Saturday, November 30, 2013

From above

Ever wonder how it looks like from above?

Friday, November 29, 2013

Primavera Residences

Primavera Residences, the first eco-friendly building in Cagayan de Oro, has partnered with PSBank for a home loan program. The two 10-storey condominiums (one of which is still under construction) situated at Pueblo Business Park were designed by an Italian architecture office. Architect Romolo V. Nati says the design reduces energy consumption, self-produces renewable energy and offers a green inner courtyard.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha

Members of the Cagayan de Oro
Baha'i community will observe today,
a holy day, the anniversary of the death of 'Abdu'l-Baha.
Read about 'Abdu'l-Baha at

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

LET topnotcher

A press release from the Office of the City Council.
LET topnotcher is CdeO graduate

CAGAYAN de Oro has again produced a top board passer.

Councilor Roger Abaday said Miriam Avanzado Miranda of Golden Heritage Polytechnic College in Barangay Carmen, topped the Licensure Examination for Teachers given last September 29, 2013 with a grade of 90.60%.

In view of this, the City Council during its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas adopted a resolution congratulating and commending her for this achievement.

In Resolution No. 11521-2013, the City Council also commended and congratulated Golden Heritage Polytechnic College for producing Top One successful Teaching Licensure examinee in the recent examinations for teachers.

The resolution was authored by Councilor President D. Elipe.

Spanish Bridge 4

Work progress on the Spanish Bridge construction.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Day of the Covenant

Baha'is of Cagayan de Oro
will commemorate today,
a holy day, the Day of the Covenant.
Read about the Covenant at --

Monday, November 25, 2013


No, you're not in Thailand.
Little Bangkok is a little store on Velez Street.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

River dike 3

Work progress on concreting the river dike,
west bank of Cagayan River.

Friday, November 22, 2013

View from Seda Centrio

Southwestward view from the 11th floor of Seda Centrio.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


An eagle's eyeview
of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center
and other manmade structures among trees
northwestward from the 11th floor of Seda Centrio.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Yes, you're in Cagayan de Oro,
on the road to barangay FS Catanico.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Education summit

A press release from the City Information Office.


In an effort to raise the bar of the 'not-so-encouraging' performance level of Cagayan de Oro City School's Division, the City Government through the leadership of City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno in partnership with Synergeia president and CEO Dr. Nene Guevara, Xavier University president Fr. Roberto 'Bobby' C. Yap and city schools division superintendent Dr. Elena M. Borcillo, initiated the First Cagayan de Oro City Education Summit on Nov. 16, 2013 at the City Tourism Hall attended by local education officials, principals, teachers, barangay officials, parents and youth representatives. Through the summit, Mayor Moreno is hopeful that the city's performance level on education will ultimately go a notch higher, especially on the national achievement test, survival and dropout rate.


Is "chesse" a chess piece made of cheese?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Today's prices 12

For a cup of coffee.

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Yes, you're in Cagayan de Oro,
at a bend of the Cugman River.
That's a horse cropping grass (bottom left)
and there are two more upriver.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


Shopwise at Limketkai Center
opens its doors today.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Stamp frames

Quiz Time:

In which university library
would you find these frames
of postage stamps?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Photo exhibit

Explore Mindanao,
an exhibit featuring framed photos
of local scenes around Mindanao
shot by members of the Oro Photographic Society,
opens today at Limketkai Mall.
It will run until November 20.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


No, you're not in Bohol.
You'll find Bohol Tinsmith
and two other tinsmiths
flanking it on Mortola Street.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Typhoon Yolanda

A press release from the City Council.

Oro dads earmark P5M for LGUs affected by cyclone
THE City Council during its regular session yesterday presided over by Councilor Ramon G. Tabor enacted an ordinance appropriating the sum of P5-million from any available sources of funds as pinpointed to by the Local Finance Committee to be made available as financial assistance to the provinces of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Cebu, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Albay, Masbate, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Leyte, Samar, Eastern and Nothern Samar, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Sur, Ormoc City, Tacloban City, Southern Leyte and Biliran, which were affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
The ordinance authorizes Mayor Oscar Moreno to deliver or turnover the said assistance.
Councilor President D. Elipe, author of the ordinance, said the amount to be given to each LGU will be the prerogative of the mayor. He can also seek additional appropriation to the City Council, Elipe added.

Birth of Baha'u'llah

Baha'is of Cagayan de Oro
will observe today a holy day
-- the Birth of Baha'u'llah.
for a photographic narrative
about His life.

Monday, November 11, 2013

COPC 62 years

The Cagayan de Oro Press Club turns 62 today.
Schedule of activities:
7 a.m. Motorcade
8 a.m. Bloodletting, Medical Mission
3 p.m. General Assembly
6 p.m. Fellowship Dinner
The theme is @62 continuing to uphold Transparency, Responsibility, Honesty and Truthfulness.

Sunday, November 10, 2013


No, you're not in China.
Shanghai Bakery, famous for its hot monay bread,
occupies a corner of Cruz Taal and Capistrano streets.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Extra Joss

It says Sipang Tumatagal!
but the illustration
is that of a clenched fist.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Casa Real de Cagayan

Quiz Time:

On which building would you find
this marker of the Cagayan de Oro
Historical and Cultural Commission?

Thursday, November 7, 2013


No, you're not in Bulacan.
This temporary store
appears at J.R. Borja St. corner Corrales Ave.
every November and December of the year
to sell firecrackers and fireworks
for the coming New Year's Day revelry.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Water tower

Quiz Time:

This old water tower near Gaston Park
was built during the...

1. Spanish era
2. American period
3. Japanese occupation

and now houses the city museum.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Stop thru street

Rizal Street, for a long time now,
is a one-way street from north to south.
This Stop Thru Street road sign
at the corner of Rizal and R.N. Abejuela
is not needed anymore.

Monday, November 4, 2013

T.G.I. Friday's

Looking for a light meal
of just the right amount?
Try Bruschetta Fish
at T.G.I. Friday's,
Centrio Mall.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


No, you're not in Macau.
Mister Macau is on Velez Street.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dike repair

Workers are replacing a damaged section
of the dike on the east bank of Cagayan River
to protect the Patrick Cronin Hall.

Friday, November 1, 2013


At first glance I thought they were selling
a grave for a very cheap price.