Have you ever wondered who invented the MOTORELA, Cagayan de Oro’s fleet of motorcycles with carriages? His name is Raphael Floirendo. In 1964, he invented the Motorela, from the words ‘motorized” and “caretella”, and is still being called as such today. 

He placed Cagayan de Oro in the history of motorized transport in the country, and ushered the era of motorized commuting in Cagayan de Oro and other parts of the country. Today, many motorelas of different designs still run in many roads throughout the country. Thanks to Mr. Floirendo.

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