About the Author
Ann Gorra was born in Balingasag, Misamis
Oriental, and moved at the age of two with her
family to Cagayan de Oro. She studied mass
communication from Silliman University and then
worked as a TV host in Cagayan de Oro.
Ann emigrated to the North America in 1989 and
now lives with her husband in Vancouver, Canada.
She returns regularly to the city of her childhood,
and maintains contact with many Kagay-anons living
in the Philippines and around the world.
Ann has written articles about Filipino-Canadians
for the Philippine Daily Inquirer in Manila and for
Filipinas, a magazine based in Daly City, California.
About The Book
CITY OF GOLD: PEOPLE WHO MADE THEIR HOME
AND HISTORY IN CAGAYAN DE ORO
City of Gold gives the readers a view of Cagayan de
Oro's history through the stories of people who have made
the place their home. Read about the local Boy Scout who
crossed paths with General Douglas MacArthur, one of the
icons of WW II, at the Cagayan de Oro port; the young girl
who witnessed the 97-kilometer Bataan Death March and
later emerged as one of Cagayan de Oro's most influential
women; the trader who fled war-torn Jolo, settled in our city
and became a successful shirt designer; the inventor of the
ubiquitous motorela; "Lady Love," the first female DJ of the
city's first live FM radio, who later built our Radyo Bombo
station; and many others. Cagayan de Oro is no ordinary
city because of these extraordinary people. And they tell us
their fascinating stories in the City of Gold.
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"Truly an enjoyable read... gives a vivid picture of the uniqueness of Cagayan de Oro as well as an intimate look into the personal lives of the prominent Kagay-anons who shaped the City of Gold. Wonderful job, Annie."
-- Irene Yatco, publisher and editor of the Philippine Journal, Vancouver, B.C.
RECENT AND UPCOMING APPEARANCES
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