Ormoc is the pioneer city of Leyte. It is the first non-provincial capital city of the philippines.
Before the Portuguese navigator, Ferdinand Magellan, reached Leyte in 1521, a handful of Malayan families lived in a small settlement called “OGMOK”- an old visayan tern for lowland or depressed plain. “OGMOK” was also the name of a spring located between the present barangays of Donghol and Mahayag. The name ORMOC, evidently, is the variation of the original name and came into use with the coming of the Spanish Conquistadores and the migration of people from the neighboring towns and islands to settle in its fertile plains.
During World War II, the bloodiest Philippine-Japanese war happened at Ormoc Bay, where an estimated number of warship sunk. Currently, One of the sunken ship have already been discovered.
On February 26, 1834, Ormoc was separated from her mother town Palompon and created into separate and distinct municipality.
Ormoc became a city through Republic Act No. 179 fathered by Congressman Domingo Veloso, which was approved on June 21, 1947. The first President of the Philippine Republic Manuel A. Roxas proclaimed Ormoc a city on September 4, 1947. By virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 42, Ormoc was formally inaugurated as a city on October 20, 1947.
Puente De La Reina
Old Ormoc City Hall
Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Church
Where to Stay:
Hotel Don Felipe
Tel No.: (053) 225-3580
Tel Nos.: (053) 255-2540 / 255-2211 / 561-8503
Ormoc Villa Hotel
Tel Nos.: (053) 255-5003 / 561-9744
Sabin Resort Hotel
Tel Nos.: (053) 255-3801 / 561-4200
Where to Dine:
Big Roy’s Resto
Yoyo’s Seafood Place
Sal’s Bar and Restaurant
Sports Center & Outdoor Shops
Leyte Golf and Country Club
Disco Pads and Coffee Bars
Vivo ktv bar
Beach and Resorts
Sal’s Beach Resort
Shopping / Social Centers
Gaisano Riverside Mall
Lake Danao is known by its breathtaking guitar shaped lake ( airial view)
Lake Danao is located at City of Ormoc in Western leyte , Philippines
Lake Danao measures approximately 2,193 hectares
How to go there:
If you are from Ormoc City proper go to the terminal and take a bus or multicab going to lake danao 40 pesos per head
If you want to swim or try the activities:
There are land and floating cottages, view deck, kayak, banca and eco-lodge
The land cottages is 200-300 pesos it depends the space while the floating cottage is 150 per hour
Floating cottage is made of bamboo or “KAWAYAN” in visayan language
The kayak is 150 pesos per hour while the banca is 150-200 pesos per unlimited hour but if you want to see only the beautyfull view of the lake there have a viewdeck.
25 pesos for head (adult)
15 pesos per head ( kids below 3 ft
2 years old below (free)
According to the tourist guide wayback 2008 their was a german national diver, dives the lake but he didn’t make it to reached the lake floor.