Friday, October 31, 2014


A press release from the Office of the City Council.
Beautification drive in brgys under study

THE City Council committee on tourism chaired by Councilor Lourdes Candy Darimbang, on Tuesday discussed the proposed ordinance which will pave the way for the conduct of a   beautification drive in all barangays in Cagayan de Oro City.
Councilor Darimbang, author of the proposed ordinance, said there is a need for the 80 barangays to take part in the cleanliness drive to promote and enhance the present ambiance and natural landscape of the city.
She said one way of captivating the attention of various communities is to encourage the participation of every barangay.
The lady councilor said a pleasant community appearance will add to home values and harness neighborhood unification. She said it will encourage the active participation of residents in improving the aesthetics of the community and bring the sense of pride among the residents.
During the meeting with representatives from City Tourism & Cultural Affairs Office and some barangay chairmen, it was agreed that an adhoc committee  should be created to  study and prepare the mechanics of the proposed ordinance.
The adhoc committee will be composed of representatives of the City Tourism Office, City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO), City Public Services Office (CPSO), Community Affairs Division, City Accounting Office, City Budget Office and Association of the Barangay Council headed by Councilor Yan Lam Lim.
The committee will tackle the final composition of the adhoc committee and mechanics of the proposed ordinance on November 18, 2014.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Haircut and eyebrow trim

Today's prices.
For haircut and eyebrow trim.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jeepney sign

A jeepney sign for passengers.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Masterson school

What used to be named KM 5 Elementary School
at Upper Balulang is now known as
Fr. William F. Masterson, SJ Elementary School.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Beauty parlor

Today's prices.
For various beauty parlor services.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Motorela inventor

A press release from the Office of the City Council.
Dads express sorrow for demise of motorela icon

THE 17th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas expressed the city’s deepest sorrow for the demise of Mr. Rafael “Faeling” D. Floirendo, inventor of the motorela and one of the pioneers of the ham industry in Cagayan de Oro.
Through Resolution No. 11801-2014, legislators cited that  his passing away has saddened many Kagay-anons,  particularly the members of the City Council and  officials and employees of the city government.
Legislators are expressing sympathy and condolences to his bereaved family.

Police outpost 1

Is the Capistrano--Gaerlan St. Police Outpost
the smallest police outpost in the world?

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Today's prices.
P15 for a stick of pork barbecue
and P5 for a piece of puso (hanging rice).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


No, you're not in Zamboanga del Norte.
The Rural Bank of Labason
has a branch in barangay Carmen,
Cagayan de Oro City (or had a branch;
it's not clear from the outside if the bank
still operates).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Police slogan

A message from the
Cagayan de Oro City Police Office.

Monday, October 20, 2014


Today's prices.
For Pecho Inasal and Pecho Bulilit.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


No, you're not in the US.
You'll find Miami Inn
in barangay Carmen.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Weekday deals

Italianni's at Centrio offers weekday lunch deals this October.
The choices are Pork Chop Basilicata with Vegetable and Rice,
Herb Chicken and Spaghetti Aglio Olio, Flame-Grilled Pork Belly and Rice,
and Seafood Vegetable and Rice.
Bon appetit!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Livable Cities

A press release from the City Information Office.

CdeO adjudged as grand winner of
‘Livable Cities Design Challenge’
Cagayan de Oro City’s status and reputation as the country’s 2nd most competitive city today rose to another level after being adjudged as grand winner of the ‘Livable Cities Design Challenge’ initiated by the National Competitiveness Council and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
‘Livable Cities Design Challenge’ is a planning and design competition whose objective is to get city planners across the Philippines to better plan their respective cities for a climate-defined future and for disaster-risk reduction.
The city bagged the top award in the Government Center category when it bested three other finalists, namely the cities of Roxas, Valenzuela and Zamboanga.
Government center means a complex of government buildings which are designed to be disaster-resistant and must be designed to serve the public in pre- and post-disaster phases. They must serve its primary purpose as a public service facility such as school, hospital or office building.
Cagayan de Oro City’s entry was entitled ‘Oro Central’ which is designed to develop City Central School not just as a topnotch public elementary institution but as well as an disaster-resistant evacuation center in times of disasters and/or calamities. 
The city’s delegation headed by City Mayor Oscar Moreno formally received the accolade during Wednesday’s final conference and awarding ceremony held in Manila.
Elated with the citation, Mayor Moreno profusely thanked local architects from the Mindanao University of Science and Technology, United Architects of the Philippines, private sector ug the local government team led by City Hall’s Local Investment Promotions Officer Eileen San Juan for working hard together on the conceptualization and designing of the city’s entry.


No, you're not in Makati City.
The Bank of Makati has a branch
in Cagayan de Oro, at barangay Carmen.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Coop Tabo

October is Cooperative Month.
Check out the COOP TABO at Gaston Park.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

River dike 4

Concreting of the dike
on the west bank of Cagayan River
is done.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fernandez Street update

Two lanes of Fernandez Street
in barangay Carmen are now concreted.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Maharlika Bridge

Maharlika Bridge as seen from the south.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Botanical garden

There's a botanical garden
on the campus of
Liceo de Cagayan University High School.

Friday, October 10, 2014

DSPC 2014

The two-day 2014 Division Schools Press Conference
opened this morning at the Liceo de Cagayan University.
Campus journalists representing public and private schools,
elementary and secondary, will compete in 10 events (English and Filipino),
namely Photojournalism, Editorial Cartooning, Sports Writing,
Editorial Writing, News Writing, Feature Writing,
Copyreading & Headline Writing, Science & Health Writing,
Script Writing & Radio Broadcasting, and Collaborative Writing.
The theme is "Empowering Resilient Communities Through Campus Journalism".

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Children's Month

A press release from the Office of the City Council.
Salcedo invites parents to take part
in Children’s Month Celebration

COUNCILOR Enrico Salcedo, chair of the City Council committee on social services and of the  City Council for the Protection of Children (CCPC) urges parents to participate in various activities that highlight the celebration of National Children’s Month in the city.
The CCPC and the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD) jointly initiated and organized programs during the month-long celebration  with the theme: “Bata Kasali Ka, Ikaw ay Mahalaga.”
The celebration started last Saturday, October 4, 2014 with the Awareness Walk for the Child’s Rights.
Other activities scheduled are: Symposium in  barangays Carmen and Canitoan today, October 8 and in barangays Bugo and Macabalan on October 10 and a Film Showing entitled “Paglaya sa Tanikala” at the Ayala Centrio on October 11.
On October 13, there will be an educational tour for street children and Children in Conflict with Law (CICL) at Sugbongcogon.
A Street Children and Parents Enhancement Seminar will be beld on October 19 at the City Tourism Hall and a Sportfest on October 20, which will be participated by street children from the Boys Town and Tahanan ng Kabataan.
There will also be a free dental and medical check-up for kids at the City Tourism Hall on said date.
According to the organizers, the awarding ceremony for the Search for Child-Friendly Barangay will take place on October 27 at the City Hall grounds during the flag raising ceremony while the Day Care Culminating Activity will be held on October 31 at the City Tourism Hall.
For more information regarding the said activities, the CSWD Office can be contacted through 857-3143.

Dr. Pet

What more can your pet ask for?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Use the crosswalk.
Sign at Divisoria.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Limketkai Luxe Hotel

Limketkai Luxe Hotel,
the tallest building in Cagayan de Oro.

Monday, October 6, 2014


A regular morning scene at the Carmen market
is this delivery truck for blocks of ice on V. Castro Street.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Parking area

A Parking Area sign at Divisoria.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Yellow and red buses

From the Agora terminal,
a yellow Bachelor Express bus
goes eastward to Butuan and Surigao City,
and a red Rural Tours bus goes southward
to Bukidnon, Davao, Tacurong or Wao.