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(UPDATED) Nat’l language summit: ‘Write peace agreements, national laws in Filipino’

(UPDATED) Nat’l language summit: ‘Write peace agreements, national laws in Filipino’

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/16 February) Peace agreements and laws implemented in the country should be written in Filipino, the national language, participants of the 1st National Language Summit said in a… Read more »

Bukidnon SP endorses Hedcor’s 2 power projects

Bukidnon SP endorses Hedcor’s 2 power projects

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/11 February)  The Bukidnon Sanggunniang Panlalawigan has “endorsed and supported” Hedcor Bukidnon Inc.’s two hydroelectric power projects in northern Bukidnon that are expected to generate a total… Read more »

DepEd Sec. Luistro says sorry, seeks forgiveness from Lumads

DepEd Sec. Luistro says sorry, seeks forgiveness from Lumads

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/02 Feb) Education Secretary Armin Luistro on Friday apologized and asked Lumads (indigenous peoples) for forgiveness for the government’s failure to give “genuine attention to IP culture… Read more »

Bukidnon IP groups train to monitor human rights violations

Bukidnon IP groups train to monitor human rights violations

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/30 January) Datu Jomar Libanda from Manalog village in the city’s Upper Pulangi district lamented the government’s alleged neglect of the rights of indigenous peoples. He said,… Read more »

‘Agaton’ postscript:  Impasug-ong town declared under state of calamity

‘Agaton’ postscript: Impasug-ong town declared under state of calamity

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/29 January) The municipal council of Impasug-ong, Bukidnon passed a resolution in a special session today placing the town under state of calamity a week after tropical… Read more »

Provincial govt takes control over sand, gravel operations

Provincial govt takes control over sand, gravel operations

MALAYBALAY CITY(Bukidnon News/28 January)  The provincial government of Bukidnon stopped renewing permits of sand and gravel operators effective this month en route to its assumption of sand and gravel extractions… Read more »

Either ban or regulate, board members eye firecrackers law in Bukidnon

Either ban or regulate, board members eye firecrackers law in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/08 January 2014) Members of the Bukidnon Sangguniang Panlalawigan said they will support a legislation either banning or regulating the sale and use of firecrackers in Bukidnon… Read more »

It’s time for Bukidnon to follow Davao City: ban firecrackers –PHO chief

It’s time for Bukidnon to follow Davao City: ban firecrackers –PHO chief

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/02 January) It’s time for the local government units in Bukidnon to pass ordinances banning the sale and use of firecrackers in their areas, said Dr. Ricardo… Read more »

FEATURE: Two Trees, Minus One

FEATURE: Two Trees, Minus One

[Text and photos by Ron G. Neri]     IT WAS ONE SATURDAY AFTERNOON last month when my friends—Kidlat, Orville, John Murz, Martin, Eboy—and I decided to visit the city’s… Read more »

Capitol eyes ‘disciplinary action’ vs. Sumifru

Capitol eyes ‘disciplinary action’ vs. Sumifru

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/19 December)–The Provincial Government’s Multi-partite Monitoring Team has endorsed a copy of its report of violations of the environmental compliance certificate of Sumifru (Philippines) Corporation in its… Read more »