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FALSE: Richard Gomez won’t accept returnees to Ormoc City

May 29, 2020 - 9:16 AM

The President says in a late night address that Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez would not accept returning residents in Ormoc City. Gomez never said this.

RELIEF OPERATIONS. Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez talks to personnel working in relief operations. Photo from Richard Gomez' Facebook

Año: Balik Probinsya arrivals confusion in Leyte an 'isolated incident'

May 26, 2020 - 9:48 PM

The interior secretary says Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez may have received some wrong information – the arrivals were stranded people, not OFWs – although it's true they have not been tested for COVID-19

EDUARDO AÑO. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año in a press conference on Monday, February 17, 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Richard Gomez says gov't responsible for ABS-CBN shutdown

May 07, 2020 - 3:21 PM

Communications Undersecretary Rocky Ignacio asks actor-turned-Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez for a message to his friends at ABS-CBN and he says the unexpected

GOVERNMENT REPONSIBLE. Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez, who spent years as an actor at ABS-CBN, says government is responsible for the media giant's shutdown. File photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

LOOK: Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres plant a tree on 22nd wedding anniversary

Apr 29, 2020 - 6:01 PM

Lucy also shares a video of their 1998 wedding

Lucy Torres, Juliana Gomez pen sweet messages for Richard Gomez on his birthday

Apr 08, 2020 - 3:52 PM

Nothing but sweet words from Richard's precious girls

Mayor Richard Gomez wants college grads to remain in Ormoc City

Nov 02, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez says he asked businesses to hire 70% of their staff from Ormoc

STUDENTS. Richard Gomez hopes young people in Ormoc will help and develop the city. Rappler Screenshot

Ormoc mayor Richard Gomez uses mapping and data to preserve local culture

Oct 30, 2019 - 2:49 PM

The Ormoc City government implements cultural mapping techniques to preserve the city's heritage and promote the development of its local arts and culture

HERITAGE. The old city hall in Ormoc City is now being used as a museum. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/

Rappler Talk: 100 days into 2nd term, Richard Gomez means business in Ormoc City

Oct 26, 2019 - 4:12 PM

Rappler talks to Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez on what he has done so far, and his plans as chief executive of the Eastern Visayan City

Richard Gomez to focus on infrastructure dev't, disaster management during 2nd term

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:58 PM

Among the Ormoc City mayor's priorities are solving traffic congestion, increasing the city's resiliency to calamities, and banning single use plastics by 2021

OATHTAKING. Richard Gomez takes his oath of office for his second term as mayor of Ormoc City, Leyte. Photo from Ormoc City government's Facebook page

String of disqualification cases filed vs Torres-Gomez, allies in Leyte

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres are no strangers to petitions to disqualify them

WINNERS. Disqualification cases have been filed against (from left) elected Leyte Provincial Board Member Carmen Jean Torres-Rama, Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, Leyte Representative Lucy Torres Gomez, and Merida Mayor Rolando Villasencio.

Torres-Gomez clan set to beat Codilla bets, dominate Leyte 4th district

May 14, 2019 - 5:11 PM

All allied mayoral bets of the Torres-Gomez clan are expected to secure a comfortable lead against the Codillas

ELECTION. The Gomezs cast their vote on election day, Monday, May 13 at the Can-Adieng Elementary School in Ormoc City. Photos by Art Lubiano/ Rappler

Leyte's 4th district: Will the Torres-Gomez clan take the last Codilla bailiwick?

May 10, 2019 - 8:30 AM

In Kananga town, Leyte, Mayor Weng Codilla is seeking reelection. Congresswoman Lucy Torres Gomez fields her brother Matt Torres against her

All photos used are taken from the officials' facebook page.

IN PHOTOS: Celebrities at Duterte's thanksgiving dinner

May 08, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Robin Padilla, Richard Gomez, and Mariel Rodriguez are some of the stars spotted at the dinner hosted by the president

These celebrity couples all celebrated their wedding anniversaries this weekend

Apr 28, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Happy anniversary to Sharon Cuneta and Kiko Panglinan, Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, and Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez!

The cast of 'Three Words to Forever' on the importance of marriage

Nov 27, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Richard Gomez and Kathryn Bernardo share their thoughts, while Sharon Cuneta is asked if she's ready when KC marries

IN PHOTOS: Juliana Gomez celebrates 18th birthday

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:54 AM

Juliana throws a disco-themed party to celebrate her 18th birthday

WATCH: Golden golf trio surprises Richard Gomez

Aug 27, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Team Philippines chef de mission Richard Gomez relishes golf's surprise gold medal haul

CHAMPIONS. (from left to right) Lois Kaye Go, Bianca Pagdanganan and Yuka Saso bag a team gold for the Philippines in the women's golf event. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: PH team chief Richard Gomez eyes more Asiad medals

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:40 PM

The Philippines' chef de mission expects other sports like boxing and jiu-jitsu to add to the country's haul

LOOK: A Sharon Cuneta-Richard Gomez reunion movie is in the works

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Kathryn Bernardo joins the cast under the direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina

2018 Asian Games accreditation biggest PH worry

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Some athletes and coaches still have not received their accreditations for the Asiad

CHALLENGE. 2018 Asian Games chef de mission Richard Gomez aims to resolve the accreditation issues in 18 days. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Richard Gomez: PH to 'take chances' in Asiad

Jul 06, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Amid criticisms, the chef de mission defends the national team selection in the 2018 Asian Games

LIMITED. Chef de Mission to Asian Games Richard Gomez spreads out the 272 alloted slots across different sports for exposure purposed. Photo from Facebook (@richardgomez)

COA: Ormoc failed to distribute P7.8M in relief goods

Jun 10, 2018 - 10:42 AM

The Commission on Audit flags Ormoc City's allegedly wasted purchase and auditing of relief goods, and the lack of storage facilities in which to store these, among other things

CATASTROPHE. A resident is shocked after the 6.5 magnitude earthquake damaged his house in Cabaonan, Ormoc City on July 6, 2017. File photo by Gelo Litonjua

'People's Museum' seeks to preserve identity of Ormoc City

Mar 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM

'We need a museum to remind us that we are part of a cultural band and we have a responsibility to our descendants to preserve our past,' says Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez

SITE OF PEOPLE'S MUSEUM. The people of Ormoc City will have their own museum come June 2018. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

TIMELINE: The men in Sharon Cuneta's life

Feb 15, 2018 - 12:19 PM

From Gabby to Kiko: A look back at Sharon Cuneta's love life

Lucy Torres-Gomez’s Instagram post will make you believe in love again

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The actress and Leyte congresswoman shares a story that will warm the coldest of hearts

LUCY TORRES-GOMEZ. The actress shares an old photo and the sweet backstory that comes with it. Screenshot from

IN PHOTOS: Local celebs say hello to Brooklyn Beckham

Jan 14, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Brooklyn leads the unveiling of Bench's newest store along with other local showbiz stars

Ormoc City eyes relocation of 1,500 families in quake-hit villages

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:44 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte makes a quick visit to Ormoc City to meet with local officials and distribute cash assistance to quake victims

CONDOLENCES. President Rodrigo Duterte condoles with the family of Rhissa Rosales, one of the Leyte earthquake fatalities, on July 13, 2017. Malacañang photo

Rappler Talk: Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Leyte earthquake

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:56 PM

MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz talks to Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez on Rappler Talk on Monday 6pm July 10 Bookmark this page to watch the conversation

Ormoc City to be placed under state of calamity

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Cabinet secretaries led by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana meet with Leyte local government leaders on rehabilitation efforts after the magnitude 6 5 quake

Photo from Office of Presidential Spokesperson

Balikatan brings school buildings, hope to remote Leyte villages

May 09, 2017 - 3:13 PM

Barangays Margen and Don Carlos Revilla in Ormoc City are the latest recipients of new classrooms built under this year s PH US military exercises

NEW CLASSROOMS. US soldiers build classrooms in a remote village in Ormoc City, Leyte, as part of the 2017 Balikatan Humanitarian Program. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio

CharDawn reunite for remastered 'Hihintayin Kita Sa Langit' premiere

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta who now have their own respective families dated while filming the classic

Kerwin Espinosa clears Richard Gomez of drug allegations

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:07 PM

This after the actor and mayor of Ormoc City is linked to Espinosa s drug syndicate

Mayor Espinosa, Richard Gomez, Donald Trump | 6PM wRap

Nov 10, 2016 - 10:12 PM

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Richard Gomez to sue Albuera cop who linked him to drug group

Nov 10, 2016 - 3:42 PM

UPDATED The actor turned Ormoc mayor says Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido – chief of police of Albuera Leyte – is beholden to his political opponent

CIDG official: Richard Gomez, 3 Leyte execs linked to Espinosa drug group

Nov 10, 2016 - 11:24 AM

UPDATED That is ridiculous and outright laughable Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez says in response to the allegation made by Police Chief Inspector Leo Laraga at the Senate inquiry into the death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr

ESPINOSA DRUG GROUP? A police official links actor and Ormoc City mayor Richard Gomez to the Espinosa drug group. File photo

IN PHOTOS: Juliana Gomez's 16th birthday party

Sep 16, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres daughter celebrated her 16th with a pool party Check out their photos here

JULIANA GOMEZ. Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez's daughter turns 16. Screengrab from Instagram/piacampos

Lucy Torres-Gomez reelected Leyte representative

May 11, 2016 - 7:56 PM

Lucy Torres Gomez is re elected Representative for the 4th District of Leyte with 60 8 of the votes

RE-ELECTED. Lucy Torres-Gomez is elected anew as the representative for the 4th District of Leyte. Her husband, actor Richard Gomez, was also elected as the Mayor of Ormoc City, which is in her constituency. Photo by Derek Alviola/Rappler

Richard Gomez proclaimed Ormoc City mayor

May 10, 2016 - 4:50 AM

UPDATED Richard Gomez emerges triumphant with 54 2 of the votes

File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Showbiz will have to wait if I win' - Richard Gomez

May 08, 2016 - 6:00 AM

The actor hopes to reassure voters of his presence in the city despite his acting career

Photo by Jed Cortes / Rappler

FAST FACTS: Candidate substitution in past polls

Nov 28, 2015 - 1:02 PM

Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte s substitution is nothing new as candidate substitutions also happened in previous elections

Why Richard Gomez is running for mayor of Ormoc

Oct 22, 2015 - 2:09 PM

Richard talks about running again for office a new project teaming up with Dawn Zulueta and why he s protective of daughter Julianna

#PugadBaboy: Love teams punchline 2

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Love teams

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Love teams punchline 3

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Movies Playing This Week: 'The Love Affair,' 'Attack on Titan,' and more

Aug 14, 2015 - 3:03 PM

See what s in cinemas this week

‘The Love Affair’ Review: Spineless infidelity

Aug 14, 2015 - 1:39 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz writes that The Love Affair struggles to feign maturity

FINDING LOVE. Adie falls in love with Vince, who is seeking an annulment from his cheating wife. Screengrab from YouTube/ABS-CBN Star Cinema

'The Love Affair': Richard, Dawn, and Bea on filming intimate scenes for the movie

Aug 12, 2015 - 7:32 PM

Richard Gomez Dawn Zulueta and Bea Alonzo share their thoughts on making the movie

Screengrab from YouTube

Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta on the return of love team 'CharDawn'

Jul 29, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Plus they talk about their spouses and what they love about each other


Bea Alonzo addresses Zanjoe Marudo breakup rumors

Jul 28, 2015 - 11:01 AM

May mga pinagdadaanan naman tayo lahat ‘di naman mawawala ‘yan Bea says but adds that she and Zanjoe are working it out


WATCH: First 'The Love Affair' trailer

Jul 10, 2015 - 9:55 AM

The Love Affair starring Richard Gomez Dawn Zulueta and Bea Alonzo will be in cinemas on August 12