Last Centennial Bang

Fireworks light up the dark, cloudy sky over Malaybalay City on Monday night, marking the end of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

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,… »

PERSONAL ESSAY: Dancing With The Wild Rhythm Of Creation

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/31 Aug) — I grew up in Bukidnon, a land-locked Province of Mindanao, where about 70 percent of the land area has an altitude of 500… »

Face of Kaamulan

Sweat is all over the face of this performer during the second and final day of the Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 31, a day before Bukidnon… »

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… »

Bukidnon’s Kaamulan

Performers choreograph a Lumad folk tale during the Kaamulan street dancing in Malaybalay City on August 30. The event is part of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon province. MindaNews photo… »

Kaamulan Festival

Manobos from Quezon, Bukidnon perform an ethnic dance during the tribal sports fest in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (27 August 2014) as part of the month-long Kaamulan and centennial celebration of the… »

‘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… »

Pestle Wrestling

Two Lumad players test their strength in a traditional game called duso or pestle wrestling during the tribal sports competition in Malaybalay City on Tuesday (August 26) as part of… »

Just Married

Jedidiah B. Cariaga and Ceasar Enrico de los Reyes acknowledge well-wishers during their tribal wedding on Monday (August 25, 2014) in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Jedidiah, Binibining Bukidnon 2012 and a… »

Working Children

Two children clean their work site at the quarantine station in Lorega, Kitaotao, Bukidnon where they sell decorative items made of a native material called ilun. MindaNews photo by H.… »

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… »

Food Vendors

Vendors of food items swarm on a bus on Monday (4 August 2014) as it stops at a section of the highway in Barangay Maluko, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon that is… »

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… »

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