Birdwatching temporarily suspended in Mt. Kitanglad

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – Birdwatching activities in the Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park have been suspended effective Feb. 17, according to the Office of the Protected Area… »

Coordination: key to ensuring birdwatchers, tourists not caught in crossfire in Kitanglad

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews /17 Feb) – Coordination is key in ensuring birdwatchers and other tourists visiting Mt. Kitanglad’s attractions avoid a repeat of  what happened to seven foreigners and two… »

Guide hurt as foreign bird watchers caught in Army, NPA clash

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 Feb) — A local tour guide was hurt when a group of foreign bird watchers he was helping got caught in an encounter between the Army and… »

Town police chief, deputy killed in Bukidnon grenade attacks

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – A Bukidnon town police chief and his deputy died when another policeman lobbed grenades at them after a gathering and dinner Monday night,… »

REFLECTIONS: Peace in a piece

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – I hear the drum beats for war in any circle: in the news, in the faculty room, in the neighborhood store, in family… »

Bukidnon youth leader cuts on expenses to save money for Pope’s visit

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 January) – A youth leader obliged herself to cut on expenses so she can save money for the plane ticket to Manila as one of the delegates… »

Waiting for the Pope

 Students of San Isidro College in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon take “groupie” photos as they watch the arrival of Pope Francis beamed live via satellite on a wide screen at the… »

Malaybalay puts assistance for health workers in a trust fund

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – The city government here is using the scheme of creating a trust fund dedicated for its assistance to Barangay Health Workers (BHWs). Vice… »

Bukidnon rubber industry needs to improve quality

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 14 Jan) – The rubber industry is an emerging industry in Bukidnon but small rubber farmers need to improve quality of production to be able to… »

Bukidnon postpones Kaamulan 2015 to October

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 January) – Kaamulan, Bukidnon’s annual ethnic festival, will be held in October instead of March. Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri announced the postponement in his radio program… »

New BSU President vows no tuition hike  

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 January) — The new President of the Bukidnon State University — an educator from the Bukidnon tribe — has vowed not to increase tuition “as of this… »

Bus Inspection

Male passengers disembark for bus inspection Saturday (January 10, 2015) at a composite police-military checkpoint in Barangay Sinuda, Kitaotao, Bukidnon before entry to the Province of Bukidnon. The security measure… »

‘BBL not a perfect law; Peace in Bangsamoro needs good governance’

DAVAO CITY – The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) should not be viewed as a perfect law that will solve all problems besetting the proposed political entity that will replace the… »

Communities clueless on ASEAN economic integration, says educator

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 January) – Communities need to be enlightened on the impact of the impending participation of the Philippines in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic… »

Bukidnon politics 2014: 3 mayoral successions

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 01 January) — An ambush, an ailment, and a case conviction forced three successions among Bukidnon mayors in 2014. In Maramag, ailing Mayor Alicia Resus was… »

High Water

Sawaga River, which passes through downtown Malaybalay City, swells from 0.83 meter around 10:40a.m. Sunday to 2.4 meters as of 4:50p.m. Monday as tropical storm Seniang dumps heavy rains across… »

Over 300 flee as rivers swell in Bukidnon; more evacuations set as Seniang sweeps N. Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 December) – Over 300 individuals from at least six villages in Bukidnon have fled as water levels in rivers and streams connected to the Pulangi River started… »

Families bury kin, demand justice for Bukidnon bus bombing victims

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 December)– Expressions of love and calls for justice highlighted today’s burial of two Central Mindanao University (CMU) students who were among the 10 people killed in the… »

Rural Transit’s control over bus service in Bukidnon resulted to security lapses – Zubiri

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 19 Dec) – It is possible that Rural Transit Mindanao, Inc. (RTMI)’s control over the bus transportation service in Bukidnon contributed to the company’s alleged lapses… »

Marielle Achacoso: A girl whose dreams ended on Bus 2640

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 December) — “Happiness is a positive cash flow” and “nothing is impossible” said two of the stickers placed by 17-year old Marielle Achacoso, a first year accountancy… »

LTFRB on Bukidnon bus blast: RTMI’s lapses won’t affect its franchise

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 December) — The franchise of Rural Transit Mindanao Inc. (RTMI) won’t be affected despite having committed “lapses” in relation to the bombing of one of its buses… »

Bukidnon bus bomb suspect also tagged in 2006 Kabacan blast

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 December) – Multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder charges were filed Thursday against an escapee for Tuesday’s bus bombing outside Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon that… »

Praying for Justice

Hundreds of students and employees of Central Mindanao University attend the ecumenical prayer rally late afternoon Wednesday to ask justice for the victims of the bus bombing near the school… »

Same group behind 2 bus bombings in Bukidnon?

MARAMAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews/11 December) – Police are looking into the possibility that the group behind the bombing of a passenger bus near the Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon on… »

UPDATE: 10 killed, 42 injured in Bukidnon bus bombing

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 December) — Ten people (not 11 as earlier reported) were killed and 42 others were wounded when a bomb exploded inside a bus cruising along the highway… »

11 killed, 20 injured in Bukidnon bus bombing

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 9 Dec) – Eleven people were killed, nine of whom on the spot, and 20 others were wounded when a bomb exploded inside a bus cruising… »

Bukidnon aims to make local tourism industry prepared for emergencies

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/07 December) – Moves are underway to make the tourism industry in Bukidnon prepared for emergencies. About 450 hotel and restaurant management students of Bukidnon State University underwent… »

‘Bobby’: HIV victim joins campaign versus dreaded, misunderstood disease

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 December) – After learning he tested positive of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) last year, 33-year old “Bobby” cried. He was afraid not of his condition, but of… »

Ampatuan Massacre

Members of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) join the candle lighting rites Sunday (23 Nov 2014) at the EDSA Shrine in Quezon City to mark the 5th… »

Whirlwind destroys 3 houses in Bukidnon, causes 21-hour brownout

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – A whirlwind in Valencia City Tuesday totally destroyed three houses and caused a 21-hour long brownout in parts of Bukidnon. The Valencia City… »

Priest urges gov’t to rethink policy on mining and monocrop plantations in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 Oct) – On the 23rd death anniversary of a Bukidnon priest killed for his environmental advocacy, a priest here urged the government to rethink its… »

Talakag, Malitbog win Kaamulan 2014 street dancing competitions 

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/31 Aug) –The contingent from the municipality of Talakag was declared champion of the two-day Kaamulan 2014 street dancing competition here. The group performed, according to their storyline,… »

Ms Bukidnon Centennial’s crown taken back

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/ 31 August) — The provincial government has taken back the crown from Laga ta Bukidnon 2014 (Ms Bukidnon Centennial) winner, Ms Marah Luz Smith of Malaybalay City,… »

Bukidnon centennial VIP guests: Binay, Roxas

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews /31 August) — Vice President Jejomar Binay will be the guest of honor on September , the day Bukidnon will celebrate the centenary of its foundation as a… »

‘Disaster prep should start at home’ – Bukidnon prof

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 28 Aug) – Awareness for disaster risk and reduction management should start at the household level, a professor at a state university here told fellow teachers… »

Lumad artists come together for ‘alternative’ celebration of Bukidnon Centennial

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 August) – Lumad artists in Bukidnon will be featured in a compact disc recording and concert in a project launched by different groups in the run-up to… »

Bukidnon Lumad leaders, DENR sign MOA on foreign-funded project

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 August) — Leaders of indigenous peoples in Bukidnon signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for a foreign-funded watershed management project… »

Bukidnon’s bid for ‘Soil Painting Capital of the World’ shelved

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 July) – International artist and musician from the Talaandig tribe Rogelio “Waway” Saway said they are hoping to put Bukidnon in the world map through arts, particularly… »

Suspects in Okinlay slay ‘former rebels’ – OPAPP files

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Two of the three suspects tagged in the slaying of Impasug-ong mayor Mario Okinlay were former rebels who surrendered in 2011 and received… »

UPDATE: Bukidnon bishop condemns mayor’s killing

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 July)–Malaybalay Bishop Jose Cabantan has condemned the slaying of Impasug-ong Mayor Mario Okinlay, stressing the diocese “does not espouse violence as a means to achieve justice and… »

UPDATE: Bukidnon mayor killed in ambush

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 July) – The municipal mayor of Impasugong, Bukidnon died while being treated for gunshot wounds sustained in an ambush Wednesday by suspected New People’s Army guerrillas. An… »

Malaybalay City okays P409-M loan for road project

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 June) — The city council approved earlier this month to apply for a P409-million from the Land Bank of the Philippines to complete the concreting and widening… »

Bukidnon chamber to DA: import cattle direct to Mindanao, not via Luzon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 June) – Ship directly to Mindanao, not via Luzon, if you want to import cattle for Mindanao farmers, the Bukidnon Kaamulan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.(BKCCII)… »

Bukidnon needs to work on its tourism industry, says biz chamber official

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 12 June) – Bukidnon, with its beautiful landscape in the mountains, has a lot more to offer to tourists other than just Dahilayan, an officer of… »

New Valencia City mayor vows transparency, accountability

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/11 June) — Mayor Azucena Huervas, who assumed as city mayor Monday, vowed to pursue transparent and accountable governance in her administration. Huervas replaced former mayor Jose Galario… »

Valencia City’s Azucena Huervas: from chapel leader to mayor

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/11 June) — When she faced the public for the first time as city mayor on Monday, Azucena Huervas refused to call her rise to her present position… »

Convicted Valencia City mayor now a fugitive, says Bukidnon police director

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/06 June) — City Mayor Jose Galario Jr. has been declared a fugitive after he failed to show up when police came to his office and to his… »

Selda wants public recognition of 9,539 ML victims

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 June) – The Human Rights Victims Claims Board should categorically and publicly state that it recognizes the 9,539 martial law victims as those covered by “conclusive presumption”… »

Bukidnon farmers need trading center for better prices of crops

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – Some farmers have complained the absence of a “bagsakan” or trading center in Malaybalay City and other areas of Bukidnon have put them at the… »

LGUs urged to invest more in communication and public information

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 May) — Local government units should invest more in communication and public information to make them more transparent and understood by the public, Fr. Oliver Verdejo, station… »

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