City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, during the Thanksgiving Mass held at the City Tourism Hall, December 7, points out to the real reason why the city succeeded in all its efforts to bear the onslaught of typhoon Pablo with minimal damage and no loss of life. Careful planning, clever use of weather technology, concerted efforts of various agencies, and cooperation of the citizens, boosted with the prayers of the faithful – all this was blessed with success by Him who protected us from what would otherwise have turned into another difficult time for Cagayan de Oro.
The City Tourism Hall overflowed with mass attendees during the Thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Msgr. Abacahin who, before giving the final blessing, called on the Mayor to speak before the mass-goers.
The Mayor thanked everyone who pitched in to help in the emergency operations and acknowledged the help that modern weather technology contributed to it. Most all, he acknowledged and echoed what everyone believed it to be – a miracle.