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Political dynasties remain, fall in Bukidnon

MALAYBALAY City–Familiar names in Bukidnon will remain in public office for at least the next three years, but two small-town dynasties in the province suffered a reversal in Monday’s polls. Gov. Jose Ma. Zubiri Jr. was enjoying a wide margin over closest rival Fr. Diosdado Tabios. Zubiri had 371,896 votes ...

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Plantation workers take to the streets after talks with Dole fail

By GERALD LEIGH LAQUINON Correspondent DISMAYED El Nino-affected plantation workers of Dole-Stanfilco in Bukidnon marched in protest yesterday after a dialogue on Thursday failed. The negotiation between some 300 banana plantation workers under Organisasyon sa Yanong Obrerong Nagkahiusa (Ogyon) and multinational Dole-Stanfilco in Dangcagan town reached a stalemate, said June ...

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Soldiers killed B’non native, girl, said Juanito

By GERALD LEIGH LAQUINON Correspondent THE New People’s Army (NPA) claimed on Thursday that soldiers killed two innocent indigenes, including a child, and wounded another after it strafed houses in Lirongan, Talakag, Bukidnon on Wednesday. The NPA claim came after Camp Evangelista said soldiers killed a rebel in the town ...

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Rebels raid, seize rice to aid hungry farmers

By  Gerald Leigh Laquinon and LITO RULONA Correspondents THE New People’s Army (NPA) raided a warehouse and seized nearly 1,400 sacks of rice in Valencia City, Bukidnon on Monday. Authorities however recovered some of it during pursuit operations. Rebels said the rice would be given to farmers hurting because of ...

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Baungon folk complain over lack of potable water

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent Residents of the Baungon in Bukidnon have raised complaints over the lack of potable water supplied within the municipality despite the fact that the town has been the source of bulk water for Cagayan de Oro City and nearby towns. Atty. Ernie Palanan, acting-Agusan del Norte ...

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And Man Created Rain

HUDDLED inside the old abandoned passenger terminal building at Lumbia airport here, Engr. Jocel Mendoza, her assistant and two Air Force technicians wait for word from “spotters” scattered across Bukidnon that would tell them where to dump their next load of rain-inducing salt. Mendoza and her team are aware that ...

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Forest fires near the city’s watershed area ‘contained’

By LITO RULONA, Correspondent The forest fires that hit Mt. Nakalo in Barangay Sil-ipon, Libona; Sitio Kibenton in Brgy Impasug-ong; and Sitio Sanggaya in Brgy Dalwangan, Malaybalay have been contained after aerial inspection conducted over the weekend. In a report posted by the Office of Civil Defense 10, Regional Director ...

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