Duaw Kagay-an Park, Cagayan de Oro City’s famed riverside park was recently relaunched with the special dedication of the replica of “Birhen sa Kota”.

The project was realized through the efforts of Kagay-anon International and other generous groups and individuals and supported by the City Government through the City Tourism Council. Photo below shows City Mayor Oscar Moreno, Department of Tourism Regional Director Catalino Chan, members of the City Tourism Council and Kagay-anon International during the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

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A highlight of the event was the dedication of the “Birhen sa Kota”.

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Below are some of the project’s generous donors.12798906_1751132155107243_1480538375856608139_nIMG_4753IMG_4757

The religious replica is carefully located and decorated with wooden slabs which resembled the old fort of the city. Read its history HERE.

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Closer shots of the replica.

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On the southern section of the park is a stage with a large tarpaulin in the background.IMG_4761

Beside the stage is a tarpaulin containing the names of the generous individuals which made the project a reality.

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The replica as seen from the stage.

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Duaw Park is the best site to view Ysalina (Carmen) Bridge.

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A memorial marker located near the park’s entrance is dedicated to the late Roy Chaloner Gaane, founder of Kagay-anon International and prime mover of Tapok and Duaw Park.

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The park as seen from the entrance.

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The park’s entrance today.

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with photos by vincent tom udasco

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