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TACLOBAN CITY – In the recent 2019 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) survey, Ormoc City ranked 11th, moving 12 notches higher, under the Most Improved Component Cities while Calbayog City ranked 9th, moving 16 notches higher.

Meanwhile, Naval, Biliran and Maasin City, Southern Leyte topped the Most Competitive local government units (LGUs) in Eastern Visayas, based on the CMCI survey.

For the pillar of Economic Dynamism, Naval ranked 13 under the 1st and 2nd Class Municipalities Category, while Maasin City ranked 19th under the Component Cities Category nationwide.  read more

IN CELEBRATION OF 70 YEARS OF RUSSIA-PHILIPPINES FRIENDSHIP. Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev (right) holds up the book, The Journal of History, co-written by Guiuananon Kinna Mae Kwan (center), the daughter of Mayor Annaliza Kwan of Guiuan (left). The book is the story about how 6,000 “White Russian” refugees from China lived on Tubabao Island in 1949, a former American base during World War II, while waiting for asylum in other countries. Accordingly, at the time, when Russia appealed to the international community, only the Philippines – through the administration of then-President Elpidio Quirino – replied to their request. The book also contains papers presented during the 39th National Conference on Local and National History of the PNHS held in Catbalogan City.

ORMOC CITY – Mayor Richard I. Gomez has already publicly announced the future political plans of the Ormoc Development Team. This includes him switching posts with Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, and that it will be another Locsin as Vice Mayor.

The mayor’s first audience was the officials of Brgy. Quezon Jr. led by Punong Barangay Don Fidel Manigao during the group’s visit to the village to distribute food packs in the anti-dengue food-for-work program.

Mayor Gomez said they are baring their future political plans early to put a stop to speculations. The Ormoc Development Team remains strong and united, he added.  read more

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