Ormoc

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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 it's 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. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/world/asia/aid-worker-describes-destruction-in-another-philippine-city.html?_r=0
  5. Ormoc rises from flash flood tragedy - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos
  6. http://www.philippines.hvu.nl/climate2.htm
  7. Taiwanese foundation gives P17-M aid to typhoon victims in Ormoc | Sun.Star
  8. BusinessMirror - Ormoc City to get 20 e-tricycles from Sagip Kapamilya foundation
  9. NPA rebels ambush soldiers in Ormoc City | ABS-CBN News