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Mindanao’s largest drug addiction rehab and mental health center opens in Bukidnon

It’s finally open. The Php 500 Million (roughly US$10 Million) drug rehab, addiction treatment and mental health center which I first wrote about early last year is finally open and no less than Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte led the formal rites held last August 3, 2018. The Northern Mindanao Wellness…

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5 alleged NPA members from Bukidnon surrender in Cordillera; now back in Bukidnon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 July) — Five alleged members of the New People’s Army from Bukidnon — aged 17 to 19 — who had earlier surrendered in Abra, Cordillera Administrative Region have been enrolled as beneficiaries of the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) in their home province. A press release issued on […]

Fifty indigenous families to be affected by Bukidnon airport project

Some 50 Indigenous People (IP) families will apparently be affected by the Bukidnon airport project. And in exchange for pulling them out of the area in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, where the airport will be, they will be given Php 5 Million. This would mean that each indigenous family will receive Php…

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5 reasons why you should visit the Philippines

If you’re a fellow avid traveler, chances are you have a whole bucket list of places you want to visit around the world. Well, I’m about to tell you why you need to add one more incredible place to that list — preferably at the top. Here are five of…

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Double-decker buses soon to ply Cagayan de Oro to Bukidnon route

Bukidnon, considered the food basket of Mindanao, will soon see double-decker buses, akin to the iconic red ones you see plying the streets of London. Pabama Transport, a Kibawe-based bus liner, will soon introduce their brand new fleet of double-decker buses which will ply the Bukidnon to Cagayan de Oro…

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Bukidnon to host Mindanao parliamentary debate championship

Confirmed: the Province of Bukidnon will be the venue for the much-anticipated Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship, a bi-annual debate tournament that gathers the most prestigious and most competitive debate organizations from universities all over Mindanao, Philippines. Organized by the Bukidnon State University Debate Varsity (BukSU DV) and the Bukidnon Debate Union…

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Bukidnon’s Kaamulan Festival 2018 Ethnic Sports Competition

The Kaamulan Festival has truly evolved. From being a simple celebration whereby representatives from Bukidnon’s 7 hill tribes would all gather in Malaybalay City, the capital of Bukidnon, the annual festival has now turned into quite a spectacle. Despite the many changes, however, I’m glad that there are still events…

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Beautiful Bukidnon tribal dance at the Kaamulan Festival 2018

As I am writing this, the yearly Kaamulan Festival is currently ongoing in the Province of Bukidnon, Philippines. The Kaamulan Festival 2018 celebration will last until March 24, 2018, on which day the main highlight, the Ethnic Street Dancing Competition, will be held in Malaybalay City, the capital of Bukidnon….

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Quake jolts Bukidnon

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 15 March) – A magnitude 5 earthquake jolted Bukidnon and neighboring provinces mid-afternoon Thursday, but the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said it was not expecting damage, although aftershocks are likely. PHIVOLCS said the earthquake occurred at 3:19:59 p.m. with epicenter at the coordinates 08.10°N, 124.56°E, or 19 kilometers […]

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Bukidnon 2018: Public Outlook Series: Stakeholders push for local peace initiatives in Bukidnon (6)

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 01 February) – Peace talks, including initiatives for dialogues at the local level, must be pursued to attain peace in the communities, stakeholders said in their responses to Bukidnon 2018: Public Outlook Series on peace and security. Malaybalay Bishop Jose A. Cabantan, a peace advocate, said the government and the National […]

Kaamulan Festival | 2018 Schedule | Bukidnon Authentic Ethnic Festival Philippines

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The yearly festival in the Province of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan Festival, will be a month-long celebration again this year. Kaamulan Festival 2018 will be held the entire month of March. An annual gathering of the 7 hill tribes of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan Festival derived its name from the Binukid word…

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Bukidnon 2018: Public Outlook Series: ‘Strengthen green governance in Bukidnon’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – Strengthening environmental governance, including revisiting of the 2008 Bukidnon Declaration on the Environment and a review on the province’s environment code, is among the expectations expressed by stakeholders in their response to the Bukidnon 2018: Public Outlook Series initiative. Ms. Marie Angeli C. Abendaño, faculty member of the […]

Bukidnon placed under state of calamity

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 January) – The Provincial Board of Bukidnon on Tuesday declared a state of calamity covering the entire province over the devastation brought by tropical storm “Vinta,” estimated at P583.96 million. The board adopted the resolution passed by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) on January 8 recommending […]

‘Indigenous peoples must assert right to self-determination’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 12 January) – Indigenous peoples must understand and assert their right to self-determination, tribal leaders in Bukidnon told the Bukidnon 2018: Public Outlook Series initiative. Datu Amay Iwag E. Linsahay, a Talaandig chieftain in Manolo Fortich town, defined the right to self-determination as freedom from conquest and submission to beliefs, knowledge, […]

Bukidnon Mindanao airport construction starts this 2018

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After decades of waiting, the Province of Bukidnon, my mother’s hometown and where I lived for a few years, will finally soon see a fully functioning airport! Not only will the proposed Bukidnon airport be beneficial for the people in the province but for folks from neighboring areas like North Cotabato,…

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Bukidnon Mindanao airport construction starts this 2018

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After decades of waiting, the Province of Bukidnon, my mother’s hometown and where I lived for a few years, will finally soon see a fully functioning airport! Not only will the proposed Bukidnon airport be beneficial for the people in the province but for folks from neighboring areas like North Cotabato,…

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Bukidnon urged to go organic to sustain agri resources

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 4 Jan) – Bukidnon going organic to sustain its agriculture resources was among the key insights shared by leaders from different stakeholders on their outlook for agriculture in the province in 2018. In his comment for the “Bukidnon 2018: Public Outlook” series, organic farming advocate Junah Bayag said the province should […]

Bukidnon-Davao highway closed for 6 hours

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/22 December) – The Bukidnon-Davao highway was reopened to vehicles around 3pm on Friday, six hours after it was closed due to a landslide along the highway in Quezon, Bukidnon, according to Fort Cabarde, reporter of Radio Kilat in Quezon town. Cabarde said four landslides blocked the highway, one of which was a […]

NPA apologizes for baby’s death in Bukidnon ambush

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 November) — The New People’s Army (NPA) on Wednesday expressed apologies for the death of a four-month old baby girl in Talakag, Bukidnon on Thursday last week. In a statement, NPA spokesperson Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos said the rebel group “takes full responsibility and expresses remorse for the unfortunate and unnecessary death […]

Talaandig Day

Tribal elders from Bukidnon’s seven hill tribes perform a dance at the launching  of their One Million Lutya (taro) initiative on Talaandig Day, 14 October 2017 in Sungko, Lantapan, Bukidnon. Each of the seven tribes will plant one million hills of lutya in their respective ancestral domains to ensure food security. They plan to set […]

Coffee Seedlings

A caretaker checks coffee seedlings at a nursery in Libona, Bukidnon on Wednesday (11 October 2017). The municipality of Libona is giving away 50,000 Robusta and 20,000 Arabica coffee seedlings to its farmers to encourage coffee farming. MindaNews phot…

NPA burns multinational company’s farming equipment in Bukidnon

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 11 Oct) – The New People’s Army burned several heavy equipment and confiscated 21 high powered firearms from a multinational farming corporation in central Mindanao last Sunday. Capt. Patrick Martinez, spokesperson of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, said around 70 rebels attacked the compound of Davao Ventures Corporation (DAVCO), a multinational […]