Bukidnon eyes P60T Christmas cash gifts to employees

MALAYBALAY CITY –  Bukidnon Vice Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr announced last week that the provincial government can free funds to give P60,000 cash gifts or performance enhancement incentives to regular employees and casual employees. Continue reading


Changing of the guards at Malaybalay City Engineer’s Office

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/29 October) There’s a change of top
officials at the Malaybalay City Engineer’s Office with the retirement
of Engr. Teodocio Pabillaran this month. Continue reading

Gov vetoes ordinances creating history officer, fixed SP staff posts

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/06 October) Gov. Alex P.
Calingasan vetoed two ordinances passed by the Sangguniang
Panlalawigan in May and August 2011, according to a copy of his letter
to the provincial board.

The provincial board passed in May 18, 2011 Ordinance No. 2011-023R or
the “Ordinance permanently providing staff personnel in the offices of
the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, creating co-terminus
positions therein, and for other purposes.” 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

Killer buses in Bukidnon highways: In 2011 – 9 deaths in 32 RTMI bus accidents

Special Report
(First of a series)

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News Dispatch/06 October) –  Jerry Villamor, who works for the municipal government of Manolo Fortich was operating the town’s crane on September 6 in Mangima, Tankulan village. They were responding to a vehicular accident that happened earlier.

A Starex van fell off the road and they were supposed to save the victims inside the vehicle.

Instead, Villamor and colleagues Nickarter Onahon Jr and Alfredo Amolat, figured in another accident.

A bus of the Rural Transit of Mindanao, Inc. (RTMI) rammed through the rescue vehicle, apparently ignoring a warning device ahead.

Villamor died on the spot. Onahon and Amolat were rushed to the hospital for serious injuries.

The three became the latest addition to the statistics of vehicular accidents involving RTMI busses in Bukidnon’s highways. Continue reading

Vice Gov. Zubiri to take a leave for US trip

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/05 October) Vice Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. announced he will be leaving for the United States this month to accompany his wife Ma. Victoria F. Zubiri or “Vicky” for medical procedures there.

Zubiri told Bukidnon News he will fly to an undisclosed US city on October 21. The vice governor said he has to be the one to be with his ailing wife in the trip.

He said he will file a leave of absence from October 21 until his expected return on November 14. Continue reading