Discount hotels & resorts in the Philippines - Vacation Tour Packages | Hotels & resorts in Manila, Makati, Boracay, Cebu, Bohol...

Popular Philippine Destinations

  Bohol
Palawan
Davao
Makati
Boracay
Cebu
Metro Manila
Quezon City

Luzon Hotels and Resorts

  Metro Manila
Makati
Ortigas
Quezon City
Alabang
Baguio City
Banaue
Bataan
Batangas
Cavite
Ilocos
La Union
Laguna
Laoag
Mindoro
Nueva Ecija
Palawan
Pampanga
Pangasinan
Puerto Galera
Subic
Tagaytay
Tarlac

Visayas Hotels and Resorts

  Bacolod
Bohol
Boracay
Cebu
Dumaguete
Guimaras
Iloilo
Leyte
Negros
Ormoc
Siquijor

Mindanao Hotels and Resorts

  Cagayan de Oro
Camiguin
Davao
Dipolog

Packages and Resources


About the Philippines
Philippine Map
Maps of Destinations
Sitemap

ABOUT CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY
Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental Province, Philippines



 
Brief History | Tourist Attractions | Malasag Nature Trail
 

CAPITAL: CAGAYAN DE ORO
LAND AREA: 3,570.1 sq km
TEL. AREA CODE: 8822
NO. OF TOWNS: 26
ZIP CODE: 9000

BRIEF HISTORY

Misamis Oriental used to be a part of Cebu. In 1818, it became a "conregimento" comprised of 4 "partidos" or divisions; namely, Partido de Misamis, Partido de Dapitan, Partido de Cagayan and Partido de Catarman.

During the latter part of the 19th century, Misamis was one of the 6 districts of Mindanao, and later, one of the seven districts in Mindanao and Sulu at the close of the Spanish era with Cagayan de Misamis, now Cagayan de Oro, as its capital.

When it was still a part of the district of Cebu, there were 12 Spaniards and 9 Filipinos who successively served as "governadore" with Mayor Carabello as the first governor in 1874.

Legislative Act. No. 3537, approved in November 2, 1929, divided the province of Misamis into two provinces due to the lack of geographical contiguity: Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental. However, it was not until 10 years later that the division was implemented by an amendment, Act. No. 3777, adopted on November 28,1939. When Misamis Oriental became a separate province, Don Gregorio Pelaez was its first Governor. Since then, there were 14 past governors who were elected and appointed by operation of law.

The earliest known settlers of the territory were the Negritoes. Centuries later, Malay colonists with Mongoloid features, fought the natives for the control of the rich Cagayan River coastal plains. The struggle for possession has finally won the native Visayans over the Bukidnons. In the 1500´s most of the Mindanao area had fallen under the Muslim and the inhabitants were converted into Islam. As part of Mindanao, the people of the territory were obliged to pay tribute to the Muslim rule

Go to Top

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Pueblo De Or Golf And Country Club
An 18-hole par 72 world classes all weather championship Golf Course designed by world- renowned designer Robe Trent Jones II. It is complete with facilities and amenities such as modern clubhouse, functions rooms, pro-shop, driving range, practice putting greens and others.

Vicente De Lara Park
Situated in front of the Provincial Capitol of Misamis Oriental with age-old mahogany trees that provides a therapeutic canopy for the promenades.

La Castilla
Museum of Philippine household heirlooms and antiques. This is the Rodolfo and Elsa Pelaez family memorabilia. Administered by the Liceo de Cagayan University.

The Cathedral
The home of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro City, this place of worship is also famous for its century old stained glass windows

Gaston Park
Named after the first Mayor of Cagayan de Oro, Segundo Gaston; located near the Saint Augustine Cathedral and Archbishop’s Palace. This park was the center of town when Pueblo de Cagayan was first erected in 1624. This plaza served as the training ground for the local revolutionaries who were preparing for the Phil-American War in 1900.

Museo De Oro & Xavier University
Located at Corrales Avenue; exhibits repertoire of Bukidnon and Maranao Cultures that have survived the ravages of time.

Golden Friendship Park Catanico Falls
Located about 10 kilometers away from the city. The falls drop into a swimming pool where bathers could dive from where the water descends; concealed by huge boulders and covered with fern and moss.

Seminary Hall
Located in the southeastern portion of the city is the San Jose Seminary, the training center for aspiring priest; also the site of the Carmelite Nunnery where it houses the Miraculous Infant Jesus.

Pelaez Sports Center
Along A. Velez St., offers sports facilities, including an Olympic-size swimming pool; site of the first Palarong Pambansa outside Metro Manila in 1975.

Go to Top

MALASAG NATURE TRAIL and ECO / TOURISM VILLAGE

Glema Stoneware
Located at Barangay Bulua; handcrafted home and office decors, household wares and giftables are available.

Palalan Waterfall
Situated some 7.0 kilometers from sitio Palalan, brgy. of Tablon. It is surrounded by boulders and stones dubbed by the city as Oro stone similar in characteristics with the Mangima Stone. It has 3 steps of falls at approximately 50 meters apart with the upper portion, ( the source ) , as the biggest of the three.

Migtugsok Falls

Monigue Cave
Located at Barangay Mambuaya this city; the cave entrance is flowing water from underground stream. The cave has a small opening that seems too narrow to be passable, it has a six (6) inches airspace between ceiling and water that you have to submerge yourselves one by one, equipped with a helmet and a waterproof cap lamp. The cave contains a beautiful sparkling formations which is called the CALCIUM CARBONATE (CaCO3) or CALCITES. These stalactites and stalagmites, white and brown, are sign of oxidized materials that take 50-60 years to form an inch. The cave is definitely spellbinding. There were formations of flowstones, gurpool-resembling rice terraces, transparent crystals and picturesque speleothems, such as cathedral drapes and icons. Everything was simply beautiful and awesome.

Huluga Cave
On the south end of the city, about eight kilometers south is Huluga Cave. Composed of two main caverns, it is situated on the eastern side of Cagayan River, along the brow of a vertical limestone cliff. The skeletal fragment from these caves were found to belong to a child and a woman who inhabited Cagayan 1,600 years B.C. This was based on the acid racemization done by Scripps Institute in La Jolla, California.


Go to Top

  Map of Cagayan de Oro City
About the Philippines | About other Provinces
Copyright © IslandsAccommodations.com. All Rights Reserved.