Street name signs are located in almost every corner in the downtown as well as other urban areas of Cagayan de Oro City and they are usually named after persons in the city’s history. But there’s one barangay where the signs help to inform the public not just what the name of the street but also the person whom the street is named after.
In Barangay 4 which covers four commercial blocks near Divisoria, the street name signs have a brief info on who the street was named after. As indicated, this was a project by the Sangguniang Kabataan of Brgy. 4 way back 2002-2005. This project was not just a good directional guide for tourists but also a helpful info for the general public particularly in our city’s history. Hopefully, this would be implemented city-wide. Browse them below.
A. VELEZ STREET – named after Apolinar Velez who was an officer of the local resistance army during the Philippine – American War who later became governor and founded the Misamis High School.
HAYES STREET – named after Msgr. Santiago Hayes, the founder of Lourdes College and Ateneo de Cagayan later known as Xavier University, the first university in Mindanao.
T. CHAVES STREET – named after Toribio Chaves, the first elected Municipal President or Mayor of the town in 1898. He was also a poet.
TIANO BROS. STREET – named after Tiano brothers Nestor, Ronaldo and Apollo who died in service to the country during World War II and the Korean War.
And lastly PABAYO STREET – named after Apolinar Pabayo, a soldier during the Philippine – American War who was killed during the battle of Cagayan de Misamis.
We first posted this last October 15, 2014 or 6 years ago. See below.