We are committed to best serve all Stakeholders through: the empowerment of the citizenry; humane, efficient and transparent participatory governance; the delivery of services that respond to stakeholder’s needs; compassionate adherence to the rule of the law; and the transformation of Cagayan de Oro City as the prime city of convergence of the South.


born in February 28, 1951

Career in the Private Sector

He started as a trial attorney at the Philippine National Railways and later became the corporate legal counsel of major financial institutions in the country such as the Far East Bank and Trust Company, Ayala Investment and Development Corporation, Ayala International Finance Ltd. (Hong Kong), Bank of the Philippines Islands, Citibank, Ayala Life Assurance, Inc. and FGU Insurance Corporation. He then became Associate Director of the Strategic Planning Group of Ayala Corporation and Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel of BPI Capital Corporation.

Career in Public Service

  • Congressman (1998-2004)
    - In 1998, he joined public service and was elected as the Representative of the First District of Misamis Oriental.
  • Governor of Misamis Oriental (2004-2013)
    - In 2004, he was elected Governor of the Province of Misamis Oriental and re-elected in the succeeding elections in 2007 and 2010.
  • Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City (2013- Present)

Educational Background

He graduated salutatorian at the Balingasag Central School and finished secondary education at Xavier University. He took up Bachelor of Arts at the University of Manila; finished his Bachelor of Laws degree at San Beda College and earned a Silver Medal for Academic Excellence. He took and passed the bar exams in 1975.

Family and Personal Life

Gov. Moreno was born in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental to Dr. Emeterio A. Moreno Sr. and Milagros Roa Seriña, a retired public school teacher and music instructor. He is married to Arlene Parado Pasion from Laoag City and Dingras, Ilocos Norte with whom he has three children – Sean Oliver, Imee Rose and Oscar Jr.