As the Charter Day of Cagayan de Oro City nears, a lot of the city’s history is again on the front page…CLUB POPULAR is one historical place.
The building used to stand at the current Maternity Hospital located along Gaerlan-Rizal Streets. A historical marker is installed onsite in memory of the said “Pact of Resistance”.
Here’s a closer look of the text of the marker.
See the full text below.
Pact of Resistance
ON JANUARY 16, 1900, THE PEOPLE OF CAGAYAN DE MISAMIS LEARNED THAT THE AMERICANS HAD TAKEN POSSESSION OF SEVERAL PROVINCES IN THE PHILIPPINES. TO DECIDE WHETHER THE AMERICAN INVASION OF THE TOWN SHOULD BE RESISTED OR NOT, SCORES OF PATRIOTIC CAGAY-ANONS GATHERED IN THE CLUB POPULAR, THE PREMIERE CIVIC ORGANIZATION OF THE TOWN WHICH ONCE STOOD AT THIS SITE. THE CRY OF THE POPULACE WAS “WE FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR HOMES AND OUR LIBERTY”. ALL THOSE PRESENT SIGNED THE PACT OF RESISTANCE AND MOST OF THOSE WHO SUBSEQUENTLY DIED IN THE PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN WAR IN CAGAYAN DE MISAMIS WERE SIGNATORIES OF THAT PACT.