RAI Chronicles has brought back to life some old photos of Cagayan de Oro City using digital photo colorization technique.

Colorizing old photos isn’t an easy task as it also requires research to make sure that every detail is historically accurate including the prevailing fashion colors several decades ago. Browse over some of his works below (with due permission from RAI Chronicles).

A pre-war basketball game in Cagayan (Mis. Or) officiated by a Jesuit Priest. Circa 1941. Photo originally posted and credits to Cagayan de Oro History and Heritage.

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Circa Late 1940s. President Manuel Roxas’ visit in Cagayan, Mis. Or. (1). Together with him was Misamis Oriental Congressman Pedro Sa. Baculio (2). Photo probably was taken at Lumbia Airport.

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Then Rev. Fr. James Hayes (standing in black) with then Bishop Jose Clos SJ.

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Municipal Council of Cagayan after induction (1938). According to Ms. Nanette Roa: Standing from left to right: Salvador Abejuela Chavez, Judge Vicente de Lara, (1st lady municipal councilor) Patricia Mercado de Velez, Mayor Julio Pacana, and Vice Mayor Roque Chaves.

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Don Toribio Chaves – first elected mayor of Cagayan de Misamis.

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Fashiow on Wings – a fashion show in cagayan de Oro (1960)

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Liceo de Cagayan faculty sportsfest (1960-70s)

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Former Mayor Uldarico Akut (left) with a Chinese guest.

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Undated photograph of Congressman Pedro Sa. Baculio. Photo was probably taken during his law graduation at Philippine Law School during the 1930s.

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Bishop Hayes blesses the (sawali and post-war) chapel of the Ateneo de Cagayan. (Source: Kinaadman (Wisdom): A Journal of the Southern Philippines by Xavier University)

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The bishops and priests at the installation of Bishop James T.G. Hayes of Cagayan on 21 November 1933. Apostolic Delegate Guglielmo Pioni (in cappa magna); to his left, Bishop Hayes, Monsignor Cuenco; to the Delegate’s right: Bishop Luis del Rosario SJ, Fathers Henry C. Avery SJ, and Joseph Lucas SJ. (Source: Kinaadman (Wisdom): A Journal of the Southern Philippines by Xavier University)

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Bishop Hayes blesses the new (undated and probably pre-war) building (now Lucas Hall) of the Ateneo de Cagayan. (Source: Kinaadman (Wisdom): A Journal of the Southern Philippines by Xavier University)

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Cagayan, 1936. Bishop Hayes with official Roman visitor Father Fahy (to his right) and Jesuit Missionaries in Northern Mindanao. (Source: Kinaadman (Wisdom): A Journal of the Southern Philippines by Xavier University)

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Manila, 1931. Jesuit Philippine Mission Superior James T.G. Hayes SJ (4th from left) with novice-master Raymund R. Goggin SJ and Filipino Jesuit novices. (Source: Kinaadman (Wisdom): A Journal of the Southern Philippines by Xavier University)

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Browse more of his works in the links below.

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