Richard Gomez is an athlete, television presenter, comedy actor, director and politician. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Open University and the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA. He earned a doctorate in public administration from the Cebu Technological University in 2019. Gomez assumed office as mayor of Ormoc City on June 30, 2016. Gomez was a leading actor in movies in the early 90s and won several awards and nominations.