Ravaged by tropical storm Sendong (international name: Washi) just a little over a month ago, the wonderful city and its spirited Kagay-anons have long since rehabilitated the area as they tirelessly help each other restore their lives to normal.
Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan donated this area in Lumbia as a relocation site for the Kagay-anons that were displaced by Sendong. The construction of the bunkhouses and this project is supervised by
MR. ELPIDIO PARAS, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
One of the most progressive and competitive urban hubs in the country, it is business as usual again in vibrant Cagayan de Oro. In fact, water supply from the CDO water district is now up to 98% restored and the electricity back just a day after Sendong struck December 17 of last year, dawn. Hotels are functional with all amenities working, including ample supply of clean hot and cold shower.
Rio Verde Water Consortium bulk water treatment facility at Brgy. Pualas, Baungon, Bukidnon.
This facility supplies wholesale to the Cagayan de Oro Water District.
The Leptospirosis outbreak has been contained with the City Health Office taking on an aggressive stance to treat those that were afflicted and the residents became more aware of the very affordable prophylaxis available. A 100mg capsule of generic Doxicycline costs Php8 and the prescribed dosage is 2 capsules once a week
The roads to and from the white water rafting places and portions of the Cagayan river where the white water rafting tours are being run are now restored and remain safe and enjoyable.
Official Travel Advisory from the Department of Tourism Regional Office -10
declaring that white water rafting activities in CDO is again SAFE and FULLY OPERATIONAL.
Cagayan de Oro is also the gateway to the nearby Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon where Dahilayan Adventure Park, Forest Park, Saddle Ridge Camp and Dahilayan Gardens are. The road going there remains intact and unharmed. The whole area is just gorgeous plus all the offerings are top notch - from the picturesque natural landscapes and pleasantly cool weather, to the fun exciting (READ: adrenaline pumping) activities up to the food, and amenities! Remember KC and Sam’s Forever and A Day movie? That dreamy charming locale is Dahilayan!
The longest dual zipline in Asia.
The Dahilayan Adventure Park has shuttles from Cagayan de Oro city
and also offers a zip and white water rafting adventure package.
For more info, visit: http:// www.dahilayanadventurepark.com/
The strength of the Kagay-anons, and the beauty of Kagay-an is a true testament to the Filipinos’ spunk. Even a natural calamity as destructive as Sendong has not stopped Cagayan de Oro from continuing to be The City of Golden Friendship and the White Water Rafting Capital of the Philippines.
Revisit CDO and help revive its tourism industry. It’s a GO for CDO!