Cagayan de Oro on Post


A month after Tropical Storm Sendong struck the city of Cagayan de Oro and brought forth one of the most deadliest calamities in decades, I visited the City to attend a film festival. The city is slowly getting back on its feet, took out my point-and-shooter (Canon A2200) to snap shots of my visit. This is Cagayan de Oro post Sendong, post-processed.

The City Hall

Pabayo-Divisoria


Ramon Magsaysay monument at Divisoria
Another Divisoria street shot, Divisoria is a park in the center of Cagayan de Oro, home to historical monuments and plazas. On weekends it hosts a night market and a festive night cafe with bands, booze and street food.
Another shot of the City Hall, it is located near the river and was also affected by the floods.
A view from the cab while traversing Carmen Bridge, the river banks along Cagayan de Oro River were the worst  affected in the tragedy.
Lumbia Airport tarmac, this reminds me of a scene from one of my favorite Tagalog movies, the FPJ historical action-drama epic "Agila." The scene where Christopher de Leon arrives and is met by a friend at Lumbia before they set off for Iligan to meet his adopted brother played by the late Jay Ilagan.  The scene plays out accompanied by the musical score of Ryan Cayabyab's "Iduyan Mo." 
From the plane I managed to take an aerial shot of the flood-affected part of the city, look at the shape of the river, just like in Davao City's Matina Pangi flashflood, the rampaging waters just went over the river bend and destroyed houses and structures standing in its path



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  1. Kahit papano, bumabangon na mga taga CDO. Sana makaraos na din sila. Mukhang okay na din place nila ngayon.

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  2. hi mei, tnx for visiting the blog, yep i was apprehensive at first na magbisita sa lugar, but when i got to cdo, parang halos back to normal na sila.

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  3. Great pics! Am happy to know things are almost back to normal. I'm sure though that those who have been affected are still suffering from their homelessness :(

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  4. WOW. HDR with different flavors. Been to CDO many times. I can say that it is such a nice place. It doesnt look like it was battered by bagyong Sendong. It looks so great after all what happened to CDO. :)

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  5. Filipinos are naturally resilient, glad to see CDO coping up and recover from the recent calamity...nice shots btw...

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  6. Good to know that CDO is recovering now after that tremendous typhoon which hit and killed thousands of people and displaced many more in the Philippines.

    By the way, this a charity concert here in England that will benefit the Typhoon Sendong Victims and families.

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  7. I love the photos! :) It's nice that CDO is already recovering after the tragedy.

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  8. Great photos and I agree, its good to know that CDO is slowly getting back on track. I remember packing donations for the victim when Sendong happened.

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  9. thank God the place is doing good .in time they will be able to recover nad forget the tragedy .hope thta the government will not stop helping them.

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  10. No one can put a good place down ... love it CDO!

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  11. we've been to a lot of tragedies, malalampasan din natin eto, bangon CDO! Kaya natin eto!!

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  12. It feels great to see CDO again after the storm.

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  13. CDO will also be stronger after this tragedy, just like we Bicolanos :)

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  14. Looks that they are finally moving on, I hope that rehabilitation of environment will be prioritize alsoFit and Fashion Mom
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    From wala to okay

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  15. hi hope that you enable also anonymous so we can prevent spamming our link on your comment form

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  16. Thanks for sharing the images. Sana makabangon ulit ang families na nasalanta ni Sendong. :)

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  17. Aw. It's really heartbreaking what happened.. :(

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  18. glad to see CDO's recovery after Sendong :)

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  19. bice to see cdo's recovering, but we can still help pa rin. Last noght, azkals still dedicate their for the victims so it means, they still need help.

    nice photography by the way,my friend! =)

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  20. Buti naman nagiging ok na paunti-unti sana wala ng mangyaring ganito in the future :)

    Reg

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  21. love the photos and of course CDO will rise up and bounce back!

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  22. Pinoy after a horrible calamity could stand up again with determination and a will to pursue his lost or broken dream. CDO has his attribute. It has survived the wrath of Sendong and has enable to have its "business back to normal."

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  23. I a really glad that CDO is now rising from that tragic event... Thanks for showing us how CDO is rising and how I love to see those photos that CDO is now going to normal!
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  24. Ang ganda ng shots mo :) Sana makapunta din ako sa Cagayan next time. Nakapunta na dun daddy ko saka based sa pictures mo, may 'old charm' ang place. Mukha namang bumabangon na sila after the unprecedented calamity. I'm glad they are. Ganyan naman talaga tayong mga Pinoy. Matapos ang kalamidad, we still manage to stand on our feet :)

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  25. what happened to them was devastating. However, we Pinoys are survivors. There's nothing in this world that can destroy our determination and faith. Even a huge disaster like Sendong can never falter our hope that one day, we can overcome everything. Carry on Philippines, we will survive.

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  26. I was here a month prior to the disaster..
    It was my first time to visit northern mindanao,
    so I was having a hard time imagining how I could picture this warm city after sendong

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  27. Thank God CDO's getting back at the thick of things. Still praying that they'll gonna recover faster.

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  28. I know CDO can come back to its feet! Bicol region had bounce back so Cdo can do that also!

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  29. CDO will be like a phoenix that will rise from the ashes. This is one of the cities in Mindanao that I have yet to visit.

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  30. my prayers for CDO.. I'm sure they'll recover..

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  31. CDO looks a whole lot better! It's great and I hope they will stand up after the disaster and continue to grow as a city. Resilience is key.

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  32. It's easier for a place than for a family to look like it has recovered from a calamity. We know it because we were victims of similar disaster. Our city life was back to normal after a month but our families are still feeling the effect of Ondoy after more than two years.

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  33. I'm glad that everything's back to normal. God bless.
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  34. assigned in cagayan de oro before. i heard of floods but di gaano kalaki. glad nakareover na... sana matuto na tayo. Yahweh bless. http://trunklocker.blogspot.com/2012/01/holiday-for-2012-chinese-new-year.html

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  35. It's a good thing that CDO is moving on for recovery, and thank you for your creative mind to feature CDO after the big disaster.

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  36. I am from Iligan City, a city near Cagayan de Oro. It is really unexpected that this kind of calamity can happen in both cities. As I know this is the first time ever since that a typhoon crosses Mindanao. Both cities are surrounded by mountains which can protect them from strong winds but surprisingly it is the water that hits them hard.

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