Ormoc is a 1st Class coastal city of Leyte Province in the Eastern Visayas Region, Philippines
Profile of Ormoc City (Geography)
Location –> Western part of Leyte Province (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Kananga, Carigara, and Jaro (north), Pastrana, Dagami and Burauen (east), Albuera (south), Merida and Matag-ob (west)
Area –> 613.60 km2 (236.91 sq mi)
Population –> 215,031 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 110
Revenue (2016) –> 1,103,766,795.39
Terrain –> Mountainous with coastal plains and rolling hills
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Coconut, Fish, Sugarcane, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Cebuano, Waray, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 4th
Congressman –> Lucy Torres Gomez
Mayor –> Richard Gomez
Vice Mayor –> Leo Carmelo “Toto” Locsin, Jr.
History of Ormoc
Ormoc was founded on February 26, 1834. It was created as a city on June 21, 1947.
Economy, Business and Investment in Ormoc
Ormoc is the second largest city of Leyte in terms of population. As such, it is the home of big shopping centers, banks and other financial houses, educational institutions and a geothermal plant operated by Energy Development Corporation. A huge solar power plant is being built that could make the city a center for renewable energy.
Although Ormoc is being urbanized, agriculture still plays a big role in the city. It hosts pineapple and sugarcane plantations but rice, coconut vegetables, and fish are also produced in large quantities.
Tourism is being developed as an alternative source of income with hotels, resorts, and restaurants rising up in many parts of the city.
Ormoc has its own airport and seaport.
Tourist Spots in Ormoc
Lake Danao Natural Park
Tongonan Hotsprings National Park
Centennial Park (Veterans’ Park)
Philippine-Japan Peace Memorial Park
Saints Peter and Paul Parish Church
Carmelite Spirituality Center
Puente de la Reina (oldest bridge in Ormoc)
Tan Mansion Ruins
Festival in Ormoc
Map of Ormoc City in Leyte Province
See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla