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As early as 6:00am, these young people have converged in front of Cagayan de Oro’s City Tourism Hall.

SK registration is open and ready to accommodate new registrants up to July 30, 2013.

Some young people said they lined up as early as 4:00 a.m.

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Three guests from Norfolk were present yesterday, led by Dr. John Montero, during the unveiling of the Golden Lady Mermaid held at the Cagayan de Oro City Tourism Hall.

The statue will soon be placed at the center of the Duaw Kagay-an Park with its finger pointing towards the McArthur Park.

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Tonight the guests will be treated to a farewell Fiesta Dinner held at the Pryce Plaza Hotel.

Guests from Norfolk, Virginia, USA are now in Manila and are due to arrive tomorrow, July 18, 2013 here in the city of golden friendship.

Norfolk and Cagayan de Oro are sister cities thanks to the efforts of Pres. Ramos, Mayor Tinnex Jaraula, and officials of Norfolk.

The guests, a mix of Americans and Fil-Americans, will be here from July 18 to 21 as part of their Goodwill Visit to our city.

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These 17 new motorcycles were lined up in front of the City Tourism Hall, Monday July 15, 2013.

These are probably for the use of either the Cagayan de Oro City RTA or the Police force. We’ll update as soon as we get new data.

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At the onset of the new administration’s term, the first lady Ms. Arlene P. Moreno wasted no time as she immediately commenced work on one of her priority projects – the beautification of Cagayan de Oro. And first on the list is the revival of the Duaw Kagay-an Park.

The Duaw Kagay-an Park is a riverside park nestled beside the eastern foot of the Ysalina Bridge and adjacent to the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral grounds.

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It was inaugurated on August 1987 during the reign of Mayor Ambing Magtajas. In 2010, it was improved slightly through the efforts of Mayor Tinnex Jaraula when he embarked on his Golden Mile project. A little landscaping was undertaken but the beautification plan, just like the Golden Mile, was never completed.

Part of the motivation for the revival was probably due to a communication sent by Cagayanons now living in Northern America and Canada who expressed their request to the new administration of Mayor Oscar Moreno to rejuvenate the park that they are keen on visiting next year when they undertake another Duaw Kagay-an.

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While grading and landfilling activities are being undertaken, inputs about how the new design should look are being refined. A final plan should be out very soon for immediate implementation.

Word is out that a garden show wherein competing participants will showcase their garden design skills will be held here during the City Fiesta next month.