A Million Seeds

Manuel Boniao, chair of the Bali Oil Produce Corporation (left) and Felda Global Ventures Vice President S. Palaniappan during the signing of an agreement on Monday, May 11, 2015, to… »

Malaysian, MisOr firms sign deal on 1M oil palm seeds for farmers

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/12 May) — A leading Malaysian agribusiness firm entered into an agreement with a Misamis Oriental-based agricultural company on Monday to distribute one million of high quality… »

“We suffer when our parents have no work”

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/02 May) — Fifteen year old Lito of Bukidnon joined his parents in the Labor Day march here last Friday to express how children suffer when… »

Biz group says Bukidnon needs updated tax codes to draw investments

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 May) – Bukidnon needs to reform its tax codes if it wants to attract more investors to the province, a business chamber official said. “At the start… »

High Price

Even in the vegetable-producing area of Kitaotao in Bukidnon, vegetable prices have shot up due to the dry spell. Squash, for instance, now costs P30 per kilo when spotted Tuesday… »

Lumad Consent

A Bukidnon tribal leader signs his consent to the 68.8-megawatt hydropower electric project of  Hedcor, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power, in Barangay Maluko, Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon on Wednesday (22… »

69MW hydro plants to rise in Bukidnon at a cost of P12.5B

MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 23 Apr) – A groundbreaking ceremony that will tap hydropower from Tagoloan River, the country’s 13th largest river system, to produce a total of 68.9… »

Basketball Tournament

Two defenders from Team Sumilao (Bukidnon) frustrate a layup attempt by a player from Team Wao (Lanao del Sur) in this bit of action during the inter-LGU basketball tournament in… »

4 Mindanao provinces among top 10 rice producing areas

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 March) – Four provinces in Mindanao made it to the list in the top 10 rice producing provinces in the country last year, data from… »

Talama: Rewarding the unheralded heroes of conservation

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – Since its proclamation as a national park in 1990, and later as a full-fledged protected area in 2000 through Republic Act 8978, timber… »

Birdwatching temporarily suspended in Mt. Kitanglad

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 25 Feb) – Birdwatching activities in the Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park have been suspended effective Feb. 17, according to the Office of the Protected Area… »

Town police chief, deputy killed in Bukidnon grenade attacks

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – A Bukidnon town police chief and his deputy died when another policeman lobbed grenades at them after a gathering and dinner Monday night,… »

Bukidnon youth leader cuts on expenses to save money for Pope’s visit

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/17 January) – A youth leader obliged herself to cut on expenses so she can save money for the plane ticket to Manila as one of the delegates… »

Waiting for the Pope

 Students of San Isidro College in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon take “groupie” photos as they watch the arrival of Pope Francis beamed live via satellite on a wide screen at the… »

Bukidnon rubber industry needs to improve quality

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 14 Jan) – The rubber industry is an emerging industry in Bukidnon but small rubber farmers need to improve quality of production to be able to… »

Bukidnon postpones Kaamulan 2015 to October

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/12 January) – Kaamulan, Bukidnon’s annual ethnic festival, will be held in October instead of March. Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri announced the postponement in his radio program… »

New BSU President vows no tuition hike  

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 January) — The new President of the Bukidnon State University — an educator from the Bukidnon tribe — has vowed not to increase tuition “as of this… »

Bukidnon politics 2014: 3 mayoral successions

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 01 January) — An ambush, an ailment, and a case conviction forced three successions among Bukidnon mayors in 2014. In Maramag, ailing Mayor Alicia Resus was… »

‘Seniang’ leaves 3 people dead, displaces thousands in northern Mindanao

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/30 December) — Three persons, including a seven-year-old girl in Bukidnon who went out from their house to look for her father, were killed as tropical storm… »

Over 300 flee as rivers swell in Bukidnon; more evacuations set as Seniang sweeps N. Mindanao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/29 December) – Over 300 individuals from at least six villages in Bukidnon have fled as water levels in rivers and streams connected to the Pulangi River started… »

Madlos: release of captured soldiers an act of goodwill to re-start peace talks  

MARIHATAG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/27 December) — The National Democratic Front (NDF)-Mindanao on Friday said peace talks with the Philippine government will likely restart soon as its armed wing released two Army… »

Families bury kin, demand justice for Bukidnon bus bombing victims

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 December)– Expressions of love and calls for justice highlighted today’s burial of two Central Mindanao University (CMU) students who were among the 10 people killed in the… »

Rural Transit’s control over bus service in Bukidnon resulted to security lapses – Zubiri

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 19 Dec) – It is possible that Rural Transit Mindanao, Inc. (RTMI)’s control over the bus transportation service in Bukidnon contributed to the company’s alleged lapses… »

SOMEONE ELSE’S WINDOWS: Casualties of peace

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 Dec) – Police have filed charges against one Macmod Manibpil as a suspect in the December 9, 2014 bombing of a bus in Maramag, Bukidnon… »

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… »

Left behind

Someone left home wearing this shoe on Tuesday and was likely returning home that evening when something exploded inside a passenger  bus a few meters from the Central Mindanao University (DMU)… »

Malaybalay bishop condemns bombings in Bukidnon; seeks justice for victims

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 December) – A church official “strongly” condemned the recent spate of bus bombings near Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon as acts of terrorism. In a statement… »

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… »

Bombed

A crowd gathers around the Rural Transit bus bombed early Tuesday evening in Maramag, Bukidnon, where 10 people died and 42 others were injured. A number of students were among… »

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… »

4 wounded in Bukidnon bus bombing

DOLOGON, Maramag, Bukidnon (MindaNews/06 November) – Four passengers were injured when a bomb went off inside a Rural Transit of Mindanao Inc. (RTMI) bus from Tacurong City bound for Cagayan… »

Amidst the Clouds

The clouds part briefly to show the peak of Mt. Kitanglad in Bukidnon to passengers of a passing plane Wednesday morning (5 Nov 2014). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Firm eyes 45,000-hectare oil palm expansion in NorMin

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/01 November)–A Mindanao-based company engaged in oil palm growing is targeting to develop at least 45,000 hectares of land in two provinces in the island within the next… »

Cheer Dance Practice

Students of Casisang National High School in Malaybalay City rehearse their cheer dance presentation on Thursday, 30 October 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

GPH-NDF meet in Utrecht won’t take up release of soldiers held by NPA in Bukidnon

MAKATI CITY (MindaNews/22 October) – The release of two Army soldiers held captive by the New People’s Army in Bukidnon will not be taken up in a meeting between the… »

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… »

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… »

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