Ormoc chosen one of 5 demo cities for climate resiliency project
ORMOC CITY, which was recently affected by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake and a deadly landslide in 1991, has been chosen as one of the five demonstration cities for the “Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Designs” project, which will run for three years at a cost of about P123.3 million. The four other cities are Angeles, Cagayan de Oro, Legazpi, and Tagum. The project is spearheaded by the Climate Change Commission in partnership with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB), Department of Interior and Local Government, League of Cities of the Philippines, and UN Habitat. Ormoc Mayor Richard I. Gomez said he is proud that his city has been chosen and vowed to strengthen programs alongside existing local ordinances for climate change adaptation. —
BUILDINGS AND public infrastructure were damaged by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck Leyte including Ormoc City on July 7.