Senator Manny Villar and Cynthia Villar, Chairman and Managing Director, respectively of Villar Foundation, will lead the blessing and dedication of a memorial in memory of those who died and went missing when tropical storm Sendong ravaged Cagayan de Oro on December 17, 2011.
The event will be held on September 29, 2012 at Golden Haven Memorial Park in Bulua. The Villars have engaged the services of noted architect Frederick Peter Altavas for the memorial’s design which is made up of travertine and black granite base. It also features an ascending circular marker in the middle, accented by a water fountain. Serving as backdrop are 13 pillars where the names of the confirmed and identified dead are listed. Accordingly, relatives of the victims have until September 7, 2012 to coordinate with the city government to have the names of their relatives included in the memorial which has listed 404 names.