Several years ago when the new Cogon Public Market in Cagayan de Oro City was opened, it hosted a rare sight in Philippine public markets – an escalator.
But then, the escalators located near the market’s atrium stopped functioning as kids in the market continue to toss in objects in the open slots of the escalator. After a thorough renovation, UNITOP, a general merchandise store occupied much of the market’s second floor and the market’s atrium have been sealed off with air-conditioned hallways with commercial stalls. And just lately, a new escalator was installed right at the northwest corner with entrance along the sidewalk.
with photos by Seventeen snapshots and giojoe amoguis