Cagayan de Oro City Government
Cagayan de Oro (the City of Golden Friendship) is the provincial capital city of the province of Misamis Oriental in the Philippines. It lies along the northern coastline of the island of Mindanao in the country’s southern portion.
The Cagayan de Oro City government is formed as “mayor-council government” wherein the people of the place vote for a mayor with his subordinates. The political government is composed of the Mayor and Vice Mayor primarily. As the city incorporates 80 barangay’s it is divided into two districts, the west and east district. This two districts are led by two congressional district representatives respectively. The government structure also includes sixteen Councilors, one Sanguniang Kabataan Federation Representative, and Association of Barangay Captains Representatives. Election is done every three years.
Here are the recent Cagayan de Oro City government officials with their respective positions.
Congressman, 1st District - Rep. Jose Benjamin A. Benaldo
Congressman, 2nd District - Rufus B. Rodriguez
City Mayor - Vicente Y. Emano
Vice Mayor - Caesar Ian E. Acenas
Councilors, 1st District - Annie Y. Daba
Alden D. Bacal
Simeon E. Licayan
Jose Pepe Abbu
Adrian L. Barba
Dante B. Pajo
Roger G. Abaday
Councilors, 2nd District - President D. Elipe
Juan Y. Sia
Alexander S. Dacer
Ramon G. Tabor
Ian Mark Nacaya
SK Federation President - Sunshine Mae Obsioma
ABC Representative - Dometilo Acenas, Jr.
Among the leaders of Cagayan de Oro government was an all time respected Justiniano R. Borja. He was the most admired leader of the city ever since because of his remarkable work on the growth of the city. he was the one who opened the Cogon Market now the Cogon Public Market and Commercial Complex. The national artists Napoleone V. Abueve had built a sculpture of him now standing at Plaza Divisoria.
The Cagayan de Oro City government is on its track of a more developed and stable economic state of the city. Cooperation and continuous support of the people is greatly needed
Cagayan de Oro City at its best
After typhoon Sendong stunned and traumatized Cagayan de Oro City and some other parts of Mindanao, the city is now trying to move forward and little by little show to other nations that we can make it again and be our best. The typhoon really caused great destruction to all the cagay- anons especially the lives of our love ones. Massive destruction of properties and some of the land marks were destroyed.
Many people died from places were the water passed by. Many questions come to our minds. Many doubts and who’s to blame? Nobody is to be blame. We have to accept that it is a natural calamity. Even if the experience that we are cagay anons and don’t easily give up to something or anything. Cagay anons are a strong willed people, we fight for what we believe is right.
Now Cagayan de Oro City is at its best why? Because we stand firmly on their feet even if they fall because of the dreadful calamity, they strive hard to stand again and have to courage to face the future again with a strong will to survive and to surpass any challenges may come their way. They are a people with great perseverance and are hard working. They believe in the saying that no man is an island, if a friend fails, they have to offer a hand to help him. Cagay – anons after sendong prove themselves to be strong and will powered people.
Cagayan de Oro City people are God fearing. They always believe in God and they pray a lot for everyone specially to their love ones. The typhoon really measures the faith of the cagay anons. Their faith save their lives, through constant prayer and with a strong faith they survive.