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City Mayor Constantino “Tinnex” Jaraula wooed US-based Cagayanons to invest in Cagayan de Oro City as he rebuilt ties with Cagayanon families and friends in the just-concluded “Tapok 2009” held in New York and New Jersey. 

Jaraula updated the Cagayanons of the city’s thrusts and flagship programs during a business presentation on the city’s investment opportunities last October 3 at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel in New Jersey.

Jaraula’s investment presentation is the implementation of what he described as ‘interior decoration’ projects such as the “Golden Mile” riverbank development project, construction of the modern legislative and administrative building at City Hall and a 30-storey City Center, City Amphitheater redevelopment project, massive construction of drainage system, construction of the New Agora Complex, among others. 

“Tapok 2009” is an annual gathering of Cagayanons and Misamisnons who resides in the US and elsewhere in the world centering on the theme: “Global Convergence, Individuals Make A Difference…Friends Coming To The Aid of Neighbors”. It was graciously hosted by the Kagay-anon International – East Coast Chapter (KI-ECC) headed by its president Chita Roa-Marquez from October 1 to October 4  this year.
   
The four-day Tapok 2009 kicked off on October 1 with “The First Encounter” at the Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel in New Jersey and followed by a fellowship on October 2.

A business presentation and Gala Night, golf tournament and a tour to New York City was held on October 3 while a morning mass and breakfast capped the festivities on October 4. –CIO-CdeO

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