Mis Or Helps Clean Up CdeO

Four thousand (4000) residents from 23 towns and 2 cities of Misamis Oriental volunteered to assist the city government of Cagayan de Oro in cleaning up some areas affected by the typhoon Sendong.

bambi emano

This group of volunteers was organized and now called the ‘Kagay-anon Katimbayayong mo Kami’ or KKK due to the initiative of Congressman Bambi Emano and supported by the Vice Mayors League of Misamis Oriental.

The KKK voluntarily came to CdeO bringing with them their heavy equipment and personnel last January 18 and started cleaning up the affected areas particularly the area in Carmen south of the Carmen Bridge.

The victims in Carmen expressed their joy and heartfelt gratitude upon seeing that they are not alone after all in the heavy task of lifting off all the mud and debris left by the typhoon Sendong.

Congressman Emano made it clear that this is just the first phase of the KKK’s clean up plan. They will come back soon to help clean up as many affected places in the city as they can.

Below are some pictures taken during the Clean Up.

Volunteers arrived in trucks and passenger vehicles and converged at the Gaston Park at around 6:30AM…

… and marched single file across the Ysalina Bridge towards Carmen.

Young volunteers get ‘down to earth’ as they hauled earth from where ‘floor’ should have been.

Clearing the rubble off a house’s walkway.

Volunteers transformed themselves into ‘masked avengers’ to protect themselves from the storm of dust they kicked up during the flurry of their cleaning.

Residents find their places familiar again as mud, earth and debris were gradually lifted and moved off.

‘As above, so below’.Yes, that’s corrugated sheeting, not an earthen roof.

Ever present and ready to help, yes, we can count on these guys.

Who says a three-some is not fun?

Volunteers brought heavy equipment too to help make the clean up easier and quicker.

New and old, big and small, they came and moved debris and earth off the path now (or at least these past few weeks) less traveled.