‘1st Malaybalay summer youth workshops’ begins at BSU Museum

MALAYBALAY CITY  – The 1st Malaybalay Community Summer Youth Training Workshops will begin Monday at the Bukidnon State University Ethno-cultural Museum and will run up to May 12. Continue reading


PHOTOS: Abaca, Gen. Bautista, Kwekkwek, and Christmas showcase

A habal habal (motorcycle for hire) driver balances as laborers prepare to unload abaca hemp along Fortich Street. The stock, from Manalog village in the remote area of Malaybalay, sells at P55 per kilo. (Bukidnon News)

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City council adjourns 41st session due to no quorum

MALAYBALAY CITY (Bukidnon News/ 30 November) – After 20 minutes of
waiting for other City Council members to arrive during their 41st
regular session on Nov 29, City Vice Mayor  Victor P. Aldeguer
adjourned the session after the motion by Councilor Melchor P.
Maramara, due to lack of quorum. 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

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

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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