Litrato: Are you for urban or rural?

We have two photos that capture the scenario in an urban and rural setting. The second photo shows Lapasan Highway. Life in Cagayan de Oro is an example of an urbanized living. Yes, everything is convenient, from shopping to schools. We also live closer to hospitals which is favorable in times of emergencies. But, life in the city is expensive and usually we do not have the luxury of space wherein we could have vegetable garden in our own backyard. Pollution and noise are other concerns which could be health risks. Just imagine yourself in the middle of busy streets in CDO like CM Recto and Cogon.


Photo by Vincent Tom Udasco


On the other hand, life in the rural setting is more relaxed. They have extra space in their backyards where they could have vegetable gardens. The air they breath is fresh. Living in Misamis Oriental especially in the far east and west is a good example of a rural setting. Instead of buildings and cars, they see mountains or beaches. The only bane of living in a rural area is they are far from schools and hospitals. Parents are forced to spare a huge amount of money for college education when they send their kids to Cagayan de Oro. Aside from tuition fee and matriculation plus the daily expenses, kids have to pay for their apartment or dormitories. Some parents are even forced to buy their own houses or condominium unit in the city. In times of emergencies, most of the highly equipped hospitals are found in Cagayan de Oro. There are also more job opportunities in the city compared to the province. The last photo below was taken in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.

Photo by Kim Zaldivar

So, after weighing the boons and banes, where do you want to live? Are you for urban or rural?