Ormoc City History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Ormoc is a 1st Class coastal city of Leyte Province in the Eastern Visayas Region, Philippines

Ormoc City Hall
Ormoc City Hall (Credit: Youtube Video)

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
Government Officials
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.

Ormoc City
Panoramic view of Ormoc City (Photo courtesy of Sef TV)

Tourist Spots in Ormoc

Mount Abunug
Alto Peak
Lake Danao Natural Park

Lake Kasudsuran
Sayahan Falls
Tongonan Hotsprings National Park
Centennial Park (Veterans’ Park)
Philippine-Japan Peace Memorial Park
Saints Peter and Paul Parish Church
Carmelite Spirituality Center

Pineapple Plantation
Puente de la Reina (oldest bridge in Ormoc)
Tan Mansion Ruins

Festival in Ormoc

Piña Festival

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

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