FEEDBOX: Fr. Jonathan C. Tianero on “It’s final: no Gaisano wet market – Mayor Zubiri”

(Bukidnon News Dispatch/13 October)
“(I) just want to comment re wet market issue.

While it is true that the wet market in Gaisano will at first affect
the local public wet market, this will eventually even out since
people who buy at the public market will eventually re-do their
marketing there after the novelty has passed.
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In the know: Iñake Zubiri and Gaisano Malaybalay

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/13 October) In March 2009, then vice mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri lamented the investment incentives given to Gaisano Malaybalay by the city government through a special ordinance. He alleged that a portion of it was “unfair” and must be taken out. Continue reading

Malaybalay’s Social Action Center pilots 2 villages in leadership drive

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/07 October) To address poverty and lack of livelihood opportunities at the village level, the church has to do its role in social action. In Bukidnon, the Diocese of Malaybalay has changed tack. Before organizing livelihood projects, they are now engaging the communities in a community leadership drive using ‘model villages’. Continue reading

Fuel tanker torched in Quezon town

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/06 September 2011) Police
investigation is on-going on the incident in San Jose, Quezon town
where still unidentified perpetrators hailed and torched a fuel tanker
on October 4, police report said. Continue reading

Kalilangan lumber trader charged for transporting ‘excess’ forest products

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/27 September) The Community and Environment and Natural Resources Office of Malaybalay filed charges against the owner of a truck from Kalilangan town that transported naturally grown forest products beyond allowable excess.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Leon C. Equipelag, special forestry prosecutor, before the Office of the City Prosecutor on Sept. 19, a copy was obtained by Bukidnon News on Sept. 27, Julieta Edma and Eric Chester Edma are accused of violating the Revised Forestry Code as amended by EO 277 in relation to Art. 309 and 310 of the Revised Penal Code of the Philippines. Continue reading

Buseco apologizes; city council: apology not enough on brown outs

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/Sept 30-Oct.1) The Bukidnon
Second Electric Cooperative (Buseco) apologized to the members of the
Malaybalay City Council amid City Councilor Melchor Maramara’s inquiry
on the frequent brownouts in Brgy, Kalasungay, where he lives.

The city council invited Buseco officials including Malaybalay branch
manager Juancho T. Chiong with public relations officer Leonard Lleros
to shed light on the matter during their 35th Regular Session on
Sept.27, 2011. Continue reading

15 more rebel-returnees avail of city’s social integration program

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/30 Sept) Fifteen rebel
returnees, including four women, from Upper Pulangi have received
financial assistance from the city government of Malaybalay as part of
the city’s local Social Integration Program, Randy Galula, SIP
coordinator said. Continue reading