After a mass in Macabalan, the fluvial procession last August 28 proceeded up the Cagayan de Oro River and circled back around the Ysalinas Bridge and concluded on the banks at the back of the City Hall premises. Show in photo are some of the gaily decorated bancas getting ready to position themselves for docking near a stage behind City Hall.
The Street Dancing group from Barangay Kauswagan showed up during the flagraising ceremony at City Hall, August 29, to perform their winning street dance that made them champions (and P200,000.00 richer) during the Street Dancing Competition held last August 26, 2012. Barangay Bayabas and Bugo came in 2nd and 3rd, earning them P150,000.00 & P100,000.00 respectively.
City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano, together with Tourism Board Chair Ms. Rhia Rita Abalos (2nd from right) and Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas (right) presented the winners of the recent Search for Miss Kagay-an 2012 during the flagraising ceremony at the city hall, August 29, 2012 – from left Miss Kagay-an 2012 Greanne Trisha T. Mendoza, First Runner-up Emie Lou Yamba, 2nd Runner-up Leslie Ghan, and her twin sister 3rd Runner-up Elaine Ghan.
The 11 lovely candidates of the Search for Miss Kagay-an 2012 show their best pose during the Casual & Long Gown Competition held August 22, 2012 @ the Rodelsa Hall.
City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano took a fancy to a bonsai plant on display at the City Hall grounds during the kick off ceremony of the Agro-Industrial Fair, August 15, 2012. Several booths put up by the barangays as well as by private entities displayed agricultural products ranging from vegetables, fruits, plants, seedlings, to dairy produce. Landscaping work were also on display featuring ornamental plants, grass and other decorative paraphernalia.
City Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Y. Emano receives some tokens from Cagayan de Oro Hotels and Restaurants Association (COHARA) President Ms. Joanna Yu during the Kumbira 2012 opening at the Atrium in the LKK Center, August 15, where he delivered a short message in appreciation of this event which, among other things, fosters friendly competition between culinary enthusiasts from all over Mindanao.
Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas (front, 2nd from right), CdeO Tourism Board Chair Ms. Rhia Rita Abalos (front, 3rd from left), Councilor President Elipe (left), Councilor Nadia Emano-Elipe (2nd from left), and DOT Regional Director Catalino Chan III (right) ‘plant’ rice seedlings on the bamboo tubes before the ceremonial opening of the ‘gate’ to the Kumbira 2012 at the LKK Center Atrium, August 15, 2012. Photo also shows City Administrator Atty. Leon Du M. Gan (center, behind VM Acenas) and COHARA President Joanna Yu (in black).
CdeO City Administrator Atty. Leon Du M. Gan poses with one of the “Art Tsada” artist with a piece featuring a silhouette of a tree with people clinging on its branches reminiscent of the experiences of a lot of survivors during the Sendong flood last year. The exhibit is open to the public with the participating artists doing ‘on-the-spot’ painting demonstrations and workshops during the fiesta celebrations specially dedicated to Sendong survivor children to help them recover from the psychological trauma brought about by the disaster.
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¬ Talent Competition was held at the SM City last August 12, 2012 4pm.
City Councilor Adrian L. Barba (standing) answers a question thrown to him by media men regarding the planned core events for the August festival particularly the PE Rhythmic Dance Competition which he chairs during the Kagay-an Festival 2012 Media Launching held July 25 at the City Tourism Hall. Present during the launching were Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas, Chair of the Kagay-an Festival Executive Committee (2nd from left); Kag. Alexander S. Dacer, Chair of the Fluvial Procession (left); SM City Mall Manager Ms. Clara Elizagam, Chair of Pyro Festival (right); Dr. Lucien Anthony Acac (center) who represented Kag. Annie Y. Daba, Chair of Agro Fair, Rodeo and Horseshow; Kag. Emmanuel Abejuela, Chair of Festival Parade; Kag. Ramon Tabor,Chair of Festival Run; Kag. Dometilo Acenas, Chair of Festival Dance; Ms. Rhia Rita Abalos, Chair of Miss Cagayan Committee; and City Administrator Leon Du M. Gan, Chair of Mass Halad/Novena.