Bulua is Cagayan de Oro City’s main commercial center in the west. It is also a main jump-off point for large residential suburbs in Iponan and Barra in nearby Opol town as residents tend to make some last-minute purchases before heading home.
For the last decade, vehicular traffic in Bulua has significantly increased. It is very much evident during both morning and afternoon rush hours despite the widening of the National Highway. At times, traffic becomes worse particularly at the junction of the highway and Macapagal Drive (Jollibee) where motorists take the shorter route to and from the city’s uptown area.
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