TACLOBAN CITY– After 112 days in office, Ormoc City Mayor Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez delivered her State of City Address (Soca) last October 18 wherein she enumerated the accomplishments of her administration.
In her speech, Mayor Gomez emphasized her ‘Tree of Dream’ for Ormoc which consist of her vision for health, wellness, abundance, and prosperity.
The mayor said that once her dreams will be realized, Ormoc City will have happiness as the main indicator for success adding that it will become a blue zone city where people will have low rates of chronic disease and live longer than anywhere else.
She, however, acknowledges that whatever development that Ormoc and its people are enjoying at present was due to the efforts of former mayor and now congressman, Richard Gomez.
“We expand the attainment of peace from winning the war against the drug trade and controlling the volume of crime, to becoming the first truly disaster-resilient city in the country,” Gomez said, referring to the intensified campaign against illegal drugs of her husband during his term as mayor.
Mayor Gomez also recognized her ‘support units’ who help her in implementing her projects and programs for the city.
She also cited, in her Soca, the successful holding of the plebiscite merging several barangays whose purpose is for easy management for the city government.
“One of the best examples of positive, and in fact revolutionary change in the area of governance and public administration is the successful barangay merger,” Gomez said.
”I thank and applaud the congressman for the courage to take on the hardest parts of the job, which paved the way for me to do the softer, gentler ones. And it could not be more providential, that the historic barangay merger victory happened exactly on my 100th day in office,” Mayor Gomez said.
(LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)