CDO basks in achievement 'unparalleled in city's history'

CAGAYAN DE ORO. City Mayor Oscar Moreno (center, in dark blue shirt), along with city council officials, greet guests and supporters as he is about to give his term report on June 15, as part of the 69th celebration of city's Charter Day. (PJ Orias)

THE City Government marked Cagayan de Oro's 69th Charter Day celebration with Mayor Oscar Moreno's second term report, boasting achievements "unparalleled in the city's history."

During Moreno's 2nd term, over 65,000 indigent beneficiaries are already enrolled in PhilHealth, while 12,463 households or about a fourth of the total estimated informal settlers in the city were relocated to newly established resettlement sites.

In 2018 alone, a total of P3.4 billion of revenues from all sources are recorded, the highest the city government ever reaced. About P1.78 billion were also collected from taxes and non-tax sources in 2018, the highest ever recorded.

The number of business establishments also rose, now at 26,352 businesses registered by the end of 2018. It is also the highest ever recorded, including those owned by companies whose buildings dramatically altered the city's urban landscape.

In education, 275 more classrooms and 26 new school buildings were built, 18 child development centers, 39 barangay health centers renovated, all have secured PhilHealth accreditation as point of care centers.

Under his administration, the city upgraded the JR Bprja General Hospital from a previous state of neglect to a top choice health facility. The average bed occupancy rate of the city hospital has increased to 245 percent.

Mayor Moreno meanwhile credited his achievements with the 18th City Council, led by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy, whom he called a "game changer."

"We were happy with what we achieved but we are still not contented, we have to do more. We will strive to make Cagayan de Oro as a strategic prime city. We shall continue to work harder," Moreno urged City Hall employees.


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