- Posted August 29, 2012 by
Cagayan de Oro
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Rejuvenation of a Typhoon-hit City
Fast-forward eight months, and despite enduring an horrific disaster, the city is slowly getting back on its feet. You just have to walk around the city and see that bit by bit, people are rebuilding and moving on with their lives; leaving the past behind and looking ahead to what the future will bring.
This week, Cagayan de Oro celebrated its fiesta in honor of its patron saint, St. Augustine. Thousands of people turned out to see the various events, including the parade through the centre of the city and the river parade (fluvial parade) up the Cagayan River. Witnessing all these events, you wouldn’t realise that eight months ago, the city was in a state of disaster; it only goes to show the resilience and the fighting spirit of the Filipinos. Cagayan de Oro might have been wounded, but it has recovered and is now better than ever.
(Photos have been edited)