Posts Categorized: Handumanan (Memories)

Throwback Thursday: From Grasslands to Landmarks

Not so long ago, roughly a year or two, these buildings that are already functional today were just vacant lots covered with grass that eventually became fenced construction sites with giant steel rods sprouting like tentacles. They were once manic sites of men in hard hats, under construction buildings in a booming metropolis… Cagayan de… Read more »


(Full scale panorama below) Lapasan was once a sleepy little side of town. I grew up in this barangay knowing a few of its landmarks: the once unruly, and very smelly Agora Market and Terminal, East City Central and Lapasan High, RELC, even the boundary landmark Lily Kho building at the east (which the kids… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Limketkai Luxe Hotel and Gateway Tower in Foundation Stages

With Limketkai Luxe and Gateway now towering over Cagayan de Oro’s landscape, we recall the first days of the construction of the buildings. Seen above, the foundation phase is still ongoing. In this point, the skypaths/skywalks leading to the mall are still nonexistent, and people from the highway still have to ride or walk the… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Corrales Street and Provincial Capitol

Here’s a look back at Corrales Street without Centrio, circa 2009. Pretty much nothing has changed, except that spaghetti wires are all over the place. Today, only the part fronting water district and the capitol side have wires — Centrio has buried all of them which results to a good view. This is the De… Read more »

A Year Ago Today: Centrio Opens

Today marks Centrio Mall’s anniversary. Last year, everyone was so hyped up as Ayala Mall is finally setting foot on the booming Cagayan de Oro market. We watched closely even as the mall was still under construction.   When the mall opened, everyone was focused on the events that followed. It… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: MUST/MPSC Campus, Surrounding Areas

It’s Thursday, and we go back to memory lane! Check out these shots of Mindanao University of Science and Technology, before the Science Complex, Engineering Complex, and new gate begun construction. Enjoy the flashback! Limketkai Luxe has not yet started construction, and Gateway Tower is yet to be finished. Surely, a lot of students miss… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Rosario Arcade

It’s Oktoberfest. And if there was that place that used to be Cagayan de Oro’s ultimate party place, it was Rosario Arcade. Way back college years, me and my friends spent our nightlife either in Macumba or Ghana. Even until this year, Rosario Arcade was still filled with party crowds until the July 26 bombing…. Read more »