2016 was a good year for Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental. Here is our PROGRESS WATCH: 2016 YEARENDER – a compilation of major developments and events in and around the City of Golden Friendship during the year.

POLITICS. Perhaps the biggest news for 2016 was in POLITICS. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte made history becoming the country’s first Mindanaoan President. LINK


Laguindingan’s silk also made headlines as Cagayan de Oro fashion designer Melody “Mimi” Parrel-Pimentel was chosen by Duterte to make his barong made of Mindanao silk for his inauguration. LINK


Cagayan de Oro also took part in the political history by hosting the first ever Comelec-sanctioned presidential debate held at Capitol University on February 21, 2016. LINK


In the local scene, Oscar Moreno was re-elected for his second term as City Mayor of Cagayan de Oro. LINK


PROJECT WATCH – DEVELOPMENTS. Construction development is our major forte and we’ve lined up major constructions, project launches and openings during the year. These are listed in no particular order. Browse over some of them below.

1. SM CDO Downtown Premier – construction of SM’s 2nd mall in the city went full blast. As of December, the mall has taken already taken shape with its component BPO Tower still rising. It was also later in the year that it changed its name from the initial SM CDO2 Premier.


2. Avida Aspira Tower 1 – the tallest under construction building in the city right now (29 storeys) is rising steadily along Ramon Chaves Street.


3. New Dawn Hotel Plus – the tallest under construction hotel in the city (18 storeys) has progressed significantly. As of this week, consruction work is ongoing at the 16th floor.


4. Seven Seas Water Park & Resort – the much anticipated water-themed park and resort located in Barra, Opol has stepped closer to completion with more amenities being installed.


5. The Loop North Tower – vertical construction finally began this year for the 25-storey North Tower. LINK


6. MesaVerte Residences – Cebu Landmasters’ inaugural three-tower condominium complex (15 storeys) project has received fast take-up of its units. After the groundbreaking in June (LINK), groundworks followed a few months later and as of latest posting, vertical works have began.


7. Primavera City – Italpinas second condominium complex at Pueblo de Oro has finally began construction.


8. Centrio-Gaisano Overpass – opened in August just days before the city fiesta, the overpass lately has been receiving bad feedback after the “pedestrian traffic”. LINK


9. One Oasis – Filinvest’s mid-rise condominium complex saw the completion of its 1st building this year and held the turnover of its first 30 units in March (LINK). In November, it launched Building 2 (LINK).


10. Hugo Skye Lounge – opened in September, this new hilltop facility located in Indahag has an overlooking view of the city. It is part of an ongoing development called Sierra del Oro. LINK


11. S&R Membership Shopping – shoppers from all over the region flocked to the opening in July and shopped for legitimate US-branded merchandise. The facility is located along the National Highway in Kauswagan.


12. CityMalls Bulua and Iponan – construction continued for the two mall developments in the city by Double Dragon Properties Corp.


13. Bria Flats – the project located in Kauswagan broke ground in June. Construction of road networks and buildings are ongoing.

photo by Girlie Bollozos

14. Montierra – Johndorf Venture Corp.’s townhouse project in Upper Balulang was inaugurated in June. Construction of housing units are continuing.


15. Tuscania Towers – the three-tower (12-storeys) condominium complex located at the heart of Brgy. Kauswagan broke ground in July. Tuscania Towers is located right at the back of Kong Hua School.


16. Cagayan Town Center – the city’s newest lifestyle center opened just this week with 7-Eleven and Fabela’s Fastfood as first locators.


17. Ororama Carmen – homegrown chain of department store and supermarket opened its new Carmen Expansion in March. The old building fronting Carmen Market has been demolished and is now being re-constructed.


18. Ororama Supercenter Expansion – construction continues for the 2-storey expansion.


19. Geriatric Hotel and Cagayan de Oro International Hospital – the renderings of both the proposed 5-star Geriatric Hotel and the 500-bed medical facility came out after the respective project videos was posted in YouTube by Sayaroglu Construction last April. These two projects were first posted in this blog. Both are being planned to rise in Lumbia. LINK


The hospital will cost some P2.6 billion and will be funded also by a Turkish philanthropist. LINK


20. Madonna & Child Hospital Expansion – the 6-storey Medical Arts Building located at the back of the cusrrent hospital began construction around March and in August, it was revealed part of the expansion is a commercial building.


21. NMMC Developments – construction of both the New Ward Building and NMMC Oncology Center is part of the indicative masterplanned redevelopment of the region’s main government hospital. LINK


22. ACE Medical Center – groundbreaking for the 10-storey, 300-bed hospital project located along Lapasan-Camaman-an Road near Shopwise’s back entrance took place on Independence Day, June 12.


23. St. Francis Doctor’s Hospital and Medical Center – this newest medical facility project located along Masterson Avenue right across Xavier Estates’ main gate broke ground in April. An updated rendering shown below was released recently.

image by ELP Realty & Consultancy

24. Cove Garden Resort – the newest events venue in the city located along Old Road in Cugman right beside Chali Beach opened in October and became another venue for weddings, parties, and other corporate events. LINK

Jacob Casile Photography

25. Xavier Sports Complex – construction of the 5-hectare sports facility at Pueblo de Oro continues.


26. SophieRed Hotel and Onshore Restaurant – located in Bobuntugan, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, the new resort facility opened its pool in October. The hotel portion is said to be operational early next year.


27. Completion of Bitan-ag and Sapang Bridge Projects – both bridge projects were completed this year and intended to solve perennial flooding problems in the respective areas. However, the Sapang Bridge seemed to have failed the purpose as flooding continued in Bulua section.


28. Macasandig-Balulang Bridge – the bridge linking the two southern barangays of the city is now under construction.


29. Macabalan-Bonbon Bridge – the project broke ground in April and accordingly, right-of-way negotiations are ongoing. Hundreds of households will be affected by the project.


30. New Cagayan de Oro Western Diversion Road – construction began in November this year. This will provide alternate routes for all vehicles avoiding traffic in Carmen.


31. Shell Northern Mindanao Import Facility – the P6 billion Northern Mindanao Import Facility (NMIF) beside the city’s port along Corrales Extension was formally inaugurated in July this year.


32. New HotelsR Suites located along Kalambaguhan Street (September), 1A Express Hotel along CM Recto (November), and FB Budgetel Suites along National Highway in Agusan (June) were the latest accommodation facilities to open during the year.



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33. FDC Misamis Power Corp. – the 3 x 135 MW Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Coal Thermal Plant located at PHIVIDEC, Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, is currently Mindanao’s biggest base load plant and was officially inaugurated by President Rodrigo Duterte in September this year. LINK


34. Andrew L. Gotianun, Sr. Center for Integrated Technologies, Xavier University – the P500 million Technical-Vocational High School for scholars was launched in September and will rise at the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate. LINK


35. MUST Student Center and Education Complex – the ongoing building project is the last before MUST was renamed University of Science and Technology in Southern Philippines.


36. Teleperformance – the biggest BPO firm to come to the city since Concentrix opened in November.


37. Azpired, Envizion – two BPOs opened at One Providence boosting the city’s stock as a good site for BPO locators.


38. 15th Strike Wing Air Base – the planned air force facility in Lumbia took a step closer to reality with the release of bidding documents in October.


39. Limketkai Mall Module-2 BPO & Cyberpark Building – foundation works continue for the latest BPO building at Limketkai Center.


40. Limketkai Carpark Building – the 3-level building has already taken shape at the end of the year. LINK


41. BellaVita – Ayala Land’s affordable housing in Indahag took a major milestone with the blessing of its model houses in March.


42. Amaia Scapes Cagayan de Oro – Construction continues of the model block located in Bulua.


43. Alveo Cagayan de Oro – it was confirmed this year that Ayala Land will be developing its 100-hectare property in Barangay Tablon, for its first venture in Cagayan de Oro City under the Alveo brand. LINK


44. Summerville Highlands – Liberty Land Corp. started the development of this 5-hectare subdivision in Lumbia following the success of Westgate Highlands Subdivision.


45. Adelaida Park Residences – A Brown Co., Inc. formally launched in October its latest residential development in Cagayan de Oro City located in Upper Balulang.

photo by Mktg A Brown

46. Liv Super Club – Nightlife, clubbing and partying in Cagayan de Oro City went a notch higher with the opening last November of Liv Super Club at Limketkai Center.


47. H&M – the Swedish fashion retailer considered one of the largest in the world formally opened in Cagayan de Oro City at Centrio Mall last October.


48. Limketkai Gateway Twin Tower 2 – the 8-storey 2nd tower is nearly done at the end of 2016.


49. Laguindingan Rotunda – two of three landmarks constructed at the first major junction from the airport have been completed.


50. Route 955 – the Gingoog-Claveria-Villanueva Road was completed this year and cut travel time between Cagayan de Oro City and Gingoog City as well as Butuan City.


51. Kagay-an Resort re-opening – after several months of renovation, the former Lawndale Springs finally re-opened last month.


52. Restaurant Openings – Cagayan de Oro is considered a major culinary destination and proof is that more restaurants and related establishments opened during the year – Papsy’s, The Nobles’ Seafood and Grill, Cucina Higala, House of Native Lechon, Pilian Café, Modan, Chic N Bab Grill, Chez Marie Bar Cafe and Restaurant, POPS, Moon Shack, Four Café, Meow Café, Daniel’s, Coffee Quarters, Mary’s, Bfoods Grill, Alavar’s Seafood & Grill, Harbor City, Coffeeholic, Boy Zugba-Centrio, Alavar’s, Pipoy’ Gastropub, J’s Grill, 4Daboys Center Point, Full Tank Diner, The Nest, Highway 43, Dear Manok-Divisoria, Ah Fong SM, Hungry Plate, Center Point, Caffe La Tea, Bad Burgers (Center Point and Masterson Mile), Bords’ Sizzling at Inihaw, Pigeon Hole, Highway 43, Wild Catch Ultimate Seafood & Asian Cuisine, My Granny’s Burger & Steak, The Oak Room, Daydream Lounge & Café, Bike Republic Café, Batchoy De Oro, Harbour City-SM, Jollibee Cogon, Jollibee Divisoria, Jollibee Gaisano Mall, Taste of Troy, Taiwan Shabu-Shabu, Forth & Tay, Krunch, Boy Zugba-Centrio, Ribs & Bibs-Centrio, Bean Voyage, Wild Onions, etc…(we apologize for those we missed on the list)


53. Centrio Tower completion – Cagayan de Oro’s first high-rise condominium (24-storeys) was completed this year.


54. Other openings – aside from restaurants, other businesses cached in on the city’s economic boom.

  • Yamaha 3S – largest big bike dealership outside Metro Manila and Luzon opened last week. LINK
  • Club Illusion – another bar and lounge located along Corrales Avenue opened in May
  • Pru Life UK – top insurance firm opened its new office at Pueblo de Oro in September. LINK
  • Affinity Games – opened in March at Grand Central and brought together tabletop card and board games aficionados
  • Abenson – top appliance store opened at Limketkai Mall
  • Librewry Café – a study-cum library place located along Don A. Velez Street across Sentro 1850. LINK
  • The New Office Coworking Space – working space along Corrales Avenue
  • BPI and RCBC open in Uptown – new banks opened along Masterson Avenue
  • Sovereign Skatepark –  a new haven for skateboarders located in Macasandig opened in February. LINK
  • Closeouts Overruns Designer Outlet – a new store for shopaholics opened in January. LINK

55. 7-Eleven continues rapid expansion – the latest opening at Cagayan Town Center is the convenience store chain’s 20th in less than 2 years.


56. Agutayan Jump-off Point – the Agutayan White Island Jump Off Point located in Jampason, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental was inaugurated in November to serve as starting point for tourists in going to the famed white island off the coast of Jasaan. LINK


57. Other construction projects – more low-rise buildings were constructed during the year as the city continued to transform.


OTHER MAJOR HEADLINES and POSTS – aside from major developments, also posted some of the top events, pictures and other news makers. Here are some of them.

1. Drug War – in President Duterte’s first month, government operatives caught Johaira Abinal a.k.a. “Marimar”, allegedly Mindanao’s drug queen during a raid at her compound in Barangay Kauswagan (LINK). This feat together with other operations against illegal drugs also gave the city police force as the “Best Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group-Highly Urbanized City category (LINK).


Meanwhile in November, police and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents also raided Balingasag Mayor Marietta Roa-Abogado’s ancestral house and arrested two siblings and her nephew. Locals refer to the suspects as untouchables until their arrest. LINK

2. Marcos Burial – the burial of the late dictator took place November 18 at Libingan Ng Mga Bayani despite protests from anti-Marcos groups.


3. MUST becomes USTSP – The Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) officially became the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTSP) after Republic Act No. 10919 which was approved by Congress July 27, 2015 lapsed into law last July 21, 2016. LINK


4. Traffic – a neverending topic for the city throughout the year.


5. Achievements – Topnotchers – Here are some of the licensure examinations topnotchers during the year.

  • 1st Place – PHILIP JOHN BADONG ZUCHETTI (Liceo de Cagayan University) July 2016 Radiologic Technologist Board Exam
  • 1st Place – MARILOU JUMALON MONTEFALCON (Christ The King College-Gingoog City) April 016 Midwifery Board Exam
  • 2nd Place – JENO ABCEDE UN (Xavier University) April 2016 Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Examination
  • 2nd Place – RACHELLE EVE ALOLOR BENSIG (Xavier University) June 2016 Nursing Board Exam
  • 3rd Place – LESLIE GISELE CLIMACO SABELLANO (Xavier University) March 2016 Licensure Examination for Teachers
  • 3rd Place – KAENT IMMANUEL NANDONG UBA (MSU – Naawan) October 2016 Fisheries Technologist Board Exam
  • 5th Place – MA MINVILU VERANO MARBELLA (Xavier University) June 2016 Nursing Board Exam
  • 5th Place – JOCONIE PADSING CAUMBAN (Xavier University) November 2016 Nursing Board Exam
  • 6th Place – JAYPEE TANA CELLAR (COC-Phinma) April 2016 Criminologist Licensure Examination
  • 8th Place – LANELYN UGSAL NANGCAS (COC-Phinma) April 2016 Criminologist Licensure Examination
  • 9th Place – EDWIN MAGANDING DELOS SANTOS JR. (Liceo de Cagayan University) April 2016 Real Estate Appraiser Licensure Examination
  • 9th Place – MARIKA CALAGOS TAN (Xavier University) October 2016 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Board Exam
  • 9th Place – ZAYRA BLANCHE MACSABEJON CORREOS (Xavier University) August 2016 Psychometrician Board Exam
  • 9th Place – JEFFREY DAVE ANACAYA (Mindanao University of Science and Technology) Master Plumber Board Exam
  • 10th Place – ELIZA MAE PERERO QUEJADA (Xavier University) November 2016 Nursing Board Exam
  • 10th Place – NIKKI TAMISAN LUNGAY (Liceo de Cagayan University) September 2016 Licensure Examinations for Teachers
  • 10th Place – KIM METHUSAEL VELOZ VILLAMERO (Liceo de Cagayan University) November 2016 Nursing Board Exam
  • 10th Place – RENE REY BUCAG MONDIA (Xavier University) November 2016 Chemical Engineer Board Exam
  • 10th Place – JOHN MARK ENERIO NACUA (Liceo de Cagayan University) July 2016 Radiologic Technologist Board Exam
  • 10th Place – ROBERT JONES HONDADERO CLOSAS (Xavier University) February 2016 Real Estate Broker Licensure Examination

6. Pryce Plaza to close by yearend – one of the hottest posts during the year was the impending closure of the iconic landmark Pryce Plaze by yearend. LINK


7. Sipaka – this photo below of our post last March (LINK) took in 15,000 views in a matter of hours. The post was a prelude to Holy Week and although Sipaka was already a Lenten destination among locals, many still were unaware and the photo drew curiosity especially among travelers.


8. Sagpulon Falls – located in Barangay San Isidro, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental and with improved facilities became one of the most-viewed posts for the year. LINK


9. Laguindingan’s rich marine life – this photo of a “mermaid” created much awareness of the town’s rich coral formations. LINK


10. Isuzu Cagayan de Oro’s 7th Dealer of the Year Award – Isuzu Cagayan de Oro (Cebu Southern Motors, Inc.) won the award for 2015, its record 7th given by Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC)


11. River Taxis – the river taxi service operated by the Safer River, Life Saver Foundation Inc. (SRLSFI) resumed its operations after years of being used for river monitoring.


12. GrabRela – Grab users can now experience getting a motorela with the use of their smartphones.


13. Maymay Entrata – one of this year’s PBB Lucky Teens.


14. Police on horseback – this photo of members of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) Station 8 based in Barangay Lumbia patrolling on horseback was also one of the most viewed posts during the year. LINK


15. Paragliding now in CDO – Operators of Cagayan de Oro Paragliding started accepting bookings in September. LINK


16. Ian Lariba – Cagayan de Oro native Ian Lariba became the Philippines’ first ever table tennis Olympian and she was chosen to carry the Philippine flag during the parade of athletes during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

photo by Rick Olivares/Rappler

16. Sherlyn Legaspi Doloriel – Sherlyn from Brgy. Lapasan was crowned Miss Cagayan de Oro 2016. The other finalists were Alan Marie Agot (1st Runner up), Ana Monica Paredes Tan (2nd Runner up), Toni L. Guillermo (3rd Runner up) and Angeliza Navajo (4th Runner up).


17. Jeremiah Torayno and Debbie Cabague – the two signers from Cagayan de Oro shone in the 2016 World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held at Hollywood in California, USA. Debbie Cabague won Gold in the Western Country, Silver (Gospel), Silver (Contemporary), and Bronze in both Jazz and Open Categories (25-29 yrs old). Meanwhile, Jeremiah Torayno won two medals in the 18-24 yrs old bracket: Silver (Gospel) and Bronze (Country). LINK


18. Nene and Koko Pimentel – Philippines’ 1st Father and Son Senate Presidents – Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel, Jr. and Aquilino Martin “Koko” de la Llana Pimentel III made Philippine history on Monday, July 25, 2016 as the country’s first ever Father and Son elected Senate Presidents.


19. Miriam loses battle with cancer – the country lost a colorful politician in Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago who died on September 29, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. She was 71.


20. The New Road Numbering System – first posted in, everyone became aware of the meaning of the new road signs. LINK


21. Jiovani Jalalon and Rey Nambatac – the two Kagay-anons shone in collegiate basketball (NCAA).


But two other Kagay-anons in Roldan Sara and Antonio Bonsubre, Jr. went home with the championship with San Beda.

photo by Danilo Factor

22. Jiovani Jalalon in NCAA Season 92 Mythical Five – Jiovani Jalalon of Arellano University was the lone Filpino to make it to the NCAA Season 92 Mythical Five Selection. It was the second straight selection for Jalalon, considered the country’s best amateur point guard today.

photo by ABS-CBN News

23. Other notable achievements/events.

  • Stephanie Caragos, President of the Cagayan de Oro ICT Business Council and CEO of Syntactics, Inc. was elected National President of the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines. LINK
  • Sonia E. Ipang, Social Welfare Officer III of DSWD-10 – 2016 Dangal ng Bayan Award. LINK
  • Nemia Penita Buhian from Initao, Misamis Oriental was named as the outstanding woman farmer category for The Outstanding Farmers of the Philippines (TOFARM) Search and Awards. LINK
  • Engr. Dexter Lo, Xavier University – best paper award at the 3rd Asia Engage Regional Conference. LINK
  • “Urban Household Container Gardening” – bagged third place in the “Food Justice: Projects that improve food access in underserved communities” Category of the 2016 International Network for Urban Agriculture (INUAg) Awards. LINK
  • Erwin Macarinas’ photo entry titled “Between herons and farming” was named Agriculture Photo of The Year during the 10th Bright Leaf Agriculture Awards. LINK
  • Xavier University Ateneo Diplomatic Corps – bagged an Outstanding UNESCO Club Award and a Certificate of Good Standing during the 2016 International Assembly of Youth. LINK
  • “Medalya nga Kadakilaan” to three police officers in Northern Mindanao: PSupt Arniel Agustin H. Catarata, PSupt Tom P. Tuzon, and PCInsp Ariel Philip I. Pontillas. LINK
  • First Community Cooperative (FICCO) of Cagayan de Oro City was conferred with the Platinum Achievement Award during the 10th FOCCUS Awards. LINK
  • Mohammad Nadhir Asgar Jr. of Cagayan de Oro City topped the male category during the 42nd National Qur’an Reading Competition (NQRC) held last April 11, 2016 at UP Diliman in Quezon City. LINK
  • “Ang Autobiografia ng Ibang Lady Gaga”, written by Cagayan de Oro-born Jack Alvarez, has been nominated by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle for this year’s 35th National Book Awards. LINK
  • Cagayan de Oro-born poet, writer and essayist Jaime An Lim awarded during 66th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards). LINK 
  • SPO4 Tawide S. Galleon of the Tagoloan Municipal Police Station named Best Senior Police Non-Commissioned Officer (PCO) for Northern Mindanao. LINK
  • Lina Sagaral Reyes of Business Week Mindanao won the Best in Election Reporting (for Weekly Category) during the 2015 Civic Journalism Community Press Awards. LINK
  • Two faculty members of Xavier University received the 2016 Commission on Higher Education Research and Publication (Republica) Awards for their researches in the field of chemistry. LINK
  • Xavier University’s PAF – Reserve Officer Training Corps named “PAF Ready Reserve DAST Unit of the Year”. LINK
  • Limketkai Luxe Hotel’s Chef de Cuisine bags award at Chefmanship Academy. LINK
  • Primavera Residences received the Leadership in Sustainability Design Award from the Philippine Green Building Council. LINK
  • ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro’s “MagTV Na, Asenso Ta” gains recognition during the “Gandingan 2016: The 10th UPLB Isko’t Iska’s Multi-media Choice Awards. LINK
  • First batch of TSADA AWARDEES named. LINK
  • SPO4 Tawide Sabejon Galleon of Tagoloan Municipal Police Office named as the best performing investigator in all police regional offices in Mindanao. LINK
  • John Willy G. Biwang of Barangay Carmen is this year’s Barangay Gwapo winner. LINK
  • Ricky Jabien of Initao was among the 12 grand winners in PAGCOR’s 4th National Photography Competition Mobile Category. LINK
  • Three soldiers from Cagayan de Oro were included in the 2016 Search for The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS): Master Sergeant Abel Lim Idusma (LINK) of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Colonel Jocelyn Pancrudo Turla of the AFP Medical Center and Technical Sergeant Bernardo Labao Tacbas of the 4th Infantry Division based in Camp Evangelista. LINK
  • NMMC’s Dr. Patricia Velez-Gaid (LINK) and Col. Jocelyn ‘Joy” Pancrudo-Turla (LINK) of the AFP Medical Center were included in this year’s Outstanding Sillimanians.
  • Cagayan de Oro City’s Amateur Boxing Team bagged the overall championship during the Batang Pinoy 2016 National Championships held in Davao del Norte and Tagum City. LINK
  • Francis Casey Alcantara is now ranked 456th in tennis doubles based on the latest ITF rankings. LINK
  • Jenefer Paloma of Cagayan de Oro City qualified for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship set September 9, 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. LINK
  • Urban Myx and RealBrox, two hip-hop dance crews from Cagayan de Oro City competed in the World Supremacy Battlegrounds (WSB) 2016, Australia’s No. 1 street dance championship. LINK
  • Jiva Jimenez, proudly represented Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines by winning three Silver Awards at the 2016 Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Annual Print Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States. LINK
  • Cagayan de Oro-born Mark John “The Journey Man” Yap captured the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight crown by knocking out his Japanese foe last November at the Central Gym in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. LINK
  • Milan ‘El Metodico’ Melindo captured the IBF Interim World Light Flyweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Thailand’s Fahlan Sakkreerin at the main event of ‘Pinoy Pride 39: Road to Redemption’ in Cebu City last November. LINK
  • A record eight (8) players who were either born or have played in Cagayan de Oro City in their early years are currently in the active roster of the Philippine Basketball Association’s 42nd season. LINK
  • Stephen “Pong” Dacoco of the Cagayan de Oro Basketball Federation (CDOBF) has been elected to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Board of Trustees. LINK
  • Ruelle “Tawing” Canino became an ASEAN Master after bagged the 8-under girls standard class in the17th Asean age-group chess championship at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Pattaya, Thailand. LINK
  • Corpus Christi High School’s Robert Wilson was named to the 30-man National U16 football team training pool for the Asean Football Federation (AFF) U16 Championship in Phnom Penh Cambodia on July 10-23. LINK
  • The Asia Trail Master, a prestigious series of trail running events across Asia has added the Mapawa Trail Run in Cagayan de Oro City in its calendar for 2016. LINK
  • Cagayan de Oro City hosted the 3rd International River Summit in November. LINK
  • Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Monster Kitchen repeat as Kumbira champs. LINK


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