News

More equipment for OSPA-FMC

The dedication of the Society of Philippine Surgeons in America(SPSA) to the OSPA-Farmers’ Medical Center (OSPA-FMC) has again been proven. Various hospital equipment, purchased through a fund that the SPSA started early last year, were turned over to the OSPA-FMC last Feb. 27, 2015, with Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez  in attendance, along with Dr. Sandra Fiel-Choing – Medical Director, and Mrs. Riza Cabagnot – Hospital Administrator, of the OSPA-FMC.

It may be remembered that the Society of Philippine Surgeons in America, Inc,. after a successful fund-raising campaign initiated and headed by Dr. Hernan Reyes for the relief efforts towards typhoon Yolanda victims in Leyte, turned over last year a brand new ambulance to Cong. Torres-Gomez. The ambulance was delivered to OSPA Hospital which was one of the venues during the 2 past surgical missions of SPSA. The campaign to help the Ormocanos was started at the beginning of the 2014 and was quickly responded to by many SPSA fellows and friends. Dr. Hernan Reyes, founder of the Society and Dr. Rosario Laserna expressed their appreciation to all those who contributed to the fund.

Miss Western Leyte College 2015

Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez recently crowned the Miss Western Leyte College 2015, in an event held at the WLC Gymnasium last February 27, 2015.

Also present during the event was Hon. Vince Rama and Hon. Bennet Pongos,  City Councilors of Ormoc City, Mr. Manuel Torres, father of Congresswoman Torres-Gomez,  Mr. Emmanuel Fiel – President of Western Leyte College, and Nimfa Adolfo of the Board of Directors of WLC.

Alden Richards of Kapuso GMA 7 was guest performer.

Coast Guard Honored after Pope’s Visit

Officers and members of the Coast Guard were honored recently in Ormoc City for their invaluable assistance during the Pope’s visit to Leyte early this year. The ceremonies were held on the 26th of February at Ormoc City’s Port Area. Hon. Lucy Torres-Gomez was in attendance as guest of honor.

Present during the ceremonies were Capt. Pedro V. Tinampay PCG- Commander, Coast Guard District Eastern Visayas, Col. Dinoh A. Dolina – Brigade Commander 802nd Light Brigade, Phil. Army, S/Supt. Jose Macanas – PNP City Director, Ormoc City, PSSupt. Edmund A. Gonzales – Regional Chief Maritime Unit 8, LCDR Glenn Abelardo G. Pacheco PCG – Chief of Staff, CGDEV, Mr. Estopa Glo – DENR, CENRO, Southern Leyte, Mr. Francisco Omega – Operation manager, Roble Shipping, PSi Jose Robrido Station Chief 802 Maritime Police, Calbayog Station, and S.Insp. Romeo Jaca – City Fire Marshal, Ormoc City.

Ground Breaking Ceremony of DBSN Farms Agriventures Corp.

Ground Breaking Ceremonies of DBSN Farms Agriventures Corp. were held last Feb. 26, 2015 at Brgy. Anipolo, Albuera, Leyte.

Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez was guest of honor at the said event. DBSN Farms Agriventures Corp. is owned by Mr. Ramon C Oñate and Mrs. Lourdes Oñate. Present during the event were Hon. Ramon P. Dela Cerna – Municipal Mayor, and Hon. Norman Mesina – Municipal Vice Mayor respectively of Albuera, Leyte.

AmCham’s 32nd Honor Your Secretary Day

Cong. Lucy Torres-Gomez was the Guest Speaker at Amcham’s ‘Honor Your Secretary’ Day last 20 February, 2014. The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) have been doing this for the past 32 years

It was a lovely affair as bosses from different companies affirmed and gave appreciation to their secretaries. Fe de los Reyes was a wonderful and hilarious host, and both she and performer Jonalyn Viray sang beautifully.

Congresswoman Torres-Gomez expressed her appreciation to Dir. Ebb Hinchcliffe for the invite, and for the many boats Amcham has donated in the past year.

Smooth sailing for Lucy’s boat project

ALBUERA, Leyte, Philippines – Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez’s fishing boat project received another boost with donations from Japanese shipping company Kawazaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line), through the Rayomar Foundation and the San Miguel Brewery (SMB).

Dubbed 6,200: Mission Possible, the project aims to provide fishing boats to each of the 6,200 fishermen in her congressional district whose livelihood was affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Gomez led the distribution of 102 boats in this coastal town in simple ceremonies held at its baywalk on Feb. 6.

Rayomar Foundation representatives led by its president Maria Ana Zubiri and vice president for project development Jacqueline Fedalizo attended the turnover ceremony. K-Line donated 60 boats.

National business affairs and communications manager Emily Dumalag, who headed the SMB delegation, said they distributed the remaining 28 of the 100 boats that they donated. (more…)

Project 6200: Mission Possible Update

On this page is a list of the number of boats, the recipients and the donors to date, for Project 6200: Mission Possible, the fundraising project spearheaded by Leyte fourth district Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez, in cooperation with lifestyle brand Bench, to provide 6,200 fishing boats for the fishermen who lost their means of livelihood during the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.

Click on the thumbnails below for bigger renditions, or download the pdf file here.