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. 
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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.

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

CHR probes surrender of 80 suspected rebels in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY – The Commission on Human Rights is investigating the surrender of 80 alleged New People’s Army (NPA) over complaints of alleged illegal arrest among others, lawyer Jeanny Ivy Abrina, CHR 10 regional director said. Continue reading

Bukidnon journalists mark 2nd anniversary of Ampatuan massacre

MALAYBALAY CITY  (Bukidnon News/22 November) Three Bukidnon-based media organizations have jointly organized a local commemoration of the second anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre that killed 32 journalists and media workers on November 23, 2009. Continue reading

DALIT BISAYA – Punong Barangay gipusil patay

Valencia City – (Bukidnon News Dispatch / 22 November 2011) Gipusil patay ang usa ka Punong Barangay sa Barangay Mabuhay,dakbayan sa Valencia sabado sa hapon, Nobyembre 19 sa kapin kon kulang napulo ka armadong tawo. 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