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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

The Executive Building

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The present building was constructed in 1940 and it is located on the grounds where the Casa Real once stood. With Cagayan de Misamis (the old name of Cagayan de Oro) as the capital of the Segundo Distrito de Mindanao, the Casa Real wasthe seat of the Spanish colonial administration with a Spanish military governor at the helm.

On January 10, 1899, Cagayan de Misamis celebrated the new Philippine Republic with a festive parade and cannonades. The center of the two day celebration was the Casa Real where the first elected local officials held office. A historical marker place by the Cagayan de Oro Historical and Cultural Commission was installed in the building a hundred years later. (PHOTO : by Rhoel Condeza)