City of Lawndale, California, USA (1986)

Cagayan de Oro’s first sister city relationship was forged with Lawndale, California in 1980 through the initiative of Cagayanon professionals in the United States and the local governments of then Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Aquilino Q. Pimentel, Jr. and Lawndale City Mayor Sarann Kruse.

City officials exchanged visits that same year.

Natural springs harnessed into swimming pools in Taguanao, Barangay Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City, were named Lawndale Springs in honor of the sister city relationship. The springs were later renamed Kagay-an Lawndale Springs Resort.   

Video Courtesy of Project Lupad