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… »

DILG-10 sends out teams to assess LGUs’ performance

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 28 May) – The regional office of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Northern Mindanao has deployed regional assessment teams (RATs) for the… »

1st Bukidnon Book Festival launched

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/26 May) – The Malaybalay City-based community news agency and some partners launched on May 22 the 1st Bukidnon Book Festival as their major initiative for the… »

Bukidnon focuses on ‘Unity, nature, culture’ to celebrate 100 years

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 24 May) – The celebration of the Bukidnon Centennial on September 1, 2014 will focus on unity, nature, and culture with a month-long run-up starting August… »

On Bukidnon’s centennial: Reflect on identity, history, development

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/24 May) – In celebrating the province of Bukidnon’s centennial, an award-winning novelist from the Higaonon tribe urged government and the public to reflect on the people’s… »

‘Merge science, local knowledge in disaster preparedness’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/21 May)– People will be more safer and resilient if science and local knowledge and wisdom on risk resilience and adaptation will be fused, Fr. Pedro Walpole, SJ,… »

Officials fear new Malaybalay road could stunt city’s growth

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 May) – City officials expressed apprehensions a 20-kilometer bypass road being constructed to divert traffic from downtown Malaybalay would diminish growth in the area, vice mayor Roland… »

Itinerant fiesta traders ejected from Malaybalay plaza

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – Castillo Apolonio, 60, had just finished displaying his goods for sale at the city plaza late Wednesday morning. But within minutes he was already packing… »

Award-winning novelist to hold writing workshop in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – Two-time National Commission for Culture and the Arts Writers’ Prize winner Telesforo Sungkit Jr. from the Higaonons of Malitbog, Bukidnon will hold an… »

8 Mindanao provinces, 2 cities listed as prone to El Niño

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 May)—The Department of Agriculture (DA) has placed eight provinces and two cities in Mindanao in the list of areas vulnerable to the El Niño or dry spell.… »

Flashback: Bukidnon under El Niño circa 2009-2010

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 May)–The farms did not dry up in Bukidnon in 2009 to 2010 when the long dry spell hit the country then, but around 6,000 farmers were reported… »

Bukidnon hosts 1st Mindanao Social Business Summit

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 04 May) — The Gawad Kalinga (GK) and Central Mindanao University (CMU) will convene the first ever Mindanao Social Business Summit in Maramag, Bukidnon on June… »

Brick industry from Pulangi’s silts, others pushed for social enterprise

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/03 May)— From the streams in Mt. Kitanglad to the Pulangi River leading to the Pulangi dam, there is a serious siltation problem in Bukidnon, said Emmanuel Alkuino,… »

Bukidnon eyes scrapping exclusive sponsorship contracts for Kaamulan

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/1 May) – Exclusive contracts with major sponsors may no longer be allowed during the Kaamulan Festival, an official said as Bukidnon prepares for the province’s centennial celebration… »

Climate change up in Mindanao media summit

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 April) – Media executives and select reporters will gather in Davao City late this week for a two-day summit on climate change that aims to help journalists… »

Bukidnon creates climate change body

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 9 April) – The Bukidnon provincial government has created the Ecological Solid Waste Management Board (ESWMB) and the Provincial Climate Change Committee (PCCC) with the issuances… »

Bukidnon enacts first ever revenue code

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/8 April) — The Bukidnon provincial board unanimously approved Monday the province’s first ever revenue code. Board member Albert Lagamon said that during the public hearings there were… »

Bukidnon town council seeks probe on “missing” P10.7-M water loan

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/06 April) —   The town council of Malitbog, Bukidnon has passed a resolution seeking a probe on a P10.7 million loan that appeared to have been obtained by… »

Another public hearing sought on Bukidnon’s proposed revenue code

MALAYBALAY CITY  (MindaNews/06 April)  — Several sectors in Bukidnon’s second district want another public hearing on April 7 to air their concerns on the provincial government’s proposed revenue code and… »

‘Amending VAT law will make local agri products competitive in AEC’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/4 April) – Making all agriculture-related inputs and services exempt from the value-added tax will make local agricultural products competitive in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which starts… »

Bukidnon State U inks cooperation programs with ASEAN partners

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 3 April) – Sixteen teachers and 14 school administrators from Thailand are arriving here over the weekend for a month-long training at the Bukidnon State University… »

Be non-conformist, but provide alternatives, Bukidnon grads told

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 2 April) – Amidst the mediocrity, an education official told graduates of a state university here to be non-conformist and take the road of change, but… »

Malaybalay bishop says CAB a welcome move despite worries

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 March) – Any move for peace such as the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) should be welcomed despite apprehensions on how it would be eventually implemented,… »

Wao group backs Bangsamoro entity, but seeks town’s exclusion

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 27 March) – A civil society organization in Wao, Lanao del Sur has confirmed gathering thousands to express support for the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro… »

Bukidnon governor to support Pulangi V power project if…

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 March) – If pushed through, the proposed 300-megawatt Pulangi V hydroelectric power plant in Bukidnon should be run as a government project not as a private undertaking… »

Steag behind Feb. 27 blackout, Napocor confirms

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) – A ranking official of the National Power Corp. (Napocor) confirmed that the Steag State Power, Inc.’s (SPI) indeed caused the blackout that affected… »

Gov’t urged to review NGCP’s systems operation for transparency

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/8 March) –There is a need for the government to review “very carefully, very deeply” the systems operation of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) for… »

Malaybalay villagers surrender 3 owlets to DENR

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – Three owlets rescued from a grassland fire on Monday in a village here have been turned over to the local office of the Department of… »

Ailing Bukidnon mayor resigns; husband eyed for town council seat but…

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/06 March) – Citing poor health, Mayor Alicia Resus of Maramag town in Bukidnon has resigned effective March 8, but reports said her partymates wanted her husband appointed… »

Del Monte airfield in Bukidnon eyed as municipal airport

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 March) – – The Bukidnon Kaamulan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (BKCCII) is spearheading the proposal to use the Del Monte Airfield in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon as… »

Bukidnon sets public hearings for provincial revenue code

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 February) – Bukidnon’s move to enact its first ever provincial revenue code will start with public hearings in the 20 municipalities and two component cities of the… »

Mum on cause, NGCP says all lines reconnected to grid

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews s/ 27 Feb) – The power transmission service in Mindanao is now back to normal, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said in its 4:30… »

English translation of Higaonon writer’s book launched Feb. 25

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 February) — Higaonon novelist Telesforo S. Sungkit Jr. from Malitbog, Bukidnon will launch next week the English translation of his unpublished book that won for him an… »

Globe upgrades 4 Bukidnon areas, Wao to 4G

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 18 Feb) – Globe Telecoms has upgraded a total of four areas in Bukidnon and in Wao in Lanao del Sur from 2G to 4G connectivity… »

Language Summit resolution: “Write peace agreements, national laws in Filipino”

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/16 Feb) —  Peace agreements and laws implemented in the country should be written in Filipino, the national language, participants of the 1st National Language Summit said in… »

Bukidnon SP endorses Hedcor’s 2 power projects

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 February) — The Bukidnon Sanggunniang Panlalawigan has “endorsed and supported” Hedcor Bukidnon Inc.’s two hydroelectric power projects in northern Bukidnon that are expected to generate a total… »

Bukidnon skyrunners in Top 5 of Mt. Ugo Asian circuit race

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/09 Feb) — Two skyrunners (high-altitude runners) from Bukidnon made it to the top five in their respective categories in the 2014 Pilipinas Akyathlon/3rd Philippine International Skyrace in… »

‘Female radio anchors limited to homey topics’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/08 February) – More women are now working as radio broadcasters in the provinces but most of them are handling themes that appear to be extensions only of… »

‘Language of peace’ focus of national language summit in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 6 Feb) – The 2014 National Summit and training workshops of the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) will be held in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on February 13… »

Bukidnon town’s biz chamber seeks dialogue with LGU on taxes, fees

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – The Don Carlos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. is seeking a dialogue with the municipal government for clarification of the local revenue… »

School for Lumads in Bukidnon given permanent site through PPP

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/04 February) — After close to 10 years of moving from one site to another, the Mindanao Tribal School Inc. (MTSI) has been given a permanent site to… »

Sec. Luistro to Lumads: “sorry, please forgive”

  MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/02 Feb) –  Education Secretary Armin Luistro on Friday apologized and asked Lumads (indigenous peoples) for forgiveness for the government’s failure to give “genuine attention to IP… »

‘Agaton’ postscript: Bukidnon town declared under state of calamity

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 29 Jan) – The municipal council of Impasug-ong, Bukidnon passed a resolution in a special session today placing the town under a state of calamity a… »

Bukidnon LGU takes over sand, gravel quarry operations

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 29 Jan) – The provincial government of Bukidnon stopped renewing permits of sand and gravel operators effective this month en route to its assumption of sand… »

Classes suspended in Bukidnon due to Agaton

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 January) – Bukidnon Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. has ordered the suspension of classes from the preschool to high school levels in the entire province due… »

Only 20% of Bukidnon’s 184 murder cases filed in court

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 16 Jan) – Only 38 of the 184 pending murder cases in Bukidnon have been filed in court, the police said. Senior Supt. Glenn dela Torre,… »

Heavy rains force suspension of classes in Malaybalay, Ozamiz

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 January) – Two cities in Region 10 suspended classes from the pre-school to high school Tuesday due to heavy rains brought by a Low Pressure Area over… »

Malaybalay wants sacked police chief retained

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/14 January) – The Malaybalay City council passed a resolution last week urging the Philippine National Police to retain former city police chief Supt. Oscar Jacildo, who was… »

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