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Ormoc is a city in the Philippines.[1] It is in the Eastern Visayas region in the province of Leyte.[2] It is the second largest city in the province. In 2010, 190,000 people lived in Ormoc.[3]

In 1991, Ormoc was hit by Typhoon Thelma. On 8 November 2013, the city was affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).[4][5][6][7]

Ormoc is one of a few cities in the Philippines to use e-tricycles.[8]

The city and nearby areas are sometimes attacked by the New People's Army (NPA).[9]

The city got its name from ogmok. It is an old Visayan term for lowland.

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  1. ":- DILG : LGUs >> Cities -:".
  2. NSCB - Active Stats - PSGC Interactive - Province: LEYTE
  3. "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  4. Mullany, Gerry (14 November 2013). "Overshadowed by Tacloban, Other Devastated Philippine Cities Fear Aid Will Not Come" – via NYTimes.com.
  5. "Philippines Top Stories: Politics, Environment, Education, Trending - Inquirer.net". newsinfo.inquirer.net.
  6. http://www.philippines.hvu.nl/climate2.htm
  7. taiwanese-group-gives-p17m-typhoon-victims-ormoc-316377 (2 December 2013). "Taiwanese group gives P17M to typhoon victims in Ormoc". Sunstar.
  8. "BusinessMirror - Ormoc City to get 20 e-tricycles from Sagip Kapamilya foundation".
  9. Star, By Jaime Laude, The Philippine. "NPA rebels ambush soldiers in Ormoc City". ABS-CBN News.