Kagay-an Kaniadto

Seven Seas revisits forgotten chapter in Philippine History
by: The Night Stalker

The Seven Seas Water Park and Resort in Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental seeks to do more than merely amuse guests as they experience the facility’s water rides and other attractions.

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THE MAKING OF A HERO
by: Erlinda M. Burton, Ph.D.

June 19th is the birthday of our national hero—Dr. Jose Rizal—who turned 156 years old.

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Cagayan de Oro marks 67th Charter Day Anniversary
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Northern Mindanao’s premier city and gateway marks its 67th anniversary as a city today, June 15, 2017 with a full schedule of events set within the 3rd Himugso Festival.

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur Week – History Relived as CDO-Manolo Fortich mark 75th Diamond Jubilee of MacArthur’s Breakout
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After 75 years, Gen. Douglas MacArthur kept his promise to return in the first ever reenactment of a World War II historical event staged by the Cagayan de Oro City Historical and Cultural Commission.

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General Douglas MacArthur Week – Life During Wartime and the Guerrillas of Mindanao
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Among the salient events of General Douglas MacArthur Week are an eyewitness account of how it was to live in Mindanao during the Japanese occupation from 1941-1945, and the operations of Filipino and American guerrillas in Mindanao during that period.

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1st Hiscom General Assembly looks to future with an eye to the past
by: The Night Stalker

The Cagayan de Oro Historical and Cultural Commission’s (Hiscom) civil society counterpart held their first general assembly last Sunday, 16 January 2017 to firm up their organizational structure and future events.

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The Origins of Cagayan de Oro’s Water Supply
by: As collated by Mike Baños from Kagay-anons Kaniadto

Last November 17, 2016, Mayor Oscar S. Moreno led the ground breaking for the PhP 4.9-million Indigenous People Cultural and Community Water System (Phase II) at Sitio Malasag, Barangay Cugman.

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A Journey of 100 years in a day
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Last Saturday, 10 December 2016, a small group of church members of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) has the enviable experience to journey 100 years of their church’s history in a day.

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Cagayan de Oro Chinese New Year Heritage Feature: La Casa del Chino Ygua, the oldest house in Cagayan de Oro
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At the corner of Don Apolinar Velez and Archbishop Santiago Hayes streets stands an unimposing two story brick building which has withstood ravages of time, the Philippine Revolution, the Filipino-American War, and World War II.

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Quaint Malaybalay Residence harbors secrets
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Malaybalay City, Bukidnon - There's a quaint residence near the outskirts of this capital city of Bukidnon which has long been a tourist attraction for travelers in Barangay Cabangahan, along the Sayre Highway between Valencia and Malaybalay.

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Himugso Heritage Feature: Kagay-an, the historical name of Cagayan de Oro
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Kagay-an is a word that directly relates to the city's culture, history and people, who call themselves Kagay-anons.

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Himugso Heritage Feature: Cagayan de Oro’s Oldest Store looks forward to the next century and beyond
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In the center of Wadhu's Quality Store stands a 1931 NCR cash register, bought by the store's founder by mail order from Sears & Roebuck in the United States 79 years ago. During the second world war, the owner wrapped it in grease and buried it in his backyard. After the war, he dug it up and it still serves the same store now run by his grandson Haresh.

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Himugso Heritage Feature: Memories of the old hometown: Life in the Slow Lane
by: Gwendolyn Ramos Garcia

My mother used to say that one way of sizing up a person is by knowing about the kind of food he/she enjoys since food is part and parcel of living well. It wasn’t until I left home that I realized that we have so many culinary delights, some of them peculiar only to Cagay-anons - like the much-touted “bihod” coming from that special fish known as “pigok”.

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Himugso Heritage Feature: Memories of the old hometown: Its People
by: Gwendolyn Ramos Garcia

Most people leave home when they go off to college, or after graduation, in search of a job, or when one marries somebody from another town/city or country. But what exactly is “home”?

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Himugso Heritage Feature: Mutiny at Calaganan : The Case for a Ninth Ray of the sun in the Philippine Flag
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Many people have tried to win recognition for what local historians claim was the only Katipunan-led revolt in Mindanao at the time of the Cry of Balintawak in 1896, but to this day, the cloak of censorship thrown by Spanish authorities over the so-called Calaganan Mutiny has effectively stifled efforts to put it in its rightful place of honor in the annals of the Philippine Revolution against Spain.

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Himugso Heritage Feature: 114 Years of History – The Legacy of PLAZA DIVISORIA
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If the old trees of Plaza Divisoria could talk, they would be busy regaling the crowds with tales of its storied past, and how it often played a major role in the city’s local history.

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HIMUGSO Heritage Feature: El Case del Chino Ygua
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In commemoration of the 65th Anniversary of the City Charter of Cagayan de Oro, we are bringing back these stories on “Birthing the City”

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Himugso Heritage Feature: Cagayan de Oro’s Square Garden
by: Dr. Blas Ch. Velez

Did you know our pre-Spanish Kagay-anon ancestors once had their own version of the famous Madison Square Garden? Present-day Kagay-anons will be proud of the fact that they share a common bond with their 15th century forefathers-they all have, at one time or another, taken a stroll along our local square.

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Fort Pilar: Bastion of Zamboanga’s Hispanic Catholic Heritage
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Perhaps no other institution has played as big a role in shaping Zamboanga City’s Hispanic Catholic Heritage as Fort Pilar, and has made it the sole city in Asia that can rightfully lay claim to the moniker Latin City.

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