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Ozamis City Travel Guide, Philippines

Ozamis City, Philippines – Overview: Keeping par with the outside world

The city of Ozamis lies in the state of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. Coined after Jose Ozamiz, the former governor of the city, it was earlier known as Misamis. The most interesting aspect of the city is that the city government has passed a resolution, under which the last letter should be ‘z’ and not ‘s’.


Ozamiz is politically divided into 51 Barangays or wards. Agriculture is the backbone of the economy, but the city has grown rapidly in the areas of commerce, transportation, health and education. Much of the credit goes to the peaceful atmosphere and helping location.


The city’s port plays a very significant role in adding values to the economy. Minerals and forest products are exported and imported to & from the port. The Maria Christina Falls is the primary source of hydroelectric power, which is generated in the city.

The economy of the city is quite stable with agriculture occupying a major part. Other than this, there are local industries and foreign products, which help its growth. The government has also undertaken a few projects to boost the economic scenario.

The Panguil Bay Bridge, which will connects Misamis with Lanao, is given utmost priority. It will not only reduce the time of travel, but also make shifting of goods easier. The Coastal Bypass Road, which would diminish the traffic congestion within the city, is going to prove beneficial for large cargo trucks carrying heavy goods. The City Public Market, which is already under construction, would be quite helpful in providing goods at low and affordable prices.

Getting there

Ozamiz has excellent connection to the nearby cities and provinces by virtue of all the transportation modes it has. The domestic city airport is the stop house of some of the big names including Air Philippines. Though it was closed following some financial crisis, it was reopened and modernization and renovation started way back in 2004.

Cebu and Manila are the most famous shipping lines. Domestic products in huge quantities are exported and foreign products are imported using the water routes. Then there is the roadway, which is the principal source of connection and communication. Pedi cabs and motor cabs are the means of transport inside the city.

In this way, the government along with the active participation of the people is trying its best to constantly upgrade the city and keep it at par with the outside world.

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