ORMOC CITY – Around 500 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials and youth leaders from this city and from the towns of the 4th District of Leyte gathered inside the Ormoc City Superdome on May 4, 2022 for the ‘Sustainable Development Goals Summit’.
The summit was organized by LGU-Ormoc’s City Youth and Development Office (CYDO) headed by Rolando R. Gaspar, Jr., DPA and the SK Federation headed by its Chairman, Joan Marbie Simbajon, in partnership with UNIFY and CAMPFIRE.
Ormoc City Mayor Richard I. Gomez graced the event together with Ormoc City Councilors Perok Rodriguez, Vince Rama and Atty. Jasper Lucero.
TACLOBAN CITY – Despite the absence of machinery and sufficient funds to launch a nationwide campaign, former Eastern Samar Governor Lutgardo Barbo is not bucking down with his bid for a senatorial seat, which would be the first for Eastern Visayas region for the last 67 years.
Barbo, a human rights lawyer and former educator, joined presidential candidate Manny Pacquiao during the grand rally of PDP-Laban on Wednesday evening at the Remedios Trinidad Romualdez plaza in downtown Tacloban.
Barbo, in his speech, urged his fellow Eastern Visayans to unite behind his bid to be the next senator from the region since former Senator Decoroso Rosales was elected in 1955.