Lumad, Moro leaders reaffirm kinship, sign covenant

Iligan City-based Datu Diamla Rolando So-ong (right), over-all head claimant of an ancestral domain in Lanao del Norte embraces Hajji Datu Ismael Gonzales after they exchanged tokens during the IP-Moro reaffirmation of kinship in Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon on March 8. 
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SONGCO, Lantapan, Bukidnon  – Representatives of eight Moro tribes and most of the Lumad or non-Islamized tribes in Mindanao yesterday signed a five-point kinship covenant in a gathering here filled with festive remembrance of historical relationships and aspirations for peace and unity in the island.

PHOTOS: SENDONG’S WRATH: Valencia City flood, 17 December 2011

Houses outline the Pulangi River in Purok 2, Valencia City Bukidnon News photo by Walter Balane

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Bukidnon authorities on alert for ‘Sendong’

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/16 December) Weather and disaster risk reduction and management officials are on alert as tropical storm Sendong unleashed its fury in Mindanao provinces. Continue reading

OPINION: BUKIDNON VIEWS: Who will judge the judges?

BUKIDNON VIEWS: Who will judge the judges?
By Lourdes G. dela Torre
The country is now beset with squabbles over the issue of injustice, control over the three branches of government that appears like going back to a dictatorial regime and the alleged manipulation to fast track the impeachment of the chief justice.  Continue reading

‘Pantaron Range, one of PH’s largest remaining forest blocks’ – MinDA

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – (Bukidnon News/13 December 2011) The Pantaron Mountain Range, which straddles Bukidnon and the Agusan provinces is one of the largest remaining forest blocks in the country, Sec. Lualhati Antonino, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority told reporters attending the 7th Mindanao Media Summit last week. Continue reading

MGB serves cease and desist order to Gango small-scale miners

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/13 December 2011) — The Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources -10 today served a cease and desist order issued earlier against illegal mining operators in Gango, Libona, Bukidnon, a bureau official said. Continue reading

Judges rally behind CJ Corona – Judge Bacal

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/14 December) – The Philippine Judges Association is rallying behind embattled Chief Justice Renato Corona, Regional Trial Court Judge Josefina Gentilles Bacal said. Continue reading