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Planning workshop on Barangay Shelter Program

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"Kon dili nato ni mahimo ang partnership sa Social Housing Finance Corporation, wala na gayud kita'y mahimo pa."

This was emphasized by Mayor Oscar Moreno during today's opening of the 2-day Socialized Housing Barangay Based Planning & Workshop held at Grand Caprice Hotel this city even as he calls for teamwork and cooperation among city, barangay officials and the affected residents in order to strengthen government efforts in addressing the issue on decent shelter, especially among Informal Settlers Families (ISFs).

The activity was initiated by the City Housing and Urban Development Department (CHUDD) headed by Engr. Ermin Stan Pimentel, in partnership with the Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC) led by its President for Mindanao Operations Atty. Arnolfo Ricardo Cabling.

Barangay chairmen from 16 pilot barangays and their respective kagawads and workers attended the planning workshop.

Photos by Jomar Figuracion/CIO

Brgy Tuburan on-going road concreting

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Gone are the days when people living in the hinterland barangays of Cagayan de Oro experienced economic hardship due to terrible road condition thus preventing them to deliver their farm products to the city.
Under the administration of Mayor Oscar Moreno, there is no stopping in road concreting projects, giving easy access to transportation of goods and adding vibrant to economic activities in the hinterland barangays.

"GIKAN SA KATAWHAN, IBALIK SA KATAWHAN"

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MAYOR MORENO TO COWD: "SHAPE UP"

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‘Shape up’.

This is Mayor Oscar Moreno’s stern advice to the management of Cagayan de Oro Water District in the wake of the scorching public complaints arising from the lingering water shortage in the western parts of Cagayan de Oro City.

We need to level up especially that Cagayan de Oro is a growing city. You can’t support the growth of the city with an anemic water district. Dili na mahimo nga ang pagdumala nila karon sa water district pareho lang gihapon sa una”, a visibly disappointed Mayor Moreno said.

He blurted: “Kinahanglan sa Cowd ang massive rehabilitation, reorganization ug management revamp because it seems to me that it had been insensitive. Napasagdan niya ang iyang obligasyon, wala niya mahimo, and its continuing default has led to all of this (water crisis)”.

“Grabe ang non-revenue water, naguba ang morale sa mga empleyado, and to the point that consumers have even put forward a proposal to take over the water district as early as 10 years ago. From a company that was admired before, it has become subject of severe criticisms which became pointed and brutal over the years”, Mayor Moreno continued.

From his point of view, the mayor blamed the bulk water supply deal between the water utility firm and its supplier, Rio Verde Water Consortium, Inc. as the main reason behind the water shortage problem.

He stressed: “Kini man gud bulk water supply ang culprit diha, pero ang problema ang Cowd has failed to ensure sufficient supply of water. Why need bulk water supply nga pwede man unta maka-source sa tubig nga dili kinahanglan kana? Pero di man niya makaya, misulod ang Rio Verde”, Mayor Moreno explains.

Meanwhile, the city chief executive disagreed with Rio Verde’s claim that the leak of its underwater pipeline in the Cagayan de Oro River was caused by the recent earthquake that rocked Wao, Lanao del Sur.

“Kadtong ilang rason nga naigo sa linog was a lame excuse. To me, that was an alibi. Insulto kana sa katawhan. Wala pa maatiman, unya imo pang tagaan og rason…tuntohon pa ninyo”, Mayor Moreno said in disgust.  

The mayor, however, clarified that he is not into a blame game. “This is not a blame game. All I want to do is for the people to realize where did we commit mistakes so that the Cowd will never commit those mistakes again. I am not blaming the people now. I am blaming the past. Napasagdan kana, and we ought to have learned the lessons from the past”, he emphasized.

Lastly, Mayor Moreno stressed that city needs a stable, reliable water supply, if it wants to elevate its competitiveness and attractiveness to investors. “You can never dream of becoming a very competitive city kung ang imong water supply is inadequate and poor, and worst, inefficient”, he concluded. (IAF-CIO)  

 

Mayor Moreno, Hu Wen Sheng lead turn-over of new Open Basketball Court to Agusan National High School

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Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno, Hu Wen Sheng the founder and CEO of Xiamen Chuangxinggu Group together with City Councilors Ian Mark Nacaya, Suzette Magtajas-Daba, Enrico Salcedo, barangay and DepEd officials led today's turn-over ceremony of the Open Basketball Court to Agusan National High School.

Photos by Jomar Figuracion/CIO

 

Bigaan River Bank Protection @ Brgy Gusa

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Cagayan de Oro, under the administration of Mayor Oscar Moreno, once again bagged another prestigious award as one of the only two cities awarded the Seal of Good Education Governance by Synergeia Foundation during the 11th National Education Summit held in Manila recently.
The award body recognizes local government units’ initiative in delivering basic and quality education to public school children and making it a priority in their governance agenda.
Mayor Moreno, conferred the Education Champion title by the Department of Education, did not only construct almost 500 classrooms both in the elementary and secondary level at the start of his term as city’s chief executive to address the shortage that has been neglected for years, but involved the community, teachers and parents as well by equipping them through trainings and workshops their role in molding a child’s education, in partnership with the Synergeia, PLDT and Smart Communications and other private entities.
Among the criteria for judging is the LGU’s initiative in inventing and broadening the membership of the Local School Board (LSB) that includes private education sectors, the local chamber of commerce, interfaith organizations, the youth and the non-teaching personnel of the Department of Education. 
A functional School Governing Council and the decrease of the non-readers and frustrated readers by 15 percent are among the indicator performance of a good education governance of an LGU which Mayor Moreno initiated.
The award also includes a P1.5 million package for innovative education programs.

Photos courtesy of Kagawad Jay Roa Pascual

 

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