About Cagayan De Oro

Cagayan de oro

Cagayan de Oro is a highly-urbanized city in Northern Mindanao that is bustling with city life, and with a booming economy. The city received multiple awards in the past years, and continuous to receive citations and awards every now and then. In fact, the recent one was just a few weeks ago when Cagayan de Oro was cited as the leading city in the Philippines for Automation of Business Process and Licensing System (BPLS). Such citation was based on a survey by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). The award was given sometime 4th week of June 2016 at Intercontinental Hotel, Manila and received by its incumbent and re-elected city mayor Oscar Moreno.

CDO as One of the Most Competitive Cities in the Philippines

Last April 2016, the City of Golden Friendship was also named as one of the top 10 most competitive cities by the National Competitive Council of the Philippines or NCC. CDO was ranked 6th place. Although a downgrade from 2nd place the previous year, nevertheless, this is already a feat for a city booming with infrastructure, attractive tourism, progressive commerce, efficient system, and profitable trade.

In the last quarter of 2015, the Commission of Audit released the 2014 Annual Financial Report showing Cag. De Oro in the list of top ten richest cities in the Philippines based on equity. Obviously, number one on the list is Makati City with P34.46 billion in equity, followed by Quezon City at P31.92 and Pasig City at P20.04B. Most from Luzon, and only two cities in Mindanao made it on the list with Cagayan de Oro at 10th place with P4.67B in equity.

Cagayan de Oro Economy

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Economy wise, Cagayan heavily relies on commerce, tourism, trade, and industry.  Investments from both local and international sources keep on coming in and have already reached 7.4 billion in the 1st semester of 2012 with a net income of P2.041B by year’s end. The BPO sector is set to boost the city’s economy with Teleperformance expanding its offices to CDO at Centrio Mall within the year, further strengthening the BPO industry in the city; and there is still enough room for growth for other BPOs to follow suit aside from the already existing ones like Concentrix and Arriba Telecontact.

In February 2015 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, Cagayan de Oro was featured as one of the ‘Three Surprising Cities and Boom Towns that are best for business.’ Such citation was based from a study conducted by a reputable and multiple-awarded real estate firm. The study showed that the city has an efficient business registration system with processing time as fast as 51.84 minutes as a result of the five-step business processing time for permits, licensing, and registration initiated by the local government. As of 2011, CDO already has 17,973 business establishments.

Population and Employment of Cagayan

Cagayan has a population of 602,000 based on a 2010 census, and apparently at this time the population has already grown with increasing migration from nearby provinces, especially from students yearning to complete college degree from reputable universities in Cagayan de Oro City. Further to that, the coming of BPO and influx of investments created employment that continuously attract more jobseekers to migrate to CDO. It is estimated that around 6,900 new jobs are created annually on an average. It’s not surprising that the employment rate of Cagayan is high at 94.4%; higher than the national average, and higher than the employment rate of Manila.


City Fiesta of Cag. De Oro

Every year, the City of Golden Friendship celebrates the Kagayha-an Festival, celebrated every 28the day of August, which is also declared as a local holiday. The other local holiday is June 15, celebrating its Charter Day. The city fiesta is an event to look forward to by every Kagay-anon and tourists alike because of the colorful and festive activities. Parades, fairs, shows, and the Ms. Cagayan beauty pageant usually grace the events every year. In fact, its annual beauty pageant already produced not only a Ms. Philippines, but also brought back the Ms. Universe crown to the Philippines after several decades. Pia Wurtzbach started from the Ms. Cagayan beauty pageant.

Cagayan de Oro Real Estate

Cagayan de Oro real estate

One of the key drivers of the robust economy is the booming real estate of Cagayan de Oro, especially with the presence of major developers like Ayala Land Inc.  When Avida Land Corp first introduced condominium lifestyle to the Cagay-anons way back in November 2011 when it launched Centrio Tower, the launch was a huge success with close to 50% sold during launching. Within 18 months, Centrio Tower was eventually sold out and Avida is now on its second project, Aspira Tower, which is located along Ramon Chavez Street. This only shows the residents flexibility to condo lifestyle. At present, other developers have also launched mid-rise and high-rise condo projects within the city, making the condominium market competitive.

Inventories for house and lot properties have also increased with the launch of several subdivisions from different developers including Bella Vita and Amaia, the socialized and economic housing brands of Ayala Land Inc. respectively. Real estate developments are ongoing in both uptown and downtown areas of CDO, and the skyline of the city is now filled with construction cranes from ongoing developments.

Other Economic Indicators

Education in Cagayan

Aside from real estate of Cagayan de Oro, its education system is also competitive having four universities like Xavier University Ateneo de Cagayan, Liceo University, Capitol University, and the Mindanao University of Science and Technology. Recently, Ateneo de Cagayan was cited as one of only four top universities in the Philippines that made it to the top 350 universities in Asia based on the QS University Ranking: Asia 2016.

Transport in CDO

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In terms of accessibility and transport, CDO is strategically located with access to land, sea, and air. Air travel is via the newly-built Laguindingan Airport situated at Laguindingan of Misamis Oriental, roughly mid-way between Cagayan and Iligan cities. It is also accessible by sea via the port of Cagayan de Oro in Macabalan for passengers and cargo. After completion of the P250M rehab project, the port of CDO is now considered as the biggest in Mindanao for both local and international trade that can handle approximately 1.4M metric tons of cargoes for the Q1 of 2016, increasing its volume by about 9.7% over the same period the previous year. At this rate, it should end 2016 with about 5.6M metric tons.  This is the 3rd in the country next to Manila North Harbor and MICT, respectively.

CDO Commercial

Commercial centers are likewise booming with major players like Ayala Malls, SM, SaveMore, Limketkai, and Gaisano Malls.  SM is now one its second mall along CM Recto and Osmena streets. On the other hand, Ayala is now a mixed use development with Seda Hotel, upcoming BPO, and upcoming condominium with Centrio Tower scheduled for turnover anytime this year. Other commercials are coming within the year, as well, such as S & R (scheduled to be launched end of July), and City Malls.


The City of Golden Friendship, Cagayan de Oro, continuous to grow in all economic aspects; from business, commercial, and industrial, to tourism. All these are indicators of a booming real estate, making it one of the best cities in the Philippines to invest in. Aside from investment, Cagayan is also blessed with natural attractions, making it one of the top Philippine destinations for both local and international visitors. With the influx of tourists coming in, no doubt its real estate industry will greatly benefit from its thriving tourism, and this is on top of its economic boom.







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Downtown CDO Property for Sale in Pinikitan

For sale residential property in Cagayan de Oro situated strategical near vital centers like Cogon Public Market, Maria Reyna Hospital, Seven Eleven outlet, Gaisano Superstore, Our Lady of Fatima Church, and schools. It is also near Metrobank and Jollibee.

The property for sale by owner is located along a cemented Maximo Velez Street, Pinikitan, Cagayan de Oro City, just 20 meters away from Hayes Street Main Road and 150 meters away from Maria Reyna Hospital. This is perfect for a boarding house for both young professionals, students, resident doctors, and nurses.

The CDO property for sale is currently a residential house and lot, but the building is already very dilapidated that assessment is placed at zero value. Hence, the price offered is now based on the market price of lot in the area.

Pros and Cons of this Property for Sale in Cagayan de Oro

In order to make a smart investment choice, it is important to know the pros and cons of the property. All the positive sides, as well as the negative aspects should be properly balance for a better decision. To simplify everything, the Pros and Cons are laid out as follows:


  • Near vital centers like hospital, school, church, banks, Cogon public market, hotels, gas station, and various commercial and business districts. Seven Eleven is also approximately 50 meters away.
  • With water and electricity lines
  • Abutting a cemented road


  • Abutting cemented road is one way going to Arch. Hayes street, and it is approximately 4m wide.
  • May be flooded during strong rains and during instances when Maria Reyna Hospital is also flooded. However, this can be addressed by elevating the property through landfill.

Check out the photos of this property for your further perusal

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Property Desciption for this Property For Sale by Owner

  • Title: Tax Declaration, but this can be easily and quickly processed for titling
  • Location: Maximo Velez St. Pinikitan, Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City
  • Area: 250 sqm
  • Price: Php 17,000 per sqm (negotiable for serious buyers only)

Final Recommendation of this CDO Real Estate Property

While there are a few flaws, the location advantage makes it a perfect investment for commercial, business, and residential use. This is a good location for a boarding house for nurses working at Maria Reyna Hospital. This perfect for business purposes, as well. At 250 sqm area, you can already construct a two or three storey building for commercial use. The price is already competitive. In fact, nearby areas were sold as high as 18,000 to 20,000 per square meter. Hence, the offered price of 17,000/sqm is already a bargain.


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CDO Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Appraiser Cagayan De Oro

PRC licensed Real Estate Appraiser Emmanuel Floriann Magto is also an HLURB-accredited licensed Real Estate Broker. He has years of experience as bank appraiser with so many chattel, residential, commercial, and agricultural properties already appraised during his stint with the bank. He is a licensed Agricultural Engineer, as well. Currently, Emmanuel Magto is an Inhouse Sales Director of Avida Land Corp – Vismin CDO, handling Centrio Tower and Avida Tower Aspira projects.

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CDO Property for Sale in Upper Puerto Alae

Strategically located near the Alae CDO-Camp Philips-Bukidnon junction, this 1.3 hectare property for sale makes a perfect  weekend getaway where you can lounge in your own farmhouse and enjoy the harvests from the land.

The property is already full of fruit trees such as the ever-delicious Durian, the nutritious Guyabano, watering Coconuts, fresh Lanzones, Bananas, Cacao, Rambutan, Mangosteen and Jackfruit. Hence, you don’t need to plant from scratch; just add your favorite fruit trees if you want more in the list.

This CDO property for sale is abutting a private road just a few hundred meters away from the main CDO-Davao highway with water system and electricity available in the area. The current selling price in the area is already at Php 1,300 per square meter based on latest market data as of last quarter of 2016.


Location Advantage of this Property for Sale in CDO

One of the advantages of this location is that it is only less than an hour drive from Cagayan de Oro City proper; approximately 30 minutes away from the Bugo-Puerto Junction going to Bukidnon. The property  is also a kilometers away from Camp Philips Bukidnon and Del Monte Golf Course. There are two Christian Churches near the property. It is about 100 meters away from Sto. Nino de Alae Parish Church, and around 300 meters away from Iglesia Ni Christo Church, while the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness is just around the block as well. If you ran out of gasoline, no problem since Shell Gas Station is just around the corner.  Surely, this is one good place to invest in for a weekend stay away from the bustling city life.


Cons of this Property

In every property there is always disadvantages, and in order to arrive at a wise decision it is best to know what the cons are. In this case, a certain portion of the property is being used as a public road to a nearby settlement towards the interior. If the road is to be donated, about 300 sqm will be lost. However, the settlement has actually a road on the other side but the shorter route is through this property, making it the most widely used access road by the settlers. Nonetheless, this is a minor issue that can be negotiated with the barangay officials in the area.




Recommendation – Get this Property For Sale in Alae Cagayan de Oro

Real estate properties in upper Puerto Cagayan de Oro and in Alae Bukidnon is steady increasing over time as the are keeps on developing. It is the entry point to Del Monte and Camp Philippines, and to Dahilayan Park. Right now, there is a factory and a warehouse nearby, and Menzi Orchard and subdivision is developing, as well. This property has close proximity to vital centers like the public market, public school, various churches, gas station, stores, and of course, the Manolo Fortich provincial Hospital is just nearby.

This property offered for sale by owner is perfect for a weekend in the farm. This is also excellent for residential, as well. At 13,000 sq.m you can also subdivide the property into 5 to 10 equal residential lots; hence, a perfect family lot for the siblings who want to be neighbors.

Check the photos of this property for sale in Alae for more details.

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  • Title: Original Certificate of Title
  • Location: Bugo, Cagayan de Oro (based on OCT), Barrio of Alae (per sketch plan)
  • Area: 1 hectare 3 ares and 20 centares (10,320 sqm)
  • Offered Price: P1,200/sqm (negotiable for serious buyer only)


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CDO Higalaay Carnival Parade 2016

CDO Higalaay Festival Carnival Parade

One of the main highlights of Cagayan de Oro Higalaay Festival 2016 was the colorful Carnival parade held on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The event started at 4pm in downtown CDO along Velez Street to DV Soria. The parade started with the Green Team Montessori comprised of young students dressed in colorful attire leading the pack with an attractive float at the finale. Other participants of this festive event include the Liceo De Cagayan University, Gusa Elementary School and Barangay Council, Dance Sport Council, and the winners of the recently concluded Miss Cagayan De Oro Beauty Pageant, among others.

The event was attended by thousands of participants and spectators. The vibrant colors of the costumes and floats amidst the resounding drums and bugles made the event a truly memorable one. The parade marked as one of the main events of CDO Higalaay Festival 2016, with the grand finale on the city fiesta in August 28, feast day of the city’s patron saint St. Augustine. Check out the photos of the parade below.


CDO Higalaay Carnival Parade 2016, Cagayan de Oro, CDO, Cagayan de Oro

Higalaay Carnival Parade 2016 started with Montessori team leading the pack.

CDO Higalaay Festival Carnival Parade

Liceo De Cagayan Carnival parade participants showed off their dancing skills on the street of Cagayan de Oro City.

CDO Carnival Higalaay Parade

Winners of Miss Cagayan De Oro 2016 were the main highlights of the Carnival Parade.

CDO Carnival Parade 2016

Another contender of the Carnival Parade presenting their dancing skills in vibrant colors

CDO festival parade 2016

Every year the Carnival Parade is one of the main highlights of Higalaay Festival

CDO fiesta parade 2016

Cagayan de Oro city is truly a booming city as shown by the rising developments and the coming of big businesses and industries within and nearby the city. There are also a couple of big events and annual festivities that continue to attract more tourists every year, aside from the popular destinations of CDO that include the water rafting, caving, zip-lining in nearby province, and island getaway to Camiguin Island. These tourist attractions and events will continue to benefit the growing CDO real estate industry.


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