Renowned sculptor Ed Castrillo has started the groundworks for the Heritage Monument at the Vicente de Lara Park fronting the Provincial Capitol of Misamis Oriental. His staff are laying the steel bars which will act as the main supports for the sculptured figures. The main obelisk area have been isolated by temporary aluminum sheets.
In earlier press releases, Castrillo said the monument will “herald the rich history and aspirations of the citizens of Misamis Oriental” and will “illustrate Misamis Oriental’s history, culture, natural wonders, values, socio-economic aspirations and dynamic transformation”.
The monument will have all sides of the obelisk covered by several figures from the Spanish Period up to the modwern era of the growing metropolis.
According to the workers onsite, the figures are now being made by Castrillo in Manila and will be shipped to Cagayan de Oro once finished.