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

San Fernando’s Salusad surrenders: “we’ll see if gov’t fulfills its promise”

MARAMAG, Bukidnon (Bukidnon News/16 November 2011) – Wearing a seven-color army uniform, Benjamin “Ka Nonong” Salusad an armed group commander who confessed to be a leader of a New People’s Army group, led 79 other suspected rebels who surrendered to the military and were presented to Bukidnon Gov. Alex Calingasan and other government officials Tuesday. Continue reading

Calingasan, 25 other Mindanao govs back PNoy’s “all-out justice”

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News/27 October) Gov. Alex Calingasan has
joined 25 other Mindanao governors in supporting President Aquino’s
vow for all-out justice following the series of incidents that killed
at least 40 soldiers, civilians and Moro guerrillas and displaced some
20,000 residents in some villages in Basilan and Zamboanga Sibugay. 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

News summit tackles media’s defense vs. violence

CEBU CITY (Bukidnon News Dispatch/03 October)– Who are journalists? Why are journalists being killed? How should journalists defend themselves against violence?

These are only some of the questions asked during the 8th Phillippine Summit on the News Media (Media Nation 8 ) from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1 in Marco Polo Plaza here, where the focus was on the country’s reputation as “..the most dangerous place for journalists.”

About 80 leaders of news media organizations in the country engaged in what organizers considered as a no holds-barred talk shop “to explore the heart of the matter and propose solutions to the festering problem of violence against journalists in our time,” according to Pagbabago@pilipinas, a major Media Nation convener. Continue reading