Gomez, Codilla grace Gaisano Riverside Mall opening

by EVMail News on November 8, 2010


FOR REAL OR FOR REEL? Ormoc mayor Eric Codilla shakes hands with Richard Gomez as they met at the lobby of the Gaisano Riverside Mall. Ormoc’s paparazzis just couldn’t resist taking a snapshot of the fleeting moment. The two didn’t talk afterwards. Photo by Lenlen Lim

ORMOC CITY – The newest branch of the fast growing chain of malls owned by Cebuano magnate Eddie Gaisano of the HEVA Management and Development Corporation opened its doors to the public this morning (October 22).
The newest Gaisano shopping center is called the Gaisano Riverside Mall as it is located just beside the Anilao River, a major waterway that separates the city proper which is set on a delta, separating it from the suburbs.
Jade Gaisano, marketing director, said that they had just also opened another one in Iloilo. She also expressed elation that they are happy that they were the first mall operator to come in to Ormoc City, and the first to open up a “real mall”.
The mall owners are the same operators of the Gaisano-Ormoc located at the city center, in a city-owned property.
On the other hand, the opening was also noted to be rich in political undertones with both the Codillas and the Gomez joining for the first time for an official event in Ormoc.
Former congressman Eufrocino Codilla Sr. , his wife Babie and the incumbent mayor’s wife Julida did the honors of cutting the ribbon on the exit door, while Richard Gomez, who came in as his wife Cong. Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez’s official representative, did the cutting of the ribbon on the entrance side together with the Gaisanos.
A day early, the Gomezes also did an official tour with DepEd Secretary  Armin Luistro at the Energy Development Corporation financed Kananga-EDC Institute of Technology (KEITECH) and the PNOC reservation. It was also the first time that the Gomezes was in an official function together with another Codilla, Elmer, who is Kananga’s mayor.
Meanwhile, the opening activity could be considered a success even as a lot of concessionaires are yet to open their stores. While some stores started selling after the opening immediately, the Gaisano grocery and department store only opened on eleven o’clock in the morning.
Jade Gaisano said they are happy with the acceptance the new mall has found amongst concessionaires, noting that there are even some brands that came in to Ormoc that they do not carry in their other stores. One of these, she said, is “Human”.
“We are happy to give to Ormoc the first real mall”, she said.
Shoppers filled the mall from opening hours till closing, waiting for the grand fireworks that erupted at 8:00 PM.


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Diesel November 11, 2010 at 5:13 am

Eric Codilla for Congressman, Richard Gomez for Mayor Tandem at 2013, hummm….

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eyewitness November 11, 2010 at 5:53 pm

hahahahahaha…. hmm…w0w.. mura man og si pacman og margarito, nice pagka-picture ni madam lalaine, plastic jud ayo si richard diri..wahahahaha baga og face…yaks..!

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Diesel November 12, 2010 at 1:01 am

mag tinabangay na lang for the sake of the people in 4th district leyte

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churvaloo November 16, 2010 at 3:24 am

what a plastic that Mr. Gomez! by the way, where’s the “tarpaulin congresswoman in filipiniana” …living the “Sweet life” ?? haahhaha

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Mercy November 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

Artista gyud kaayo, Si CONG-G, COS, PHOTOGRAPHER, BODYGUARD…

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Eli Jah November 20, 2010 at 1:41 am

yeah right they both plastics! but i think the Mayor needs a more Plastic Surgery from Vicki Bello? Lol he he they both look like Clown on this picture? What i mean can we elect the right person to do the job? Wala na jud lain poros mani mga tikasan?

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Tom December 7, 2010 at 6:28 am

Ok lang na uy…let’s forget politics when it is for development of our only Leyte particularly Ormoc. I hailed from Isabel, Leyte still part of the 4th district.

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cherry June 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Oh my God! This is unbelievable. They both look good together. Bu DAMN them! They’re both CORRUPT. fucK U lucy,

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leah July 3, 2011 at 10:36 am

o ngayon nyo batikusin si ms lucy torres..kita nyo ang dami nyang ngagawa at di corrupt at ang sipag pa..ang dami na nyang nagawa sa konting panahon lang..e yong coddila nyo ilang dekada na ba dyan at di naiaahon sa hirap ang mga tao sa halip sagad parin sa hirap ngayong lang me ngyayaring maganda sa ormoc .tignan nyo mga ipnangako noon pa ng mga codilla noon pa sa eleksyon si lucy lang anag nakagawa..kya wag maging tanga para di kayo maloko ng politiko nyo na ngpapasasa sa kaban ng bayan!MAY GOD BLESS LUCY AND RICHARD!

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ALC July 6, 2011 at 8:40 am

@Leah, no ones accusing Lucy, di naman talaga siya KURAKOT, alam naman natin na si Richard ang tirador, bakit napaka tindi ng galit mo sa mga C? dahan2 lang baka ka ma tigok dahil sa high blood, mamamatay ka na walang maitutulong sayo ang mga torres, may isa nga diyan taga isang munisipyo pinangakuan nila lucy ng tulong dahil ma ooperahan eh ano nangyari, muntil mamatay dahil ni hindi nga binigyan ng pamasahe nung lumapit sa kanila, wag masyado mam leah kung maka tira sa mga C, baka bumaliktad ang panahon, ikaw ang magsisi, of course dapat lang gumawa ng maraming project si lucy para mabawi nila ang ginastos nung election, gastos na sa pera sa kampanya, pambili ng boto, at pambayad sa comelec nung pinagbigyan siya mag substitute, diba kanya siya nanalo dahil may milagro na nangyari, wag naman natin din masyado husgahan ang nakaraang administrasyon dahil wala pa naman napapatunayan ang mga amo mo ngayun, puro lang press release, i admire ms lucy torres as a person, and a pleasant woman, but i stop when she supported her husband even if she knew that it will affect her career in the future, kaya payo ko sayo mam lucy, politics is never meant for you, you may be happy for now, but this happiness will soon end with sadness…

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