Led By Mayor Goma's ‘Plantdemic' Ways, Ormoc Endures Quarantined Life
Manila Bulletin|May 18, 2021
ORMOC CITY – Mayor Richard Gomez here shared his love for plants and how it influenced his constituents to sustain their needs during since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
Marie Tonette Marticio

Goma expressed pride in how Ormoc was able to survive even when they closed their borders during the height of the coronavirus disease (COVID1-9) pandemic early last year.

Since the lockdown started, they had their communal gardens and distributed seeds up to the farthest barangay. It eventually led to Ormocanons to get their food from their backyards.

“People will have to eat food every day. That is why my 5-year plan prioritizes food security. Agriculture in Ormoc is very strong and we also allot a big chunk of our budget for it because we have lowlands, midlands, and highlands with different produce,” he said.

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