The city just marked its 75th Charter Day

TACLOBAN CITY-President Ferdinand ‘Bongbong” Marcos Jr. was all praises to city officials of Ormoc City following its economic growth.

The President made his remark during his attendance at a program held last October 22 as the city was marking its 72nd Charter Day celebration.

In his speech, Marcos hailed the progress of the city through the leadership of Leyte 4th District Rep. Richard Gomez and Ormoc City Mayor Lucy Torres-Gomez, saying the commemoration “is a testament to the collective resilience and good character of the Ormocanons.”

He cited the city’s implementation of the Local Climate Change Action Plan 2016-2025, adding it brings help to the executive branch of government “to deliver our mandate, to boost civic engagement, and to raise public awareness.”

“It is noteworthy that, alongside conserving and taking care of our natural resources, you also give importance to interventions for the development of families. I applaud this and your partnership with the Commission on Population and Development to implement your Social Protection Program for Adolescent Mothers and their Children,” the President said.
Mayor Gomez, for her part, maintained that “the best is yet to come.”

“While we have achieved significant milestones, we realize that there is so much more for us to do. Ormoc City and the Ormocanon people have high aspirations to be a healthy blue zone city, to be a city of beautiful spaces and deep cultural appreciation and development. This is of course, side by side our economic goals, and one of our priorities is to become the organic food basket for the Visayas, serving all Filipinos nationwide,” she said.

Ormoc was formally inaugurated as a city on October 20, 1947, exactly three years after the Leyte Landing, by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 42 signed by Pres. Manuel Roxas. (RONALD O.REYES)