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

8 village chiefs killed in Bukidnon since 2010

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/06 December) Since 2010, a total of eight barangay (village) chairs were killed in Bukidnon while serving their term, an official at the Department of the Interior and Local Government provincial office said, adding the government should do something about it. Continue reading

Tribal chief decries military, NPA abuses over ancestral domains

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/1 Dec) – The indigenous peoples in Bukidnon have been caught in the crossfire in the fighting between the military and the communist New People’s Army as both parties do not recognize and respect the rights of the lumads over their ancestral domain, a tribal leader said. Continue reading

LGU- Valencia offers reward for info on Brgy captain slaying

Valencia City – (Bukidnon News Dispatch / 25 November 2011) The slaying of a barangay captain in Valencia City has urged the local government of the city to speed up the manhunt for the suspects, with Mayor Leandro Catarata offering up to P50,000 reward to anyone who would be able to provide any vital information regarding the case. Continue reading

Maramag ambush claims two lives

Malaybalay City (Bukidnon News Dispatch/25 November 2011) – Reports from DXDB, a Catholic-run radio station in Malaybalay has accounted of an ambush in Dologon, Maramag, Bukidnon early on November 25, 2011 where two people were accordingly killed. Continue reading

One of 3 suspects still at large a year after slaying of BSU instructor

MALAYBALAY CITY  (Bukidnon News/18 November) One of three suspects of
the slaying of Bukidnon State University instructor Jay Jaspher
Santoninio is still at large a year later,  Jonally Santoninio, the
victim’s father told Bukidnon News today. Continue reading

Robbers hit Don Carlos grocery

DON CARLOS, Bukidnon (Bukidnon News/10 November) Unidentified men robbed Campoamor Grocers here at about 4:45 pm Thursday carting about P9, 000 cash, initial police report said. Continue reading