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Ormoc City eyes relocation of 1,500 families in quake-hit villages

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes a quick visit to Ormoc City to meet with local officials and distribute cash assistance to quake victims

Ormoc City eyes relocation of 1,500 families in quake-hit villages

Leyte quake, Marawi death toll, Mayweather | Evening wRap

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:12 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Leyte quake, Marawi death toll, Mayweather | Evening wRap

Rappler Talk: Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Leyte earthquake

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:56 PM

MovePH's Voltaire Tupaz talks to Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Rappler Talk on Monday, 6pm, July 10. Bookmark this page to watch the conversation.

Rappler Talk: Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Leyte earthquake

Ormoc City to be placed under state of calamity

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Cabinet secretaries, led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, meet with Leyte local government leaders on rehabilitation efforts after the magnitude 6.5 quake

Ormoc City to be placed under state of calamity

Leyte quake, North Korea, Pell | Midday wRap

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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Leyte quake, North Korea, Pell | Midday wRap

DSWD gives P3.2M worth of aid to Leyte earthquake survivors

Jul 09, 2017 - 6:30 PM

A total of 1,837 families or 9,185 persons living in Leyte are displaced by the earthquake

DSWD gives P3.2M worth of aid to Leyte earthquake survivors

IN PHOTOS: Leyte quake aftermath

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Authorities are still assessing the extent of the quake damage, which can only be done once they reach the quake epicenter in the mountainous villages

IN PHOTOS: Leyte quake aftermath

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:42 PM

Leyte province has had its share of natural disasters over the years

FAST FACTS: Leyte and natural disasters

Fear, panic as aftershocks rock Leyte

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:01 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Rescuers have pulled out a total of 13 people from a collapsed commercial building in Kananga town, near the epicenter of the quake

Fear, panic as aftershocks rock Leyte

Balikatan brings school buildings, hope to remote Leyte villages

May 09, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Barangays Margen and Don Carlos Revilla in Ormoc City are the latest recipients of new classrooms built under this year's PH-US military exercises

Balikatan brings school buildings, hope to remote Leyte villages

LOOK BACK: The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City

Nov 05, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Before the onslaught of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, Ormoc City faced a powerful storm that submerged parts of the city on November 5, 1991

LOOK BACK: The 1991 flash flood that devastated Ormoc City

34 Ormoc beneficiaries of CARP awarded their land

Jun 23, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Some 300 officials and people from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Philippine National Police (PNP), farmer beneficiaries, and advocacy groups are present to assist and show support to the beneficiaries

34 Ormoc beneficiaries of CARP awarded their land

Lucy Torres-Gomez reelected Leyte representative

May 11, 2016 - 7:56 PM

Lucy Torres Gomez is re-elected Representative for the 4th District of Leyte with 60.8% of the votes

Lucy Torres-Gomez reelected Leyte representative

Richard Gomez proclaimed Ormoc City mayor

May 10, 2016 - 4:50 AM

(UPDATED) Richard Gomez emerges triumphant with 54.2% of the votes

Richard Gomez proclaimed Ormoc City mayor

'Showbiz will have to wait if I win' - Richard Gomez

May 08, 2016 - 6:00 AM

The actor hopes to reassure voters of his presence in the city despite his acting career

'Showbiz will have to wait if I win' - Richard Gomez

'Justice denied': Only 1 prosecutor in Ormoc since 2013

Jan 29, 2016 - 8:43 PM

Some 1,600 cases are pending, and 400 inmates are languishing in jail built for only half of their number. Will the President appoint prosecutors in February?

'Justice denied': Only 1 prosecutor in Ormoc since 2013

Why Richard Gomez is running for mayor of Ormoc

Oct 22, 2015 - 2:09 PM

Richard talks about running again for office, a new project teaming up with Dawn Zulueta, and why he's protective of daughter Julianna

Why Richard Gomez is running for mayor of Ormoc

‘Erratic maneuver’ one of causes of Ormoc boat tragedy

Sep 22, 2015 - 5:27 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard has submitted to the transportation department its report on the sinking of the boat in Ormoc that killed 62 of the passengers in July

‘Erratic maneuver’ one of causes of Ormoc boat tragedy

Passenger ship catches fire in Ormoc port

Aug 15, 2015 - 8:07 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The ship had just arrived from Cebu City when it caught fire

Passenger ship catches fire in Ormoc port

Why this 10-year-old feels prepared for the next typhoon

Aug 05, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Felicity Lumongsod has experienced typhoons her entire life. But this typhoon season, she's more prepared to face disasters

Why this 10-year-old feels prepared for the next typhoon

Rescuers end search for Ormoc sea tragedy victims

Jul 08, 2015 - 5:53 PM

Rescuers say all leads have been exhausted and there are no more sightings of missing passengers of MB Kim Nirvana, which sank on July 2 off Ormoc City

Rescuers end search for Ormoc sea tragedy victims

'B' on a cross: Netizens criticize VP Binay's bracelets

Jul 07, 2015 - 11:18 PM

United Nationalist Alliance spokesperson Mon Ilagan says the Vice President has been giving away bracelets, not rosaries, especially to senior citizens

'B' on a cross: Netizens criticize VP Binay's bracelets

PH vs China, 2016 budget, Ormoc sea tragedy | 12PM wRap

Jul 07, 2015 - 12:24 PM

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PH vs China, 2016 budget, Ormoc sea tragedy | 12PM wRap

Cebu gov't to help Ormoc sea tragedy victims file cases

Jul 06, 2015 - 8:31 PM

Cebu board members are asking investigators to look into survivors' accounts that they were not given life vests

Cebu gov't to help Ormoc sea tragedy victims file cases

Ormoc sea tragedy death toll climbs to 61

Jul 06, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Authorities have yet to identify two of the casualties: a woman and a 10-year-old boy

Ormoc sea tragedy death toll climbs to 61

Egay hinders search for 7 missing fishermen

Jul 05, 2015 - 9:05 PM

The fishermen have not been found for 3 days now, and search operations will resume as soon as the weather improves

Egay hinders search for 7 missing fishermen

Ormoc ferry survivor: 'I assumed I would die'

Jul 05, 2015 - 8:45 PM

Recalling the Ormoc ferry tragedy, a 22-year-old survivor calls for 'a speedy and impartial investigation' into the incident

Ormoc ferry survivor: 'I assumed I would die'

Bodies of ferry sinking victims taken to Cebu

Jul 05, 2015 - 2:32 PM

Survivors and bodies of victims of the ill-fated MB Kim Nirvana-B are brought to Cebu a day after a memorial service in Ormoc City

Bodies of ferry sinking victims taken to Cebu

LIST: Casualties in the Ormoc sea tragedy

Jul 04, 2015 - 5:08 PM

(UPDATED) The wooden-hulled Kim Nirvana capsized off the coast of Leyte on July 2, at least 61 casualties

LIST: Casualties in the Ormoc sea tragedy

Murder charges filed vs Ormoc ferry owners

Jul 04, 2015 - 2:11 PM

(2nd UPDATE) 'They were not careful, showing there was an intent to kill. They were reckless on purpose,' regional police head Asher Dolina says

Murder charges filed vs Ormoc ferry owners

Overloading to blame for Ormoc ferry disaster?

Jul 04, 2015 - 12:02 PM

(UPDATED) Survivors reported seeing up to 150 sacks of cement in the ship's cargo area before it capsized in relatively calm seas off the central port of Ormoc on July 2

Overloading to blame for Ormoc ferry disaster?

Ormoc sea tragedy casualties mostly Cebuanos

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:00 PM

(UPDATED) Forty-five of the 61 confirmed dead were from Pilar, Tudela, and San Francisco towns that form part of the Camotes Island Group

Ormoc sea tragedy casualties mostly Cebuanos

Boat capsizes off Panay, 7 fishermen missing

Jul 03, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Search and rescue operations are ongoing for the missing fishermen from Victorias town in Negros Occidental

Boat capsizes off Panay, 7 fishermen missing

Petrasanta on CA, Ormoc tragedy, Isabela gas well | 6PM wRap

Jul 03, 2015 - 6:36 PM

Watch the 6PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Petrasanta on CA, Ormoc tragedy, Isabela gas well | 6PM wRap

At least 41 dead, 5 missing in Ormoc boat tragedy

Jul 03, 2015 - 2:07 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'We are determined to pursue the angle of human error,' says the Philippine Coast Guard

At least 41 dead, 5 missing in Ormoc boat tragedy

MV Kim Nirvana survivors, Roxas on Binay vs Jamias, Nacionalista Party lacking funds | 12PM wRap

Jul 03, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

MV Kim Nirvana survivors, Roxas on Binay vs Jamias, Nacionalista Party lacking funds | 12PM wRap

Aquino orders speedy probe into Ormoc boat tragedy

Jul 03, 2015 - 11:50 AM

Malacañang says the 'thorough' government investigation will look into all angles of the incident, including possible overloading and the technical skills of the boat captain and crew

Aquino orders speedy probe into Ormoc boat tragedy

Rescuers in Ormoc: Slim hope in finding survivors

Jul 03, 2015 - 8:53 AM

Ormoc public safety officer Goody Edcas: 'I doubt that we will find any more survivors. The only ones that the rescuers have found recently are the dead, already bloated and stiff.'

Rescuers in Ormoc: Slim hope in finding survivors

Ormoc boat passenger: 'I should've listened to my wife'

Jul 02, 2015 - 7:38 PM

(UPDATED) Rescued passengers mourn the fate of their loved ones, who remain missing

Ormoc boat passenger: 'I should've listened to my wife'

Ormoc boat sinks, Andal Ampatuan, Taiwan waterpark | 6PM wRap

Jul 02, 2015 - 6:59 PM

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Ormoc boat sinks, Andal Ampatuan, Taiwan waterpark | 6PM wRap

At least 38 dead as boat capsizes in Ormoc

Jul 02, 2015 - 2:37 PM

(7th UPDATE) The Philippine Coast Guard says the boat, which reportedly carried 173 passengers and 16 crew members, was about 200 meters away from the port of Ormoc when it capsized

At least 38 dead as boat capsizes in Ormoc

7,000 jobs available to residents of Yolanda-hit region

Apr 30, 2015 - 11:22 PM

The labor department's office in Eastern Visayas will hold job fairs in Tacloban and Ormoc cities in Leyte on May 1

7,000 jobs available to residents of Yolanda-hit region

Vienna’s ‘working class’ builds classrooms in Yolanda-hit Ormoc

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:25 PM

‘These are not money from rich people, but from ordinary people who made sacrifices so that they can share a little amount for the project,’ says the Johanniter International Assistance

Vienna’s ‘working class’ builds classrooms in Yolanda-hit Ormoc

Ormoc dance group to welcome Pope Francis to Leyte

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:16 PM

Find out why a group of young students from Ormoc and nearby areas are spending their time and money to welcome Pope Francis through song and dance

Ormoc dance group to welcome Pope Francis to Leyte

NGCP seeks to upgrade lines damaged by Yolanda

Dec 26, 2014 - 3:02 PM

There is an urgent need to implement the multimillion-dollar project which involves the construction of 74 new steel structures that can withstand strong winds

NGCP seeks to upgrade lines damaged by Yolanda

Ormoc evacuees moved to higher ground

Dec 06, 2014 - 11:02 PM

More than 270 families leave 3 evacuation centers to move to higher ground due to the possibility of a storm surge hitting the city in the province of Leyte

Ormoc evacuees moved to higher ground

23 years after the Ormoc tragedy: What's been done

Nov 05, 2014 - 9:12 PM

The local government and JICA initiate flood mitigation and reforestation projects in response to the 1991 disaster

23 years after the Ormoc tragedy: What's been done

IsraAID helps rebuild lives after Yolanda with Cebu Pacific

Oct 23, 2014 - 1:36 PM

'The people themselves are the most valuable component of a community, and helping improve their mental health is important in rehabilitation'

IsraAID helps rebuild lives after Yolanda with Cebu Pacific

Celebrating people helping people

Aug 25, 2014 - 5:41 PM

Yolanda survivors took part in the celebration of World Humanitarian Day in Ormoc

Celebrating people helping people

AfterHaiyan: Battling gender-based violence

Jun 27, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Disaster-affected communities need to understand their rights against gender-based abuse

AfterHaiyan: Battling gender-based violence