PROFILE OF A LEADER- Former Governor Oscar Moreno
By: SUSAN T. APAREJO
Master Teacher 1, GCCNHS
The overwhelming mandate that Governor Oscar Seriña Moreno received from his constituents, highlighted by his four-year sterling performance in regaining Misamis Oriental’s glory, is a testament of the people’s confidence in his leadership aptitude, character and vision for the province.
Gov. Moreno is a product of the public education system, the private sector work ethics and technocracy, and true government service. Graduating as Salutatorian at the Balingasag Central School, he finished high school at Xavier University (formerly Ateneo de Cagayan) and earned a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Silver Medal for Academic Excellence from San Beda College. He took and passed the Bar Exams in 1975.
Before heading for the governorship, he has served two terms in the House of Representatives, representing the First District of Misamis Oriental.
As a legislator, he authored and co-authored scores of statutes embracing an extensive range of issues especially on economic concerns while shepherding the House’s priority measures as its Chairman of the Committee on Economic Affairs.
His professional competence has been a product of a wide range of education and training from prestigious international learning centers, which include Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Woodrow Wilson School of Government, Princeton University; and Duke Center for International Development, Duke University.
His passion in education has moved him to build more than 150 classrooms in less than four (4) years in the Province, with the least cost for the government. Scholarship Programs and Vocational Trainings were also set in place to cater to the indigent but deserving individuals.
A P20 million brand-new two-storey hospital building was inaugurated in Gingoog City, a product of his famous “kurambos” scheme while the seven district hospitals...