Typhoon Washi (International name for "Bagyong Sendong") greatly damaged parts of Northern Mindanao, Philippines last December 16, 2011 especially the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan which in turned made the tourism industry of these cities went down, even marked a scar to the history of these affected cities.
Because of the great helping hands of people supporting these cities, the tourism is now recovering.
Below is the travel advisory of Department of Tourism Region 10 for the Cagayan de Oro City.
This is to inform the traveling public that starting January 5, 2012, the White Water Rafting Adventure activities in Cagayan de Oro City is now fully operational. Guests can now enjoy the thrill and excitement of this major river activity. Oro Rafters Association (OAR), the official organization of White Water Rafters in the city, already conducted clearing operations along riverbanks and its tributary bodies of water within the course covered by its operations. Logs, debris and other objects that could possibly harm the guests have been removed.
All major road networks in the city are generally passable. Public transportation is available, sea and air transportations are fully operational. Hotels and other tourism related establishments are likewise in full operations despite the scarcity of water due to the typhoon "Sendong". Tourists are advised to visit DOT-10 Regional Office located at the Ground Floor of Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center, Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City."
Please spread this information so that everyone will know. Thank you!