“To make Isla de Oro useful, inasmuch as the island will soon be fully abandoned by its occupants, we’ll turn it into a park and playground area” suggested City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano.
He further said that he intends to have the island planted with trees and basketball courts put up for the public as it would be a waste to demolish it.
The mayor announced this plan after suggestions about condemning the island came up. Some quarters wanted to excavate half of the island to fill the other half thus elevating it and at the same time widening the Cagayan River.
Source: CIO Press Release