The Cagayan de Oro City Historical and Cultural Commission (HISCCOM) wants the old Cagayan Waterworks Tank or “Water Tower” declared as a National Historical Structure by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

In a resolution, HISCCOM has requested the help of the City Council in its intentions with the NHCP in making the water tower a historical site with a historical marker installed.

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It can be recalled that construction of the water tower started in 1919 and was completed in 1922. This was part of the waterworks project of then Cagayan de Misamis.

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The City Council Commitee on Tourism chaired by Councilor Jay Roa Pascual will be calling a meeting to discuss HISCCOM’s request which was also endorsed by City Mayor Oscar Moreno.

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