City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano presented several Plaques of Commendation, during the 1st Sendong Commemoration held at the Rodelsa Circle, to those who helped Cagayan de Oro when it needed help the most, one of which was given to Xavier University President Fr. Roberto C. Yap who the mayor acknowledged to be one of the very first who delivered assistance to the people during the city’s hour of need.
Father and Son clasped hands during the 1st Sendong Commemmoration event held at the Rodelsa Circle when City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano called Congressman Bambi Emano to receive a Plaque of Commendation for his role in helping the people of Cagayan de Oro City during its difficult period, particularly for his initiative to gather the officials and volunteers from the whole province of Misamis Oriental to help clean up several affected parts of the city wrecked by the typhoon Sendong.
Proud grandfather City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano beams as he posed with Yvy Emano who stood in for Hon. Paulino “Oloy” Emano, encumbent Municipal Mayor of Tagoloan who also deserved the Plaque of Commendation he got for his invaluable assistance to the people of Cagayan de Oro during the city’s Sendong ordeal.
Several other entities received Plaques of Commendation, some of whom were not able to come that night.