RANDOM SHOTS: The Road to Calaanan




Long before the Pueblo de Oro Township was developed, there is only one road which connects the city proper of Cagayan de Oro to Calaanan area in Barangay Canitoan.

This road leads to PN Roa Subdivision, one of the earliest subdivisions in the city located at the Calaanan Valley Floor. It’s a 2-lane winding road with a cliff on one side and a hill on the other. From the top of the plateau to the end at Calaanan Bridge, there is no house or any structure along the side of the road except for large trees and vegetation which provide shade and cover for motorists.

Because of its eerie atmosphere, stories of ghost and white lady sightings particularly at night proliferated among motorists especially taxi drivers.

But with the development of Pueblo de Oro and the expansion of housing subdivisions in the area, vehicular traffic has increased in the area but still, this road remains to be a quiet drive-through…. View our photos below starting from the top and descending towards Calaanan Bridge.

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There are blind curves along the way.

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Finally,  Calaanan Bridge.

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6 Comments

  1. JM says:

    It’s lush green is suppose to bring good vibes, but a closer look will reveal tons of garbage on the cliff edge of the road that will be on the left side of the road on this photo since this was taken on a downhill pass. It’s so annoying some people turn this prestine environment into their private dump. Without any thought that this could bring harm on the community living directly below.

  2. Gene Eric says:

    Being on a cliff side, this road experiences rockfalls and fallen trees every now and then. There is a small guard house mid-way to keep watch over Pueblo Forest. Horseback guards also patrol this area. And it is common for trucks to loose breaks and fall straight down to the Calaanan River below the bridge

  3. Gene Eric says:

    This used to be a dirt road and was concreted about 10 years ago.

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