Misamis Oriental is a province of the Philippines located in
Northern Mindanao Region. It is situated west of Agusan Del Norte,
north of Bukidnon, and east of Lanao Del Norte.
Macajalar and Gingoog bays face the province in the north. Topography is characterized by hills and mountains with
scattered coastal plains. The eastern part receives rainfall more or less evenly distributed throughout the year while
in the western side, seasons are not very pronounced: relatively dry from November to April and wet during the rest
of the year.
People and Culture
Misamis Oriental Provincial Capitol
Most of the people in Misamis Oriental are migrants from the Visayas especially from Cebu and Bohol.
Cultutal communities include the Subanons and the Talaandigs.
Famous People from Misamis Oriental
Economic Profile, Products and Industries
- Emmanuel Pelaez - Vice president (1961 - 1965)
- Teofisto Guingona - Vice-President (2001-2004), Senator, Congressman
- Aquilino Pimentel Jr. - Senate President (2001 - 2002), Cabinet Secretary, Mayor
- Mark Bautista - Singer/Actor/TV Personality
- Maricar Reyes - Movie and television actress
With modern infrastructure facilities, Misamis Oriental has become a preferred location for investments
in the region. It is home to the 3,000 hectare PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Tagoloan town which host a modern container
terminal. This is in addition to the busy port of Cagayan De Oro. Soon the province will have an international airport once
the one being constructed in Laguindingan town is finished.
Agricultural production of Misamis Oriental in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Misamis Oriental in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
Other farm products include pineapple, rootcrops, and vegetables. Industrialization is fast taking shape
in the province. The Phividec industrial estate hosts Philippine Sinter Corporation, a producer of sintered iron ore and soon will
have its own power plant, a 210-megawatt coal-fired power plant by Steag, and soon a large shipyard owned by Hanjin of South
Korea. Cagayan De Oro City is the site of the world's largest pineapple cannery owned by Del Monte. A cement plant owned
by Holcim is located in Lugait town.
The "One Town One Product" (OTOP) scheme of the government is alive in the province. Balingasag town specializes
in coconut sugar. A total of 128 banks were operating in the province in 2007 with total deposits of 25.9 billion pesos. Poverty incidence
stood at 37.5%, a little higher than the national average of 32.9%.
Misamis Oriental is an economic powerhouse in the south. It offers many advantages for the location of businesses
particularly within the Cagayan de Oro corridor. Heavy industries can be located here. Light industries such as textile, clothing,
food processing, and other consumer goods are recommended. Tourism related businesses should not be overlooked because the
province has many attractions and it is a jump-off point to nearby Camiguin Island. For agribusiness, the development of mariculture and commercial crops have
good prospects for growth. A modern food storage terminal should be put up to support agricultural modernization.
See List of Cities and Municipalities of Misamis Oriental Province
Tourist Spots / Places of Interest in Misamis Oriental
- Gardens of Malasag Ecotourism Village - in Cagayan De oro City
- Canopy Walk - hanging bridge in Magbais, Claveria
- Duka Bay at Medina - has beaches and dolphins
- Initao National Park
- Waterfalls of Gingoog City
- Balingoan Dive Sites
- Liyang Beach in Jasaan
- Immaculate Concepcion Church also in Jasaan, declared as a National Cultural Treasure
Capitol photo credit to libotero.com
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