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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”