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By Lalaine Marcos

ORMOC CITY – Mayor Rich-ard Gomez here has asked the National Housing Author-ity (NHA) here to demolish some 16 housing units from the permanent relocation site in Brgy. Gaas, this city, after an investigation into a report showed that substandard hol-low blocks were used in its construction.

The questionable units are the rowhouses in Block 3 to 7 of the 190-unit relocation site.

The relocation site, when finished, is for the July 6, 2017 earthquake victims in the same barangay. It is being constructed by the PhintecStar Construction Inc. read more

Ormoc swimmers break records

YOUNG SWIMMERS in Ormoc who call themselves the “King-fishers” broke records in the 31st Milo Little Olympics-Visayas League held in Cebu this Septem-ber 1 and 2, bringing joy to their parents, schools and coaches.

In his Facebook post at Or-mockingfisherswimming Learn to Swim, Coach Rex dela Cruz proudly announced that the young swimmers gathered 13 gold, 17 silver, and 17 bronze medals.

The swimmers represented the New Ormoc City National High School (NOCNHS), Ormoc Immaculate Conception School Fdn. (OICSF), Ormoc Se San, St. Paul’s School, St. Peter’s College, Ormoc City Central School, and St. Anne’s. read more

2 Ormocanons win film award

By Vincent Amodia & Francis Nylle Pagador (OJT-ACLC Senior High)

ORMOC HAS another rea-son to celebrate this week. “Bato Bato Pik,” a short film directed by two young Or-mocanons Adrian Sanque and Lorys Plaza won “Best Short Film” in the Sine Ka-bataan 2018 held at Makati City on August 19, 2018.

Sanque and Plaza, and their two actors Vinuz Finn and Ephraim John Castro, were high school classmates. They are now Senior High students.

The National Youth Com-mission (NYC) celebrates the 2nd year of Pista ng Pelikulang Pili-pino (PPP) and also its leg ‘Sine Kabataan 2018”. Sine Kabataan is open to all film-makers ages 15-30 years old. Entries should depict the youth’s perception on the fol-lowing issues: Health (Teenage pregnancy, HIV/Aids, Mental Health, Adolescent disability), Education (Out of school youth, Bullying, Lack of access), Security and Peace Building (Youth in con-flict with law, Youth in conflicted areas, Youth in peace building, Digital or online safety), and, Family Values (Violence against children, Abandonment, Effects of migration). read more

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