Vows to support Mayor Romualdez as new RDC head

ORMOC CITY- Mayor Richard Gomez said that he will be lobbying several high-ticket projects for his city before the Regional Development Council (RDC) as he extended his congratulation to the newly-named chair of the said council, Tacloban City Mayor Cristina Romualdez.
Gomez, a movie actor, said that he has several projects that he would like for the RDC to endorse and support which are all aim to help improve Ormoc.
Among the projects that he would seek support from the RDC are infrastructure projects like access roads, bridges and reclamation projects.
The Ormoc city mayor will also ask for the RDC support to invite investors who are into sugar milling to help support the sugarcane industry not only in Ormoc but the nearby town of Kananga.
“We will also ask from the RDC to help us in providing housing projects for residents in the city who are living along coastal areas,” Gomez added.
Meantime, Gomez extended his congratulation to Mayor Romualdez with her appointment as the new RDC chair.
Romualdez, who is serving on her first term like her co-actor Gomez, was officially named to the post by President Rodrigo Duterte on February 9.
She vowed to help implement projects not only for Tacloban but for the rest of the region, particularly in the three provinces of Samar which are among the most depressed provinces in the country.
“She’s the choice of the President. Who am I to oppose it? We have to respect that. What we can do now as mayors and leaders is to support the new RDC chair on her plans for the region,” Gomez said.
Gomez was among the four nominated by the 60-member council to head the highest policy-making body of the region.
Also nominated were Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan and Leyte Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla, the outgoing RDC chair. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)