For the 4th time now, Cagayan de Oro celebrates HIMUGSO- a twin celebration of Independence Day (June 12) and City Charter Day (June 15) – celebrating the city’s 68th Charter Day at Kiosko Kagawasan, Divisoria on June 15, 2018.

The celebration started with the raising of the Philippine Flag joined by the city government officials and private sectors together with the Kagay-anons. Among them is the Department of Science and Technology- Region X’s officials and staff showing unity in all aspects. DOST-X is dynamically ready to serve and will continue to develop community service especially of which are in-line with Science and Technology.

After then, a holy mass was observed.

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III kicked-off the celebration with his opening message to his fellow Kagay-anons and City Mayor Oscar Moreno delivered his term report.


“Ang kalampusan sa Cagayan de Oro kinahanglan dili lang mag sumikad sa atong kaugalingong kalampusan kundili ang kalampusan pud sa atong mga silingan, dili lang gihapon nagsumikad sa kalampusan nila kundili naa gihapon tabang gikan sa kalampusan sa Cagayan de Oro,” Moreno said explaining the “symbiotic-relationship” that the city gets from the neighboring places in Northern Mindanao.

“The success of one contributes to the success of the other”, and “the failure of one can certainly affect the others as well,” he added.

Cagayan de Oro, as a leading city in the region wherein DOST-X is located, continues to do its duties and responsibilities with other government sectors. The city continually carries on the inspiration driven by the country’s determined plans, and proving what Mayor Moreno said that “solidarity must be strengthened with compassion.”

DOST-X annually observes the Charter Day celebration as it continually offers services to those who are in need regardless of their religion, tribe or race.

“Let’s work together and bring about a much better Cagayan de Oro, a much progressive Cagayan de Oro!” – Moreno

Happy 68th Birthday, Cagayan de Oro City! (Mara Vania T. Verula, Krizzia L. Ejansantos – DOST-X)