11 KILLED IN BUKIDNON BUS BOMBING

BUKIDNON. A bomb exploded inside a Rural Transit Bus Mindanao bound to Cagayan de Oro from Wao town in Lanao del Sur. The explosion occurred in front of the main gate of Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon around 5:30 p.m. (Grabbed from Pulitika sa Bukidnon Group posted by Goody JTabz) Police in Maramag, Bukidnon are conducting post blast investigation on a bus bombing Tuesday afternoon, December 9,  that left at least eleven passengers dead and more than 15 others wounded, police said. A manhunt is now ongoing against the suspects who were captured by a CCTV camera in Poblacion … Continue reading 11 KILLED IN BUKIDNON BUS BOMBING

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Assessor chips in P66M to Maramag coffers

         MARAMAG, Bukidnon – After chalking a record high collection of P66 million in tax year 2010-2011, the biggest in Region 10, the Maramag Assessor’s Office has vowed another high-level performance this year. Municipal Assessor Officer Engr. Evelyn Alburo-Lantong said her office would continue to intensify collection of Real Property Tax (RPT), the biggest contributor to Maramag’s revenues. Alburo-Lantong said strong efforts would also be focused on tax declaration payments by beneficiaries of the Land Administration and Management Program (LAMP) II. LAMP, a partnership between and among the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Department of Agrarian Reform … Continue reading Assessor chips in P66M to Maramag coffers

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THE DURIAN POST – BUKIDNON – VOL 1 NO 2 – Aug 6 – 12, 2012 – No Zubiri-Calingasan battle in 2013 Bukidnon polls

BY MEL N. VELEZ The anticipated grand battle in the gubernatorial race between Gov. Alex Calingasan and Vice Governor Jose Maria Zubiri has gone pfffttt! with the governor himself saying he is not clashing head-on with Zubiri in the 2013 elections. I will vie for vice governor in next year’s elections, Calingasan told media in a dampener that steals away early excitement over a possible clash between him and Zubiri in the contest for the province’s top post. Calingasan bared his decision to slide down to the second highest position last week to Mindanews after taping his weekly radio program … Continue reading THE DURIAN POST – BUKIDNON – VOL 1 NO 2 – Aug 6 – 12, 2012 – No Zubiri-Calingasan battle in 2013 Bukidnon polls

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QUEZON, BUKIDNON – Celebrating Nutrition Month with a bang

By MEL N. VELEZ QUEZON, Bukidnon – Success of government programs or celebrations can be measured in many ways through many elements: people, support, enthusiasm. In the case of the recent celebration of Nutrition Month in this province’s center of commerce, good governance and empowered people, success came in the form of thousands of people enthusiastically supporting the local governments programs on good nutrition. The crowd was filled with happiness and joy as the Local Government Unit of Quezon headed by Mayor Gregorio Lloren Gue, ended with a big, big bang, during the culmination rites at the Dona Resing Park, … Continue reading QUEZON, BUKIDNON – Celebrating Nutrition Month with a bang

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THE DURIAN POST – BUKIDNON – VOL. 1 NO 1 – JULY 290AUG 5, 2012

Honasan joins fight vs. sale of Agus, Pulangi BY ROGER M. BALANZA and MEL N. VELEZ Mindanaoans opposing outsiders meddling with their power woes with a plan to sell two state-owned hydropower complexes in the island have found an ally in the Senate in Senator Gregorio Honasan. Senator Honasan has lent his support to the campaign to block the sale of the Pulangi and Agus hydropower complexes in Bukidnon as President Aquino stalled a government plan to privatize the complexes that supply power to a large part of Mindanao. There is need for government to come up with a policy … Continue reading THE DURIAN POST – BUKIDNON – VOL. 1 NO 1 – JULY 290AUG 5, 2012

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Mayor Gregorio Lloren Gue, first lady Carmen Capistrano Gue spearhead Nutrition Month

by MEL VELEZ QUEZON, Bukidnon – As the nation observed July as 38th Nutrition Month, Mayor Gregorio Lloren Gue and town first lady Carmen Capistrano Gue led observance of the barangay nutrition programs. Carmen Gue reminded parents that good nutrition starts at home and promoted eating of more vegetables in line with this year’s Nutrition Month that was celebrated with the theme: Pagkain Ng Gulay Ugaliin, Araw-araw Itong Ihain. She also promoted the G4 advocacy for Garden of Go, Grow and Glow. Quezon’s 31 barangays joined the celebration highlighted by contests on jingle, food display, dance, healthy mama and baby. … Continue reading Mayor Gregorio Lloren Gue, first lady Carmen Capistrano Gue spearhead Nutrition Month

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Garbage, nutrition star in 7th Araw ng Catumbalon

BY MEL VELEZ CITY of VALENCIA, Bukidnon – Barangay Catumbalon of this city celebrated its 7th Founding Anniversary on July 20 in a festive mood but with a different spin: a strong focus on garbage and nutrition. For good reasons: July 20 fell on Nutrition Month; and Barangay Catumbalon is well known for its strong advocacy for environmental protection anchored on its ordinance on ecological solid waste management. And its residents responded with energy to the call of Barangay Chairperson Arlene S. Macanim for good nutrition and proper waste disposal, which were highlighted during the celebration. Barangay Catumbalon is widely … Continue reading Garbage, nutrition star in 7th Araw ng Catumbalon

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Valencia City, Bukidnon bans expansion of pineapple, banana farms

By MEL N. VELEZ VALENCIA City, Bukidnon– Blaming them for massive floods, the City Council has passed a resolution declaring a moratorium on expansion of banana and pineapple plantations. No  matter if they contribute to the economy. To be hit hard by the moratorium are large multi-national corporations  (MNCs) seeking permits for expansion for monocrop plantations. ALSO READ: Valencia City council passes moratorium on … – Bukidnon News Author of the resolution Committee Chair on Environment Councilor Dr. Almer Alfonso said the measure to protect the environment and people is supported by the Association of Baranagay Council (ABC) which has … Continue reading Valencia City, Bukidnon bans expansion of pineapple, banana farms

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Bukidnon Power Commission wants role in Mindanao power management

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Jubilant over decision by President Benigno Aquino to abort the planned privatization of two major hydropower complexes in Mindanao, Bukidnon power stakeholders wants a bigger role in the proposed Mindanao Power Corporation (MinPOCOR), a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) that would take over management and operation of the power situation in Mindanao from the National Power Corporation (Napocor). The creation of the MinPOCOR and the Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee (MPMC) were proposed by Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chairman Lualhati Antonino, during the Mindanao Power Summit held in Davao City on May 14, 2012 and attended by … Continue reading Bukidnon Power Commission wants role in Mindanao power management

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Bukidnon Power Commission wants role in Mindanao power management

BY ROGER M. BALANZA Jubilant over decision by President Benigno Aquino to abort the planned privatization of two major hydropower complexes in Mindanao, Bukidnon power stakeholders wants a bigger role in the proposed Mindanao Power Corporation (MinPOCOR), a government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCC) that would take over management and operation of the power situation in Mindanao from the National Power Corporation (Napocor). The creation of the MinPOCOR and the Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee (MPMC) were proposed by Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) chairman Lualhati Antonino, during the Mindanao Power Summit held in Davao City on May 14, 2012 and attended by … Continue reading Bukidnon Power Commission wants role in Mindanao power management

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