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Experience Limitless Adventures!

Northern Mindanao (Filipino: Hilagang Kamindanawan, Cebuano: Amihanang Mindanao) is an administrative region in the Philippines, designated as Region X. It comprises five provinces: Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte,Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental and two cities classified as highly urbanized, all occupying the north-central part of Mindanao island, and the island-province of Camiguin.

This amazing region has never been short on Limitless Adventures that have always captivated its visitors: from the majestic mountains of Bukidnon, to the pristine island of Camiguin, the thrilling adventures of Misamis Oriental, the rich heritage of Misamis Occidental, and the sumptuous culinary treasures of Lanao del Norte. The Northern Mindanao tourism brand “Limitless Adventures” marks it as the haven of multitudes of powerful and memorable experiences for every type of traveler.

– DOT, Northern Mindanao Office

For more information regarding things to do and places to see in Northern Mindanao, please click on this website: Or you may visit their Facebook page Feel free to call or text (0905)2458616 and a POGS 10 representative would be happy to assist you in your bookings.

Top Destinations in Northern Mindanao

Explore Region X!

Cagayan de Oro

Whitewater Rafting
Kick-off your adrenaline rush in CDO with whitewater rafting at the Cagayan de Oro River.
Amaya View
Conveniently situated in the Macasandig part of Cagayan De Oro, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.
Seven Seas Waterpark
One of the biggest waterparks in the Philippines.
Divine Mercy Shrine
A visit to the Divine Mercy Shrine in the nearby city of El Salvador is a must for any tourist coming to Cagayan De Oro.


Dahilayan Adventure Park
Nestled at the base of the beautiful Mt. Kitanglad in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon is the ultimate family playground called the Dahilayan Adventure Park.
Camp Philips in Bukidnon
One worthy stop in Bukidnon is Del Monte’s pineapple plantation at Camp Philips in Manolo Fortich.
Dahilayan Forest Park
A tourist destination that offers an array of fun activities for the whole family, and for all ages.


If you love the beach and some water activities, a trip to Camiguin Island is for you!
If you love the beach and some water activities, a trip to Camiguin Island is for you!


Maria Cristina Falls
The iconic Maria Cristina Falls stands on the Agus River.
Tinago Falls
The 240 ft tall Tinago Falls has an abundant stream of cold water streaming out from Agus River that cascades down into a deep basin of blue water pooling at the bottom.


Cotta Shrine
Cotta Fort and Shrine, is a fort built in 1755 by Father Jose Ducos to serve as a Spanish outpost in the area.


Siargao Island
Dinagat Island
Butuan National Museum

More Destinations

Where to Stay

Stay and Relax!
As you experience the City of Golden Friendship, relax and unwind in the following accredited hotels within Cagayan de Oro.  For inquiries, you may contact Dr. Sarah Pingol at (0917)7943790.

Where to Eat

Here are our top picks!

Tour Packages

Unwind at Northern Mindanao!

Here are some tour packages that you can avail!

Transportation Rentals and Travel and Tours Contact Information

1. Odyssey
Contact # 0917-7088129
Van (Nissan & Foton)
  • Above rate is applicable only within CDOC
  • Outside the city is subject to a different rate
  • Inclusive of driver
  • Exclusive of fuel
  • Usage of van will be exclusive to your company
Contact # 0915-1945410
Grandia Hi Ace
  • With driver
  • Fuel c/o renter
Contact # 0917-6341907/ 0922-7049230
  • With driver
  • Fuel c/o renter
  • With driver
  • Fuel c/o renter
4. William Lagumbay Transport
Contact # 0917-7065403
  • With driver
  • Fuel c/o renter
5. RTMI Contact: 09668159738 Lloyd Galola Rural Transit Garage, Agora (in front of Agora Police Station) Bus Inclusive of driver & fuel Meals of driver c/o POGS
Agency NameAddressContact
TOURIST DEPOT TRAVEL & TOURSUnit S4 ,2nd floor, Cagayan Town Center Building,
General Antonio Luna Ext Street,
Cagayan de oro
Christy Leparto-Salabe
0917 798 8988
Bugsay RaftingPMV Pads, Everlasting St., Ilaya Carmen, Cagayan de OroJan Uy
0917 707 3722
JJ Map and Go Ticketing Agencies 049 Concordio Diel St, Cagayan de OroJen
0926 548 3032
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Frequently Asked Questions

Early Bird (On or before March 31) Regular Rates/Onsite Registration (After March 31) Senior citizen discount rate Remarks
Early Bird Regular
POGS Member ₱3000 ₱3500 ₱2400 ₱2800
Non-POGS Members (MD) General Practitioners and other specialties ₱3500 ₱4000 ₱2800 ₱3200
Residents/PGIs Fellows in training ₱2000 ₱2500 Must submit certificate from hospital
Midwives and Allied Professionals ₱2000 ₱2500 ₱1600 ₱2000
Medical Students ₱1000 ₱1000 Must submit certificate of endorsement from the dean
Accompanying person/s ₱1500 ₱2000 Can attend all major events except plenary lectures
Foreign delegates $100 $100
****Senior Citizen discount will be applied accordingly, except for accompanying persons

You can deposit your registration fee through the following payment channels:

  • BPI
    • Account Name: Phil Obstetrical & Gynecological Society Northern Mindanao Region X Chapter
    • Account no: 9333-0700-62
  • GCash
    • Abegail Lamayra – POGS X Registration Committee
    • GCash Number: 0966 335 0593
  • Foreign Currency for International Attendees
    • You can wire transfer through the BPI account with the following SWIFT Code: BOPIPHMMXXX

Right after payment, you have to make sure you take a photo of your deposit slip or a screenshot of your online transaction as you will need this during the registration process.

You will receive a copy of your registration through the email you have provided and our registration committee will verify your payment.

As soon as your transaction has been verified, you will immediately receive a copy of the official invitation along with your personalized QR Code that you will present during the Midyear Convention for convenience.

Cancellation of registration on or before 2 weeks prior to the convention is allowed with a valid reason.

Full amount will be refunded if cancellation is made at least 2 weeks prior to the convention, otherwise, payment is forfeited.

Personal attendance and answering of the pre-test and post-test questionnaires are needed to receive the Certificate of Attendance.

No, registration is not transferrable.

For booking of hotel, full payment and confirmation of registration is needed.

Please contact Hotel and Accommodations Committee:

Dr. Sarah B. Pingol
0917 794 3790

Dr. Joan R. Baloncio
0919 000 7696

Please contact the transportation committee through the following contact information:

Dr. Cielito D. Esperon
Globe: 0917 717 0741

Contact Us

For Inquiries and Concerns:

Dr. Atilyn S. Pareja
Phone: 0917 321 6753

Dr. Grystel G. Gadian
Globe: 0927 640 0954


Isang masigabong ANYAYA sa inyong lahat na pumunta at makilahok sa Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) Region 10 Northern Mindanao Chapter 2023 National Midyear Convention sa Cagayan De Oro City itong Mayo 17-19, 2023.

Ang mga makislap na 182 Obstetrician-Gynecologists na mula sa Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Butuan, East Surigao, Iligan, Marawi, West Surigao ay taos-pusong nagsikap na maisakatuparan ang 2023 Midyear Convention ng POGS.

Sa tema ng “Soar High Sarimanok: Empowered Women at the Forefront”, ito ay bumubungad sa mahusay na kilos patungo sa kalusugan at karapatan ng kababaihan. Binigyan ng mahusay na paglahok ng mga matalino at expert sa OB-GYN topics sa mga scientific sessions. Makulay at masaya din ang mga hinanda na Social -Cultural Fellowship events upang maging malusog ang samahan at pakikipag kaibigan sa lahat ng mga dadalo.

Congratulations, Pasasalamat sa lahat ng bumubuo ng POGS Region 10, Northern Mindanao Chapter at sa lahat ng mga sponsors galling sa pharmaceutical at sa iba pang sectors ng donors. Malaking pasasalamat kay Dr. Ma Melissa F. Diawatan, Overall Chair, MYC 2023; Dr. Maria Imelda Carbajal, POGS 10 Regional Director; Dr. Quennie Quinio, POGS 10 Chapter President.

Mag rehistro na at maging maayos, matiwasay, maka-Diyos at masaya tayo sa Midyear Convention 2023! Mabuhay and POGS at Maging Matayog tayong lahat!

Dear Friends

The call of MINDANAO beckons as we host the 2023 POGS Midyear Convention here in Cagayan de Oro. It is with enthusiasm and gladness in our hearts that we warmly welcome you to this celebration of women empowerment.

Team  MYC POGS 10 has been unceasingly working to ensure a convention that showcases Mindanao culture at its best, through the captivating and exciting social events, and at the same time, offering a conglomerate of topics and issues that will stimulate discussion of the full spectrum of the physical, social, and environmental factors that a woman  goes through in her journey from adolescence to her golden years.

Time and again, POGS 10 has faced challenges and difficulties even embarking on the preparation of a midyear convention on two occasions, which were derailed by the Marawi siege and the Pandemic. Yet true grit and resiliency, as well as with the protection, guidance, and grace from God, we are now in the throes of a face to face convention

So come and be with us! Enjoy the many attractions of the City of Golden Friendship and Northern Mindanao, and be ready to break boundaries and unite diverse cultures through a gathering that goes beyond the medical frontier. 

See you at the 2023 POGS MYC!  See you in Cagayan de Oro!