Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Complex, Cagayan de Oro City
26 February 2013

President Benigno S. Aquino III joined the Team PNoy senatorial candidates in Cagayan de Oro City as they bring their political campaign to Mindanao after the recent Visayas sorties.

In his speech addressing local leaders and the community, the President took great pride in the strength and determination of the Kagay-anons to stand up every time disasters and challenges come their way.

“Iba talaga ang nagagawa ng pag-babayanihan. Iba talaga kapag ang bawat isa, handang tumindig at ialay ang sariling balikat para iangat ang kapwa at lipunan,” President Aquino said.

He cited several government initiatives and programs being implemented in the province of Misamis Oriental, particularly Cagayan de Oro City, to hasten its development and economic growth after it was ravaged by Typhoon Sendong in December 2011.

Among these are the constructions of housing units in 15 resettlement sites, the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Flood Control Project, the Laguindingan Airport, the Misamis Oriental-Bukidnon Bypass Road and the Butuan City-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Road Project.

“Sa mga proyekto pong ito na magpapa-suwabe sa daloy ng transportasyon, tiyak ko pong aapaw din ang dami ng turistang dadagsa rito, at higit pang magpapaunlad sa kalakhang Mindanao,” he remarked.

Also present during the occasion were Misamis Oriental Governor and Liberal Party Mayoralty candidate Oscar Moreno, Vice Governor and LP Gubernatorial Candidate Norris Babiera Sr. and LP Acting President and Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya.

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