Last week Bob and I went to GenSan. That was our travel again there for many months. While leaving Davao I’ve noticed already that there are so many buildings being built in the city. Some were convenience stores, mini grocery stores, apartments, subdivisions and condominiums. It really amazed me at how many condominiums now being built here in the city. Five to 7 years ago it’s hard to find any condo unit here in Davao, but now you can just see condo buildings sprawling all over town. We also have many good buses now too that have wifi and bathroom.
On our way there the roads are being repaired and I think they’re widening the road too. I’m not sure because of politics that’s why the roads are being rebuilt. Hey, it’s almost election time here. But no matter what’s the reason behind it, it was really nice seeing that the road were getting fixed (in-town and out of town). As we approached GenSan I can also see many good improvements there. Way better than when we used to lived there. Well, that was 14 years ago already. Too many things happened then. They have many malls and good hotels now there too. I’ve seen they also have condominiums that are built already and some were being built. It was really nice seeing my home place keeping up with the rest of the country. GenSan used to be a small city. Now with the improvements I’m happy to say it’s one of the good city here in the Philippines.
I know also that Cagayan De Oro is improving ever since my visit there. I know they have nice subdivision, good malls and hotels there too. I’ve heard from a friend that they have many condominiums units there too. Cagayan is also trying to keep up with the big city improvements of the Philippines. It used to be Manila is the only place that you can see condo, Cebu followed later. Nowadays, Mindanao just catching up.
Surigao Del Sur/Del Norte are also improving too. Too many small city in Mindanao are improving. Many of the mall owners now open at those small towns. Like when Bob had the gig last year we visited those malls in the small towns it was really nice watching too many people went there and shop. Some might just be cooling off, but I’ve seen people buying too.
I’m just talking about the whole Mindanao in general. Really Mindanao really improved a lot over the past 15 years. Bob and I used to travel all over Mindanao. So happy to see that almost in every small town now so many improvement coming. Like convenient stores are now there and malls are building there or was already built there. It’s just nice seeing that Mindanao is going strong even though the news or the people from the North said to not step foot here because it’s a dangerous place. Honestly they don’t know a thing a bout the place and talk bad about it. It’s really annoying.
As you can see food that being sold all over the country most of it came from Mindanao. Honestly, we almost have everything in here in our island. Talking about fruits we have here (Davao & Kidapawan & other place in Mindanao), talking about fish we have here (GenSan), pineapple (Polomolok, Bukidnon & Cagayan). Talking about meat we have here. We also have rice & corn growing in so many areas here in Mindanao. We have coconuts almost all over Mindanao, some parts of Mindanao grows palm trees. Vegetables Davao & General Santos/ Polomolok area.
Proud to be Mindanaoan!