THE reentry of Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Emano has been laid for three years by his predecessor, Constantino Jaraula. Drainages have been repaired. The amphitheater has undergone a facelift. The areas around City Hall are now pedestrian parks. The new City Hall building which will eventually become the city college is being constructed in full swing.
Of course, much is to be done for the ambitious 30-storey tower envisioned by Jaraula near the Amphitheater. But with Emano’s blessing, the tower will hopefully start construction during Emano’s expected nine-year term.
Emano welcomes two members of his political family – neophyte Councilor Nadya, his daughter and his newly-wed groom, the veteran Councilor President Elipe. These two kind folks will inherit the Emano name in Cagayan de Oro. Of course, there is still the son – Rep. Yevgeny Vincente Emano – and the uncle – Tagoloan Mayor Paulino Emano – who are his minions in the original home province of the Emanos, neighboring Misamis Oriental. Of course, the Misamis Oriental ground has an addition, Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) member Heckert Emano.
The Emanos can also cover a lot of ground in Misamis Oriental. Admittedly, Hanjin has turned its back away completely. But what we have lost from Hanjin, we will definitely recover through the launching of the Laguindingan airport late this year which will blow up real estate value in this part of Misamis Oriental. Development will surely speed up here.
Limketkai Center on the other hand continues undergoing a facelift. There are many boutiques you now can enjoy at Limketkai Center. SM City Cagayan de Oro on the other hand will offer starting late this year a 3D cinema here. This will definitely be a boost to tourism as a lot of tourists from Iligan, Valencia, Zamboanga and even Tawi-tawi will come here to look at a glimpse on what 3D cinema is really all about.