Cacao stakeholders hold investment forum

Over 300 participants composed of small-scale cacao growers, farmer associations, business operators, and processors throughout Leyte joined the two-day Cacao Investment Forum held at Origami Convention Center on April 19 and 20. The congress aimed to promote inclusive growth and sustainable cacao industry development in Leyte and in the region through educating the farmers on […]


Arts and Crafts Fair held

Aspiring artists of various ages came together to learn more techniques from experienced artists for free in the Arts and Crafts Fair spearheaded by ShopKo and Ormoc City Visual Artists’ Association (OCVAA) on Tuesday, April 18. ShopKo proprietress, Evangeline Chu, said that the event was a ‘first of its kind’ in the city and in […]


ASEAN information kiosk launched in Ormoc

In line with the hosting of the Philippines for this year’s ASEAN Summit, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) formally launched the ASEAN information kiosk in Ormoc City Hall on Thursday, April 6. The information kiosk aims to increase awareness among Filipino citizens all over the country about ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), and its […]


Experts hold cancer lay forum on standard care vs. alternative meds

“Not all food and herbal supplements work, some can even worsen a cancer patient’s health condition, hence intake of such needs supervision from the attending physician”. This was the take-home message from the cancer experts of the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO) during their lay forum with media practitioners and some cancer survivors on […]


Kapatid Mentor ME program launched in Ormoc

Over 200 small business owners from all over Leyte started undergoing free business mentoring sessions through the Kapatid Mentor ME (Micro Entrepreneur) Program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with PCE-Go Negosyo on Monday, March 27 at Sabin Resort Hotel, this city. The Mentor ME program was designed to help micro, […]


Ormoc celebrates International Women’s Day

Revised GAD Code of Ormoc City passed into law   March is National Women’s Month in the Philippines. This year’s International Women’s Day focused on the theme: “WE Make Change Work for Women”. In line with this, Ormoc City joined the whole world in celebrating the International Women’s Day (IWD) on Wednesday, March 8. With […]


USAID turns over typhoon-resilient water facilities

Ormoc City is among the beneficiaries of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the repair of water system facilities, through their BeSecure Project. During a turn-over ceremony of the climate-resilient repair works on Thursday, February 16, Ormoc Waterworks Office and the city government, represented by city councilor Rolando Villasencio, gladly accepted the […]