Cagayan de Oro shines in 2016 International Conference on Urban Development

Cagayan de Oro City’s resiliency and economic growth are on display as the 2-day 2016 International Conference on Urban Development: Accelerating Resilience and Inclusive Growth unfolded today at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

City Mayor Oscar Moreno together with six (6) other panelists from the city are among several experts and personalities invited to share experiences on various topics on resilience and urban development. Mayor Moreno will be a speaker on the plenary on urbanization issues.


Mr. Raoul Geollegue, Senior Technical Consultant of Relief International-Enterprise Works Worldwide Phils. Inc. will be a panelist on the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction.



Ms. Eileen E. San Juan, Local Economic & Investments Promotion Officer of Cagayan de Oro will be a panelist on “Promoting Local Economic Development.”


Engr. Alex L. Maureal, Project Manager, Building Permit Management System (eBPMS), Cagayan de Oro City joins the panel discussion on “Technological Solutions for Urban Development.”


Mr. Jaime Rafael Paguio, Senior VP, CEPALCO and former president of Oro Chamber and Promote-CDO is in the list of panelists on “Improving Business Climate for Investments.”


And finally, Dr. Dixon Yasay, Head of Xavier University’s Governance Leadership Institute and Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) President Engr. Ricardo E. Rotoras are panelists on “Promoting Innovation through Human Capital Development”.


Moreover, Cagayan de Oro also takes pride as another Kagay-anon, Mr. Christopher Rollo, Country Programme Manager of UN-Habitat shares his experience on the “Road to Habitat 3”.

photo from Urban Philippines

photo from Urban Philippines


Some facts about the city…


Closer shot… population of 675,950 (2015).


The city has 94% functional literacy rate.


The ballroom where the conference is being held.


In this exhibit, the city’s resiliency is presented.




Some photos on display…


USAID’s assistance has boosted the city’s resiliency and competitiveness.


To know more about the event, visit its website HERE.

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