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… »


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

Fresh Veggies

Sacks of newly harvested carrots are unloaded at the public market in Malaybalay City on Friday (March 20, 2015). The carrots came from Barangay Imbayao, a vegetable producing area in… »

Sitting on ‘Papa’

After shouting “morag si Papa” (looks like Papa), a young boy sits on the lap of a monument at the Rizal Park in Malaybalay City, 17 March 2015. MindaNews photo… »

Balancing Act

A skate boarder tries to keep his balance after making a 360-degree twist as he glides down a slope during a long boarding competition in Malaybalay City on Sunday, 15… »


An invitational volleyball tournament is one of the highlights of this year’s Charter Day celebration in Malaybalay City. Teams from Davao, Cagayan de Oro and other cities are competing in… »

Color of Summer

When these trees at Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City called golden shower turn, well, golden, the students know it’s already summer and classes are about to end (March… »

Heavy Artillery

A 105mm artillery sits in the middle of a pineapple plantation in Malaybalay City in Bukidnon on Feb. 13, 2015 after a week of clashes with New Peoples Army rebels.… »

Good Morning, Malaybalay

An early morning scene in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon (Feb. 10, 2015). MindaNews photo by Aries Sandino M. Mordeno

Torotot for New Year

Two children blow paper trumpets on New Year’s Eve in Malaybalay City. Authorities have called on the public to welcome the New Year without firecrackers to avoid injuries during the… »

Flooding caused by ‘Seniang’ renders Malaybalay City waterless

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 December) – Potable water supply in most areas serviced by the Malaybalay City Water District was cut off from late afternoon Monday to around mid-morning Tuesday after… »

Landslide isolates 2 barangays in Malaybalay City

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 December) – A landslide on Monday evening has cut off two sitios and a whole barangay from the rest of the city, a church lay leader said… »

High Water

Sawaga River, which passes through downtown Malaybalay City, swells from 0.83 meter around 10:40a.m. Sunday to 2.4 meters as of 4:50p.m. Monday as tropical storm Seniang dumps heavy rains across… »

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… »

Malaybalay high school batch initiates fund support for ALS learners 

MALAYBALAY CITY  (MindaNews/27 December) — Instead of the usual reunion party, the 1994 batch of high school graduates from Bukidnon State College (now university), is launching a financial support and… »

Bottled Music

A caroler in Malaybalay City produces melodies of Christmas songs with bottles and spoons (Dec. 10, 2014). The note varies depending on the amount of water in each bottle. MindaNews… »

Afternoon Practice

Football players from the Malaybalay City Central Elementary School spend the afternoon on Wednesday (Dec. 10, 2014) preparing for a regional competition next week in Initao, Misamis Oriental. MindaNews photo… »

Yonder Star

Workers install a Christmas tree measuring around 40 feet at the Rizal Park in Malaybalay City, 22 November 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Early Christmas

Residents of Airport Village in Malaybalay City spend the early hours on Friday night (November 14) viewing the lighted Christmas trees inside the village’s elementary school. MindaNews photo by H.… »

Ready for Undas

Large bundles of various flowers start to arrive at the stalls in front of the Catholic cathedral in Malaybalay City on 30 October 2014, a few days before the All… »

World Teachers Day

Faculty members at Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City dance the tinikling with a twist by donning present-day costumes during the World Teachers Day celebration on Friday, 03 October… »

Morning Magic

After weeks of rain, residents of Malaybalay City wake up to a beautiful sunrise on Sept. 15. MindaNews photo by Alexandria M. Mordeno

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

Centennial Rock

A member of the Kamikaze Band whoops it up in a concert in Malaybalay City on August 31, eve of the centennial celebration of Bukidnon province. MindaNews photo by Alexandria… »

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… »


Glen Aguilar relishes his victory in the expert class of the Invitational National Motocross Championship in Malaybalay City on Tuesday with an aerial stunt. The event is one of the… »

They’re Back

Time and again they have been driven away from the sidewalks of Malaybalay City. But vendors like this woman keep coming back to earn a little income for their families.… »

Pinoy Ingenuity

While his wife attends to a customer, a man prepares the oven for cooking peanuts attached to the family’s motorbike which has been made into a mobile store selling food… »

Amulet Vendor

Sunny dela Cruz, 81, from Samar, displays his potions and amulets at the fair in the Provincial Capitol Grounds in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on August 23, 2014. He says he… »

Holding On

A cowboy refuses to let go of a calf even as he is being dragged by the animal during the carambola of the Kaamulan rodeo competition in Malaybalay City on… »

Running on Mud

An athlete runs on what looks more like a rice field than a race track at the grandstand in Malaybalay City during the intramural of the Bukidnon State University on… »

Multiple Chores

A Matigsalug mother from Baganihan, Davao City and her child take a rest from selling native bracelets outside a stall at the Kaamulan display site in Malaybalay City on Saturday,… »

Playing Zuma

A pet vendor hangs an African bull snake on his neck while attending to customers at the Kaamulan display site in Malaybalay City on Monday, August 11. MindaNews photo by… »

Going for Goal

Players race for the ball in their practice game at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Sunday, August 3. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Look, Master

It’s no dog day for this dog in this scene during the fun run on Saturday (August 2) in Malaybalay City, one of the activities for the centennial celebration of… »

Malaybalay City okays P409-M loan for road project

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/30 June) — The city council approved earlier this month to apply for a P409-million from the Land Bank of the Philippines to complete the concreting and widening… »

Cutting Edge

For P30, one can have his saw or machete sharpened at this shop near the public market in Malaybalay City. Photo taken on June 1, 2014. MindaNews photo by H.… »

End of May

Santacruzan participants brave the late afternoon rain in Malaybalay City as they go around the city for a procession marking the end of May, the month devoted by Catholics for… »

Pure Faith

Young children spend the whole morning on Monday (26 May) for the Flores de Mayo activity at the Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Airport Village, Malaybalay City. MindaNews photo… »

Songs of Faith

Children practice singing religious songs inside the Catholic church in Impalambong, Malaybalay City on Thursday, 22 May 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Officials fear new Malaybalay road could stunt city’s growth

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/20 May) – City officials expressed apprehensions a 20-kilometer bypass road being constructed to divert traffic from downtown Malaybalay would diminish growth in the area, vice mayor Roland… »

Brigada Eskwela

A soldier takes time out from camp duties to join the Brigada Eskwela at Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City, 19 May 2014. in Brigada Eskwela aims to prepare… »

Disaster preparedness focus of Brigada Eskwela

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/19 May) — Brigada Eskwela opened Monday with a directive for public schools to implement innovative measures to make local campuses or school communities resilient and ready… »


A vendor in Malaybalay City makes use of the Feast of San Isidro Labrador on Thursday (May 15, 201 4) to sell religious icons in front of the cathedral named… »

Too Little Water

Sawaga River, Malaybalay City’s main source of potable water, has almost dried up in this photo taken on 10 May 2014. Sawaga is a tributary of Pulangi River, where the… »

Sign of the Times

A girl lights up her home with a kerosene lamp on Friday, 9 May 2014, in Malaybalay City. The scheduled power outage stretched to 10 hours (8a.m.-6p.m.) instead of nine… »

Joy of Sharing

Two children take turns sipping buko juice at the public market in Malaybalay City on Friday, 9 May 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Please Teach Me How

A young boy tries to learn some tricks in playing soccer from an older friend at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Friday (May 2, 2014). MindaNews photo by… »

Cool and Clean

These locals try to beat the summer heat with a trek to a woody site in Pal-ing, Malaybalay City on Wednesday, 23 April 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C.… »

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