STATEMENT RE MARAWI SITUATION
FROM CDO MAYOR OSCAR MORENO
Chairman, Regional Peace & Order Council X
I have talked to PSSupt Bahian, our COCPO Head. I have also discussed the matter with Vice Mayor Kikang Uy, Councilor Romy Calizo (who is also my Focal Person on Peace, Security & Development) & Col Mario Verner Monsanto (of our CDRRM). Gen Calizo also helps me with my RPOC duties, & is in close coordination with 4ID Officialdom, led by BGen Benjie Madrigal.
Our security agencies are on full alert, both in Region X & in CDO. Checkpoints in key strategic areas are in place, & we are closely following the Marawi situation. Patrols are being made around the clock. I call upon our people to remain calm, but at the same time be always vigilant & observant. I urge our barangay officials & leaders to closely oversee their respective barangays, & immediately report any unusual activities. To our brethrens in Marawi & neighboring communities, I call for restraint & faithful adherence to peace. Let us not divert from the road of peace & development
Clamor for change has swept our country by storm when the new presidency took over the helm of national leadership with a promise to minimize, if not, put an end to widespread graft and corruption, drug menace and criminality.
Aiming to bring back people's trust and confidence in government, our national leaders have started instituting several reforms and innovations on the entire bureaucracy primarily to improve efficiency in the delivery of frontline services in cognizance to Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007.
In the local level, the City Government of Cagayan de Oro strives its best to do the same by putting in place measures that would elevate the level of performance of all departments and offices at City Hall so that we could .'serve our people the best way possible'.
As a matter of fact, we initiated an in-depth office performance and commitment review in order to instill to all city officials and employees the importance of professionalism and value of ownership of the bureaucracy.
On procedural matters, our automated business processing and licensing system is working well, while our online building permit management system is on track. All these efforts are geared towards giving comfort and convenience to the transacting public since requirements and processing time has been reduced to minimum in accordance with the national standards.
But to align our thrust with the national government focusing on the improvement of frontline services, we need to execute careful review and re-examination of our existing Citizen's Charter as mandated by the Civil Service Commission.
Hence, I am hoping that re-visiting our Citizen's Charter through the publication of this second edition will ensure our constituents more proactive, inclusive and resilient local governance.