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TACLOBAN CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) Regional Office 8 has announced that all preparations for the October 26 special elections in Southern Leyte is suspended.

Comelec 8 regional director Atty. Jose Nick Mendros said all preparations for the election of the representatives of the 1st and 2nd districts of the province are temporarily placed on hold, pending the issuance by the Supreme Court of a certificate of finality in the Nograles case.

“There are no formal directives yet, but I received a phone call yesterday from our Deputy Executive Director for Operations for the suspension,” he shared. read more

ORMOC CITY was adjudged Grand Winner for Best Tourism Research during the prestigious PEARL Awards of the Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines (ATOP) on the evening of Friday, October 4, held in Paoay, Ilocos Norte.

This is the first time that Ormoc is recognized for its tourism advancements, elating Mayor Richard Gomez who said the award is proof that his one of his priority programs is doing right.

The award-winning research, tourism officer Nelson Alindogan said, is entitled “OGMOK: Developing a Sustainable Tourism Development Plan Using the Stakeholder’s Perspective Approach – The Case of Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines.” read more

MANILA – Ormoc City was named among the Philippines Top Model Cities and Municipalities during the Manila Times awarding rites on Wednesday, September 25, held in the New World Manila Bay Hotel.

Ormoc was named 2nd-runner up in the nationwide search for Philippine Top Model Cities after it bagged the Concrete Ideas Award for Mayor Richard Gomez’s innovative infrastructure programs like re-designing existing rotundas to become more traffic efficient, and multi-purpose sports buildings that he has had constructed in the Ormoc City Sports Complex, among others. read more

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