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LOCAL CHIEF executives (LCEs) have now been reclassified as “essential workers” by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) and will be included among the priority groups to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

This was revealed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Epimaco Densing to Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia following the mayor’s appeal to prioritize heads of local governments in the country’s national vaccine program. read more

ORMOC CITY – The Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of Ormoc’s Register of Deeds (ROD) for serious dishonesty in a complaint filed against him by peers in the legal profession.

Ormoc’s Register of Deeds is lawyer Cleto Laurente Evangelista Jr., a former city legal counsel, and the complainant is the Occidental Leyte Bar Association (OLBA), represented by lawyer Josephine Mejia-Romero who is currently city legal counsel.

The order, dated June 23, 2020 and received by OLBA this week, also imposes on Evangelista the penalty of the cancellation of his eligibility, forfeiture of retirement benefits, and perpetual disqualification from service. read more

ORMOC CITY – The city of beautiful people, Ormoc, is finally loosening its strict border control following the release of Executive Order (EO) No. 146 Series of 2021, which City Mayor Richard I. Gomez signed on Friday, March 5, and took effect midnight of March 6, Saturday.

The said EO No. 146 is effective until March 31, 2021.

Accordingly, the easing of border restrictions was done to revive economic growth and to safeguard the mental health and well-being of the Ormocanons; and to be in conformity with Resolution No. 101 Series of 2020 of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases released on February 26, 2021, requiring “uniformity” among LGUs in implementing said IATF resolution. read more

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