"Boom Towns" heads to Ormoc, Leyte to bear witness to the city's visible growth and resilience throughout the past years, beginning from the remarkable recognition it received as the Philippines' safest city in 2018. Considered as the richest city in Eastern Visayas, the documentary takes a peek into the locals' provincial life amidst Ormoc's booming economy and emerging business competitions. The show also learns about the city's developing agriculture with its seacoast village priding itself as the agro commercial and industrial gateway to the region. "Boom Towns" then looks back on the calamities that challenged Ormocanons' ability to bounce back and rebuild their hometown. Finally, the program takes a close look at Ormoc's disaster risk reduction plan, which also opened opportunities for people living in the city. (This episode originally aired on November 19, 2019.)


    Boom Towns


    What happens when local government and the private sector successfully collaborate? Boom Towns tells the tale of five cities that have become emerging investment hubs outside Metro Manila.


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