This is Cagayan de Oro City

 

This is Cagayan de Oro City...

City of Golden Friendship River Rafting Capital of the Philippines Heart of Northern Mindanao Gateway to the Land of Promise City of Gold.

The origin of the name Cagayan de Oro (River of Gold) can be traced back to the arrival of the Spanish Augustinian Recollect friars in 1622, the area around Himologan (now Huluga), was already known as "Cagayán". Early Spanish written documents in the 16th century already referred to the place as "Cagayán".

The region of Northern Mindanao, which included Cagayan de Oro, was granted as Encomienda to a certain Don Juan Griego on January 25, 1571. It was then former Vice President of the Philippines Emmanuel Peláez who appended de Oro to Cagayan.

 

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