Cagayan de Oro City Councilor Zaldy O. Ocon is pushing for a passage of a resolution recognizing and honoring the bravery of the late Senior Superintendent Eleuterio “Dodong” Amora for protecting the peace and order of the city during his time in the 1990s. A legend in his time, Amora rose to prominence after his 1984 gunfight with New People’s Army (NPA) hitmen near the fruit stand in Divisoria where he was able to kill a gunman while surviving several gunshot wounds himself.

photo by Michelle Amora Macapanas

Amora was known in Cagayan de Oro as the leader of Aguila, a group of police officers who gained popularity in their crusade against crime in the city way back in the 1990s, the most notable is the shootout against bank robbers at the not so developed Limketkai Complex and the killing of Kuratong Baleleng gang members at Maharlika Bridge. Amora was also the head of the Mayor’s Action Squad for Assistance (Masa). He died in 2013.

Councilor Ocon’s proposal was referred to the Committee on Tourism chaired by Councilor Jay R. Pascual for appropriate and action.

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