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Misamis Oriental Province, Philippines

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Cities in the Province of Misamis Oriental: Cagayan de Oro CityEl Salvador CityGingoog City
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Province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines


Geography of Misamis Oriental, Philippines

The province has an irregular coastline indented by two-bays - Macajalar and Gingoog. The eastern part consists of angular hills cut by streams in deep gorges. The central part is characterized by sloping lowlands and river valleys. The western part has rough hills rising abruptly from the sea. The coastal lowlands are narrow. Cagayan de Oro is on the east bank of the Cagayan River which flows from the rugged interior mountains. Originally called Cagayan de Misamis, its name was changed to the present one after the Spaniards discovered gold in the river. The eastern part of the province has pronounced rainfall from November to January. The central and western parts are relatively dry from November to April and wet the rest of the year.

Location of Misamis Oriental, Philippines

  • 8.7500° N, 125.0000° E - Misamis Oriental, Coordinates

Misamis Oriental is in northern Mindanao. It is bounded on the north by Macajalar Bay and the Bohol Sea, on the east by Agusan del Norte, on the west by Iligan Bay, and on the south by Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte. Cagayan de Oro is a highly urbanized city.

History of Misamis Oriental, Philippines

The name "Misamis" comes from the word "kuyamis," a local variety of sweet coconut. The province's original inhabitants were the Bukidnons and the Manobos but they were driven into the interior when Visayas settlers arrives. Misamis used to be a part of the diocese of Cebu. In 1818, it became a corregimento comprised of four divisions: Misamis, including Iligan, Dapitan, Cagayan, and Catarman, on the island of Camiguin. In 1850, it included Bukidnon and the northern part of Cotabato.

At the close of the Spanish era, Misamis constituted one of the seven districts of Mindanao. On November 2, 1929, Legislative Act No. 3537 divided Misamis into two provinces. However, it was not until November 28, 1939 that the division was formally implemented under Act No. 3777.

People of Misamis Oriental, Philippines

The majority of the population in the coastal lowlands are of Visayan descent. The main dialect is Cebuano. In the hills may be found the Bukidnon tribe between Lugait and Balingasay towns in the province's western part, and the Higaonon and Manobo in Gingoog City and Magsaysay municipality in the eastern part. Other dialects spoken in the province are Hiligaynon, Waray, and Maranao.

Elected Government Officials of Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Elected officials of Misamis Oriental for the term of 2013-2016
  • Provincial Governor of Misamis Oriental: Yevgeny "Bambi" Vincente Beja Emano - NACIONALISTA PARTY
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Misamis Oriental: Pelaez, Jose Mari Go - UNITED NATIONALIST ALLIANCE
  • House Representatives of Misamis Oriental:
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Lagbas, Benedict Penalosa
  2. Pelaez, Vincent Khu
  3. Dumadag, Virgelia Faelnar
  4. Bernaldez, Jabi Abing Ibao
  5. Lagbas, Roldan Artadi
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Emano, Heckert Hernando Jude Vega
  2. Acain, Mercy Grace Jajalla
  3. Madjos, Nancy Sumili
  4. Mugot, Emmanuel Saplot
  5. Actub, Boris Olivier Halibas

Elected officials of Misamis Oriental for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Misamis Oriental for the term of 2007-2010

Barangays Elected Officials of Misamis Oriental for the term of 2010 - 2013

Businesses in Misamis Oriental, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

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Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

DEL MONTE PINEAPPLE CANNERY. Production area in Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City; processes juices and cocktails, among others.

MINDANAO PRODUCT SHOWROOM. Display area of all handicrafts in Region 10; managed by the Department of Trade and Industry in cooperation with the Cagayan Oro Chamber of Commerce.

OSTRICH AND CROCODILE FARM (Opol, Misamis Oriental). Owned by local Filipino-Chinese entrepreneurs and supplying the local markets and Manila.

MINDANAO SILK MULBERRY FARM (Claveria, Misamis Oriental). Houses the Philippine Textile Research Institute Mindanao Office.

PHIVIDEC INDUSTRIAL ESTATE (Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental). Home to several multinational corporations and big industries.

CERAMIC MAKING (Bulua, Cagayan de Oro). Items include jars, plates, and ornamental/gift items, among others.

APTPCO (Gingoog City). Produces plywood.

INDO PHIL. OIL MILL (Medina, Misamis Oriental). Produces coconut oil.

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Misamis Oriental, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Misamis Oriental, Philippines

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Schools in Misamis Oriental, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

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Economy of Misamis Oriental, Philippines

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Jobs in Misamis Oriental Philippines

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Natural Resources of Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Misamis Oriental, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Misamis Oriental, Philippines

Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Misamis Oriental.

Philippine News

  • More investors bullish on Philippine prospects – StanChart
  • Monday, February 8, 2016 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Investors are bullish on the country’s economic prospects over the next five years, according to a survey conducted by Standard Chartered Bank.
Based on the survey conducted by the bank among 160 of its top financial institution and corporate clients, more than 80 percent of the respondents expect the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to grow above five percent over the next five years ........ Full Story»

  • More PH products get zero duty treatment from Japan
  • Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:26 am
Starting this year, the Philippines will be enjoying zero duties for more products that are being exported to Japan.
This development is seen to further expand and deepen the economic partnership between the Philippines and Japan, according to the Department of Trade and Industry ........ Full Story»

  • PSL bets break 3 records in Tokyo Championship
  • Monday, February 8, 2016 9:36 pm
TOKYO: Five more gold medals highlighted by three record-breaking feats marked the second day of the Philippine Swimming League’s campaign in the 2016 Tokyo Winter Swimming Championship on Monday at the St. Mary’s International School swimming pool here.
Eight-year-old Marc Bryan Dula stood tallest from among the winners as he swam to two new records in the boys’ 8-year old category, smashing the previous best when he was not even born ................................ Full Story»

Misamis Oriental Zip Codes

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9000 Cagayan de Oro City Misamis Oriental
9001 Tagoloan Misamis Oriental
9002 Villanueva Misamis Oriental
9003 Jasaan Misamis Oriental
9004 Claveria Misamis Oriental
9005 Balingasag Misamis Oriental
9006 Lagonglong Misamis Oriental
9007 Salay Misamis Oriental
9008 Binuangan Misamis Oriental
9009 Subongcogon Misamis Oriental
9010 Kinogitan Misamis Oriental
9011 Balinguan Misamis Oriental
9012 Talisayan Misamis Oriental
9013 Medina Misamis Oriental
9014 Gingoog City Misamis Oriental
9015 Magsaysay Misamis Oriental
9016 Opol Misamis Oriental
9017 El Salvador Misamis Oriental
9018 Alubijid Misamis Oriental
9019 Laguidingan Misamis Oriental
9020 Gitagum Misamis Oriental
9021 Libertad Misamis Oriental
9022 Initao Misamis Oriental
9023 Naawan Misamis Oriental
9024 Manticao Misamis Oriental
9025 Lugait Misamis Oriental

Misamis Oriental News

Mining firms with permits from DENR threaten Misor


MISAMIS Oriental's Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) has sounded alarm bells over reports that at least seven large-scale mining firms were allowed to operate in the province by the environment department. Already, the mining firms are posing a threat to the water source of Alubijid, according to a town official. Vice Gov. Norris Babiera, vice chairperson of the PPOC, said he was surprised to find out that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) approved the exploration permits of the mining firms. The permits, he said, would allow the firms to operate in the western par ts of the province.

The PPOC is in the forefront of a campaign against destructive mining operations in the province. Together with of ficials in Opol town, authorities have raided mining sites along the Iponan River. Jose Camenci, Alubijid's municipal planning and development coordinator, reported to the PPOC that several mining firms were already operating in the hinterLand villages of the town without consultating the town government. "These mining firms are operating within the declared Alubijid watershed areas. If this will not be stopped, then our source of water would be affected," he said. Officials identified the mining firms: Cessmag Development Inc. (5,582 hectares), Mindanao Astoria Mining Corp. (6,638.581 hectares), Pilipinas Mining Resources Inc. (468.22 hectares), Sunrise Pacific Rim Minerals Resources Inc. (2,106 hectares), Bountiful Geomines, Inc. (1,945.7379 hectares), APC Mining Corp. (2,367.6275 hectares) and Linktone Peak Resources Inc. (13,954.37 hectares).

"I was shocked when the report reached the council," Babiera told The Gold Star Daily. He said local officials were asked to coordinate with various people's organizations, and church and non-government organizations to mobilize and show their opposition to mining operations in the province. Babiera said the PPOC was trying to find out who exactly approved the exploration permits.

Misamis Oriental, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In

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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

The oldest living man or woman in Misamis Oriental, Philippines

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