CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 1 (PNA) -- Newly-elected city officials in Cagayan de Oro City led by incoming Mayor Oscar Moreno presented themselves during the routine flag raising ceremony as they assumed their posts here Monday morning.
Moreno (LP), was joined by elected congressmen Rufus Rodriguez (CDP), of the city's second district, Rolando Uy (LP), of the city's first district, and Abante Mindanao party-list Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr.
During his short message, Moreno thanked the electorate saying he would work for the city's stable peace and order, smooth traffic management, improved health services, and legislate laws aimed at protecting the city's environment.
Rodriguez also pledged to pass five local bills that would benefit the city residents particularly with health services.
He said he would legislate a bill that would nationalize the regional and city hospital here to ensure national funding and secure the positions of health workers here.
Rodriguez added he will work to legislate laws declaring Cagayan de Oro City as "mining and logging free" urban center.
However, the opposition bloc of the United Nationalist Alliance-Padayon Pilipino led by re-elected Vice Mayor Ian Acenas and 11 other city councilors were absent during the flag raising ceremony. (Media ng Bayan)