Datu Omao and the 8-point agenda for the Lumad in Malaybalay

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 18 May) – Slain Umayamnon tribal leader Datu Benjamin Omao was the first ever selected to be the indigenous people’s mandatory representative in the history of… »

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… »

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

Lumad ‘Bakwits’

Women and children comprise most of the Lumad evacuees from Balaodo, Barangay St. Peter in Malaybalay City who have been camping out in front of the provincial capitol since Wednesday… »

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 said have been sowing… »

Dama Match

Two men pit their skills in dama, a Filipino board game, on a sidewalk in Malaybalay City on Tuesday (Dec. 15, 2015). This game has been typecast as the favorite… »

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… »


Players of the College of Teacher Education double-team an opponent from the College of Business in the basketball semifinals Thursday (17 Sept. 2015) during the intramural of Bukidnon State University… »

Cabbage Girl

A girl looks bored as she keeps watch of cabbage for sale at the public market in Malaybalay City on Saturday (12 September 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

High Jump

Three friends enjoy a game of high jump at the plaza in Airport Village in Malaybalay City on Thursday (27 August 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Flower Vendor

A vendor arranges flowers at his stall in front of the San Isidro Cathedral in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (26 August 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno


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 Thursday (13 August 2015).… »


A player falls after colliding with an opponent during a practice game among soccer enthusiasts from Bukidnon State University at the capitol grounds in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (12 August… »


A student takes time for a “selfie” while his classmates duck during the earthquake drill at Bukidnon State University in Malaybalay City on Thursday (23 July 2015). MindaNews photo by… »

Malaybalay Garbage

The sight and smell of garbage along a drainage canal combines with that of chickens being displayed on a sidewalk near the public market in Malaybalay City Wednesday (22 July… »


A dog waits for a group of people taking their snacks at a bakeshop in Malaybalay City to part with their bread on Thursday (18 June 2015). MindaNews photo by… »

Malaybalay to use ‘unspent’ funds for P29M CDRRMC projects

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 18 June) – The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) has approved two resolutions allowing the use of P29 million from available funds of… »

Graduation ‘groupie’

Graduates of the Bukidnon National High School in Malaybalay City take a “groupie” during their graduation rites on Thursday (26 March 2015). There will be no high school graduates until… »

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… »

Malaybalay puts assistance for health workers in a trust fund

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 Jan) – The city government here is using the scheme of creating a trust fund dedicated for its assistance to Barangay Health Workers (BHWs). Vice… »

CDO starts evacuation of vulnerable sector as Queenie intensifies

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) – Authorities here ordered the preemptive evacuation of pregnant women, children, the elderly and persons with disability as Tropical Depression “Queenie” intensifies… »

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

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… »

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

March for Land

Farmers from Davao and Bukidnon march along the national highway in barangay Cugman in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday (29 May 2014) to ask for the implementation of land… »

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… »

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,… »

San Isidro Fiesta

A devotee in Malaybalay City wipes a cloth on the statue of San Isidro Labrador during the feast of the city’s patron saint on Thursday, 15 May 2014. MindaNews photo… »

Fiesta Eve

Balloon vendors wait for buyers outside the cathedral in Malaybalay City on Wednesday (14 May 2014), a day before the Feast of San Isidro Labrador. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos… »

Itinerant fiesta traders ejected from Malaybalay plaza

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – Castillo Apolonio, 60, had just finished displaying his goods for sale at the city plaza late Wednesday morning. But within minutes he was already packing… »

Award-winning novelist to hold writing workshop in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 14 May) – Two-time National Commission for Culture and the Arts Writers’ Prize winner Telesforo Sungkit Jr. from the Higaonons of Malitbog, Bukidnon will hold an… »

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… »

Be non-conformist, but provide alternatives, Bukidnon grads told

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 2 April) – Amidst the mediocrity, an education official told graduates of a state university here to be non-conformist and take the road of change, but… »

Power Spike

An attacker from Guibone Xprez of Cagayan de Oro City sends a smash across University of Mindanao’s defenders in their championship game Sunday (March 16, 2014) at the invitational volleyball… »

CDO’s Guibone Xprez, Davao’s JMC champs in Malaybalay volley tourney

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 March) – Guibone Xprez proved too strong for the University of Mindanao (UM) in their championship showdown Sunday at the invitational volleyball tournament sponsored by… »

Measles cases shoot up in Davao, Bukidnon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Jan) – Seventeen individuals tested positive for measles in the Davao Region last December, while Bukidnon also reported six suspected cases among children admitted in… »

Time for Bukidnon to ban firecrackers, says health exec

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 2 Jan) ­– It is time for the local government units in Bukidnon to pass ordinances banning the sale and use of firecrackers in their areas,… »

Malaybalay LGU approves cash gifts

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 Dec) – The Malaybalay City council approved the release of P23.8 million for the performance enhancement incentives (PEI) for the city government’s elected, regular, casual,… »

Biz group wants more time to study Malaybalay’s proposed CLUP

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/11 November)—The Bukidnon Kaamulan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (BKCCII) wants more time to study the city’s proposed Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) for 2012-2022. Roderico Bioco,… »

Malaybalay’s old cemetery to get facelift

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/2 November)–-Jairus Sogue and his family traveled 80 kilometers from Don Carlos town to visit the grave of his father at the old Malaybalay cemetery in Barangay 7… »

In Malaybalay: 24 new, 22 reelected barangay captains

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 31 Oct) – A total of 24 of the city’s 46 barangays will have new barangay captains effective November 30. Eleven of these newly elected officials… »

Jollibee opens 4th store in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 Oct) – Jollibee Corporation, optimistic of the “very high economic potential” of Bukidnon, opened its fourth store in the province during a blessing here today… »

Findings on Malaybalay floods probe out soon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – The results of the investigation of the recent floods here by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO) will be due… »

Lapanday asked to stop operations in flood-prone areas in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 10 Oct) – The barangay captains of two villages here hit by flash floods last weekend are calling on Lapanday Diversified Products Corporation to stop operations… »

Bukidnon boy makes it to RP football team competing in Myanmar

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) – One of the members of the Philippine team competing in the 42-country Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U14 Championship 2014 Qualifiers in Naypyidaw, Myanmar… »

Zubiri’s bets win all but 4 mayoral races in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 22 May) – The Zubiri-led Bukidnon Paglaum Party (BPP) dominated the winners for mayor in the province’s 20 municipalities and two cities except in four towns.… »

Lumad families dominate Malaybalay’s city council

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 15 May) – A total of six of the 10 candidates in the winning circle for city councilor here can be traced to Lumad families, specifically… »

Throwing mud at each other deplorable, Malaybalay priest tells candidates

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – A priest here, during his homily on Sunday mass, lamented the electoral candidates’ practice of destroying each other during campaign, later saying the… »

Kaamulan Festival 2013

Dancers from Malaybalay City wow the largelly hometown crowd during the street dancing contest Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Malaybalay City. The competition highlighted the Kaamulan, an annual festival showcasing… »

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