City Gov’t Gave P112.8M Total Financial Aid to Sendong Survivors

Financial aid totaling One hundred twelve million seven hundred eighty-five thousand and five hundred fifty-nine pesos (P112,785,559.00), according to latest records, had beengiven by the city government of Cagayan de Oro to the survivor-families of the typhoon Sendong.

This information was culled from the yearly report recently submitted by City Social Welfare and Development Officer-Designate Nena S. Salon to City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano.

The report also reflected that 26,671 families were recorded to have received the financial aid.

These were the families who had members lost to the flood, or families whose houses were either partially or totally damaged, including renters and sharers.

P65M+ and Counting

Despite the constant mud-slinging and character assassination by the opposition, donations and relief goods still keep pouring into the city through the office of City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano.

mayor emano“Even 2 months after the city’s ordeal with Sendong, I’m surprised that there are still many kind souls who offered their assistance and donations to us,” the mayor gratefully said.

“In fact, just recently, through Congressman Bambi Emano, Manila Mayor Fred Lim gave a P1M donation, and Speaker Sonny Belmonte P500T,” the mayor further revealed.

As of late, the record shows a total of P65,590,685.85 that the city received from donations which will all go to the implementation of the city government’s housing project – the construction of 1,000 houses in the Calaanan Relocation Site.


Source: CIO Press Release

Development of Isla de Oro As Recreational Area Begins

The development of Isla de Oro as a recreational area shall commence; where trees and bamboos will be planted, and basketball and volleyball courts will be installed,” the mayor stated.

mayor emanoIt would be a waste to just demolish the island. Thus, for the public to best benefit from it, let’s convert it into a tree park where we’ll install basketball and volleyball courts which can be freely used by everyone who wishes to exercise,” the mayor clarified.

The mayor strongly advocated the development of Isla de Oro after President Noynoy Aquino ordered that no one be allowed to live in the island anymore.

Jobs @ PESO

The Public Employment Service Office at the 4th floor of the City Hall accommodated a huge crowd of applicants who lined up to apply and be interviewed by a representative from AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts. The PESO’s bulletin boards are filled with listings from various companies searching for skilled/unskilled workers.


Ms. Juvy Paza accommodates a throng of applicants lining up to get application forms and other pertinent documents.

Dog Vaccination Drive VS Leptospirosis Successful

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Dog Vaccination Drive VS Leptospirosis

A young girl holds her pet as a veterinary doctor vaccinates it during the City Veterinary Office organized dog vaccination drive. Acting Cagayan de Oro City Veterinarian Dr. Lucien Anthony P. Acac said that protecting your pets means protecting yourself and your family too against diseases like leptospirosis. Held at the Tibasak covered court, the drive was successful and several city folks benefited from it.

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Dr. Acac(center, in teal shirt) and some of his team members strike a pose after the dog vaccination drive.

Related Story: Dog Vaccination Drive VS Leptospirosis

Generous and Helping Hands 3

Previous post: Generous and Helping Hands 2. These donations hugely help toward the implementation of the priority project of building permanent houses for the typhoon Sendong-affected families.


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Close to P2M from Up North

Representatives from Quezon Province pose with City Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Y. Emano during their visit to the Mayor’s Office where they turned over close to P2M donations coming from Quezon Province & its component Municipalities, to help CdeO’s Sendong housing projects. From left are, Provincial Assessor Atty. Melojean Puache, Provincial Chief of DSWDO Sonia S. Leyson, Mayor Emano, Quezon PDRRM Officer Dr. Henry M. Buzar, and Provincial Treasurer Rosario Marilou M. Uy.

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Mr & Ms Romulo @ the Mayor’s Office

Congressman Roman Romulo (right) and Valenzuela Councilor Shalani Soledad (left) posed for a picture with City Mayor Vicente ‘Donkoy’ Y. Emano after handing their P50T donation for the city’s housing project for Sendong survivors. The couple was also here last December 26, 2011 and had also visited the Mayor before they distributed relief goods at the evacuation centers in the city.

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MBBC Distributes Relief Goods

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano and Former Congressman Pastor Benny Abante shares an animated conversation during the courtesy call made by the latter at the Mayor’s Office. Cong. Abante and his team, composed of members of the Metropolitan Bible Baptist Church, distributed relief goods in the evacuation centers prior to this visit.

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Province of Masbate Sends Aid

Masbate Governor Hon. Rizalina L. Seachon-Lanete (not in picture) sent her representatives bearing P250,000.00 as their contribution to the City Government’s priority housing project for the victims of the typhoon Sendong.

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Cong. Mitos Magsaysay Visits CdeO

Siquijor Governor Orlando A. Fua, Jr. (not in picture) sent P500,000.00 through Zambales Representative Congresswoman Milagros ‘Mitos’ Magsaysay (left), to help expedite City Mayor Vicente ‘Dongkoy’ Y. Emano’s priority housing project for the victims of typhoon Sendong .

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From the City of Biñan

Biñan City Mayor Marlyn ‘Len-len’ Alonte-Naguiat (3rd from left), together with her team posed with City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano for a picture after handing over their donation consisting of a total of P266,632.00 (in cash/cheques) and relief goods.

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Relief Goods From Biñan

Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano thanks Biñan City Mayor Marlyn ‘Len-len’ Alonte-Naguiat as he receives the relief goods that the Biñan team brought with them for the victims of the typhoon Sendong. They also handed over a total of P266,632.00 (in cash/cheques) for the priority housing project of the city.

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League of the Provinces of the Philippines

A representative hands over to City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano a couple of cheques totaling P125,000.00, one coming from the League of the Provinces of the Philippines and another from the Province of Abra. These donations work to speed up the construction of more houses for the calamity-affected families.

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From Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

Representatives from the Municipality of Lebak, Sultan Kudarat, led by MSWDO Mrs. Corazon Pelobillo (2nd from right) and G39 CEO Eng’r. Gilbert Besana (3rd from right), came to Cagayan de Oro to hand in their donation in the form of a P100,000.00 cheque for the City Government’s priority housing project and a truck load of relief goods.

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Help CDO – Cong. JV Ejercito & JCI

Congressman JV Ejercito hands in a huge cheque worth P1 Million pesos as he and a team of representatives from the San Juan Jaycees visited the city during their Help CDO & Iligan campaign.

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Help CDO – Cong. JV Ejercito & JCI

Congressman JV Ejercito (6th from left), together with some members of the San Juan JCI, pose with City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano after donating a P1M cheque as they implemented their ‘Help CDO & Iligan’ campaign.

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From M. Pacquiao

Mr. and Mrs. Mario Pacquiao, who said they’re not related to Manny, dropped by the Mayor’s Office to hand in P18,000.00 as their contribution to the city government’s effort at providing permanent homes for the Sendong-affected families.

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Malapatan, Saranggani Province Cares

Malapatan Mayor Alfonso M. Singcoy, Sr. (not in picture) sent a P100,000.00 cheque to help Cagayan de Oro Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano expedite his housing projects for the Sendong-affected families, delivered personally by his executive assistant (and also the congressional liaison officer of Cong. Manny Pacquiao) Kingchopazar L. Belimac (seated right) and his Municipal Administrator Israel C. Singcoy (standing, left). Former Bugo Captain Roger Potane (standing, center) helped facilitate the Malapatan team’s visit with the mayor.

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BOHOL GOVERNOR EDGARDO M. CHATTO

Donations from other local government units nationwide continue to pour in as Bohol Governor Edgardo M. Chatto and party handed over a P620,000 check to Mayor Dongkoy Emano, Feb. 07, 2012. The mayor earlier announced that donations will be used for the construction of 1,000 housing units in Calaanan Relocation Site.

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From the Rice Granary of the Province of Cotabato

The mayor of Kabacan, North Cotabato, George B. Tan, (seated left), together with his staff and team strike a pose with City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano after handing in a total of P128,000.00 to aid the City Government in its housing project for the calamity-affected families.

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More Aid For Housing Projects

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano acknowledges and receives a cheque worth P450,000.00 sent by DOTC Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and hand carried by Capitol University President Atty. Casimiro Juarez and a representative. As with most monetary donations received by the city government, this will go a long way towards expediting the city government’s priority project – the building of more permanent houses primarily for those rendered homeless by the typhoon Sendong.

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Ipil, Zambo Sibugay Shares

A representative from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay delivers cheques worth P100,000.00 from the local government of Ipil and P6,627.00 from an Ipil private company for the Sendong operations. They also handed over various relief goods to the regional office of the DSWD.

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Tagum City Gives

A representative from the City Government of Tagum turns over to City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano a cheque worth P250,000.00 for the rehabilitation of Sendong affected families.

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LCP/Pampanga Chief

No less than the President of the League of Cities of the Philippines, who is also the concurrent Mayor of San Fernando, Pampanga, Hon. Oscar Rodriguez, together with his Vice Mayor Hon. Edwin D. Santiago (in white polo) and other city officials, came to call on City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano and handed P1,156,000.00 and various relief goods to help in the Sendong rehabilitation.

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Ormoc City Gives Aid

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano receives from Ormoc City Chief Legal Counsel Atty. Augustine M. Vestil, Jr. a cheque worth P500,000.00 sent by the City Government of Ormoc City as their contribution towards the quick rehabilitation of the typhoon Sendong victims.

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Batangas: Back for More

Representatives from the City of Batangas CSWD Officer Mila M. Española and City Engineer Adela B. Hernandez again called on City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano to deliver another cheque worth P26,800.00 this time coming from the Employees of Batangas City. Earlier, they have handed in P500,000.00 from the City Government of Batangas.

Where do all these donations go?

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Feature Story: Misamis Oriental mayors, vice mayors bring comfort to survivors in city’s 1st post-Sendong major clean-up drive

Braving quite a distant travel from their respective municipalities to come right to the flooded, devastated community of Zones 5, 7 and 9 in Acacia St., Barangay Carmen, a strong contingent of more than 4,000 clean-up volunteers led by mayors and vice mayors from 23 municipalities of Misamis Oriental came to conduct the city’s first major post-Sendong clean-up drive and in the process brought hope to this community.

A day and a month after tropical storm Sendong hit Cagayan de Oro, municipal-wide volunteers of barangay tanods, municipal government employees, barangay health workers, BNS, women, fishermen, youth, church people, mayors and vice-mayors for the clean-up collectively identified themselves as Kagay-anon Kami Katambayayong Mo, Misamisnon- KKK came to the city determined to help lighten the burden of Kagay-anons who were greatly affected by the big flood that ravaged riverside communities of this city late night of December 16, 2011 .

Equipped with shovels, broomsticks, sacks, rakes, bolos, and backed up by heavy equipment such as payloaders, dump trucks, and backhoes, the volunteers proceeded to clean up this ravaged community’s streets, canals, front yards and houses. Walking single file from Gaston Park to Barangay Carmen, they solemnly carried their cleaning tools which, Monsgnor Elmer Abacahin called in his prayer for the volunteers as “armas sa pagtabang, armas nga atong ihalad sa Ginoo.”

“Ang clean-up drive panag-ignan sa katawhan nga Misamisnon nga magtinabangay pinaagi sa aksyon,” said Jay Pagaran, 45 years old and a barangay tanod from the western Misamis Oriental municipality of Initao. Well-prepared for the occasion in knee-high boots and long sleeved he and his fellow tanods cleaned up a house in Zone 5, Carmen with their shovels.

His first time to see the devastation wrought by Sendong, he realized the enormity of the task to clean up the place. “Tungod sa kadako sa kadaot nga nadala sa baha, dili gyud diay kaya sa usa lang ka pamilya ang pagpanglimpyo sa ilang lugar. Gikinahanglan nila ang tabang sa uban pang katawhan,” Jay added.

At the end of the day, local folks in Barangay Carmen were heard admitting to having felt moved and greatly thankful by the acts of compassion shown by Kagay-anon Kami Katambayayong Mo Misamisnon.

Agapito Ampo, 62 years old a worker in Ororama, and who has lived in Acacia for 27 years said, “Dako kaayo akong pasalamat sa mga volunteers kay gikapoy na jud ko sa pila na ka semanang pagpanglimpyo.”

Indeed, the generosity of spirit shown by the 4,000 strong volunteers brought comfort to the residents.

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Pictures: See Clean Up Drive

Generous and Helping Hands 2

Help continues to come. See Generous and Helping Hands 1.

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CEBU CITY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

More than a month after the devastating typhoon ‘Sendong’ struck the city, cash donations from local government units are still pouring in. Photo shows Mayor Dongkoy Emano accepting the P3.0 million check from Cebu City Mayor Michael ‘Mike’ Rama when he paid a courtesy call on January 19, 2012.

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MUCH NEEDED WATER

Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano poses with PLDT representatives who came in with a truck load of much needed water for the flood victims.

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HELPING HANDS FOR THE NEEDY

Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano and Senator Teofisto Guingona III helps distribute food and other goods to city folks billeted in an evacuation center.

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AID FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano thanks Senator Teofisto Guingona III as he receives the One Million pesos (P 1,000,000.00) cheque which the Senator donated as aid for the flood victims.

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HELPING HANDS FROM DAVAO

Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (middle), and Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (left) stands before the trucks containing various goods the Dutertes brought from Davao, including One Million pesos (P1,000,000.00) cash, intended for the flood victims of Cagayan de Oro City.

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ALICIA, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY SENDS HELP

Mayor Richard Tiu of Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay, together with his son RJ, pays a courtesy call to Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, Dec. 28, as he handed over P65,000.00 in cash aid to ‘Sendong’ victims.

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These donations hugely help toward the implementation of the priority project of building permanent houses for the typhoon Sendong-affected families.

Mayor Reminds Petroleum Outlets: No Price Increase

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano is asking all petroleum dealers to strictly follow the orders of the Department of Energy of “no price increase” starting on the 16th of this month.

The mayor appealed for understanding and cooperation among the petroleum dealers as otherwise the city government might be forced to order the proper sanctions for those who violate the DOE order.

Source: Press Release (1-19-2012)

Habitat Housing Breaks Ground

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HABITAT HOUSING PROJECT GOES FULL BLAST

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano talks to workers who are now constructing the model house of the 1,500 quadruplex-type housing units at the Calaanan Relocation Site in barangay Canitoan. The permanent housing project for typhoon ‘Sendong’ victims, spearheaded by the Habitat for Humanity Philippines in partnership with the city government and government shelter agencies such as HUDCC, NHA, DSWD, DEPWH and others, broke ground on January 18, 2012.

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HABITAT HOUSING PROJECT

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano leads the ‘padugo’ (an old ritual when constructing a house or building) during ceremonial groundbreaking, Jan. 18, for the construction of 1,500 quadruplex-type housing units at the Calaanan Relocation Site The permanent housing project for typhoon ‘Sendong’ victims is initiated by the Habitat for Humanity Philippines in partnership with the city government and government shelter agencies such as HUDCC, NHA, DSWD, DEPWH and others.

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HABITAT HOUSING PROJECT

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, along with City Councilors-couple President and Nadya Emano-Elipe and Habitat for Humanity Philippines officials share a plateful of pork barbecue from a pig which was used in ‘padugo’ (an old ritual when constructing a house or building) during ceremonial groundbreaking, Jan. 18, for the construction of 1,500 quadruplex-type housing units at the Calaanan Relocation Site in barangay Canitoan. The permanent housing project is led by Habitat for Humanity Philippines in partnership with the city government and government shelter agencies such as HUDCC, NHA, DSWD, DEPWH and others, broke ground on January 18, 2012.

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HABITAT HOUSING PROJECT IN FULL SWING

Construction workers are rushing the completion of a model house of the 1,500 quadruplex-type housing units at the Calaanan Relocation Site in barangay Canitoan. Mayor Vicente Y. Emano and key government shelter agencies officials held the ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony, Jan. 18, at the site of the permanent housing project for typhoon ‘Sendong’ victims, spearheaded by the Habitat for Humanity Philippines in partnership with the city government and government shelter agencies such as HUDCC, NHA, DSWD, DEPWH and others.