“CdeO’s Resilience is Nothing Short of a Miracle”
One of the representatives of the Oro Habitat for Humanity, who is also a Cluster Coordination Officer of the International Organization of Migrants (IOM), Mr. Mariano Nava, remarked during a recent meeting of the Local Inter-Agency Council (LIAC) that the pace at which Cagayan de Oro progressed in the development and construction of its housing projects for the survivors displaced by the typhoon Sendong is nothing short of a miracle. Per their organization’s experience in assisting in human emergencies all over the world, what CdeO has come up with in as little as 4 months usually takes 2 years in other places under the same circumstances.
The team from the Citizens’ Commission led by former Mayor Reuben R. Canoy, during an ocular inspection conducted just recently also expressed the same awe at the city’s quick response especially in the area of housing its internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Mr. Nava further said that he is thankful for the leadership of City Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Y. Emano and his administration’s foresight in embarking into land banking several years back, which is now seen to be one of the keys to the city’s resilience in the face of the recent disaster’s aftermath.