Advocacies



GENERAL ADVOCACIES

I. POLITICAL
1. STRONG, JUST AND DEMOCRATIC FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
-Voice out and defend your stand to the best of your abilities to bring out the best in everything but at the end of the day, respect the majority's decision;
-Promote and propagate Federalism in the Philippines in order to have a more efficient and a more progressive nation in terms of Political, Social and Economic development.
-Promote the shift to Parliamentary System which is a more responsive system for our country.

2. STRONG NATIONAL AND DOMESTIC SECURITY
-Military Modernization and Professionalization to have a strong and self-reliant defense capability from external aggression;
-Police Modernization & Professionalization to be able to maintain domestic or internal security.

3. STRONG BUT COOPERATIVE FOREIGN POLICY
-Free, Independent and Strong Foreign Policy to defend our Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity;
-Non-aggression and non-interference in the internal affairs of other states in order to promote peaceful coexistence among nations;
-Strategic Diplomacy to advance our national interests and those of our friends, neighbors and allies in line with the principles of reciprocity and cooperation.

4. CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION
-Actively engage in climate change mitigation programs or projects;
-Undertake measures that would minimize the risks of natural calamities and allow nature to take its natural path;
-Increase the readiness for natural and man made disasters;
-Promote the use of Electric Vehicles starting with public transportation to minimize smoke emission, use of fossil fuel, use of oil, noise, over speeding and everything related to it;
-Promote efficient Solid Waste Management, recycling of non-biodegradable waste and proper disposal of toxic waste
-Promote efficient use of Water and ensure food security;
-Promote the use of Solar Power, Wind Power and other Renewable Energy;

II. SOCIAL
1. EMPOWERMENT OF EVERY FILIPINO
-Maximize personal development by conducting necessary seminars and orientations at barangay level;
-Instill a sense of patriotism, a sense of national pride and unity among the citizens strongly committed to the principles and practices of universally accepted human values, social justice and sustainable development regardless of religion;
-Sports development;

2. UPGRADE THE FORMAL & TECHNICAL EDUCATION SYSTEM
-Clean, renovate, expand and maintain existing classrooms and build new ones as necessary;
-Leverage from the latest technologies in order to deliver quality education;
-Improve the existing curriculum so that students may be amply prepared to the new challenges of our time;
-Promote a pro-active and dynamic education;
-Continuously develop the knowledge and skills base of our population especially the youth and marginalized;

3. UPGRADE THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES
-Clean, renovate, expand and maintain existing hospitals and health centers and build new ones as necessary; 
-Aggressively upgrade the facilities and equipment of public hospitals;
-Assure the availability of medicines and laboratory supplies;
-Hire more doctors especially those with specializations;
-Hire more nurses and health care workers;

III. ECONOMIC
1. STRONG AND GLOBALLY COMPETENT ECONOMY
-Adaptation and development of industries indigenous to our country;
-Responsibly cultivate rich raw materials, process them, saturate the domestic market and export the surplus;
-Aggressively develop our Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Capabilities;
-Promote our Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry;
-Encourage local businesses to leverage from the technology of using online stores in order to tap the global market;
-Actively promote the production of 100% Filipino Automotive Brands;
-Strengthen the supply chain;

2. 100% EMPLOYMENT
-Secure a complete database of skills of the population and match them with the jobs database;
-Conduct multiple retraining and certificate programs in order to enhance the skills of the population;
-Attract both domestic and foreign investors;

3. JUMPSTART AND PROMOTE MSME's
-Promote entrepreneurship especially among the youth. 500,000 students graduate from College every year without jobs waiting for them. Why rely on looking for jobs alone when everyone could be entrepreneurs and provide jobs for others?
-Existing public and private programs must be enhanced and additional programs shall be formulated to realize this endeavor and reach as many individuals as possible. Teach them, guide them then let them fly;
-Make business registration processes easy;

4. UNDERTAKE MEASURES THAT ARE PRO DEVELOPMENT AND PRO BUSINESS
-Pass laws that are business friendly in order to promote both domestic and foreign investments;
-Liberalize our economy by removing provisions in our constitution that hinders foreign investments.  Let's bring home our OFWs by brining home their employers;
-Enhance the infrastructure in order to accommodate the development and industrialization;
-Place necessary incentives and/or tax breaks for priority investments that provides multiple jobs;
-Minimize the cost of doing business;


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11-POINT SPECIFIC PRIORITY AGENDA
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY
(Not in any particular order)

1. ORGANIZE THE NEW 'CDA' - CAGAYAN DE ORO DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
(Subject to further improvements and revisions.)
  • To function as the muscle of the CDRRMC or City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council
  • To continuously implement programs, policies and procedures to achieve public safety, especially disaster preparedness for preventive or rescue operations during times of calamities and disasters
  • To absorb currently active RTA and ORO ALERT personnel
  • To operate and maintain a fully functional Rescue 911 hotline with Quick Response Teams or QRTs ready to respond to emergencies 24/7
Disaster First Response Vehicle

  • To study the feasibility of a mass transport system and the institution of a system to regulate road users
  • To formulate, adopt and implement policies, standards, rules and regulations, programs and projects to rationalize and optimize urban land use and provide direction to urban growth and expansion, the rehabilitation and development of slum and blighted areas, the development of shelter and housing facilities, the provision of necessary social services and the protection of the environment
  • To prepare, coordinate and regulate the implementation of medium-term and long-term investment programs for city-wide services that indicate sources and uses of funds for priority programs and projects, and includes the packaging of projects and presentation to funding institutions
  • To undertake and manage on its own city-wide programs and projects for the delivery of specific services within the city subject to the approval of the City Council wherein CDA can create appropriate project management offices for this purpose
  • To coordinate and monitor the implementation of action plans, programs and projects in Cagayan de Oro City, identify bottlenecks and adopt solutions to problems of implementation
  • To perform other related functions required to achieve the objectives of the CDA, including the undertaking of delivery of basic services to the barangays, when deemed necessary subject to prior coordination with and consent of the barangay concerned

MAJOR FUNCTIONS OF CDA:

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT 

State-of-the-Art Traffic Command Center

  •  To set the policies concerning traffic in Cagayan de Oro City
  • To formulate, coordinate, and monitor policies, standards, programs and projects to rationalize the existing transport operations, infrastructure requirements, the use of thoroughfares, and promotion of safe and convenient movement of persons and goods
  • To coordinate and regulate the implementation of all programs and projects concerning traffic management
  • To administer, implement and perform necessary preventive maintenance on infrastructures, state-of-the-art engineering functions and traffic education programs
  • To install and administer a single ticketing system, fix, impose and collect fines and penalties for all kinds of violations of traffic rules and regulations, whether moving or non-moving in nature, and confiscate and suspend or revoke drivers' licenses in the enforcement of such traffic laws and regulations
  • To enforce all traffic laws and regulations in Cagayan de Oro City, through its state-of-the-art traffic command center, and may deputize members of the PNP, traffic enforcers of barangays, duly licensed security guards, or members of non-governmental organizations to whom may be delegated certain authority, subject to such conditions and requirements as the authority may impose


SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT



Waste to Electricity

  • To formulate and implement policies, standards, programs and projects for proper and sanitary waste disposal. 
  • To establish and operate sanitary land-fill, waste to electricity plant and related facilities and the implementation of other alternative programs intended to reduce, reuse and recycle solid waste
  • To advance proper collection of recyclable materials thereby reducing the amount of solid waste that would require land filling to the final disposal facilities that CDA assures to provide
  • To perform a door to door garbage collection in the city as a means to achieve a litter-free, garbage-free streets, sidewalks, vacant lots and waterways
  • To undertake actual cleaning of public places for a fee to be shouldered by fines from violators and vandals
  • To strictly enforce the policies and impose fines for violators


 FLOOD CONTROL, SEWERAGE AND OTHER DISASTER MANAGEMENT 


Underground Flood Control Structure

  • To formulate and implement policies, standards, programs and projects for an integrated flood control, drainage and sewerage system
  • To build a strategic underground flood control structures
  • To concretize the river banks and create green parks along urbanized areas
  • To strategically build break waters at Macajalar Bay
  • To prevent flooding in Cagayan de Oro City and to make all roads flood-free and passable to all types of vehicles and pedestrians at all times
  • To regularly maintain the sewers and drainage systems
  • To conduct regular calamity or disaster drills (flood, fire, earthquake, tsunami, insurgencies, terrorist attacks, etc.)
  • To implement contingency plans for the evacuation, mobilization of relief goods & survival kits and rehabilitation to to disasters and calamities


 HEALTH, PUBLIC SAFETY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION


Water Rafting


  • To prevent, control or contain disease outbreaks
  • To safeguard the health and sanitation of the city
  • To make necessary provisions and infrastructure for public safety
  •  To improve accessibility for persons with disabilities or PWDs, women, children and the elderly 
  • To regularly inspect the safety and maintain public installations, parks & buildings
  • To enhance the ecological balance of the city
  • To prevent, control and abate environmental degradation especially mining and illegal logging
  • To strictly enforce health, public safety & environmental laws

2. IMPROVE THE FORMAL & TECHNICAL EDUCATION SYSTEM

3. UPGRADE THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES

4. AGGRESSIVE JOB GENERATION FROM LOCAL, DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS

5. CREATION OF MORE LGU ENTERPRISES

6. CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION & ADAPTATION

7. ZERO CORRUPTION

8. AGGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF MSME's AND COOPERATIVES

9. 100% EMPLOYMENT OF CAGAYAN DE ORO RESIDENTS | CITY-WIDE ID SYSTEM

10. MODERNIZE, PROFESSIONALIZE AND RIGIDLY TRAIN LOCAL LAW ENFORCERS

11. ENSURE FOOD SECURITY & SELF-SUFFICIENCY


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