PMAP NATIONAL CONFERENCE AND THE CAGAYAN DE ORO’S WHITE WATER RAFTING
CAGAYAN DE ORO
I am so excited to attend the forthcoming 48th National Conference of the People Management Association of the Philippine (PMAP) in The Atrium, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City. Aside for the learnings, new trends in people and human resource management updates which I am primarily interested of course, are the outdoor activities and features of Cagayan de Oro City.
WHITE WATER RAFTING
Cagayan de Oro City is home to some of the most scenic and exhilarating whitewater rafting and dubbed as the “adventure capital” in the Philippines.
The river boasts of a twenty-three rapid count ranging from levels I to IV, the ceiling of most manageable whitewater rapids. River tours run throughout the year given good enough weather conditions, and vary in difficulty in the wet and dry seasons.
HOW TO GET THERE
Cagayan de Oro Port in Macabalan area is a modern international seaport situated near the estuary of Cagayan de Oro River, it has an anchorage depth of 18 meters and is around 400 meters from the shoreline. It has two authorized cargo-handling operators. With the recent completion of the P250 million rehabilitation project, the port is now the largest international and domestic seaport in the country.
Lumbia Airport is set to be replaced by the larger Laguindingan International Airport, currently under construction in the Municipality of Laguindingan, some 46 kilometers southwest of Cagayan de Oro. When it finished, the international airport will serve Northern Mindanao including its major cities; Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City.
Laguindingan International Airport, currently ongoing construction located in the Municipality of Laguindingan, is a first class airport that will serve Northern Mindanao including its major cities; Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City, and soon caters international flights to Seoul, South Korea and other parts of the world. It is a flagship project of the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor Special Development Project, which covers both cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City, as well as five coastal towns in Lanao del Norte, and in the twenty-two towns especially Gingoog City of Misamis Oriental first and second congressional districts.
Laguindingan International Airport sits on a 4.17 square kilometer site in Barangay Moog, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental and located 46 kilometers from the existing Lumbia Airport. It was inaugurated on January 11, 2006 with groundbreaking ceremonies presided by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who advocated the idea of an international airport in the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor.
Upon its completion, it will be the fourth international airport in Mindanao, after Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City, Zamboanga International Airport in Zamboanga City and General Santos International Airport in General Santos City, as well as the first international airport in Northern Mindanao (Region X).
CAGAYAN DE ORO SERIES:
PART 1- PMAP NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN CAGAYAN DE ORO
PART 2- LIST OF HOTELS IN CAGAYAN DE ORO
PART 5- CAGAYAN DE ORO’S NIGHT CAFE