Misamis Oriental

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Nature tripping is a never-ending possibility in Misamis Oriental, one of the five provinces of Northern Mindanao. From watersports and fine beaches to cave exploration and ethnic settlements, the list of nature-communing endeavors to be experienced in the province is longer than enough to fill a lifetime's itinerary.

Seas and beaches offer a limitless aqua adventure. Go scuba diving at Duka Bay and Mantangale, also a primary dolphin and whale shark watching destination. Find glorious hideaways in the white sand beaches of Midway Beach, Maputi White Beach, and Opol Beach Fronts. Go white water rafting and tubing in the rapids of Cagayan de Oro River, one of the longest rivers in Mindanao. Or simply get picture-happy at the San Isidro/Sagpolon, Palalan, and Tiklas waterfalls as well as Sapong Spring and the Cold Spring at Lagonglong.

A multitude of choices await the nature lover or adventurer. The Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village in Cagayan de Oro, a cultural village in a botanical setting, is home to Region 10's tribal communities and endemic plants and trees. Also in Cagayan de Oro is Macahambus Cave, a historical site dating back to the 1900s. Initao Cave is home to the split-nose bat and the Initao National Park is a forest reserve with a natural limestone formation and marine life.

Shift into a more relaxed pace at the Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club, situated along Lumbia Road in Cagayan de Oro. Or explore this city's museums, from the Xavier University Museum showcasing Muslim-Bukidnon culture to the La Castilla Museum featuring household heirlooms.

GEOGRAPHY

Misamis Oriental is one of the five provinces of Northern Mindanao. Falling between 8°28'38"516 Latitude and 142°38'35"235 Longitude, the province is located along the northern coast of the island of Mindanao. It is bounded on the north by Macajalar Bay, on the west by Iligan Bay, on the south and southwest by the provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte, and on the east by Agusan del Norte.

POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS

Misamis Oriental is one of the 22 provinces of Mindanao and one of the 4 provinces of the new Region 10. It has two cities, Cagayan de Oro, the capital, and Gingoog City, a component city, and 24 municipalities with 349 barangays.

POPULATION

Total population is 664,338 as of 2000.

LANGUAGE/DIALECT

Cebuano, Tagalog, Maranao, Hiligayon, Ilonggo, Waray, and English.

CLIMATE

Two types of climates in the province are based on rainfall distribution. The first type, which occurs in the eastern municipalities of Kinoguitan to Magsaysay, has a very pronounced maximum rainfall from November to January and generally wet the whole year. The second type, which occurs in the central and western part of the province, is relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest of the year. It covers the municipalities of Sugbongcogon in the east and down to Lugait in the west. The climate is usually pleasant with warmer days and cooler nights.

INDUSTRIES

DEL MONTE PINEAPPLE CANNERY. Production area in Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City; processes juices and cocktails, among others.

MINDANAO PRODUCT SHOWROOM. Display area of all handicrafts in Region 10; managed by the Department of Trade and Industry in cooperation with the Cagayan Oro Chamber of Commerce.

OSTRICH AND CROCODILE FARM (Opol, Misamis Oriental). Owned by local Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs and supplying the local markets and Manila.

MINDANAO SILK MULBERRY FARM (Claveria, Misamis Oriental). Houses the Philippine Textile Research Institute Mindanao Office.

PHIVIDEC INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental). Home to several multinational corporations and big industries.

CERAMIC MAKING (Bulua, Cagayan de Oro). Items include jars, plates, and ornamental/gift items, among others.

APTPCO (Gingoog City). Produces plywood.

INDO PHIL. OIL MILL (Medina, Misamis Oriental). Produces coconut oil.

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  • KAAMULAN FESTIVAL

    Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

    February 16 - March 10

  • Bebingka Festival/Foundation Day

    Manticao , Misamis Oriental

    February 7

  • Patunob Festival/Town Fiesta

    Binuangan, Misamis Oriental

    February 10-11

  • MENAJAK FESTIVAL

    Calamba, Misamis Occidental

    February 14

  • Sinacbang Festival

    Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental

    February 19

  • Nangkaan Festival

    Maigo , Lanao del Norte

    Feb. 27

  • LUGAHAIT FESTIVAL

    Lugait, Misamis Oriental

    March 16

  • ALIMANGO FESTIVAL

    Lala, Lanao del Norte

    March 22

  • PANAAD

    Camiguin

    April 21-22

  • SUMMER FESTIVAL

    Opol, Misamis Oriental

    April-June

  • HUGYAW SA KADAGATAN

    Kauswagan , Lanao del Norte

    April 14

  • CAROMATA FESTIVAL TOWN FIESTA (ST. CRUZ) LAGUINDINGAN, MISOR

    Laguindingan , Misamis Oriental

    April 20

  • BALINGOAN FESTIVAL

    Balingoan , Misamis Oriental

    April 25

  • SALAY TOWN FIESTA (ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER)

    Salay, Misamis Oriental

    May 1

  • TOWN FIESTA (ST. CRUZ)

    Alubijid , Misamis Oriental

    May 3

  • TOWN FIESTA (SAN ISIDRO LABRADOR)

    Medina, Misamis Oriental

    May 14-15

  • TABANOG FESTIVAL ARAW NG BALINGASAG

    Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

    May 22

  • TOWN FIESTA (BALINGOAN)

    Balingoan, Misamis Oriental

    May 29

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  • SAGAYAN FESTIVAL (MARANAO WAR DANCE)

    Tubod, Lanao del Norte

    July 4

  • HUDYAKA FESTIVAL

    Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental

    July 12

  • SUBAYAN KEG SUBANEN FESTIVAL

    Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental

    July 15-16

  • KALIGA FESTIVAL (STREET PAGEANTRY)

    Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

    July 22

  • KAAHAAN FESTIVAL (ARAW NG KINOGUITAN)

    Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental

    August 11

  • ARAW NG CABANGLASAN

    Cabanglasan, Bukidnon

    August 11-13

  • KAUMAHAN FESTIVAL

    Opol , Misamis Oriental

    August 15-31

  • ARAW NG ALUBIJID (DIYANDIHAN FESTIVAL)

    Alubijid , Misamis Oriental

    August 18

  • DIYANDI FESTIVAL

    Iligan City

    September 1 - October 2

  • LANGARAN FESTIVAL

    Plaridel, Misamis Occidental

    September 10

  • BUNGAG DAGTABINAL FESTIVAL

    Misamis Occidental (Aloran)

    September 15

  • GALAAN FESTIVAL

    Don Victiriano, Misamis Occidental

    September 17

  • PAGPAKANAUG

    St. Michael's Cathedral, Iligan City

    September 20

  • MS. ILIGAN CITY

    Iligan City

    September 27

  • SAGINGAN FESTIVAL

    Tubod, Lanao del Norte

    October 17

  • LANZONES FESTIVAL

    Camiguin

    October 16-22 (third week)

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  • CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

    Opol, Misamis Oriental

    December 1- January 31

  • CHRISTMAS SYMBOLS

    Naawan. Misamis Oriental

    December 1- December 31

  • PASIGAHAN SA BALINGASAG

    Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

    December 1- January 7

  • BONGGAHAN SA VALENCIA

    Valencia City, Bukidnon

    December 10