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Ormoc City, Leyte


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*Ormoc City is a 1st class city in the province of Leyte, Philippines. The city's name is derived from ogmok, an old Visayan term for lowland or depressed plain. It is the first non-provincial city of the Philippines.

*Ormoc City is an independent component city, not subject to regulation from the Provincial Government of Leyte. However, the city is part of the congressional district IV of Leyte together with Albuera, Kananga, Merida, and Isabel towns.

*Ormoc City is a port city and is the largest city by land area in Leyte and second largest in Eastern Visayas after Calbayog City in Samar. Fronting Ormoc Bay, the city's terrain is mostly of gently rolling plains. It is bounded on the northwest by the towns of Matag-ob and Merida, in the north by Kananga, in the northeast by the towns of Jaro, Pastrana and Dagami, and in the south by the town of Albuera. High mountain ranges separate Ormoc from the eastern portion of Leyte.
Numerous rivers and streams traverse Ormoc. Among them are the Bao River in the north, Pagsangahan River in the west, the Bagong-bong River in the south, the Panilahan River also in the south and the Anilao and Malbasag Rivers which border the eastern and western flanks of Ormoc City Proper.
*District-------4th district of Leyte
*Cityhood-------June 21, 1947
*Area(Total)----613.6 km2 (236.9 sq mi)
*Income class---1st class city

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  • LMC Pumping Station, Alpha November (guest) wrote 3 days ago:
    It is now known as LMC pumping complex
  • Brgy. Can-Adieng, Jose T. Raymundo III. (guest) wrote 2 months ago:
    My greatgrandfather Esteban, and greatgrandmother Juana, as well as my grandmother Petra, were all from Barangay Can-Adieng, Ormoc, Leyte (now Ormoc City). I am curious if we still have relatives at Barangay Can-Adieng.
  • Brgy. Can-Adieng, Jose T. Raymundo III. (guest) wrote 2 months ago:
    My greatgrandmother is JUANA DUTERTE PARILLA, married to my greatgranfather ESTEBAN CAPOY TITO. They only had one child, PETRA PARILLA TITO. The latter was married to KAZUE TSUBAKI, a Japanese National born on 1896 and came to the Philippines in 1917 at the age of 21. Tsubaki was believed to have been killed in Barangay La Torre, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya in 1942. Petra and Kazue had seven children. Third among them was my late mother, PURIFICACION T. RAYMUNDO.
  • Brgy. Cogon, Ceniza Charmainr (guest) wrote 4 months ago:
    Hi I neecd some help we lost a contact to the family of my Dad which is staying At Cogon Ormoc as I know when I was young Just near Don Felipe Hotel .They are Putli Cahiyang or Ceniza family.Please hlp me ..
  • Brgy. San Jose, Ormoc City, Jimenez Marimar wrote 9 months ago:
    What's the # of DSWD there in San José ormoc city?
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