The major every day newspaper in the area is the Mindanao Gold Star Every day which is published by Ernesto Chu, a businessman while the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro & Tremendous Balita are published by the Sun.Star Publications of Cebu City. Mindanao Gold Star Every day is distributed in Cagayan de Oro City & other urban centers in Mindanao like Butuan City, Davao City, General Santos City, Zamboanga City, Dipolog City & Iligan City.Otherwise, SunStar Cagayan de Oro City & Tremendous Balita are distributed chiefly in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon & Camiguin;Ang Katarungan is the city’s major English-Cebuano Languages paper publish in 1926.It is also the city’s news every week.
The other community newspapers in the city are Golden Chronicle published by Gladis Q. Munez, Mindanao Sunday Journal published by Bernardita Basay, Oro Gazette published by Oro Gazette Publishing, Golden Banner Atty. Gil Banaag, Sports Balita, Oro News Star Lulu Lapada & News Express published by Noli Olarte, Jr.
The Cagayan de Oro city has its oldest existing radio broadcast station in Mindanao.Established in 1952, the DXCC of the Radio Mindanao Network. Which this station is said to be the 2nd broadcast facility established in Mindanao.
The city’s main local broadcast facilities include radio & tv stations affiliated with the major broadcast network in the country – DXIF (Bombo Radyo Philippines), DXIM (Radio Ng Bayan), DXCO (Radio Pilipino Corp.) all at ten KW, & DXKO (RPN), DXCL (NBC) at five KW. The ten FM Stations include DXKB “Killer Bee”, DXBL “Mellow Touch”, DXKS -”Love Radio”, DXWS W”ild FM”, DXQR “Home Radio”, DXEQ “Star FM”, DXVM “Smile Radio”, DXRL(NBC), DXLX “Campus Radio & DXNU (PBC)”. All of them broadcast with a power of 10KW.
For the five television stations are operated by broadcast networks – RPN TV five with 2.5 KW power, ABS-CBN TV two at ten KW, GMA TV, RMNTV 8 & ABC TV 21. The fifth televison station station – DXDD with a power of ten KW is operated by the Cagayan de Oro College Broadcast Network. DXIF (Bombo Radio), DXIM (Radio Ng Bayan), DXCO (Radio Pilipino Corp.) all at ten KW, & DXKO (RPN), DXCL (NBC) at five KW. The Parasat Cable TV Incorporated managed by Engr. Elpidio Paras, president & owner of the firm & Jade Cable TV managed by Engr. James Jardonio & owned by Engr. Eric Canoy & Engr. Charlie Canoy are the Cable Systems in the city.
Western and Austronesian immigrants have made the city famous for Pastel bread, Chicharron, Ham, and de Oro crunchy Pizza while Chinese and Korean restaurants are ubiquitous. A quantity of mobile food vendors licensed by the city with its common street foods like kwek-kwek, fish balls, tempura, grilled meats and other that is cheaper stalls. Also some immigrant-owned restaurants have made variety countries from Asia. The city is also home to lots of of the finest and most diverse haute cuisine restaurants in the Philippines.
Cagayan de Oro’s food culture includes a variety of world cuisines influenced by the city’s immigrant history.
The City of Cagayan de Oro is the home of Cagayan de Oro Stars and Cagayan de Oro Rapids basketball teams. This major teams of the city is member community of Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association , a amateur commercial basketball league in Southern Philippines sanctioned by the country’s National Sports Association for basketball, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP). Also it is the home of Holcim MoneyGram-Misamis Oriental and Holcim Pryce Pharma which commencing the Misamis Oriental. Aside from the basketball, Cagayan de Oro also to be known for its oldest lawn tennis clubs like the Golden Friendship Tennis Club. In addition, the city is ornamented with amateur volleyball teams as Xavier University Volleyball Team, DLSU Lady Archers Volleyball Team, and UP alumni association.
The metro cagayan was its pride of professionalism in chess, of the most common recreations in the metro by continuing championships in Mindanao since 1990′s. Nevertheless, the Kagay-anons also boast with its tourist highlights recreation a white water rafting and Kayaking through the Cagayan River. Also the suburban recreation in cagayan de oro of its Cave adventure or called Cueba de Oro and canopy walk.
Cagayan de Oro also boasts plenty of sports venues, including the largest sports complex in Mindanao the Pelaez Memorial Sports Middle, Xavier University Gym, Liceo de Cagayan University Gym and other, a sports and entertainment complex that also hosts concerts. The Pelaez Memorial Sports Middle serves as the home complex of Misamis Oriental sports teams.
Roman Catholicism is the city’s dominant religion, represented by 87% of the population. Other religious affiliations includes Seventh Day Adventist, Iglesia ni Cristo, Philippine Independent Church, United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Christ’s Commission Fellowship, Islam among others.
Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro is an Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. The archdiocese comprises civil Provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon and Camiguin. It is a metropolitan see in the island of Mindanao.
The current Archbishop is Most Reverend Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., D.D., who was installed on March four, 2006 and its chair is located at St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral.
In recent decades, Protestants abound in the city. Lots of foreign Evangelists have lattered in within metropolitan area. of the well-known Protestant groups, Pentecostalism, dramatically increases forth with two.8% of population percentage. About twenty church buildings have settled within Metro Cagayan de Oro.
Recently, the Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo Church has also decided to move the replica statue of the Black Nazarene to Jesus Nazareno Parish Church in Cagayan de Oro, so that Black Nazarene devotees from Mindanao may not must travel to Quiapo in Manila for their annual pilgrimage.
Also, Adventists, Mormons, Methodists surge in suburban areas and few to the city. Although, lots of Protestants are sourced from foreign countries such as Korea, Australia, and USA and other countries which affiliated as Protestant.
The Celebration International Church has of the highest attendance of all Pentecostal church buildings with the record of 735 members. In addition, main brother church buildings of Pentecostal groups is situated in the suburban areas and few in the metro.
There are several notable events in the city. Each barangays or barrios has its own feast locally known as Fiesta literally as festivals honoring their patron saints after achieving recognition in their own rights.
The Kagay-an Festival is a week-long festival in celebration of Cagayan de Oro’s patron saint SeÃ±or San Agustin, held every month of August. “Kagay-an” thus means a river. Highlights of the Kagay-an Festival are Kahimuan Trade Fair that features the native products of the city & province on agriculture products, Miss Kagay-an, Folkloric Street Dancing Competition which features colorful attires & cultural dances of the Higaonon tribes, Golden Float Parade, Halad sa Lambagohan, PE Rhythmic Dance Competition, Kalo Festival & Kumbira that started on 1996 by Kagay-anons hoteliers & restaurants. A culinary show & exhibit, it’s been evolved over the years & it now hosts a culinary competition among students & professionals all over Mindanao. The competition is divided in to students & professionals where Hotel & Restaurant Management schools & professional cooks compete against each other in their respective categories. There’s also cultural shows, competitions & celebrity concerts.
Charter Day is the city’s celebration of its city hood established on June 15, 1950. It is a non-working holiday & a roster of special activities is lined up yearly to mark this special occasion.
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