Northern Mindanao Category

Sunken Cemetery

October 5, 2010

Just like White Island, which I blogged last year, Camiguin’s Sunken Cemetery is one of most popular tourist attractions in this island province. The sight of a concrete cross rising from the sea is one to behold and this view has provided plenty of photographers with amazing shots. And because... (read more)

White Island (Camiguin)

November 3, 2009

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Mindanao island of Camiguin is Medano Islet, popularly known as White Island. This island is actually just a sandbar with fine white sand (hence the name) and its shape changes with the constantly-shifting currents. In fact, what you can see in... (read more)

Plaza Divisoria / Golden Friendship Park

February 22, 2009

I’m not really sure if there’s any connection between Cagayan de Oro’s Plaza Divisoria and the Divisoria market area in Manila, but its official name, the Golden Friendship Park, is much more apt since Cagayan de Oro’s nickname is the City of Golden Friendship. Plaza Divisoria is actually just a small... (read more)

Gaston Park

November 23, 2008

I think we can consider Gaston Park to be the center of the City of Cagayan de Oro. It functions as the equivalent of the town plaza since to the northwest stands the City Hall and to the southwest is the Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral, which is the seat of... (read more)

Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village

September 19, 2007

It’s hard to describe what the Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village really is. It’s a botanical garden. It’s a resort. It’s a mini Nayong Mindanao. It’s a mountain park and picnic area. Whatever it is, the Gardens of Malasag is a major tourist attraction of Cagayan de Oro City, nestled... (read more)

Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology

August 20, 2007

The previously featured Xavier University and the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) are the two premier institutions of higher learning in Northern Mindanao. Arguably, these two offer the best college education among their peers in the whole of Mindanao. The campus of MSU-IIT, as seen from... (read more)

CEPALCO 1-MW Photovoltaic Power Plant

July 16, 2007

Here’s something about the Philippines to be proud of. Did you know that the Philippines has the largest solar power plant in Southeast Asia? Can you guess where it is? It’s in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental! The CEPALCO 1-MW Photovoltaic Power Plant is owned and operated by the... (read more)

Maria Cristina Falls

May 25, 2007

Ever since I was in grade school I had the mistaken impression that the tallest waterfall in the country is the Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City. Well, there are apparently quite a few more taller ones in the country but Maria Cristina Falls is certainly the most famous... (read more)

Xavier University

April 26, 2006

Xavier University is arguably the second-most well known member of the Ateneo university system after Ateneo de Manila University. Located in Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental, Xavier University is one of the top two institutes of higher learning in Northern Mindanao along with the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology. XU... (read more)