Mayor Richard Gomez & Rep. Lucy Torres Gomez

TACLOBAN CITY – Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez expressed his gratitude to the voters of his city for giving him another fresh mandate.
And what made his poll victory more memorable was his vice mayor and all his slate for councilor also won during Monday’s elections.
Based on a partial and unofficial result, Gomez, who ran under the administration party PDP-Laban, obtained total votes of 77, 573 votes compared to 29,795 votes of Eric Codilla, a former three termer mayor of the city.
“We are very fortunate to be given a fresh mandate,” Gomez said.
Gomez credited his successful re-election bid to the support of the City Hall employees which enabled him to implement projects and programs that benefited the people of Ormoc City.
“Our campaign wouldn’t be successful without the support of all department who had helped us to make Ormoc City a beautiful place since 2016. So will again ask you to work harder, work together to make Ormoc more progressive,” Gomez said.
The mayor added that under his administration, he focused on addressing the drug menace, a priority program of the Duterte administration.
“At the end of the day we are all Ormocanons. We worked on to make Ormoc more beautiful and more progressive. While we have this mandate, we want to make Ormoc a better place to live in for all of us,” Gomez said.
His wife, Rep. Lucy Torres Gomez also won on her third reelection bid for Leyte’s fourth district.
Torres-Gomez, based on an unofficial and partial results, received 177,938 votes against her opponent, Eufrocino Codilla who only obtained 50,969 votes.
Her younger brother Matt Torres also won as mayor of Kananga, defeating incumbent Mayor Rowena Codilla.
Matt Torres garnered 15,350 votes against Codilla’s 13,310 votes.
His sister-in-law Caren Rama was also elected as board member representing Leyte’s fourth district.