Fuel tanker torched in Quezon town

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/06 September 2011) Police
investigation is on-going on the incident in San Jose, Quezon town
where still unidentified perpetrators hailed and torched a fuel tanker
on October 4, police report said. Continue reading

Buseco apologizes; city council: apology not enough on brown outs

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/Sept 30-Oct.1) The Bukidnon
Second Electric Cooperative (Buseco) apologized to the members of the
Malaybalay City Council amid City Councilor Melchor Maramara’s inquiry
on the frequent brownouts in Brgy, Kalasungay, where he lives.

The city council invited Buseco officials including Malaybalay branch
manager Juancho T. Chiong with public relations officer Leonard Lleros
to shed light on the matter during their 35th Regular Session on
Sept.27, 2011. Continue reading

Bukidnon bans ‘texting while driving’

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/25 September) The
Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Bukidnon has approved an ordinance
prohibiting ‘text messaging’ while driving.

The SP recently passed ordinance no. 2011-036R known as “Text at your
own risk while driving ordinance of 2011.”

Provincial board members unanimously approved the motion of first
district board member Jay Albarece. Nemesio Beltran Jr., second
district board member introduced the ordinance.

The ordinance prohibited any motorist driving a vehicle in any street,
road or thoroughfare within the territorial boundaries of the province
of Bukidnon from text messaging and making or receiving calls while
driving. Continue reading

Board member seeks suspension of RTMI operations in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY CITY – (Bukidnon News Dispatch/21 Sept.)Bukidnon Provincial
Board member Clive Quiño urged the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to call on
the suspension of operations in Bukidnon of the Rural Transit of
Mindanao, Inc. over alleged abuses of its drivers along Bukidnon
highways.

In a privilege speech at the regular session last Wednesday, a copy of
which was obtained by Bukidnon News recently, Quiño has asked that the
provincial government act on the alleged abuses. Continue reading

Bukidnon judges, lawyers choose dialogue over differences

MALAYBALAY CITY –The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)-Bukidnon
chapter decided to bridge the gaps between local judges and lawyers in
Bukidnon.

Isidro Caracol, IBP-Bukidnon president, told Bukidnon News on Tuesday that they have initiated a dialogue between the local bench and bar professionals amid their growing animosity over several issues.

The issues reported are inconsistency of requirements and schedules of
hearings, among others. Continue reading

Volunteers back PLS Sawaga clean-up drive

MALAYBALAY CITY- The Philippine Life Saving (PLS) Bukidnon Chapter spearheaded a clean-up drive in a portion of the city’s Sawaga River in celebration of the International Coastal Clean-up Day on September 18.

About 147 volunteers cleaned the stretch of the river from Sumpong to Impalambong Bridge covering five barangays, namely; Barangays 3, 4, 7, 10, and 11.

Volunteers were able to collect around 30 sacks of non-biodegradable garbage, according to John Valmores, PLS assistant secretary. The group also cleared tall grasses along the river, particularly at the Impalambong bridge.    Continue reading

New Yorker from Bukidnon: Caution, vigilance on 9/11 10th anniversary

MALAYBALAY CITY – (13 September 2011) There was caution and vigilance around New York City on the day the world marked the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, former Bukidnon State University vice president Edmundo Lungay, said in his email update to Bukidnon News.

Lungay, now based in New York City, said there was “double alert” in the city, better known as the “Big Apple.”

“Officials like NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg are not leaving things to chances,” Lungay quoted in his update on the day of the anniversary, 10 years after terrorists attacked the United States.

Close to 3,000 died in the September 11 attacks, a series of four coordinated suicide attacks upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C., area on September 11, 2001. Continue reading