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… »

Dragon Fruits

A roadside vendor sells home-grown dragon fruits for P120 a kilo along the Sayre National Highway in Barangay Maluko in Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon province on July 7, 2014.… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

54 NPA rebels surrender in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 5 June) – Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff General Emmanuel Bautista received the surrender of 54 New People’s Army rebels this morning, the… »

Kape Maramag

A non-governmental organization sells Arabica and Excelsa coffee beans during the Mindanao Social Business Summit at the Central Mindanao University in Musuan, Maramag town in Bukidnon on Thursday, 5 June 2014.… »

Ball Game

High school students in Airport Village, Malaybalay City enjoy a game of basketball after classes on Thursday, 5 June 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

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… »

1st Bukidnon Book Festival launched

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

Buko Juice

Drinking buko juice remains one of the Filipinos’ favorite way of beating the summer heat, as this photo taken in Malaybalay City on Saturday (May 24, 2014) shows. MindaNews photo… »

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… »

Bangsamoro Overview

Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, chair of the GPH peace panel in talks with the MILF, gives an overview of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro during a forum Thursday (May 22,… »

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… »

Maintenance work to cause 9-hour brownout in Bukidnon on Friday

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 8 May) – Most of Bukidnon will experience a 9-hour brownout on Friday, May 9 so linemen can do maintenance work, reports said. In an advisory by the… »

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… »

Do Locals Know?

A view of the church in Linabo, Malaybalay City shortly before dusk on 29 April 2014. Unknown to many locals, Linabo hosted one of the earliest Dominican and Jesuit missions… »

Road Repair

Commuters have to bear with some delays with repair works being done on the national highway between Valencia and Malaybalay cities, as this photo taken from inside a bus on… »

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… »

Bus stop

Where are we now? A man and his son look out a window as the bus they are riding in pulls over for one of the scheduled stops along its… »

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… »

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… »

Fresh Milk

A worker transfers the freshly harvested cow’s milk to a chiller to keep it from spoiling at a dairy farm in Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon on Thursday March 13,… »

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… »

6 days and counting: Bukidnon marred by long power outages

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 3 March) – Parts of Bukidnon have been experiencing daily power outages since Feb. 26, a day before Thursday’s Mindanao-wide blackout. In a March 3 text… »

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… »

The Voice

Arts curriculum students of Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City perform a musical number Thursday (27 February 2014) in celebration of the National Arts Month. MindaNews photo by Alexandria… »

Bukidnon hosts first ever national language summit

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/ 15 February) – Lordjane Caballero-Dordas from the Panay-Bukidnon tribe was pleased to get acquainted with other indigenous peoples (IPs) in the country. Known in her tribe as… »

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… »

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… »

‘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… »

More troops to be deployed to Caraga

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/26 January) – More soldiers will be deployed to the Caraga region in the coming weeks to boost the fight against the New People’s Army (NPA), an Army… »

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… »

Measles cases shoot up in Davao, Bukidnon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Jan) – Seventeen individuals tested positive for measles in the Davao Region last December, while Bukidnon also reported six suspected cases among children admitted in… »

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,… »

4 Bukidnon police chiefs sacked over ‘inaccurate’ crime reports

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 January)—Four chiefs of police in Bukidnon province have been relieved last week as crime incidents in the province increased by almost half in 2013 from the previous… »

Bukidnon plans to allot P2-M bounty for anti-crime drive

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 Jan.) – Starting this year Bukidnon will allot P2 million annually as reward for police personnel, informers and witnesses in a bid to address growing crime incidence… »

Time for Bukidnon to ban firecrackers, says health exec

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 2 Jan) ­– It is time for the local government units in Bukidnon to pass ordinances banning the sale and use of firecrackers in their areas,… »

‘There’s no peace because there’s no peace builder’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/31 Dec.) – Peace can only reign if there are people who will engage in peace building, Malaybalay Bishop Jose A. Cabantan said in his New Year message… »

About MindaNews

Mindanao News and Information Cooperative Center (MNICC) is a cooperative composed of independent, professional journalists who believe and practice people empowerment through media. We also believe that Mindanao is not all bad news and that our responsibility as journalists and information providers is to ensure a mixed balance of reports beyond the usual fare published in national newspapers or aired on radio and TV.