VYE Lauds Brgy Captains, Public School Heads for Support in Solid Waste Program

To successfully implement the city’s solid waste management program, cooperation between the local government and other sectors of society is required.

This was the message that City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano imparted to the participants in the ‘Green Program for a Sustainable Future‘ seminar conducted recently by the CLENRO, in partnership with the Community Development Foundation and the Philippine Mental Health Association.

Akong gipasalamatan ang pagsalmot ug pagduyog sa mga kapitanes ug mga kadagkoan sa pampublikong tunghaan alayon sa atong tinguha ug paningkamot nga mapalapdan ang kampanya sa dakbayan kalabot sa hustong pagdumala sa mga basura,” the mayor acknowledged as he thanked the participants of the seminar consisting mostly of barangay captains and public school heads.

VYE Orders Strict Enforcement of Truck Ban

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano has commanded the Road and Traffic Administration and the Police to strictly implement the truck ban in order to ease the city’s traffic condition.

The mayor warned that all trailers, cargo trucks, container vans, and other large trucks that violate the truck ban ordinance shall be impounded.

The mayor included in the order for impounding all trucks and large vehicles that are parked in the city streets thus causing traffic jams.

The mayor issued the order in response to complaints regarding jamming of street traffic, especially along the national highway, where cargo trucks block portions of the road in the vicinity of business establishments that have just opened or are under construction.

CdeO is 1 of 9 Finalists in eGov Awards for LGU

Cagayan de Oro City made it as one of the finalists in the ‘Best in eGov Business Empowerment Award’ for Local Government Units.


City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano learned about this development from Acting City Treasurer Eng’r. Marilyn P. Legaspi after the just recently held eGov Awards National Judging at Oxford Hotel in the Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.

The eGov Awards was initiated and set in motion by then Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) and CyberCity Teleservices Philippines Inc., earlier this year.

The awards aim to give recognition to local government units all over the nation that adopted new methodologies for serving the public through modern communication technologies, now termed as ‘e-governance’.

The eGov Awards consist of 2 categories namely, government-to-business (G2B) and government-to-customer (G2C). Cagayan de Oro City was chosen as a finalist under the G2B Category, along with Balanga City (Bataan), Carmona (Cavite), San Fernando (La Union), Cebu City, Ormoc City, Iloilo province, Koronodal City, and Butuan City.

278 Houses and Lots For Renters/Sharers

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After the ‘house owners’ were given houses and lots in the various relocation sites in Cagayan de Oro City, the ‘renters’ and ‘sharers’ now get their turn at having their own houses and lots, with 278 units having been distributed very recently.

Like the case of the house owners, the sharers/renters were also strictly evaluated and verified to filter out entities who pose as Sendong survivors when they were actually not.

Ang ako lang unta hangyo nga siguradohon gayud nga biktima sa bagyong Sendong ang matagaan sa mga balay aron dili mapihikan ang matuod nga nag-antos sa maong kalamidad,” City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano said.

The distribution of the 278 houses and lots was made possible through the joint efforts of the local government of CdeO, the Filipino-Chinese Community, and the Habitat for Humanity.

VYE Firms Up Disciplinary Sanctions Against Errant City Hall Employees

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Nineteen (19) city hall employees were recently administered sanctions by City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano for various infractions committed.

That the elections are forthcoming doesn’t mean he is going soft on his employees, especially the errant ones, the mayor seems to imply. The people deserves satisfactory service, thus, no employee is allowed to provide anything less than the best service for the citizenry.

Bisan pa man og maga-dangat na ang eleksyon, pahamtangan og silot-disiplina ang si kinsa man nga makalapas sa mga palisiya sa pag-alagan sa katawhan,” the mayor firmly warned.

Dili gayud angay nga mahikawan ang katawhan sa mga serbisyong gisangon kanato, opisyal ka man o’ ubos nga kawani sa gobyerno. Busa, dili gayud mausab ang akong baruganan,” the mayor reminded the city hall employees.

DSWD Earmarks P105M for Pagatpat Relocation Houses

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano gladly announced that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through Secretary Dinky Soliman is ready to turn over P105M funding to kickstart the construction of relocation houses in a lot bought by the city government from ex-Mayor Oloy Roa in barangay Pagatpat.

This approved appropriation was communicated by the DSWD to the mayor last Wednesday.

The mayor however suggested that the total amount is best given directly to the Habitat for Humanity as they are the ones who will construct the 3,000 houses that will, as soon as they’re completed, be turned over to the IDPs and indigent folks in the city. This way, there would be less chances of political interventions marring plans and projects intended for the city’s poor citizens.

Ako naga-pangaliya nga dili unta kini mahi-susama sa dies milyones (P10M) nga ihatag unta sa ato nga nahanaw kay nababagan man tungod sa pulitika,” the mayor appealed.

‘Bangga sa Daygon’ & ‘Indigay sa Parol’ is On

The City Tourism Board chaired by Rhia Rita Abalos recently launched the annual Christmas choral competition “Bangga sa Daygon” and the lantern contest “Indigay sa Parol” where a total of P169,000.00 in cash prizes are at stake.

The “Bangga sa Daygon” is open to all glee clubs and choral groups of private and public elementary and high schools in the city.

The contest proper for the elementary category is on December 15, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the SM City, while the high school category will be held on December 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Limketkai Center.

First, second and third prize winners in the elementary category will bring home P25,000, P20,000 and P15,000, respectively, while the top 12 choral groups will receive P2,000.

High school top three winners will get P20,000 (1st Prize), P15,000 (2nd Prize), and P10,000 (3rd Prize) and a consolation prize of P2,000 for the top 5 choral groups.

The “Indigay sa Parol”, which will be held on December 8, 2012 at the Limketkai Center, is open to all students, barangays, schools, groups, or individuals in Northern Mindanao.

Cash Prizes of P15,000, P10,000, and P5,000 await the top three winners, plus 10 consolatin prizes at P1,000.

Indigay sa Parol’s deadline for submission of registration is on November 29, 2012, while Bangga sa Daygon is on December 7, 2012 at the City Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office in City Hall where registration forms are available.

JICA Engineers to Commence Pre-Site Inspection for River Control Project this Week

Five Japanese engineers will be arriving in CdeO within the week to begin site inspection and planning for the P3Billion- to P5Billion- River Control Project which will be funded entirely by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), according to City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano who recently received communication from Japan regarding this matter.

The mayor welcomed this development as the project will help in minimizing, if not preventing, any more damages caused by flooding of the river banks, and at no cost to the city.

Dako kini nga tabang kanato, walay atong gasto, aron kita mapanalipdan sa baha” the mayor said.

3 Groups Take Oath @ City Hall

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New sets of officers of the Federation of Westbound Public Market & Terminal Association, the Sendong Survivors Drivers Organization, and the Hiver Guard Neighborhood Association, Inc. of District 2-Canitoan simultaneously took their oaths before City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano during the flagraising ceremony @ City Hall, November 12, 2012.

CdeO’s Business Stability Unaffected by Recent Tragedy

Despite the recent tragic ordeal that CdeO experienced due to the typhoon Sendong, the city’s business community remained stable and unaffected, and in fact registered an increase in the city’s collections.

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano announced that the city’s business tax collection amounted to P608.9M as of October 23, 2012, which is plus P89.6M over last year’s collection.

The collection on real property tax, on the other hand, rose by P45.6M above the 2011 RPT collection, totaling P312.3M within the last 9 months of this year.

These numbers do not include yet the collections soon to pour in for the last 2 months of 2012.

Motaas pa ang kinatibuk-ang koleksyon tungod kay idugang pa man ang ma-kolekta sa bulan sa Nobyembre ug Disyembre ning tuig,” the mayor added.

Kining tanan dili nato makab-ot kung wala usab ang pag-abag sa mga negosyante sa dakbayan, ug ang paningkamot sa atong pangagamhanan,” the mayor acknowledged.