Aside from the national anthem, Cagayan de Oro City residents have another song to sing on their daily playlist, thanks to this councilwoman.
Ordinance No. 13221-2017 authored by Councilor Edna Dahino names “Cagayan de Oro March” as the official song of the city.
Government workers should expect to sing this on all official functions of the city, schools and barangays. Private establishments are also encouraged to sing it on their seminars and conventions.
The song was composed by the late City Schools Superintendent Esteban Sarmiento and arranged by the late Col. Juvito Lagnada of the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division.
The song title may be generic, but its lyrics will speak to every resident of CDO: “The gold in brilliant glittering/ you’ll find not in verdant mountain vales/ but deep in homes and hearts divine.”