2 teenagers file charges vs. rape suspect; lawyer: client is presumed innocent

Bukidnon State University students carry placards during a symposium on women and children protection at the BSU gymnasium on March 9. It was done in time for the International Women’s Day and as an indignation of the series of rape incidents involving students. The rape suspect was arrested on March 3.
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MALAYBALAY CITY  – Two teen-age complainants have lodged charges against a man they accused of allegedly raping them in separate incidents in January and February, while its possible there are more victims out there, Oliver Owen Garcia, lead counsel for the victims, told radio station DXBU Friday. Continue reading

PHO: Hilots attend to more child births than doctors in Bukidnon

VALENCIA CITY (Bukidnon News Dispatch / 14 November 2011) – In 2010, more children in Bukidnon were born in deliveries attended by hilots, comprising about 31 percent compared to only 27 percent of childbirth cases attended by doctors, according to nurse Gilda Campano-Ajoc, coordinator of the Bukidnon Provincial Health Office maternal and child health program.  Ajoc did not give actual figures in her presentation Monday in the PHO’s media update on Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition with members of the Bukidnon Press Club. Continue reading

Newborn screening meet held in Maramag

DOLOGON, Maramag, Bukidnon (Bukidnon News/9 Nov 2011) – Health personnel and elected officials from different parts of Bukidnon gathered at a
seminar on newborn screening in MGM Resort, Maramag, Bukidnon on
November 8-9. Continue reading

Colonia Brothers top Malandog Trail Run

Malaybalay City – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/ 30 Sept) Running brothers Leonard and Leo Colonia topped the Malandog Ridge 10k Trail Run held on September 24, 2011 in BFI Compound, Sumpong, Malaybalay City. Fifty four out of the sixty eight actual registrants joined the race.

Runners race off during the trail run event on Sept. 24

Participants ran through the tough and challenging route which started from BFI compound, went uphill to the Malandog Ridge peak where the Tabios Tower view deck once stood, descended down to Malaybalay City Swimming Pool in Can-ayan and back to the starting line. Continue reading

Localization is key in anti-poverty strategy – NAPC

MAKATI CITY (Bukidnon News Dispatch/ 26 Sept) – The government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program and the subsidized universal health insurance under the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) cannot be the end goal of its poverty strategy, the chair of the National Anti-Poverty Commission told a conference here dubbed “Pathways to High and Inclusive Growth.”

NAPC chair Joel Rocamora cited that in the CCT program dubbed as Pantawid Pampamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), they have already enlisted 2.3 million households out of the targeted 4.7 million by 2016. They also intend to enlist 5.2 million for the subsidized health insurance project.

“This is quite revolutionary,” Rocamora said, adding that such magnitude has never been seen in Philippine history.

But he said the two programs cannot be sustainable. Continue reading

New therapy clinic opens in Malaybalay

MALAYBALAY CITY- A clinic that is a first in the city to offer a combination of physical therapy (PT) services, medical massage and gym facilities, just opened recently in Malaybalay City at Sayre highway across Carbajal and Damasco Streets, near Mama Lo’s Kusina.

Rocco Pablito F. Intong, Jr., proprietor and a licensed physical therapist whom has been practicing for some time said he decided to open the clinic because of the demand of the service in Bukidnon.

Intong has worked at the Bukidnon Provincial Hospital (BPH) from 2000 to 2006 after he passed the PT licensure exam in 2000. Starting in 2006 he taught care-giving and nursing assistance related courses at Valencia Colleges. Thereafter, he continued offering home and hospital services but recalls how costly and tiresome it was. Limited services were still offered that time since the equipments were not portable.

Since the clinic opened on September 8, Intong said he has had affiliations thru referrals with Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center (BPMC), Malaybalay Polymedic Hospital, St. Jude Thaddeus General Hospital and recently Bethel Baptist Hospital. Continue reading

Probe sought on claim Bukidnon bananas stricken by ‘Panama disease’

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/22 Sept) The Sangguniang
Panlalawigan urged the Bukidnon provincial agriculturist in a
resolution passed Wednesday to investigate the veracity of a report
that a fungal disease has infected at least a thousand hectares of
banana plantations in Bukidnon.

Board member Jay Albarece (1st district), who authored the resolution,
urged provincial agriculturist Alson Quimba to produce a report to the
governor and the provincial board about the report raised by the
Davao-based Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association (PBGEA)
in an ABS-CBN report this week. Continue reading