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Post-lockdown: Quarantine checkpoints within Bukidnon removed

Apr 30, 2020 - 11:57 PM

However, Governor Jose Maria Zubiri says checkpoints in all regional and provincial borders will remain

Residents of Bukidnon pass through a quarantine checkpoint between the boundary of Libona, Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro City. Bukidnon announced its first COVID-19 case Thursday, April 9, 2020. The patient attended a derby in Davao City on March 12,2020. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Bukidnon governor lifts lockdown order

Apr 27, 2020 - 1:36 PM

To jumpstart the province’s stalled economy, Governor Jose Maria Zubiri allows the gradual opening of establishments, offices, and other activities. However, non-residents are still barred from entering the province.

CAPTION: A Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) personnel gets sanitized inside a tent after disinfecting rounds in Barangay Gango, Libona, Bukidnon. Bukidnon governor Jose Maria Zubiri orders the gradual opening of the province's economic activities after lifting the 2-week lockdown in the province. (Bobby Lagsa/Rappler)

Bukidnon governor, pineapple and banana growers squabble over lockdown

Apr 17, 2020 - 3:58 PM

Department of the Interior and Local Government spokesperson Jonathan Malaya says Governor Jose Maria Zubiri is now cooperating. 'We see no more reason to proceed with a case,' he says.

Bukidnon Governor Jose Maria Zubiri has submitted his reply to a Department of Interior and Local Government’s Show Cause Order (SCO) against him. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Bukidnon enters lockdown after first coronavirus case

Apr 13, 2020 - 9:36 AM

'There is only one quarantine pass per household, and only the [person named on the pass can] go out to secure food and other essentials,' says Governor Zubiri

Bukidnon has first coronavirus case

Apr 09, 2020 - 10:38 PM

Authorities say the patient attended the Araw ng Davao cockfight derby held at the Matina Gallera in Davao City last month

Residents of Bukidnon pass through a quarantine checkpoint between the boundary of Libona, Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro City. Bukidnon announced its first COVID-19 case Thursday, April 9, 2020. The patient attended a derby in Davao City on March 12,2020. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Northern Mindanao LGUs prepare P1.2B in relief, economic aid amid outbreak

Mar 29, 2020 - 8:30 AM

Cagayan de Oro City earmarks P500 million, while Bukidnon province sets aside P700 million

Amid lockdown, Bukidnon imposes, lifts ban on rice export on the same day

Mar 27, 2020 - 9:06 PM

(UPDATED) Other provinces in Mindanao – Tawi-Tawi, Davao Oriental, North Cotabato – are also preparing for the heavy demand for rice due to the lockdowns across the country

RICE FIELD. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

3 die after wayward 10-wheeler truck rams Bukidnon checkpoint

Mar 21, 2020 - 9:26 PM

Bukidnon police say the driver of the sugarcane-hauler was 'visibly drunk' when he was arrested

BLOODY START. A barangay councilor and 2 barangay health workers died in this checkpoint in Maramag, Bukidnon. Photo provided by Maramag Municipal Police Station

Bukidnon locks down its borders

Mar 20, 2020 - 10:57 PM

Bukidnon Governor Joe Zubiri's closure order disregards an offer for unified Northern Mindanao checkpoints

Lanao del Sur, 3 more Mindanao cities under community quarantine

Mar 16, 2020 - 5:20 PM

(UPDATED) The local governments of Valencia, Iligan, and Marawi also place their respective cities under community quarantine to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus

THERMAL SCAN. A health worker conducts a temperature check in Lanao del Sur. Photo from the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur Facebook page

Police general survives ambush in Bukidnon

Jan 29, 2020 - 2:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A cop is killed and several other members of the Provincial Mobile Force Company are hurt during the ambush on the convoy of Police Brigadier General Joselito Salido in Talakag, Bukidnon

AMBUSH SITE. The site of the ambush on Police Brigadier General Joselito Salido and his entourage in Talakag, Bukidnon. Photo from the Philippine National Police

Magnitude 5.9 temblor jolts Bukidnon

Nov 19, 2019 - 10:48 AM

(UPDATED) Phivolcs says Kadingilan, Bukidnon was the epicenter of the earthquake which struck Monday night

SAFETY. Patients of Bukidnon provincial hospital in  Kibawe are evacuated Monday following the magnitude 5.9 earthquake. Photo courtesy of Kibawe DRRMO

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Bukidnon

Nov 18, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Initial reports say the epicenter of the earthquake is located in Kadingilan, Bukidnon

Teachers survive slay try inside classroom with children in Bukidnon

Oct 15, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Police reports say Zhydee Bitago Cabañelez was seriously hurt, while her husband Ramil was hit but managed to escape

SECURED. Zhydee Cabañeles is secured by Valencia City Police Office. Photo courtesy of  Valencia City Police Office Chief Colonel Surki Sereñas

Tearful closure for families of 3 men abducted by NPA in 2017

Aug 23, 2019 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) The military tracks down the graves of 3 men – a soldier, a retired cop, and a tribal chieftain – kidnapped by communist rebels in Bukidnon in 2017

Scene of Crime Operatives processed the remains of Police Officer 1 Joel Rey Galendez who was executed by the New People's Army in Barangay Digungan, Kitaotao, Bukidnon in August 2017. Galendez along with Philippine Army Technical sergeant Reynante España and tribal leader Datu Silang Dionesio Habana was abducted on August 22, 2017 and killed days later. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lumad rescued from 'slavery' in Pangasinan back home

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:36 PM

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples will file human trafficking cases against the recruiters of the Lumad, and unfair labor practices against the 'abusive' employer

Photo by Bobby Lagsa

Farmers pin hope on Duterte during Bukidnon visit

Apr 14, 2019 - 4:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, in his speech during the Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay City, says he will distribute land to farmers

Photo shows the 4th attempt of the Fortich Farms Landless Beneficiaries Association (FFLBA) to enter their 55 hectares of land. Photo from Nelfa Gonzales/Task Force Mapalad.

D-League: CEU's Diouf sets rebounding record, UST overpowers CSB

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:11 PM

CEU claims the top spot behind Senegalese big man Malick Diouf's record-setting output

ETCHED. Senegalese big man Malick Diouf makes a mark in the developmental leagues as he set a new rebounding record with 30 boards. Photo by PBA Images

PBA D-League: Ateneo blasts CSB; Baste survives OT thriller

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The shorthanded Blue Eagles pull away early in a solid debut that surprised even Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin

Army launches New Year's Eve attack, captures NPA camp in Bukidnon

Dec 31, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Two rebels were also killed in the New Year's Eve attack by the Philippine Army

Former Bukidnon town mayor Talaid killed in ambush

Dec 22, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Joelito Talaid, former mayor of Kadingilan, Bukidnon, is killed in Cagayan de Oro City 5 years after he survived an earlier robbery-ambush

AMBUSH. Former Bukidnon town mayor Jolito Talaid is killed in an ambush on December 22, 2018. Photo Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lumad boy shot by guard in Bukidnon

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:21 PM

The details of the incident, which happened in Barangay Kawayan at around 7 am, remain scant

Allies break up, enemies team up for Cagayan de Oro 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Here are also the politicians who have so far filed their certificates of candidacy in other parts of Northern Mindnao: Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Lanao del Sur

Police team ambushed in hinterland Bukidnon barangay

Oct 11, 2018 - 6:06 PM

A police team investigating a killing in a remote barangay in Bukidnon is ambushed by suspected NPA guerrilas

Department of Agriculture to invest P300 million in Bukidnon for vegetable production

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:03 PM

The investment aims to bring food supplies to the National Capital Region and stabilize food prices

HIGH-VALUE CROPS. Farm workers at the Dahilayan Agro Development Corporation pick strawberries Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte opens Chinese-donated Bukidnon drug rehab center

Aug 03, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The P500-million facility is donated by Friends of the Philippines, a group of Chinese businessmen led by Jose Kho, associated with a company behind planned massive reclamation in Manila Bay

Post-elections, Comelec finds 26 overaged SK bets in Northern Mindanao

May 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

If any of them turn out to have won in barangays in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and Misamis Occidental, the Comelec says it will suspend their proclamation

NPA leader rearrested in Bukidnon – military

May 13, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Elizalde Cañete is allegedly the successor of the late Leonicio Pitao, known as Commander Parago of the New People's Army

IN PHOTOS: Kaamulan, a colorful indigenous festival in Bukidnon's highlands

Apr 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Colors, stories, and dances from the age-old cultures of seven ethnic groups are the stars in this indigenous festival

Lumad, farmers file complaints against army's 8th, 88th infantry battalions

Mar 06, 2018 - 5:34 PM

The 10 complaints are lodged against the military because of harassment against the communities there

COMPLAINT. Commission on Human Rights special Investigator Reymundo Cajes assisted complainants against the military on Tuesday, March 6, for Harassment. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte appoints 3 provincial board members

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The President fills in vacancies in the provincial boards of Kalinga, Bukidnon, and Surigao del Norte

4th Infantry Division deploys new battalion to fight insurgents in south Bukidnon

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:47 PM

The 88th Infantry Battalion will be operating from Maramag, Bukidnon

The Sumilao farmers, a decade after they marched for their rights

Oct 15, 2017 - 3:13 PM

'Gusto din namin pakita yun progress din namin... Eto 'yung mangyayari kapag ang mga magsasaka ay may kanilang sariling lupa.'

DECADE AFTER. The lives of the Sumilao farmers have changed in so many ways 10 years after they fought for their rights.

NPA rebels attack pineapple plantation in Bukidnon

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:27 PM

(UPDATED) Communist fighters from the South Central Bukidnon Subregional command confiscated 22 high-powered firearms from Davao Agricultural Ventures Corporation's security force

Rosita Caballero, a kept maiden from Panay Bukidnon, dies

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Rosita Caballero one of the last known kept maidens belonging to the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community dies at age 73

KEPT MAIDEN. Rosita Caballero is one of the last kept maiden from the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community. Photo courtesy of Daryl John Santos

Communist rebels release soldier in Bukidnon

May 24, 2017 - 4:24 PM

The New People s Army releases Technical Sergeant Joseph Paredes nearly a month after he was abducted by communist rebels in Valencia City

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. The Duterte administration vowed to end the decades-long communist insurgency through peace negotiations. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rapper

Bar topnotcher Karen Mae Calam hopes to inspire others to dream big

May 03, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The 2016 Bar topnotcher from Kalilangan Bukidnon says her feat is beyond beyond beyond what she prayed for

DREAM BIG. Bar topnotcher Karen Mae Calam of the University of San Carlos in an interview in Cebu City after the Supreme Court announced the Bar exam results on May 3, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Earthquake damages gov't buildings in Bukidnon town

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Houses barangay halls schools in Kalilangan town are partially damaged by the earthquake last Wednesday

DAMAGE TO PROPERTIES. Doctors and nurses helped set-up tents as temporary shelter at the Bukidnon Provincial Hospital in Kalilangan town following a magnitude 6 earthquake that struck Wao, Lanao del Sur on April 12, 2017. Photo from Fourtino Gonzales

News Briefs: March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday March 27

News Briefs: February 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 27

1 soldier killed, 1 cop abducted in rebel clashes

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:26 PM

In the last 48 hours New People s Army guerrillas burn to the ground trucks and heavy equipment being used in government road projects in various parts of the country

NPA ATTACK. Alleged communist guerrillas torch heavy equipment owned by a company that reportedly refused to pay revolutionary taxes Quezon on February 8, 2017, the military's Southern Luzon command says. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

NPA justifies incident that angered Duterte

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The NorthCentral Mindanao Command of the New People’s Army apologizes to the families of the 3 soldiers killed in Bukidnon on February 1

'LEGITIMATE ENCOUNTER'. New People's Army NorthCentral Mindanao Command spokesperson Ka Allan Juanito in a file photo taken in May 2016 in the hinterlands of Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

NPA kills 3 soldiers in Bukidnon

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:04 PM

UPDATED The shooting occurs just as the communist party terminates its unilateral ceasefire with the Philippine government The soldiers sustain at least 24 gunshot wounds each

Floods hit Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon; Cagayan de Oro still on alert

Jan 19, 2017 - 1:25 PM

The tail end of a cold front triggers more floods in parts of Mindanao

DSWD holds dialogue with Bukidnon farmers affected by El Niño

Jul 27, 2016 - 10:16 AM

The DSWD and the group of farmers sign a convenant to expedite the distribution of aid among El Niño affected farmers in Bukidnon

EL NIÑO. DWSD field office Region X signs agreement with Bukidnon farmers to expedite rice aid to El Ninño affected farmers. Photo from DSWD

3 killed, 3 hurt in Bukidnon land scuffle

Jul 13, 2016 - 12:12 PM

In Sumilao town a confrontation between security of a ranch and members of an indigenous people s group claiming the pasture land leads to casualties on the IP s side

Addressing malnutrition, one meal at a time

Jul 10, 2016 - 12:49 PM

I became obsessed with a single dream: to bring Mingo to the periphery of Bukidnon to make it available to hungry little stomachs in its mountains

CHILDREN. Northern Mindanao's prevalence of stunted children under 5 is higher than the national average. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

The dreamers of Zamboanguita

Jun 27, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Two Lumad students tread rough roads and life s challenges to achieve their dreams of having an education and giving back to their communities

DREAMLAND. Poverty may have marred this scenic and friendly place, but Zamboanguita is a home to young Lumad students who will serve as change catalysts for their own community. Photo by Jerome Torres.

In the limelight: Village chiefs tapped to swear in nat'l officials

Jun 25, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Aside from Vice President elect Leni Robredo s chosen ones meet the other barangay captains who have administered the oath taking of national officials

LIMELIGHT. Lawmakers have also tapped barangay captains to administer her oath ahead of Vice President-elect Leni Robredo.

How Andrea and her sisters escaped from prostitution

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:40 PM

A child prostitute shares her story of survival and escape