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 has… »

Miss Earth England in Malaybalay

Miss Earth England 2015 Katrina Kendall, of Filipino-British descent, receives blessings from Bae Inatlawan Adelina Tarino in a ritual during her visit to the village of the Bukidnon tribe in… »

Undisciplined Picnickers

Trash left behind by picnickers the day before greets joggers at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Monday morning (April 18, 2016). This is a usual sight at the… »

Malaybalay Fire

Residents watch as firemen try to suppress a fire that razes down six houses in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Wednesday (April 6, 2016). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C.… »

Power Smash

Two defenders of the NMRAA team fail to thwart an attack by the Sultan Naga Dimaporo (Lanao del Norte) team in this scene during the invitational volleyball tournament in Malaybalay… »

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… »

Like autumn

Street sweepers collect trash beside the Rizal Park in Malaybalay City amid the fallen flowers of trees called golden shower on Tuesday (Feb. 16, 2016). The trees have become a… »

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 town’s 29 barangays and another one in Valencia City, all under the Bukidnon Second Electric Cooperative (Buseco) were also in darkness. In an advisory past 7pm, Buseco said the 69kV sub-transmission line from Maramag town to Brgy. Aglayan, Malaybalay tripped. The power utility did not explain why the trip-off occurred, except to say they were still coordinating with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). Elizabeth Ladaga, NGCP communications officer, however, told this reporter the transmission line is now owned and managed by the Bukidnon Sub-transmission Corporation (BSTC), a consortium composed of Buseco and First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative. The line was turned over to BSTC in June 2015, she added. BSTC general manager Nikki Tortola did not respond to text queries as of 8pm Tuesday. Ladaga said in a text message around 1:40a.m. Wednesday that the line was fully re-energized at 11:45p.m. Tuesday after BSTC personnel finished replacing two insulators and cleaning two others. Asked why Buseco said they had to coordinate with NGCP on the cause of the power interruption when the latter said BSTC should be asked about it: “True, BSTC still has to coordinate with (NGCP) Maramag substation because the Maramag-Aglayan line (owned by BSTC) is connected with the substation and relays and breakers are inside the Maramag substation,” she explained. The brownout occurred while midterm examinations were being held at Bukidnon State University forcing proctors and examinees to use mobile phone flashlights while waiting for generators to be turned on. An administration official said the auto start mechanism of the generators did not function and it had to be manually operated. Affected residents vented their ire on the unscheduled brownout on social media. (Walter I. Balane/Mindanews)

Promoting recycling

Child models display apparels made of recycled materials inside a department store in Malaybalay City on Saturday (Jan. 23, 2016) to promote recycling. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Torotot

Ambulant vendors line a sidewalk in Malaybalay City on Thursday (Dec. 24, 2015) to sell plastic trumpets or torotot to those who want to greet the Christmas with noise and… »

Misa de Gallo

Servers of the altar prepare incense for the misa de gallo (dawn mass) at the Our Lady of Miraculous Medal church in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Monday (Dec. 21,… »

Singing in the rain

It’s raining on Saturday (Dec. 19, 2015) in Malaybalay City because of tropical depression Onyok. These young girls however brave the downpour to earn a few pesos by caroling. MindaNews… »

Caroling with cans

Children use milk cans as musical instruments as they go caroling around a subdivision in Malaybalay City on Sunday (Dec. 13, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Nativity Dome

This dome-shaped Christmas attraction at Rizal Park in Malaybalay City that houses the nativity scene is a hit among locals who visit the place at night. The park has been… »

‘Tis the Season

A Maranao vendor displays Christmas decors for sale in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (December 2, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Faith of A Child

A girl offers prayers and flowers before the statue of the Virgin Mary at the church in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Friday (Nov. 27, 2015), feast day of the… »

Rest In Pink

A life plan company displays a pink coffin at a memorial park in Malaybalay City on Sunday (Nov. 1, 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Young Tomb Painter

A boy paints a tomb at the Catholic cemetery in Malaybalay City on Friday (Oct. 30, 2015). He charges between P100 and P150 depending on the size of the tomb.… »

Ready for ‘Undas”

Vendors in Malaybalay City fill their stalls with plenty of flowers on Friday (Oct. 30, 2015) hoping to earn more as the All Souls’ Day approaches. MindaNews photo by H.… »

No Bio, No Boto

Voters look for their names at the Commission on Elections office in Malaybalay City on Friday (Oct. 30, 2015), a day before the deadline of voters’ registration and validation for… »

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 photo by H.… »

Vine Bracelets

A Matigsalug woman from Marilog District in Davao City sells bracelets made of agsam or forest vine at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Friday (Oct. 23). MindaNews photo… »

Haze in Malaybalay

The haze over the skies in Malaybalay City lends a gloomy backdrop to the provincial capitol in this photo taken on Friday (Oct. 23). The haze, which is believed to… »

Four on One

Cowboys wrestle with a bull during the carambola event of the Kaamulan rodeo competition in Malaybalay City on Saturday (17 October 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Spider Fight

Spider fights have become a pastime at the public plaza in Malaybalay City as this photo taken on Thursday (15 October 2015) shows. Bets for these fights range from a… »

Taekwondo Tourney

A fighter releases a kick to the face of his opponent in this bit of action during the Mayor Inaki Zubiri Mindanao Taekwondo Championships at the Bukidnon State University in… »

Lawyer dies in ‘accidental shooting’ inside his car in Malaybalay

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/07 October) – Circumstances surrounding the death Tuesday of a lawyer in Malaybalay City have remained unclear as police were yet to locate and get the statement of… »

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 highway… »

Saving Soles

Despite the proliferation of cheap ukay-ukay or secondhand footwear, some people still prefer to have their old shoes repaired by shoemakers like this man in Malaybalay City (12 September 2015).… »

Early Christmas

The yuletide is still three months away, but workers are already arranging Christmas decors for sale inside a superstore in Malaybalay City on Sunday, 06 September 2015. MindaNews photo by… »

Multiple Tasks

A vendor sells lanzones and mangosteen while attending to her children on a sidewalk in Malaybalay City on Saturday, September 5, 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Nitpicking

Two women spend the early afternoon on Thursday (27 August 2015) picking lice at a stall in front of the San Isidro Cathedral in Malaybalay City. MindaNews photo by H.… »

Life with the candles

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/28 August) — Her stall in front of the San Isidro Cathedral in Malaybalay City measures just around 2.5 feet x 3 feet. And on top and around… »

Coconuts

A vendor grates coconuts at the Malaybalay City public market. The price of coconuts range from 8-20 pesos depending on the size. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Firewood from Pine Trees

A boy arranges chopped pine trees which he sells at 10 pesos per three bundles at the market in Malaybalay City on Saturday (22 August 2015). He earns 20 pesos… »

Bed Covers

Three women sell bed covers at a subdivision in Malaybalay City on Friday morning, 21 August 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Load and Push

A porter delivers fresh vegetables to vendors at the public market in Malaybalay City on Friday, 17 July 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Break of Fast

Two Muslim girls stand outside while their elders pray inside the mosque in Malaybalay City on Friday, 17 July 2015, during the Eid’l Fitr celebration which marks the end of… »

Young and Old

A young boy joins the elders in prayer during the Eid’l Fitr celebration inside the mosque in Malaybalay City on Friday, 17 July 2015. Eid’l Fitr marks the end of… »

Child’s Play

A girl plays with bottle caps which she places on the side of an idle pushcart inside the public market in Malaybalay City on Sunday, 12 July 2015. MindaNews photo… »

Nightly Shoe Lane

Vendors arrange second-hand shoes for sale on a sidewalk in Malaybalay City on Monday evening, 06 July 2015. They say the display starts 6 p.m. and ends 8 p.m. as… »

Frying Bananas

A vendor fries banana in his makeshift kitchen at the public market in Malaybalay City, 04 July 2015. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

End of Flores de Mayo

Children render songs of praise during the culmination program of the Flores de Mayo inside the parish church in Airport Village, Malaybalay City on Sunday (May 31, 2015). Flores de… »

Rockin’ It

A girl enjoys her role as drummer during a band performance on Friday (May 22) at the Bukidnon State University gymnasium in Malaybalay City. The activity capped the annual Summer… »

Substance of Life

A boy drinks from a hose before filling his containers with water in Sitio Landing, Malaybalay City on Sunday, May 17. Having no water connection of their own, his family… »

Slow Day

A vendor waits for buyers of his baskets and firewood at the public market in Malaybalay City late afternoon on Saturday, May 16. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Strings Attached

A girl tries her hand in playing the guitar during the Summer Camp Rock at the Department of Public Works and Highways compound in Malaybalay City on April 24, 2015.… »

Palm Sunday Prep

Flower vendors in Malaybalay City fashion coconut leaves into religious symbols like cross which they sell at P20 each for the Palm Sunday on March 29, which signals the start… »

Fanfare

Malaybalay City holds the Festival of Festivals on Saturday (March 21), a day before its 17th Charter Day celebration. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Festival of Festivals

Performers dressed in Ati-atihan-inspired costumes join Malaybalay City’s Festival of Festivals on Saturday (March 21), a day before its 17th Charter Day celebration. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

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