Guv vows to bring more progress in 'Sopa'

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Thursday, August 7, 2014


IN HIS one-hour speech, Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano highlighted the achievements of the province under his administration.

He focused on tourism – his flagship program – environment, infrastructure, education, agriculture, health, transportation, cooperative, and peace and order.

Emano highlighted the P120 million Misamis Oriental Care System (MisOr Cares) that has benefited over 25,000 individuals since its launching in July this year; 10 piglets and 32 multicab vehicles distributed to 241 barangays in the east; and 55 percent decrease of non-index crimes.

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In his speeches, Emano couldn’t do away blaming the previous administration for the alleged the wanton spending of the provincial coffers.

Rosita Salvalion, resident of Balingasag who had a miscarriage, is one of the beneficiaries of MisOr Cares which helps all patients who could not afford to pay the hospital bills.

Salvalion said she got out of the hospital with zero-balance bill.

Before he wrapped up his speech, Emano also apologized to those he thought whose right he had stepped on.

City Mayor Oscar Moreno called Bambi’s SOPA which in part blamed him for all the inadequacies in delivering the basic services and providing the infrastructure for the people in the province as “recurring” and “stale.”

"I wish he (Emano) would stop the Moreno-bashing that he has been doing since last year. Since he has assumed office, he has not done things other than bad-mouthing the mayor as if that does him service to the people of Misamis Oriental," Maricel Casino-Rivera told Sun*Star Cagayan de Oro Wednesday afternoon.

During Moreno's term as the provincial governor from 2004 to 2013, Emano said

Moreno left the capitol in a state of “bankruptcy” and under “statutory obligations.”

In a report of the Commission and Audit (COA), the governor quoted the alleged deficit and misuse of funds.

However, Rivera clarified what went wrong during Moreno's administration in the province.

"He's been talking about the loans as if these are personal loans of the former governor (Moreno). These are obligations of Emano's government as the successor. It's like the obligation his father (former Misamis Oriental governor Vicente Emano) left in the province before he assumed office in the city," Rivera noted.

"How can a government be bankrupt when the fund of the province comes every month? Governor Bambi should focus more on serving the people of Misamis Oriental. The problem is the people are seeing the difference between the administration of Emano and Moreno. Can he just simply move on and concentrate on serving the people?" said Rivera.

"He is engrossed in destroying Moreno as if his life surrounded in him. Actually, he has forgotten his role that he is the governor of Misamis Oriental. His responsibility is supposed to serve the people of Misamis Oriental not to destroy Oscar Moreno," she added.

Emano on Tuesday mentioned he would not sour-grape in his speech as transparency will only be prioritized.

In 2012, it was reported that former city mayor Vicente Emano called Moreno's SOPA as "pogi points" to look good in the eyes of the public.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on August 07, 2014.

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