If you’re in Gaisano Mall in Cagayan de Oro City, you will notice this huge painting of Don Stephen Sy Gaisano along the right wall of the stairs near the ground floor of the entrance along Corrales Extension.

The painting is titled DON STEPHEN at 80.

Right below it is a caption: THE MAN WHO GAVE US LIFE AND TAUGHT US TO SPEND OUR LIVES WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF HUMAN DIGNITY. Stephen, Jr. Alexander and Rosemarie.

Below is a clearer view of the painting showing Don Stephen in a uniform for playing polo.

Photo below showing the painting along the stairs.

I’m not familiar with history but I think Gaisano is really one of the pioneers in the shopping industry in the city. I wonder if his Sy is related to Henry Sy.

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