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… »

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… »

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