A proposal to install welcome arches and boundary markers in all of Cagayan de Oro City’s entry points has drawn support. In his special report, City Councilor James K. Judith II said these structures will not only welcome motorists and tourists upon entering the city but will also inform them that they have reached the city’s territory. He added that the installation of these arches will lead to the proper implementation of city ordinances regarding the territorial jurisdiction of the city.
Meanwhile, Councilor Edgar Cabanlas on his part said he is agreeable to the proposal but the exact location of the markers should be ensured by coordinating with appropriate government agencies particularly in areas with boundary disputes.
Councilor Judith lamented that Cagayan de Oro has no welcome arches or signages until now despite regarded as a billionaire city. He said he is amenable to even simple and modest designs as long as the same are based on international standards and specifications.
His proposal was referred to the committees on public works, on tourism and arbitration of boundaries chaired respectively by Councilors John Michael L. Seno, Jay R. Pascual and Judith for further study.
with text and photo by JAOclarit/SP