A BIOPHILIC CITY, ACCORDINGLY, IS A CITY that “aspires to be richer in nature within their unique and diverse environments and where the planning and design abundantly incorporate the natural world into the daily lives of residents”; and this is what the soon-to-be Ormoc City Megacity Township will be as it kicked off its 20-year development project yesterday, March 6, 2023, at the Brgy. Naungan Mangrove Eco-Park.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by City Mayor Lucy Torres Gomez, Fourth District of Leyte Congressman Richard Gomez, and Francis Lloyd Chua, President of Premium Megastructure Inc., with the Chua patriarch, Manuel Chua. The said project encompasses an approximate area of 150 hectares covering Barangays Naungan, Lao, and San Juan. It is situated beside an estimated 200-hectare mangrove-protected area.

Truly, the best is yet to come for the city of beautiful people. (Grabbed from the City Government of Ormoc FB Page / EV Mail March 6-12, 2023 issue)