Reds attack marijuana plantations of paramilitary group

Reds attack marijuana plantations of paramilitary group

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/19 August) -- Communist rebels launched a series of attacks targeting marijuana plantations allegedly maintained by a Lumad paramilitary group along ...

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Suepected NPA burns Del Monte boom sprayer truck

Suepected NPA burns Del Monte boom sprayer truck

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 13 August) -- Suspected communist rebels burned a boom sprayer truck owned by Del Monte Philippines in Impasug-ong town, Bukidnon last Thursday, t ...

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Cop, ex-town administrator and suspected drug dealer killed in Region 10

Cop, ex-town administrator and suspected drug dealer killed in Region 10

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Aug) – A policeman, a former municipal town administrator and a suspected drug pusher are the latest casualties in the war against illegal drug ...

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Gov. Zubiri: pushers who surrendered to me afraid of getting killed by police

Gov. Zubiri: pushers who surrendered to me afraid of getting killed by police

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 3 August) – Bukidnon Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. said the self-confessed drug pushers who surrendered to him did so because they were afraid of ge ...

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Bukidnon tribal war settled thru customary laws

Bukidnon tribal war settled thru customary laws

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Aug) – A deadly tribal war that has left a pregnant woman dead and seven others, mostly children, injured in Bukidnon was settled Tuesday throug ...

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1 killed, 7 injured in Lumad wedding celebration

1 killed, 7 injured in Lumad wedding celebration

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 August) – A pregnant woman was killed while seven others were injured in a shooting incident during a Lumad wedding celebration in San Fernando, Buki ...

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Picketing Bukidnon farmers agree to go home

Picketing Bukidnon farmers agree to go home

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) – With many of them too weary and hungry, farmers from Bukidnon agreed to go home Tuesday after the Department of Social Welfare Developm ...

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El Niño-stricken farmers picket DSWD-10 office

El Niño-stricken farmers picket DSWD-10 office

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) – Hundreds of farmers who claimed they were affected by the recent El Niño and workers have camped outside the regional office of the Dep ...

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Hydro Project

Hydro Project

Workers at work to build the P13-billion Hedcor run-of-river hydro projects in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon on Tuesday (12 July 2016). The two projects will generate 68.8 megawatts of ...

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Geological conditions, rains delaying P13B hydro projects in Bukidnon

Geological conditions, rains delaying P13B hydro projects in Bukidnon

MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 13 July) – Construction of the P13-billion twin hydro projects of Hedcor Inc. is being delayed due to geological conditions and continuous ra ...

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BEYOND THE FOUR WALLS:  Poverty incidence and Bukidnon

BEYOND THE FOUR WALLS:  Poverty incidence and Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 June) – Poverty is among the biggest hurdles for Bukidnon. The provincial government should prepare and present a clear anti-poverty strategy. They n ...

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IP leader’s daughter: we will respond to NPA’s statement after funeral

IP leader’s daughter: we will respond to NPA’s statement after funeral

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) -- The family of slain Umayamnon leader Datu Benjamin “Otto” Omao Sr., representative of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the City Council here ...

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Malaybalay IP mandatory rep shot dead

Malaybalay IP mandatory rep shot dead

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 May) – Umayamnon tribal leader Benjamin “Otto” Omao was shot dead past 8 a.m. today by three unidentified gunmen who posed as solicitors in his off ...

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Dynasties remain, fall in Bukidnon

Dynasties remain, fall in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 May) -- Familiar names in Bukidnon will remain in public office for at least the next three years, but two small-town dynasties in the province suffe ...

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Mayoral bet in Lantapan, Bukidnon shot dead

Mayoral bet in Lantapan, Bukidnon shot dead

  MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 07 May) --   One of two candidates for mayor in Lantapan town, Bukidnon was shot dead in front of his family members on Saturday. Businessman A ...

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Hakot Audience

Hakot Audience

Policemen check on some of the buses that brought supporters of presidential bet Grace Poe all the way from Bukidnon to Cagayan de Oro City to attend her political rally  Tuesday ...

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Army recovers part of rice seized by NPA rebels

Army recovers part of rice seized by NPA rebels

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Apr) – The military recovered on Tuesday more than 400 sacks of rice, part of the 1,200 sacks seized by suspected New People’s Army rebels from ...

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Fire out declared in Bukidnon’s Kitanglad and Kalatungan

Fire out declared in Bukidnon’s Kitanglad and Kalatungan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 20 Apr) – After two weeks of continuous cloud seeding, rains finally blanketed Mt. Kitanglad, putting out the fires that threatened the 47,270-hec ...

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Smartphone app makes cloud seeding operations easier, more accurate

Smartphone app makes cloud seeding operations easier, more accurate

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Apr) – Whereas cloud seeders used to rely mainly on two-way radios to do their jobs of locating seedable clouds and dispatching aircraft to dis ...

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Deaths foretold: children killed by unexploded bomb in Sitio Kibaritan

Deaths foretold: children killed by unexploded bomb in Sitio Kibaritan

(Author’s disclaimer: This is not an official report. This is a written account of what I heard and saw). A small community of settlers in the 1950s resides in Sitio Kibaritan. Th ...

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PAMB okays more firelines around Mt. Kitanglad

PAMB okays more firelines around Mt. Kitanglad

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/07 April) -- The Protected Area Management Board of Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park approved Wednesday the construction of additional firelines in resp ...

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Kitanglad Fire

Kitanglad Fire

A government agency personnel takes pictures of a Powerpoint presentation conducted by the Office of Civil Defense in Region 10 detailing the locations of the new forest fires at ...

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Fires continues to rage in Mt. Kitanglad, spread to other mountains

Fires continues to rage in Mt. Kitanglad, spread to other mountains

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – With no rain clouds in sight, the Office of Civil Defense in Region 10 (OCD-10) raised the status to “blue alert” after it was reported t ...

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Grassfire on Mt. Kitanglad as Mt. Apo still on fire after a week   

Grassfire on Mt. Kitanglad as Mt. Apo still on fire after a week  

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 02 April) -- Another mountain is on fire in Mindanao, exactly a week after a fire that started at the peak of Mt. Apo on March 26, is still raging. Fire b ...

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Zubiri: time for a Mindanao leader to be President

Zubiri: time for a Mindanao leader to be President

MALAYBALAY, Bukidnon (MindaNews/01 April) -- Bukidnon governor Jose Maria Zubiri has endorsed the lone Mindanawon Presidential candidate – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte -- duri ...

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Kaamulan

Kaamulan

A dancer performs during the street dancing competition, which culminates the Kaamulan Festival, at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Friday, April 1. MindaNews photo by K ...

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Kaamulan rescheduling meant to accommodate Duterte – Gov. Zubiri

Kaamulan rescheduling meant to accommodate Duterte – Gov. Zubiri

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 April) -- The decision to move the Kaamulan street dancing competition to an earlier date was meant to accommodate Davao City Mayor and presidential ...

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Malaybalay Cowboy

Malaybalay Cowboy

A cowboy prepares to catch a calf with a lasso during the Kaamulan rodeo contest in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (March 30, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno ...

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Water ration

Water ration

Esmily Gayon attends to her set of pails for the water ration from the Malaybalay City Water District in Zone 1, Kalasungay,  Malaybalay City after it was declared that the villag ...

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Tribal Storytelling

Tribal Storytelling

Members of the Talaandig tribe gather around a bonfire below the summit of Mt. Dulang-dulang in Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon on Sunday (21 February 2016) to listen to stories about ...

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Hi-tech ritual

Hi-tech ritual

Bae Inatlawan Adelina Tarino of the Bukidnon tribe prepares the camera of her mobile phone during a ritual on Thursday (Jan. 28, 2016) in Mount Kitanglad in Impasugong. The ritual ...

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Unscheduled 5-hour brownout hits Malaybalay, 3 Bukidnon towns

Unscheduled 5-hour brownout hits Malaybalay, 3 Bukidnon towns

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/27 January) -- The entire city and the towns of Lantapan and Cabanglasan experienced power interruption from 6:38p.m to 11:45pm Tuesday. Ten of Talakag  ...

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Lumad evacuees in Malaybalay want Alamara disarmed

Lumad evacuees in Malaybalay want Alamara disarmed

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 January) – Lumad evacuees from a mountain village of Malaybalay City are demanding the disbandment and disarming of alleged paramilitary men who they ...

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Sacada

Sacada

The tractor operator is the lone male among an all-women group of sacada (seasonal workers) preparing the land for planting sugarcane  in Quezon town, Bukidnon on Saturday, Jan. 9 ...

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PERSONAL ESSAY: Beyond the four walls: Reflections in a time of sickness 

PERSONAL ESSAY: Beyond the four walls: Reflections in a time of sickness 

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/10 January) -- I had my own visits to the doctor lately such that I call the season after the Christmas break as sickness season. I’m glad I have recove ...

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Sumilao brooms

Sumilao brooms

A vendor sells brooms made of grass at the side of the Sayre Highway in Sumilao town, Bukidnon on Saturday, January 9, 2015. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO ...

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Minimal damage in Bukidnon but continuous rains render some roads impassable

Minimal damage in Bukidnon but continuous rains render some roads impassable

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/19 December) --  Tropical Depression Onyok which made landfall in Davao Oriental at 10:30 p.m. weakened into a low pressure area (LPA), but continuous r ...

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Nearing Completion

Nearing Completion

A truck struggles to pass through a slippery and uphill portion of the Iligan-Bukidnon highway in the hinterland Barangay Rogongon in Iligan City on Saturday (14 Nov 2015). Only a ...

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Special Forces

Special Forces

Special Forces operatives of the Philippine Army take a noontime rest at a sari-sari store in Brgy. San Vicente, Baungon, Bukidnon on Friday (Nov. 6, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. ...

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Lumad Beauties

Lumad Beauties

Larabelle Caamulan (left), winner of the Laga ta Kitanglad 2015 contest, celebrates with Laga ta Kitanglad 2014 titlist Ana Marie Goayan in Brgy. San Vicente, Baungon, Bukidnon. B ...

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Village officials close Lumad school named after slain missionary Fausto Tentorio

Village officials close Lumad school named after slain missionary Fausto Tentorio

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 October) – A school named after slain Italian missionary Fausto “Pops” Tentorio for Lumad (Indigenous Peoples) children in Barangay White Kulaman in Kitao ...

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Street Dance

Street Dance

Bukidnon celebrates the annual Kaamulan with a street dancing competition in Malaybalay City on Saturday (24 Oct. 2015). Shown in photo are dancers from Malitbog town. MindaNews p ...

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Peace between Lumad, Moro to be featured in Kaamulan street dance tilt

Peace between Lumad, Moro to be featured in Kaamulan street dance tilt

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/23 October) – How the Lumad and Moro people of Mindanao achieved peace after years of hostilities between them will be featured in one of the eight entr ...

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Hangout Area

Hangout Area

The public plaza in front of San Isidro Cathedral remains the favorite hangout of many residents of Malaybalay City, as can be seen in this photo taken Wednesday (14 Oct 2015). Mi ...

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Army nabs alleged NPA leader in Bukidnon

Army nabs alleged NPA leader in Bukidnon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/28 September) – Elements of the Army Special Forces arrested a suspected ranking leader of the New People’s Army after a shootout along the national ...

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3.9-magnitude quake jolts Libona town in Bukidnon

3.9-magnitude quake jolts Libona town in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/25 August) -- A 3-9-magnitude earthquake hit Libona town in Bukidnon at 7:46pm Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs ...

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DENR clarifies report on illegal logs seized in Davao del Norte

DENR clarifies report on illegal logs seized in Davao del Norte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 August) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Southern Mindanao has clarified that illegal logs seized in Davao del Norte in th ...

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Selfie

Selfie

A supporter cannot hold her excitement while taking a "selfie" with Interior Secretary and presidential hopeful Mar Roxas at Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay City on Thursd ...

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Road project to shorten travel time from Marawi to Cagayan de Oro

Road project to shorten travel time from Marawi to Cagayan de Oro

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/08 August) -- Travel time from Marawi City to Cagayan de Oro City will soon be shortened from 3.5 hours to 1.5 hours with the concreting of the Kapai-Tago ...

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‘It was the worst flood ever in our place’

‘It was the worst flood ever in our place’

VALENCIA CITY (MindaNews/06 August) – She had lived with floods in previous years. But for Leilani Cabanez, the flood that raged along Panlibatuhan Creek in this city on Tuesday w ...

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