Canuto Oreta dead, Malabon City mayor passes away

Malabon City mayor Canuto “Tito” Oreta passed away at 10 am Monday, September 3, 2012, after a battle with lung cancer, news reports said.

Oreta died of “multiple organ failure” at the St. Lukes hospital. He was 73.

Our condolences to the bereaved family and sympathy to the people of the City of Malabon.

Mayor Oreta’s profile:

Before becoming the Malabon City Mayor, he served as the Barangay Captain of Maysilo for several terms. Barangay Maysilo bestowed upon him the honor of being their Outstanding Barangay Captain in 1989. And then, the KAMANAVA Press Corps. recognized him as 1994 Outstanding Barangay Captain in the North Sector of Metropolitan Manila. For three consecutive terms, he was elected as President of Malabon Association of Barangay Captains, which automatically called him as City Councilor to the Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Malabon.

His tenure as a City Mayor is market by extraordinary achievements and circumstances. During the 2007 Mayoral election, he emerged as an uncontested candidate. He is the Builder Mayor of the Twenty First Century Malabon. Engineer by family business orientation and profession, he matured into a strong proponent of social engineering in the emerging highly urbanized City of Malabon.

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Under the leadership of Mayor Tito, the City Government of Malabon entered a new rise of Good Governance centered in the nurturance and education of the youth, the protection of women and care of children amid nurturance of the environment.

Right now, the City Government is facing head-on the perennial problem of flooding during the rainy months of June to September. And we are using all possible solutions to it; as well as the continuation of the KAMANAVA Flood Control and Drainage Improvement Project.

As the environment and the ecology are the highest priority for all citizens of Malabon, the Oreta administration realized two of the biggest dreams of the City such as: the New Malabon City Sports Complex Building, which is one of its kind in the KAMANAVA area; and, the New 11-storey Government Center Building with scenic elevator and Parking Space facility.

Meanwhile, vice mayor Antolin Oreta III, better known as Len-len Oreta, has been serving as the Acting City Mayor of Malabon since March 2012.

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