Brazilian Team on Cultural Tour to CdeO

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A team of 6 young Brazilian professionals recently made a courtesy call on City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano to kick off their April 8-16 cultural tour in Cagayan de Oro where they intend “to learn the local norms and practices of their vocations and to experience and understand the local culture”. The group’s tour was made possible through the Group Study Exchange (GSE) Program of the Rotary International. Above photo shows young lawyer Franciele Mariano Nascimento receiving some books about the city from the mayor.
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Finally, Water for GK Village And Camaman-an Relocation Sites

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The water connection to the GK Village in Upper Camaman-an (and the relocation sites in Pag-asa and Paglaum) was finally completed and, last March 26, 2013, was ceremonially switched on by City Councilor Nadya Emano-Elipe in the presence of City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano, the City Councilors, the GK Villagers, and guests.

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Gawad Kalinga’s Tootsie Besinga (right) checks the newly installed faucet.

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City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano turns on the water faucet in the Paglaum Relocation Site during the “Ceremonial Switch-On” of the water system for all of the Camaman-an Relocation Sites, March 26, 2013 .

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Above photo shows Councilors Nadya Emano-Elipe, Prexy Elipe and Vice Mayor Ian Acenas indulging in a little fun time with the water in the Pag-asa Relocation Site.

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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 Batch of 200 Sharer/Renter Families Awarded Houses & Lots

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, together with Mr. Jun Santos of the Habitat for Humanity (2nd from left), Mr. Tootsie Besinga of the Gawad Kalinga (3rd from right), Ms. Daisy Ramos of the DSWD(2nd from right), and Eng’r Jose Gatus of the Oro Habitat for Humanity (right), awarded houses and lots jointly built by Gawad Kalinga, with funders SM and BDO to 200 families from the sharers & renters. The awarded houses were built on the City Government-owned land in Calaanan.

11th HRSD Conference Kicks Off @ SM Atrium


One of the early highlights of the 3-day 11th HRSD Conference and Exhibits held at the SM Atrium is the presentation of the Plaque of Appreciation to the Mindanao Technical Vocational Education and Training (MinTVET) Association, Inc..City AdministratorAtty. Leon Du M. Gan (2nd from left), is shown handing the plaque, in behalf of Mayor Emano, to MinTVET Executive Director Irene L. Floro (3rd from left), Founding Chairman Joji Ilagan-Bian (3rd from right), Chairman of the Board Atty. Marycel C. Engracia (2nd from right), and  President Lorenzo Edwin F. Eusebio (right), as TESDA Region 10 OIC-Regional Director Edgar A. Sales (left) watches.  The conference started with a motorcade on the 6th of August  with an estimated 500 expected delegates,  and will end at Lunch time on the 8th.



CdeO Deemed ‘Top Performing City’ Inspite of Sendong

Regardless of the devastation caused by the typhoon Sendong, Cagayan de Oro City’s continued economic rise was never hampered as evidenced by its being chosen as ‘Top Performing City‘ in the region.

A report from the Bureau of Local Government Finance, coursed through City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano, states that the city leads all other cities and municipalities in the region in ‘collection efficiency‘ especially in the areas of business taxes and other local fees; fees and charges; and receipts from economic enterprises.

As detailed in the report, the city came through and leveled up above the rest after collecting P332.1M in business taxes; P71.2M in fees and charges; and P30.7M in economic enterprises.

Dako kining garbo ug dungog sa dakbayan kay bisan man tuod og nakasinati kita og mapa-it nga katalagman, apan nakabangon ra gihapon ang dakbayan ug naangkon kini nga kadungganan,” the mayor declared.

Agri-Pinoy Program: Likasaka sa Barangay & Gulayan sa Paaralan Winners


Gulayan sa Paaralan 2011 HS Level Winners

During the Agri-Pinoy Gulayan sa Paaralan Awarding of Prizes held at the Bulua Covered Court, July 9, the following took the top prizes in the High School level (from right to left): 1st Place – Bayanga Nat’l High School; 2nd Place – Balulang Nat’l High School; 3rd Place – Tagpangi National High School; 4th Place – Tuburan Nat’l High School; 5th Place – Tumpagon Nat’l High School. Partly hidden in picture is Congressman Benjo Benaldo (3rd from left), who provided the prizes including a school building.

Gulayan sa Paaralan 2011 Elementary School Winner

The Dansolihon Elementary School grabbed the First Prize for the

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during the Awarding ceremony held at the Bulua Covered Court, July 9. Picture shows Committee on Agriculture Chair Councilor Annie Daba, APO Officer-In-Charge Federico Gempesaw, and Congressman Benjo Benaldo giving the plaque and cheque to the winning school. Winning school’s prize includes a school building which will be provided by Congressman Benaldo. San Simon Elem. School got the 2nd prize, Balulang Elem. School 3rd, Bayanga Elem. School 4th, and Baikingon Elem. School 5th.

Agri-Pinoy’s Likas na Pagsasaka (LIKASAKA) sa Barangay Winners

Posing for the cameras after receiving their prizes are Barangay Balulang Chairman Alfredo Carosa, 1st Prize Winner (3rd from right, partly hidden); Barangay Mambuaya Chairman Agustin Bagongon, 2nd Prize (5th from right, partly hidden); Barangay Canitoan Chairman Joshua Taboclaon, 3rd Prize (right); Barangay Lumbia Chairman Wilhelm Valencia, 4th Prize (4th from right); and Barangay Bayanga Chairman Levy Baang, Sr., 5th Prize (3rd from left). Giving out the prizes during the Agri-Pinoy Awarding ceremony held at the Bulua Covered Court, July 9, are Congressman Benjo Benaldo (2nd from right), Councilor Annie Daba (left), and APO Officer-in-Charge Federico Gempesaw (2nd from left).

Environment Month Focus: Tree Planting, Proper Waste Disposal

The city government of Cagayan de Oro City has intensified its widespread campaign of tree planting, including the drive to educate the people on proper waste disposal.

Kini nga mga kalihukan tipik sa atong kasaulogan sa Environment Month ning bulan sa Hunyo, ug nunot usab sa atong paningkamot sa pagprotehir ug pag-amuma sa atong kinaiyahan,” Mayor Vicente Y. Emano clarified.

The Mayor further added that, in fact, a series of tree planting activities had been undertaken recently in the city’s relocation sites as well as along the Iponan River, Cagayan River, and other key areas all over the city. Other undergoing activities are coastal clean-up drives in coastal barangays, and seminars/orientations on solid waste management.

An environmental awareness concert called “Han-ay Cagayan‘ will conclude the celebrations. The free concert which is to be held on June 30, 2012 at the Rodelsa Circle is sponsored by the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO) under Janet Deguinion and the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources of Kagawad President Elipe, in partnership with the Basura, At Iba Pa, Inc. (BAI).

Emano to Lead Opening of 858 Cogon Market Complex

City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano is set to lead the Grand Opening of the 858 Cogon Market Complex this coming June 2, 2012 at 9:00 in the morning.

Aside from the Mayor, members of the City Council, under Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, are expected to witness the occasion.

The fully air-conditioned 858 Cogon Market Complex, the construction/renovation of which cost P100M, is one of the many business establishments resulting from the earlier efforts of Mayor Emano in inviting Chinese and other businessmen to invest in Cagayan de Oro City.