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. 
Bukidnon News photo 
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.

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

Capitol’s outstanding personnel, units honored

MALAYBALAY CITY-  (Bukidnon News Dispatch/04 October) – Four officers of the Provincial Government of Bukidnon, outstanding offices and units, and about 140 loyal personnel were honored during the culminating and awarding ceremony of the Civil Service Commission anniversary celebration.

Marie Carmen C. Unabia, department head of the Provincial Economic
Enterprise Development and Management Office (PEEDMO) led the winners of the outstanding officials/personnel. The other recipients were Dr. Melodee A. Aguirre (Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center), Aida B.
Loveres (PEEDMO), and Dominador D. Libayao (Provincial Social Welfare
and Development). Continue reading

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

Bukidnon Views:

Bukidnon Culture: The Knowledge
By Loreta Sol L. Dinlayan

(Fourth 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

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.)

The Knowledge

“Magkinnau ki,
Ambaw, Bakbak, Kulilaw, Dalampakan.”

(Let us learn, Ambaw, Bakbak, Kulilaw, Dalampakan) 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

Malaybalay in 2011-2020: Portrait of the growing “city within a forest”

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/08 Sept.) Two of Malaybalay’s five urbanizing barangays in 2000 will now be considered “urban areas,” according to the draft of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of the city for 2011 to 2020. But one barangay identified as “urbanizing” 10 years ago, will be categorized again as a “rural barangay,” according to the list obtained by Bukidnon News from the City Planning and Development Office this week.

According to the list of the proposed new roles of the city’s 46 barangays, barangays Sumpong and Casisang are now considered “urban barangays.” Continue reading

Buk housing team is ‘Lingkod Bayan’ semi-finalist

MALAYBALAY CITY— (Bukidnon News Dispatch/08 Sept.) The Provincial
Government’s Housing Development Team was included in the annual
Presidential or Lingkod Bayan Award as a semi-finalist for the group
category, according to Ofelia S. Salvador, Civil Service Commission
(CSC) Bukidnon director.
The Presidential or Lingkod Bayan is one of the three award categories
of the 2011 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees, a
major activity of 111th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service
celebrated this month. Continue reading