The House Committee on Government Enterprises and Privatization has just approved House Bill No. 432, entitled: “AN ACT CREATING THE METRO CAGAYAN DE MISAMIS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, DEFINING ITS POWERS AND FUNCTIONS, PROVIDING FUNDING THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES” authored by Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez. The approval was made during the committee’s virtual meeting via Zoom today, September 3, 2020.

In his explanatory note, Rep. Rodriguez cited the economic gains of Cagayan de Oro City and its improvements and investments which will inevitably spill over to neighboring cities and municipalities. Under HB No. 432, the Metro Cagayan de Misamis will cover the cities of Cagayan de Oro and El Salvador and the municipalities of Tagoloan, Villanueva, Opol, Alubijid and Laguindingan.

The proposed Metro Cagayan de Misamis Development Authority (MCMDA) will be providing services in the covered areas in terms of Development Planning, Transport and Traffic Management, Solid Waste Disposal and Management, Flood Control and Sewerage Management, Urban Renewal, Zoning and Land Use Planning and Shelter Services, Health and Sanitation, Urban Protection and Pollution Control, and Public Safety.

Read the full text of the bill below.

Watch the proceeding below.

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