PNoy asked to order transfer of 3 power barges from Panay to Mindanao

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MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/12 March) – President Benigno Aquino III
has been urged to intervene in the impending power shortage in
Mindanao by ordering to forgo the sale of three power barges presently
stationed in Panay Island and temporarily transfer it to appropriate
stations in Mindanao.

In asking Aquino to intervene, Nestor Degoma, president of the Power
Alternative Agenda for Mindanao (Palag Mindanao), different sectors
are now asking for drastic and decisive moves to help avert the
impending power shortage in the island. Continue reading


PNoy to launch water, river program in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/19 November) President Benigno Aquino III is expected to lead launching rites of the Mindanao Development Authority’s Nurturing Our Waters (MindaNOW) program here tentatively on November 28, MinDA Sec. Luwalhati R. Antonino told Bukidnon Gov. Alex Calingasan in her letter on November 17. 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

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

Volunteers back PLS Sawaga clean-up drive

MALAYBALAY CITY- The Philippine Life Saving (PLS) Bukidnon Chapter spearheaded a clean-up drive in a portion of the city’s Sawaga River in celebration of the International Coastal Clean-up Day on September 18.

About 147 volunteers cleaned the stretch of the river from Sumpong to Impalambong Bridge covering five barangays, namely; Barangays 3, 4, 7, 10, and 11.

Volunteers were able to collect around 30 sacks of non-biodegradable garbage, according to John Valmores, PLS assistant secretary. The group also cleared tall grasses along the river, particularly at the Impalambong bridge.    Continue reading

Foreigners behind Libona illegal gold mining; use cyanide, mercury – BENRO chief

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/15 Sept.) Operators of small scale gold mining in at least 58 hectares in Sitio Manlahuyan, Gango, Libona, Bukidnon are financed by foreigners, are illegal, and are using mercury and cyanide , Samuel Cadavos, chief of the Bukidnon Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) said in his report to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, where he brought attention to a complex “social, technical environmental, and political” problem it has become. Continue reading

Bukidnon: One of 10 climate change adaptation pilot areas – NEDA

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/12 September) The province of Bukidnon is one of 10 provinces in the country selected as a pilot area for the Joint Programme on Strengthening the Philippines’ Institutional Capacity to adapt to climate change, according to the National Economic Development Authority, which spearheads the program in the country.

The joint program, dubbed MDG-F 1656 JP, aims to influence the institutions of government and their respective key processes by integrating climate change adaptation as one of the critical issues that pose as a serious threat to the achievement of the country’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target on environmental sustainability, said Sheila Marie Encabo, MDG-F 1656 JP coordinator in her letter to Gov. Alex Calingasan, a copy of which was obtained by Bukidnon News. Continue reading