City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano expressed amusement over the re-opening of the investigations against him which he says is an indication that his opponents have renewed their efforts to topple him.
“Tungod sa ilang pagbalik-balik didto sa Malacañang, gipa-imbestigar gayud ako pag-usab, apil ang ubang kaso bisan gani kadtong nabasura na,” the Mayor said.
“Sa pangingkamot nga ako ma-suspenso, matang-tang o’ kung mahimo ma-bilanggo pa gani, bisan gamay wala’y akong gikabalak-an kay wala man ako’y mga sala nga nahimo,” the mayor resolutely expressed.
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City Councilor Nadia Emano-Elipe reaches out to congratulate one of the 455 students who successfully completed their skills training program through the joint sponsorship of the city government and the Technical Education and Skills Authority (TESDA) during the graduation ceremony held at the Grand Caprice, June 22, 2012. This current batch of graduates finished their training on bread and pastry production, commercial cooking and food processing.
A graduate proudly shows off her certificates during the skills training program graduation at the Grand Caprice in the LimKetKai Center.
City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano formally opened the Asian Business Cabletow Cooperative Academy (ABCCA) in Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, June 25, 2012, and signed the Memorandum of Agreement together with Professor Soc Anthony del Rosario (3rd from left), ABCCA President Isidro Saligumba (right) and Kauswagan Barangay Captain Pedro Balite (left). The Kauswagan branch is the 7th ABCCA in the city with the same aim of reaching out to provide college education to the underprivileged.
Three hundred (300) houses shall soon rise out of the 3.5 hectare land in the Cagayan de Oro Resettlement and Socialized Housing Project (CDORSHP) Phase 2-B in Calaanan, Barangay Canitoan through the joint efforts of the city government and the Habitat for Humanity Philippines.
This, after City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, together with officials and representatives of Habitat, City Council members and city hall department heads, led the groundbreaking ceremony, June 25, 2012, on the permanent housing project for the flood victims.
“Mapasalamaton ako’g dako sa Habitat, ilabi na sa ilang donor nga Lutheran World Relief International, non-government organization, sa pagbuhat na pud og dugang mga balay alang sa atong mga kaigsoonan nga biktima sa baha. Dili gayud mahingpit ang pagbarog sa dakbayan gikan sa trahedya kung wala ang dakong tabang sa Habitat,” the mayor said in gratitude.
City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano and Lutheran World Relief International Country Director Femia Baldeo pours in together the first concrete mix to fill the foundations of the first house in the Cagayan de Oro Resettlement and Socialized Housing Project (CDORSHP) Phase 2-B in Calaanan, Canitoan. This joint project of the City Government and the Habitat for Humanity Phil., together with Habitat’s partner, the Lutheran World Relief International, stands on a government-acquired 3.5- hectare-lot with 300 houses expected to be completed in a few months.
The city government of Cagayan de Oro City has intensified its widespread campaign of tree planting, including the drive to educate the people on proper waste disposal.
“Kini nga mga kalihukan tipik sa atong kasaulogan sa Environment Month ning bulan sa Hunyo, ug nunot usab sa atong paningkamot sa pagprotehir ug pag-amuma sa atong kinaiyahan,” Mayor Vicente Y. Emano clarified.
The Mayor further added that, in fact, a series of tree planting activities had been undertaken recently in the city’s relocation sites as well as along the Iponan River, Cagayan River, and other key areas all over the city. Other undergoing activities are coastal clean-up drives in coastal barangays, and seminars/orientations on solid waste management.
An environmental awareness concert called “Han-ay Cagayan‘ will conclude the celebrations. The free concert which is to be held on June 30, 2012 at the Rodelsa Circle is sponsored by the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO) under Janet Deguinion and the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources of Kagawad President Elipe, in partnership with the Basura, At Iba Pa, Inc. (BAI).
City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano announced that the local government is now ready to accept new applicants into the Technology-Based Community Training Program for the 2nd semester of this year.
Among the courses offered free for all interested participants are basic computer literacy, beauty care services, massage therapy, dressmaking, handicraft, bread and pastry production, commercial cooking, & food processing.
“Hinaut nga mapahimuslan kini nga livelihood skills training program sa atong mga kaigsoonang kabus nga gustong makahibalo og mga pamaagi aron molambo ang ekonomikanhong kahimtang sa ilang mga pamilya,” the Mayor urged.
Just this week, a total of 788 participants successfully completed and graduated from this program initiated by the local government in partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
A total financial aid of P5.5 Million has been alloted by the national government through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for CdeO’s water supply projects for the relocation sites in Bolonsiri, Camaman-an; Indahag; and Calaanan and the improvement of the city’s evacuation centers.
This was announced by City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano after the signing of 2 Memorandums of Agreement with Interior Secretary Jesse M. Robredo during the “Tapatan on Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation” recently.
According to Mayor Emano, the initial P3M is for the ‘Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) Program‘ while the P2.5M is for the development of the various evacuation centers in the city.
“Dako na kining tabang sa panginahanglanon sa tubig sa atong mga kaigsoonang kabus nga nakabalhin na karon sa ilang bag-ong pinuy-anan, apil kadtong ana-a pa intawon sa mga evacuation centers,” the Mayor further stated.
Continuing the information drive started by the Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC) through the initiative of City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, City Social Welfare & Development Department OIC Ms. Nena S. Salon organized another Community Assembly & Consultation this time at the Xavier Heights Covered Court, June 22, where a considerable number of typhoon Sendong survivors are temporarily billeted. In photo is Councilor Alexander Dacer, together with representatives of the National Housing Authority (NIA), discussing the Code of Policy on beneficiary selection & prioritization for beneficiary selection & award.