WATCH: Newly-elected Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez talks to his constituents in Bisaya

by Nerisa Almo
May 12, 2016
Celebrity couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez are now both public servants in Leyte. The actor won the mayoral race in Ormoc City while Lucy was re-elected as representative of 4th District of Leyte.

There's no better way to communicate with your constituents than speaking the local dialect.

In a video posted prior to election day, Richard Gomez was seen speaking Bisaya during one of his pre-election sorties.

The actor told the audience: “Magbago na ta. Karon na ang tamang panahon para magbago ta.”

On its caption, the netizen who uploaded the video showed support to the mayoral candidate: “Thank you Sir Richard for being so kind to us, we are praying for your victory this coming election day.   WIN OR LOSE WE LOVE YOU.”

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Richard won the mayoral election in Ormoc City with 53,234 votes, beating Ondo Codilla and Mar Gallardo.



Source: GMA News

Likewise, his wife Lucy Torres-Gomez has been re-elected as the representative of the 4th District of Leyte. This is her third term for the said position.



Source: GMA News

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Watch how Lucy shows her support to Richard during his proclamation as the mayor of Ormoc City.

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Celebrity couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez are now both public servants in Leyte. The actor won the mayoral race in Ormoc City while Lucy was re-elected as representative of 4th District of Leyte.
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