photo by Matoy Elipe

An infrared photo of Cagayan de Oro Convention Center taken by Matoy Elipe shows the promise of this facility….but for how long?

Construction (or stoppage) of the said facility located in Taguanao is now on its …perhaps….nth year already. Our previous post was in March last year (LINK). No workers onsite…no construction equipment.

“Boasting of a 7,700 seating capacity, the Convention Center has several amenities like a multi-purpose hall that could accommodate 1,000 guests, a convertible indoor playing court, an exhibit area for 1,500 viewing guests with demountable partition for flexibility of expansion, 12 function rooms for 1,000 guests, 4 clubrooms with lockers and showers, cafeteria with approximately 100 seating capacity, and an administrative office, storage room and other support facilities.”

It remains a promise at all….except for photography enthusiasts who regard the idle facility as a major subject to learn and enhance your photography skills.

Construction of the project started on June 30, 2001 with the original target date of completion on August 18, 2003 and with a contract price of P349.9 million….in June this year, it will be the 14th year already. The controversial Iloilo Convention Center which began construction in 2013 is even set to be finished ahead of this one….

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