Do you know that the province of Misamis Oreintal has lots of archaeological sites? An initial archaeological investigation made in 2008 by Professor Leee Neri showed that there are forty-one (41) archaeological sites were identified along the coast of Misamis Oriental: 25 open sites, 12 historical sites, and 4 cave sites.
One site shown below (screen capture from document by Prof. Neri) showed the “horno” or kiln located at Poblacion, Alubijid which said to be built by a Jesuit brother named Juan Costa during the Spanish period. Interestingly, the bricks from the said kiln may have been used to build the Baclayon Church, considered the oldest in the country.
And just this month, the same archaeological team went back to the Alubijid site for a more thorough study. Read related article HERE. Photos by Arturo Generalao.
Download the full archaeological investigation report HERE. Perhaps in the future, these sites will be part of the province’s tourism stopovers.