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US-based group cites Oro mayor for 'exemplary service'

Cagayan de Oro City (5 February) -- THE Kagay-anon International of Southern California (KISC) recognized the exemplary efforts of City Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula while at the helm of the local government of Cagayan de Oro.

This after the US-based group of Cagayanons awarded Mayor Jaraula with a certificate of appreciation for "his exemplary service to the people and to the city that he serves" during Mayor Jaraula's visit to Corona, California on New Year's Day.

In a statement, Roy Gaane, the founder of the organization, said that the mayor together with the city's first lady, Madame Divina B. Jaraula, met with the board of directors and other officials of the organization in a luncheon.

The certificate was handed over to Mayor Jaraula by KISC President Gerlou Gaane and immediate Past President Bella Cristobal.

KISC particularly recognized Mayor Jaraula's efforts in cleaning Cagayan de Oro's streets against illegal sidewalk vending.

During his first three months in public office, he ordered the cleaning of the streets surrounding Cogon Market, Cathedral, City Central School, Divisoria and other major streets of the city which are congested by sidewalk vendors.

The mayor pointed out that it is unreasonable for the sidewalk vendors to ply their trade in the sidewalks as the city government had already provided them with spacious area in the newly redeveloped Cogon Public Market and Commercial Complex and Carmen Public Market where they can engaged a decent means of livelihood.

Mayor Jaraula reiterated that the success in managing a metropolis like Cagayan de Oro does not rest in the hands of one or a few officials, but through the concerted effort of every Cagayanon. (Cagayan de Oro City IO/PIA-MisOrOccCam i-Net) [top]

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