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Cagayan de Oro March to be sung in all programs, functions of CH

THE Cagayan de Oro March will be sung in all official functions or programs of the city government of Cagayan de Oro and its departments and offices, as well as of public schools and barangays.

This, after the 18th City Council during its regular session Monday, April 3, 2017, enacted Ordinance No. 13221-2017, amending Ordinance No. 3661-93, which adopts the Cagayan de Oro March as the official song of the city.

The amendatory ordinance, authored by Councilor Edna M. Dahino, provides that the Cagayan de Oro March must be sung regularly in all official and semi-official gatherings of both government and private sectors in the city to inculcate devotion and loyalty to the city.

She said this will show that Kagay-anons are proud of their city, which will also be instilled in the minds and hearts of the children.

The Cagayan de Oro March was composed by the late City Superintendent of Schools Esteban Sarmiento and arranged by the late Col. Juvito Lagnada of the 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army.

The ordinance was endorsed by the committees on tourism and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Jay R. Pascual and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, respectively.

Councilors Pascual and George S. Goking said the City Council should also start singing the Cagayan de Oro March during its sessions.

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