Macasandig Residents Get PhilHealth Cards & Basic Services

City Councilor Nadya Emano-Elipe hands to a Macasandig resident a PhilHealth card as Barangay Macasandig Councilors Loloy Vallejos (2nd from left), Eric Edrote (2nd from right), and Amor Sanchez (right) look on. The distribution of 1,530 PhilHealth Cards in Macasandig was held during the People to People Program conducted January 31, 2013 by the City Government headed by City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano. The usual line of basic services were offered including feeding (below).

City Hall Employees Get P5T Clothing Allowance

As ordered by City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano, this year’s clothing allowance for all employees and officials of city hall was released very recently.

The employees and officials got their P5,000.00 clothing allowance starting January 29, 2013. This, on top of the P2,000.00 Productivity Bonus which was also released to both officials and employees last week.

As always, when it comes to bonuses and monetary benefits being released to his employees at city hall, the mayor hoped mayor vicente y. emanothat these be put to its proper use, especially emphasizing children’s education as top priority.

Hinaut nga kining mga benepisyo magamit unta alang sa maayong katuyoan sama sa edukasyon sa ilang mga kabataan ug panginahanglanon sa ilang tagsa-tagsa ka pamilya, ug dili hinoon mopadulong ngadto sa mga dautang bisyo sa sugal, inom ug uban pa,” the mayor said.

CdeO’s Biz Permit Collection Hits P268M

Cagayan de Oro’s business permit annual renewal processing netted a total collection of Two Hundred Sixty-Eight Million, Eight hundred eleven thousand, five hundred four pesos and sixty-two centavos (P268,811,504.62) this year.

City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano reported these figures based on a comparative report submitted to his office recently by City Treasurer’s Office OIC Engr. Marilyn P. Legaspi.

According to the report, this year’s total bested last year’s (January 2 to January 21, 2012) by P32,266,361.33, reflecting a 12% increase in collection.

The mayor consequently expressed his gratitude to the business owners who made this possible through their trust and cooperation with the city government.

New Set of Skills Training Enrollees Oriented

Community Improvement Division OIC Mr. Vicente Demosthenes S. Quina (left) welcomes the new batch of participants for this year’s Technology-based Community Skills Training Program during the orientation held at the City Tourism Hall, January 28, 2013. Present during the program to deliver their messages are Education Committee Chair Hon. Adrian L. Barba (inset, left), and Former City Administrator Atty. Leon Du M. Gan, Jr. (inset, right).

Introducing the TESDA instructors.

VYE Mulls Disposing of Street Lights in Favor of LED Street Lights

City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano is planning on replacing the current street light system with the new LED (Light-Emitting Diode) street lights especially on the major streets of the central part of the city.


This development came after 2 private companies submitted their proposals wherein they offered to implement the conversion of the current street lights in the major streets of the city into LED street lights without cost to the city government. With advantages like low power consumption and long and predictable life of the the new system, the mayor is seriously considering an immediate study of the offer.

Atong tun-an pag-ayo ang ilang tanyag kay wala may gastohon ang dakbayan niini nga proyekto. Gawas pa, maka-daginot og otsenta porsiyento ang dakbayan sa bayronon sa suga tungod kay menus ang konsumo kung LED lights and i-puli. Ang ila lang sa proponente nga tipik sa otsenta porsiyento (80%) sa savings mopadulong sa ilang kompanya,” the mayor clarified.

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February 1: Groundbreaking of new Relocation Site in Pagatpat

Now that the purchase by the City Government of the land in Pagatpat owned by the Roa family has finally settled, the plan for its conversion into a relocation site is finally pushing through. In fact February 1, 2013 is set to be the date of the groundbreaking ceremony or ‘padugo sa yuta‘ of the 16-ha Pagatpat Relocation Site.

More than 2,000 duplex type houses are in the drawing board and will soon be constructed in the said site. It is here where those Sendong survivors and citizens who are still living in ‘high risk areas’ and ‘danger zones’ will be relocated.

DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman has set aside a total of P140M for the construction of the houses in this relocation site where the Habitat for Humanity will handle the construction themselves. Aside from the DSWD’s donation, the mayor is hopeful for additional aid especially from the San Miguel Foundation.

Mini-Market Soon to Rise @ Calaanan Relocation Site

mayor vicente y. emanoVery soon, an open mini-market will rise in the Calaanan Relocation Site in Barangay Canitoan.

This was announced by City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano as he expressed his gratitude to Senator Chiz Escudero who gave P500,000.00 funding for the project.

Aside from the already completed roads and water systems, this open mini-market construction would be one of the results of the mayor’s effort in making each relocation sites a community with complete facilities.

City Asks For Additional Aid From San Miguel Foundation

City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano recently sent a letter through Vice President Jojo Binay to the San Miguel Foundation chair Mr. Ramon Ang requesting the latter for more aid in order to complete a total 2,000 houses in the Pagatpat Relocation Site.

mayor vicente y. emanoThe San Miguel Foundation had promised this aid last year in addition to the first batch of houses they funded earlier.

Bisan tuod og migahin si DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman og balor P140 milyones alang sa pagtukod og mga balay sa maong relocation site, apan kulang pa gihapon kini. Manghinaut lamang kita nga mosanong ang San Miguel Foundation sa atong hangyo, sanglit ila na kining na-saad nga tabang niadto pang miaging tuig,” the Mayor stated.