Sports brief: Fun run held for jail house


Two hundred fifty (250) participants gamely conquered the dirt and
muddy trail within the City Jail compound in Patpat, Malaybalay City
during the Jail House Rock Trail Fun Run held last Sept. 25.
The run was organized for the completion of the Jail Basketball Court,
Jail Conjugal Room and assistance for the Alternative Learning System

The 4K and 8K runs, organized by Ben Maputi Jr of BenSport, was
sponsored by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP),
Municipality of Impasugong, City of Malaybalay, DAV Pixel Printshoppe,
BenSport, Green Warriors Event Management Services, DOLE, Red Cross
and other various establishments in Malaybalay City.

Contributed by Earl Bolivar (;
Photo contributed by Benjamin Maputi Jr.


Fr. Nery memorial race draws 500 runners

MALAYBALAY CITY –  (Bukidnon News Dispatch/01-02 October) The first
ever Fr. Nery Satur memorial run, organized in time for the
commemoration of the 20th anniversary of his death, drew more than 500
participants on October 1.

The five-kilometer run started around 6:45a.m. at the Freedom Park
Covered Court. The Diocese of Malaybalay and the Archdiocese of Manila
sponsored the event to mark Satur’s death anniversary this year. Continue reading

NCIP revokes compliance certificate issued to Bukidnon ranch occupant

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News / 30 Sept) – The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, sitting en banc, decided to annul the compliance certificate it issued to a ranch operator in Maramag, Bukidnon, reversing a verdict it made more than three years ago, according to a copy of its decision furnished by petitioner Panalsalan Dagumbaan Tribal Association (Padata).

In its September 20, 2011 decision, released only on September 28 and was emailed to Bukidnon News a day after, the commission en banc granted Padata’s petition to annul or recall Compliance Certificate No. CCRX-08-7-150 issued to respondent Engr. Ernesto Villalon.

The decision came more than a month after the killing of 28-year old farmer Welcie Gica, who was reported shot by security guards hired by the Villalons in Panalsalan village to secure the ranch. Gica, father of two, joined fellow Padata members who staged a protest  in the ranch on August 24, 2011 when they were confronted by the guards. Continue reading

Fr. Nery Satur Memorial Run set on October 1

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/27 Sept) The Diocese of
Malaybalay and its media and environment apostolates along with a
sports gear partner will be holding a five-kilometer fun run in memory
of slain priest Fr. Nery Satur in this city on October 1, Saturday.

Run Briefer

Dubbed as the Fr. Nery Satur Memorial Run, the event aims to honor
Satur who lost his life in fighting for the environment two decades
On Oct. 14, 1991, three men, allegedly hired by the illegal loggers he
angered, killed the 29-year-old Satur. His head was smashed by a
rifle’s butt. Later, he was shot pointblank with a shotgun.

Fr. Nery’s martyrdom came during an era of logging concessionaires in Bukidnon. Continue reading

Bukidnon Views: Bukidnon Culture: The Message by Loreta Sol L. Dinlayan (Last of a series)

(Bukidnon News releases this five-part series on the Bukidnon culture with permission from the author. These materials have been previously published by the BSU Ethno-cultural Museum and the Bukidnon Heritage Foundation.

The script, Ms. Dinlayan says, in its simplest form, features the tangible and intangible heritage of the culture of Bukidnon. She added that culture is treated as a treasure in a precious container. In this cultural presentation, the rituals, the history, the treasures, the knowledge and the message of Bukidnons are portrayed.

She said this is a ‘cultural tour’ with a script.

“I invite each reader to treat each item as an access to explore the depth and width of Bukidnon culture,” she said.)


“Palimani sa ahung hu agala day,

Palimani sa lageng day.”

(Listen to the echo of our cries, listen to our voices.)

Echoes from the hills.

Voices from the mountains.
Friends in high places. Continue reading

[Updated] Impasugong proposed as Bukidnon’s tribal capital

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News Dispatch/25 September) – Impasugong, Bukidnon’s
134-year old town has been proposed to be declared as the tribal
capital of the province.

Provincial Board member Nemesio Beltran Jr. said the proposal is now
in the hands of four committees of the board.

Established in 1877, Impasugong has been able to preserve its cultural
heritage and ethnic identity, Beltran added.

According to Mindanao historian Rudy B. Rodil, Impasugong is one of
only four Bukidnon towns where the majority of the inhabitants are
Lumads or indigenous peoples. Seven other towns in Mindanao are also
predominantly Lumads. Continue reading

Bukidnon bans ‘texting while driving’

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/25 September) The
Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Bukidnon has approved an ordinance
prohibiting ‘text messaging’ while driving.

The SP recently passed ordinance no. 2011-036R known as “Text at your
own risk while driving ordinance of 2011.”

Provincial board members unanimously approved the motion of first
district board member Jay Albarece. Nemesio Beltran Jr., second
district board member introduced the ordinance.

The ordinance prohibited any motorist driving a vehicle in any street,
road or thoroughfare within the territorial boundaries of the province
of Bukidnon from text messaging and making or receiving calls while
driving. Continue reading