Local traditions and culture in Cagayan de Oro City

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    Monk's Blend Arabica Coffee

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 10, 2008

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    Quality Mountain Coffee Arabica Beans Grown in Nearby Bukidnon Province by Trappist Monks but sold in Cagayan De Oro City. It has a bold and rich flavor! a 250 mg pack is 120 pesos and a 500 mg pack is at 230 pesos, avaiable everywhere! you have to taste it!

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    Pinakurat (Spicy Cebuano Vinegar Condiment)

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 10, 2008

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    Cebu and Northern Mindanao version of the "SUKA" ( filipino vinegar) which have different flavors in every region. This is a good dipping sauce for local delicacies and also for the local version of Lechon (roasted pig) and a good marinade for roasting Pork Chops or Pork Belly. Available everywhere and a small bottle cost 50 pesos and a big bottle costs 80 pesos.

    Spicy and Strong! good!
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    Vjandep Pastel (Originally from Camiguin)

    by machomikemd Updated Sep 10, 2008

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    Vjandep Pastel was started in the 1990's by Eleonor Popera, a housewife as an additional income fo their family and it pick off and became famous througout Mindanao. Vjandep is named from Virgilio Jose AND Eleonor Popera. Originally from Camiguin but the main factory in in Cagayan De Oro and the branches are mostly here , hence this is now a Cagayan De Oro Delicacy.

    Available in Special, Ube, Durian, Assorted, Super Special Flavors. A Box will cost 110 pesoe (12 pieces).

    Creamy, Diabetes Causing! can't stop!
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    CDOers live together harmoniously

    by GenuinelyCurious Written Jun 2, 2008

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    Cagayan de Oro, in northern Mindinao is a success story of many religions co-existing peacefully. According to my Filipino (Protestant) friends, many of the merchants in CDO are Muslim while, of course, the majority is Catholic with a large Protestant presence. Additionally, there is a blending of ethnicities in southern Philippines including influence from Polynesia/Micronesia/Melanesia, China and Spain.

    Muslim shopkeepers in the Divisoria

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    Cagayan De Oro: Jeepney Etiquette

    by mai_oh_mai Updated Oct 22, 2006

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    Here are some jeepney etiquette peculiar to CAGAYAN DE ORO.

    1. HAILING a JEEPNEY
    Flag one down, plain & simple.

    2. PAYING FARE
    In CDO passengers pay their fare when they are about to alight the jeepney. Most CDO jeepneys have a conductor, one who collects passenger fare. He usually stands by the entrance.

    (Here's my) fare, sir = BA-yad, nong OR "PLEH-te, nong
    Where did you get on? = Aha gikan?
    Where will you get off? = Aha muna-og?
    From _____ = Gikan (mention where you got on)
    To _______ = Sa (destination)

    Others:
    Please = Pa-LI-hoog
    Thanks = Sa-LA-mat
    change = SUK-li

    3. GIVE EXACT FARE as much as possible. Count your change before alighting.

    4. ALIGHTING
    Ideally, jeepneys stop at designated loading & unloading areas but this is rarely observed. Drivers sometimes let their passengers off in the middle of the road when traffic is slow. Some of these may be considered rude in other cities but hey, when in Cagayan de Oro...
    a. MOST POLITE: lu-GAR lang = please pull over
    b. Knock on the ceiling (knock-knock-knock).
    c. Clink coin against handrail 2-3x.

    5. HOLD ON TO THE HANDRAIL as some drivers think they're the King of the Road! Certain routes have been nicknamed Patay Liner (Patag route) or Bugoy Driver (Bugo route). =)

    6. MIND YOUR VALUABLES. Don't wear flashy jewelry. Keep valuables, mobile phones, digital cameras in your bag.

    7. LOUD MUSIC. Flashy CDO drivers love to play music full blast to attract attention. You may POLITELY ask the driver or conductor to turn down the volume.

    Domestic tourists will get a kick at knocking on the ceiling or clinking a coin on the handrail, usually frowned upon in Manila. Foreigners better be accompanied by a local. If you're not ready for a rollercoaster ride, you can always hail a cab!

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    Dried Peanuts

    by machomikemd Written Jul 3, 2008

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    available is different flavors such as garlic, onion, both, toasted, roasted, with skin, etc. cost 50 pesos a pack!

    bar chow! more!
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Cagayan de Oro City Hotels

  • Kingston Lodge

    Off Masterson Avenue, Direction Lumbia Airport, Cagayan de Oro, 9000, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Discovery Hotel

    Florentino Street, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

  • Pryce Plaza Hotel

    Carmen Hill, Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines, Cag

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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