country’s most disaster-prone region.

The region’s six provinces did not experience major earthquake similar to what struck Leyte prov-ince early of July 6, 2017 and pow-erful typhoons that devastated Biliran province mid-December last year.

“The only damaging natural occurrence that hit the region is the flooding in Eastern Samar last November, but its negative impact was mitigated through quick and massive assistance by the Depart-ment of Agriculture in affected ar-eas,” said National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Director Bonifacio Uy. read more

MAYOR RICHARD Gomez has cancelled the LGU Christmas Party scheduled on the evening of Friday, December 21, after he was told in the morning of the party that the city’s “job orders” have not yet received their salaries for December 1-15.

Mayor Gomez said that he cannot, in his conscience, allow JOs to suffer a bleak Christmas while the regular employees and casual plantilla who are paid higher and receive bonuses and other perks have a good time. The regular and casual employees also received their Collective Ne-gotiation Agreement bonu∂s of P 25,000.00 on the same day. read more

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