The City of Good Life as what Oroquieta is popularly known was awarded the Seal of Good Housekeeping for complying with the Full Disclosure Policy Program of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). This is the 2nd time Oroquieta bagged the said prestigious award being a consistent awardee and got the P20M reward. Last year the city got P3.5M as 2011 awardee.
The City of Oroquieta successfully hosted the 2nd ASEAN Heritage Parks Conference held at the Boardroom of the prestigious Oroquieta Town Center on August 4-5 . The event was organized by the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity with the generous support of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB), DENR Region 10 and the local government through the offices of the Provincial Governor Herminia M. Ramiro of Misamis Occidental and Oroquieta City Mayor Jason P. Almonte (JPA). The Secretary and Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection Hon. Nereus O. Acosta who is a Mindanaon was the guest speaker who gave insights on the benefits of having a protected parks and wildlife area. Delegates composed of NGOs,Environmental advocates, Forest Rangers, DENR officers and staff attended the two day affair.
To commemorate nutrition month the city of Oroquieta showcased different farm produce during the culmination of the 38th National Nutrition Month with the theme "Pagkain ng gulay ugaliin , araw-araw itong ihain" on Thursday March 26 at the ABC Gym. Clustered Barangays set up booths as they displayed varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Highlighting the affair was a "Market-Market sa Barrio Fiesta" where visitors and onlookers can buy farm produce at a low price and most importantly, the program launching of "Child Health Now" a global advocacy campaign aimed to end preventable deaths in child 0-5 years old. Most of these child death happens because of preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea,malnutrition, and lack of access to quality health care. Child Health Now campaign is undertaken by World Vision Development Foundation through HIMAYA Foundation as lead agency with LGU-Oroquieta as partner. A four year campaign goal intends to engage partners(LGU) in improving Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN). These MNCHN support systems include policies and legislation, regulations for service delivery, government and civil society collaboration, including participation of families, children and youth. To recall, Oroquieta has a continuing child Feeding Program that started in 2010 covering 47 barangays. Recently, another child health watch program "Bantay Kahimsog sa Kabataan" was also launched by the JPA administration.
On the occasion of his birthday City Mayor Jason P. Almonte led the program launching of " Bantay Kahimsog sa Kabataan " a child health care campaign program of his administration in Oroquieta City on Wednesday 20 June at Oroquieta City Central Elementary School. Health kits containing toiletries and vitamins were distributed to several pupils of the said public elementary school. The launching was simultaneous with the city's feeding program as pupils enjoyed a simple but nutritive cup of porridge with egg and hot chocolate.