Monday, May 11, 2015

Presidential award

A press release from the City Information Office.

Cag. de Oro named ‘2014 Presidential Award  for Child-Friendly Cities’ national finalist

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY is not only known as the country’s second ‘most competitive city’ today and the ‘Emerging City of Tomorrow’, but now also proud itself as a ‘most child-friendly city’.

This, after Cagayan de Oro City was named as one of the national finalists of the ‘2014 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities’ (highly-urbanized city category), along with Bacolod, Puerto Princesa and Pasig. Davao City is the national awardee.

City Social Welfare and Development Officer Teddy Sabuga-a gladly accepted the award from DSWD Secretary Corazon ‘Dinky’ Soliman, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and DILG Usec. Austere Panadero  during awarding ceremonies held in Manila recently. 

In turn, Sabuga-a presented the award to Mayor Moreno and City Councilor Enrico Salcedo, who is the Chairman of the City Council for the Protection and Welfare of Children, during Monday’s flagraising ceremony at City Hall.

As a national finalist, the city got P50,000 cash incentive which will be used as cash prizes for the winners of the soon-to-launched “2015 Search for Most Child-Friendly Barangay”. Bugo came out as the city’s ‘Most Child-Friendly Barangay’ during its maiden edition in 2013.

Notable programs and services of the administration of Mayor Moreno that geared towards for the children’s welfare, promotion and protection include the Child Development Program which focuses on early childhood care and development; Center Care for Children which caters to the needs of abandoned children; Sagip Pamilya/Bata Para Hapsay Dalan.

Tuloy Aral Walang Sagabal (TAWAG) for the education of children with disabilities; Street Urban Working Children Program, an educational assistance package to children engaged into child labor; and Child Abuse Response Section Assistance, CSWD’s response team responsible in rescue and protection of children who are victims of any forms of abuse.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


No, you're not in the US.
You'll find California Electric Bicycles for sale
at CD-R King along Velez Street.

Monday, May 4, 2015


A press release from CDO Infonet.

World’s first Rafthon event to be launched in CdeO

THE one of its kind test of endurance – a combination of race running, biking, and rafting – called Rafthon will add color and unique flavour on Cagayan de Oro City’s fiesta events this August.

Rafthon, or rafting, marathon, and biking, was conceptualized and initiated by youth and sports advocate Sean P. Moreno, who is also the Rafthon director.

Rafthon aims to boost  local tourism through Cagayan de Oro City’s famous white water rafting adventure. The event is said to be participated by 120 teams from the different cities around the Philippines.

The Rafthon will take place on August 29, serving as the fiesta’s culminating activity. It has two categories, namely:

Category 1 – rafting the last 8 rapids of the Cagayan River (equivalent to 14 kms) + 4km/11km running

Category 2 – last 8 rapids + 10km running + 35km biking

The young Moreno proudly claimed that Rafthon is a Filipino home-grown sport which hopes to attract local and foreign tourists. (CDO Info)



Sunday, May 3, 2015

La Paz

No, you're not in La Paz, Iloilo City.
D'Original La Paz Batchoy
is on Capistrano Street.