Gomez couple now army reservist officers

LEYTE Fourth District Congressman Richard Gomez and his wife Ormoc City Mayor Lucy Torres-Gomez were commissioned in the army reserve force with a rank of lieutenant colonel, a top military official said.

“To our honorees, you have our admiration for all your hard work, selfless dedication, and untiring commitment to serve,” said Army Chief Lieutenant General Romeo Brawner Jr., who presided the commissioning ceremony at the Philippine Army headquarters in Fort Andres Bonifacio, Manila on Thursday, February 23, 2023.

“You are not only exemplars of professionalism but you are also instrumental in the accomplishment of our vision of becoming a world-class, multi-mission ready, and cross-domain capable Army,” Brawner added.

The military official cited the achievements of the Gomez couple as public servants and accomplished individuals.

Brawner said the two government officials will help “further establish the face of the Philippine Army in the eyes of the public.”

“Ormoc City’s power couple has always been the epitome of love for service. Not only they lead Ormoc City and the whole 4th District of Leyte to reach its full potential, they also are strong advocates for peace and order, and security that the couple consider as the ‘foundation’ of progress,” the city government of Ormoc said in a statement.

Earlier, the Gomez couple also thanked the 8th Regional Community Defense Group (8RCDG)-Reserve Command, headed by Colonel Castor Bahin, for their “untiring efforts and support” for them to be part of the reserve force. (SunStar Philippines)