Z.C. Eatery: That Quintessential Kagay-anon Carenderia

Every city worth its salt prides itself with a place where a resident or visitor can have a heavenly meal for an earthly price. These are most often carenderias (or carinderia, if you must), small hole-in-the-wall food stalls selling simple meals for the man-on-the-street.

Z.C. Eatery along Pabayo street  was once Cagayan de Oro’s garbo (pride) for such a place.… Continue reading... “Z.C. Eatery: That Quintessential Kagay-anon Carenderia”

Shophouse Revival in Uptown Metropolis

The shophouse that was so common all-over South-East Asia and the Philippines’ leading urban centers will soon be having a revival in Uptown Cagayan de Oro.

The shophouse which did double duty as a residence and business was once ubiquitous in Southeast Asia and also found in Southern China, Hong Kong, Macau,  Singapore, and as far as Sri Lanka. … Continue reading... “Shophouse Revival in Uptown Metropolis”

Kagay-anon Stude conferred Head of School Award at Stanford University OHS

A 17-year old student from Cagayan de Oro has been bestowed the Head of School Award from the Stanford University Online High School (Stanford OHS) based in California, USA.

Stanford Online High School is an independent school located at Stanford University for intellectually passionate students in grades 7–12. Founded in 2006 as a three-year high school, and subsequently expanded to include grades 7–9, Stanford OHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).… Continue reading... “Kagay-anon Stude conferred Head of School Award at Stanford University OHS”

For providing quality shelter for EveryJuan: PH Real Estate Asia Awards cites Pueblo de Oro’s Familia Apartments at Bamboo Lane with Special-Purpose Development of the Year-Philippines

The Familia Apartments at Bamboo Lane, developed by Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation, has won the Special-Purpose Development of the Year – Philippines in the Development Awards category of the recently concluded Real Estate Asia (REA) Awards 2021.

Presented by Real Estate Asia magazine, the award recognizes the most innovative real estate developments in Asia Pacific that stand out in the market regardless of a challenging environment.… Continue reading... “For providing quality shelter for EveryJuan: PH Real Estate Asia Awards cites Pueblo de Oro’s Familia Apartments at Bamboo Lane with Special-Purpose Development of the Year-Philippines”

Because a picture paints a thousand words: Snapshots from the life of Carlos Neri Arce

We are bringing back this updated story in celebration of the life and works of one of Cagayan de Oro’s foremost visual artists and photographers Nene Arce who recently passed on at the fine young age of 97.

 At the spry young age of 86, Carlos Neri Arce published a book about his family’s journey in Cagayan de Oro over the last 90 years.… Continue reading... “Because a picture paints a thousand words: Snapshots from the life of Carlos Neri Arce”

THE WATER TOWER CENTENNIAL 1922-2022

Valuing the past to grasp a sustainable future

The Construction

The construction of the Cagayan Waterworks Tank, or the Water Tower as we know it today, began in 1919. Its pipes were ordered from the US a year prior.

Cagayan Waterworks Water Tower under construction in 1921 (CDO Museum)

Budget for the construction of the structure was projected at P33,000, and shared between the US Insular Government and the Municipal Government of Cagayan de Misamis.… Continue reading... “THE WATER TOWER CENTENNIAL 1922-2022”

Pueblo de Oro to invest P6-7B more, redevelop Township: Uptown Pioneer shares vision for Makati of Cagayan de Oro

The man who went where angels feared to tread and almost singlehandedly willed the creation of what has now become the booming Uptown Cagayan de Oro, recently shared his vision for what lies beyond the post-pandemic horizon.

Guillermo D. Luchangco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation (PDO), perked up the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc.’s… Continue reading... “Pueblo de Oro to invest P6-7B more, redevelop Township: Uptown Pioneer shares vision for Makati of Cagayan de Oro”

Guillermo D. Luchangco: Chamber honors Oro Visionary with Hall Dedication

The Voice of Business in Northern Mindanao honors one of its pioneer visionaries in Cagayan de Oro during its general assembly today.

The highlight of the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc.’s (Oro Chamber) 2nd General Membership Meeting and Induction of New Members held virtually via zoom was the unveiling and dedication of the Guillermo D.Continue reading... “Guillermo D. Luchangco: Chamber honors Oro Visionary with Hall Dedication”

2nd Lt Apollo Bacarrisas Tiano : The Forgotten Kagay-anon Hero in the ‘Forgotten War’

It wasn’t their war, but when one country threatens the freedom of another, Filipinos did not hesitate to answer to answer the call to arms.

When the Republic of Korea (ROK) was created in 15 August 1948, the Philippines became the first Asian state to open diplomatic relations with the ROK, and the fifth overall in the world.… Continue reading... “2nd Lt Apollo Bacarrisas Tiano : The Forgotten Kagay-anon Hero in the ‘Forgotten War’”

Folklore, Fakelore and the Ethnolinguistic History of the name Cagayan

Place name explanations often border on the fantastic and the comical. Intramuros, for instance, was said to have been named “so that the Moros will not entra.” Arnold Azurin (1995) calls this cultural malpractice the abuse of folklore in our national culture, coining the term “fakelore.”

What is the folklore and fakelore of the name “Cagayan”?… Continue reading... “Folklore, Fakelore and the Ethnolinguistic History of the name Cagayan”