Cagayan de Oro: The City with Golden Opportunities


L-R: SM City Upper Balulang; Limketkai Mall Rotunda on one of its busy mall hours

Cagayan de Oro, being known as the City of Golden Friendship, has so much to offer for the businessmen and investors and visitors as well, aside from the warm love and hospitality of the Kagay-anons.

A provincial capital of Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro is a highly-urbanized 1st class city which registered a total income of Php 1.919 billion pesos in 2008. Cagayan de Oro, with its strategic location, is considered as the regional shopping center serving the other four (4) provinces of Northern Mindanao. Thus several establishments were put up in the city to serve the needs of the entire Cagayan de Oro population, and to the whole region as well. The city has SM, Robinsons Mall, Limketkai Mall, Gaisano Mall, three (3) other branches of Gaisano and two (2) branches of Ororama to boast.

L-R: Concentrix Call Center at Pueblo de Oro, A view of the Cagayan River from the Macahambus Cave

The declaration of Pueblo de Oro as the first IT Park in Mindanao paved the way for the start of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry in the city. BPO companies operating in the city are into Call Center, Telemarketing, and Medical Transcription services. As of February 2009, three (3) call centers are established in the city, two (2) centers for Medical Transcription and three (3) for software development.

Cagayan de Oro also has golden offers for tourism. Famous tourist destinations in the city are the White Water Rafting, Macahambus Adventure Park, Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village and Mapawa Nature Park.

Experiencing the wild rapids of the Cagayan River

With the ongoing construction of the Laguindingan International Airport located in the Municipality of Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental with International standard, business analysts predict the entry of more foreign and local investments and an increase in tourism activity in the region will make Cagayan de Oro as one of the chief cities in the southern part of the Philippines. In return, Cagayan de Oro would be more capable in offering for more golden opportunities – opportunities for business, for employment generation, for fun and leisure.


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