Friday, March 31, 2023

Dole North Skyland manager napalgang patay sa Malaybalay

Ang Dole North Skyland Manager sa Bukidnon Provincial Cluster napalgang patay didto sa P-14, Gabunan, Barangay Casisang, Malaybalay City niadtong Marso 18, 2023

Sa taho ni Police Col. Julius Clar Prisco M. Macariola IV, OIC sa Malaybalay City Police Station, ang biktima naila nga si Roger Bergas Balista, 46, minyo, ug residente sa Tagum, Davao del Norte.

Gikataho nga ang patayng lawas ni Balista nakita sa kalsada nga naka posisyon atubang sa isa ka Toyota Hilux.

Siya naka angkon og samad pinusilan sa iyang ulo.

Sa wala pa mahitabo ang krimen, ang biktima giktaho nga nibiya sa staff house sa P-1, Kalasungay ug niadto sa ilang processing plant sa Sitio Gabunan sa Casisang sakay sa Toyota Hilux.

Ang Malaybalay CPS nagpahigayon pa ug mas lawom nga imbestigasyon uban sa lateral coordination gikan sa Provincial Forensic Unit.

Wala pa matino ang motibo sa krimen. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)

Bagani Cup National Invitational Airsoft Competition gipahigayon sa Malaybalay

Gipahigayon ang Bagani Cup National Invitational Airsoft Competition isip kabahin sa selebrasyon sa Kaamulan 2023 sa Capitol Grounds, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon niadtong Marso 18-19

Base sa pahibalo sa lokal nga panggamhanan, ang kompetisyon gilangkuban sa 12 ka grupo gikan sa nagkadaiyang dapit sa nasud.

Nailang mananaug ug nakadawat sa mga tropeyo ang Pwersa Ranao-Lanao isip champion; Swat Gensan isip 1st runner up; Gorilla Tagum isip 2nd runner up; ug Stag Ginggog isip Best in Tactics ug Low Cagayan de Oro ang Best in Sportsmanship. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

CHO celebrates Rabies Awareness Month; Malaybalay records zero case of human rabies in 2022

Rabies is one of the deadly diseases and considered one of the public health concerns

As part of the health promotion and advocacy of the Rabies Prevention Control Program of the Center for Health and Development – Northern Mindanao in coordination with Bukidnon Provincial Health Office and Malaybalay City Health Office (CHO), a Rabies Awareness Caravan was conducted on March 16, 2023, at Loiza’s Pavilion, Casisang, Malaybalay City.

This activity aims to increase awareness about rabies infection, prevention, control, and elimination.

The said event started with a motorcade from City Health Office to Capitol then Loizas Pavilion where a forum was held.

A total of 145 participants attended the launching each represented by Barangay Kapitan, Kagawad on Health, Chief BPSO, Midwife, and BHW president from all Poblacion 1, selected Poblacion 2, and Highway District Barangays.

Provincial Health Office II, Dr. Gary Guido C. Tabios, Jr., welcomed the guests and participants. Then followed by an inspirational message from Dr. Vincent C. Raguro, MPH (Provincial Department of Health Office Bukidnon – Development Management Officer V).

With the theme “Rabies- Free na Pusa’t Aso, Kaligtasan ng Pamilyang Pilipino”, speaker Ms. Jenny Alabado, RMT, Regional Rabies Coordinator stressed that “Rabies is a horrific way to die. Once symptoms show, it is 99.9% fatal. However, it is 100% preventable.”

Meanwhile, speaker Dr. Enrique Miguel Degamo, MPH, MO III, added that Dogs are primarily responsible for rabies virus transmission to humans.

Among the topics tackled, Dr. Mary Ann S. Valdez, Veterinarian IV, Malaybalay City Veterinary Office also discussed about RA 9482, or Anti- Rabies Act of 2007, prescribing penalties for pet owners violating this act.

Provincial Health Office Rabies Prevention and Control Program Coordinator, Mr. Carlo C. Calleja, have reported Rabies Case Status of Bukidnon and Malaybalay City has Zero case of Human Rabies for year 2022.

The activity was facilitated by the City Health Office Rabies Team, Dr. Susan Marie S. PunongBayan, Nurse Coordinator Maila A. Manuel, Assitant Nurse Coordinator Frances Charmaine Lazalita, Marlyn Bagonoc, staffs Noel Michael Mutya, Daphne Castillo with the help of the National Health Worker Support System – Nurse Deployment Program of the Department of Health.

Further, Dr. Susan Punongbayan reminded us about ONE Health approach that helps protect the health of all living beings and imparted a closing phrase “Kagat Aso, Patay Tao.”

In addition, the City Health Office – Rabies Prevention and Control Program continues to provide services through the presence of our Animal Bite Center which is open every Monday and Thursday at the CHO, and via information dissemination by doing lectures and distribution of leaflets with the help of the Midwives, Human Resource for Health and Community Volunteer Health Workers in the Barangays.

Malaybalay City Veterinary Office also assisted during the activity to provide free Dog vaccination. (PR)

Learning package for parents to strengthen knowledge on adolescent sexuality, other health-related concerns

The City Health Office – Population & Development (POPDEV) of Malaybalay conducted “Learning Package for Parents’ Education (LPPeD)” class on March 9, 2023, at Barangay 1, Malaybalay City

It was attended by 14 parents together with the barangay health worker, barangay population volunteer, and the assigned midwife.

The 1-day activity was designed in order for parents to be equipped with the necessary knowledge on adolescent sexuality and other health-related concerns. Further, it was also intended for couples especially parents with adolescent children.

It aims to highlight the role of parents as the primary source of accurate and sound information on the subject as they prepare their children to become responsible adults and citizens of the community.

The program envisions reinforcing the bond between the parents and their children. It captures full understanding and appreciation of the importance of communication, and family relationships along with their adult children.

LPPeD is one of the demand generation activities under the Adolescent Health and Development program of the Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM). (PR)

CCP features Bukidnon’s Sammy Asuncion as an icon in Philippine music

Here is the entry on Sammy Asuncion in the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Encyclopedia of Philippine Art, Volume 7, Music

Samuel Villaseñor Asuncion (was born) in Malaybalay, Bukidnon (on) 6 December 1953. Guitarist and Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, arranger, composer, musical director, album producer, and film scorer.

He is the son of Concordia Villaseñor, a High School Principal, and Leandro Asuncion, a school district supervisor. He is primarily known for his work with the band Spy, Pinikpikan, and Kalayo. Asuncion’s father was a musician who played the violin and piccolo. It was from him that Asuncion received his first formal instruction in music. Asuncion actively performed in grade school and high school playing guitar and singing in various school activities and convocations. In college, he performed blues band, which did cover off Jimi Hendrix and Santana.

After getting his degree in Business Management from Ateneo de Cagayan or Xavier University, he left Bukidnon in 1976 to explore the Manila music scene. He then formed the band Southern Blues, playing blues and rock-and-roll in the Manila bars that were popular during that time such as Hobbit House, Bodega Mabini, Kola House in Kalaw, and My Father’s Moustache along with M.H del Pilar St. in 1982, he teamed up with Lolita Carbon and Popong Landero, and they toured all over the Philippines as trio Lolita and the Sulabama.

In January 1983, Asuncion left Manila and moved to Paris, France, where he had gigs, playing as a solo act in cafes and bars. This eventually led him to collaborate with international musicians, resulting in the group High Hats composed of musicians from Cape Code Massachusetts, and the band On The Spot, which he established with a French mulatto musical artist.

Around this time, Asuncion would often fly back to Manila for short breaks. One such visit gave birth to Eurasia, dubbed as the “first local reggae band” in the Philippines. Asuncion did guitar and vocal duties alongside Rico Velez on Bass, Pete Canzon on saxophone, and Rene Tengasantos on drums. When Asuncion returned to Europe, Eurasia reshuffled its lineup and eventually became Cocojam.

In 1990, Asuncion formed the seminal band Spy with Viennese drummer Fritz Barth and Parisian bassist Maurice Cassanove. Spy Played in concerts in France and did a musical tour in Germany, before finally making Manila their permanent home base. They went on to produce five albums: Spy by Spy, Come on Home, Reggae Man, Global Unity, and Cosmic Blah Blah. As of 2014, Spy’s new roster of members are Reli de Vera on drums and Louie Talan on bass. Talan’s additional bass duties for Asuncion’s other bands, such as Pinikpikan.

Originally starting as a drum circle in 1989, Pinikpikan eventually evolved into a world music performing group with a full-band setup when Asuncion stepped in. The band played regular gigs in various folkhouses and art spaces, such as 70s Bistro, and Penguin. And Verve Room. It also played in major art and music festivals in Baguio, Cebu, and Davao, and represented the Philippines in Cambodia and Singapore.

Under Asuncion’s tutelage, Pinikpikan garnered five recognitions from the Katha Music Awards in 2000 for their album Atas (Duty),1999, and bagged the prize in the categories Album of the Year, Best World Song, Best World Performance, Best World Album, and Best Instrumental Performance. In 2008, Pinikpikan adopted a new name, Kalayo, which means “Fire” in Hiligaynon.

The year 2012 saw Asuncion returning to his blues roots, playing guitar for the group Kat Magic Express, which bagged the prize in the First Philippine Blues Competition (PBC) conducted by the Philippine Blues Society. In 2014, Asuncion’s new band Glass Cherry Breakers emerged victorious in the 3rd Philippine Blues Competition and was selected to represent the Philippines in the 31st International Blues Challenged in Memphis, Tennessee, in Jan 2015. Its members include Maegan Aguilar on vocals, Louie Talan on bass, Nikki Cabardo on keyboards, and Boyet Aquino on drums.

As of 2015, Asuncion teaches music at the secondary and tertiary levels at the European International School in Parañaque. (BukidnonNews.Net)

CAAP bids out Bukidnon Airport’s P1-B Phase 4

MALAYBALAY CITY – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has updated the schedule of the bid submission and opening of the P1-billion Phase IV of the construction of the Bukidnon Airport, based on bid documents as of March 7, 2023

This 900-day phase of the Bukidnon Airport Development Project is expected to start on May 25, 2023, and to be completed on November 10, 2025.

CAAP set the new deadline for submission and opening of bids for the P970.3 million phase on March 30, 2023, according to the bid bulletin issued by Captain Edgardo G. Diaz, Chair, CAAP Bids, and Awards Committee.

The Bukidnon Airport, located in Barangay Maraymaray in Don Carlos, in the southern part of the province, is one of the flagship projects of the government in Northern Mindanao.

The phase covers the site preparation of the land side area; construction of access road and vehicular parking area; industrial lighting and exterior power distribution, nine-storey control tower building; two-story administration building; the communal toilet; waiting area; A and B ticketing booths – A (four units) and B (two units); 10,000-gallons steel water tank A and B; pump house A, B, and C; powerhouse; transform yard (two units); CSIS office building; cargo terminal building; rescue and firefighting facility; STP control room; guardhouse A & B; covered pathway, 13 Units; lifting station with 26 service manholes; water impounding system; and staff house building.

CAAP has reported about 8.26% actual accomplishment in the airport’s Phase 3 or the construction of passenger terminal building, runway strip, and runway Extension, among others as of a status report of February 28, 2023.

CAAP awarded the P958.4 million project phase to Tokwing Construction Corp./Mamsar Construction and Industrial Corporation. The 540-day project started on September 10, 2022, and is due for completion on April 3, 2024, after a revision.

Contractor Jasa Builders completed the construction of the project’s P74.5 million Phase 2 on October 9, 2022, which CAAP inspectors checked on November 16, 2022.

CAAP has reported 48.25% actual accomplishment in the airport construction’s Phase 1, which was awarded to Eddmari Construction and Trading. As of February 28, 2023, this project phase is due for completion on April 20, 2023.

The CAAP project status report, however, showed a number of adjustments in project completion.

Based on the project profile, the Phase 1 project duration was increased from 330 to 440 calendar days due to an approved variation order. The completion was first extended from June 28, 2022, to October 15, 2022. The same duration was adjusted by another approved variation order to April 8, 2023, due to “unworkable/rainy days”. Another extension was given up to April 20, 2023, due again to unfavorable conditions and delayed payments of 1st progress billing.

Although declared complete and inspected as of November 2022, the CAAP status report also cited that the project’s Phase 2, on embankment works, was also extended due to “unworkable/rainy days”.

Based on the CAAP report, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has downloaded to CAAP a total of P2.816 billion from 2019 to 2022 to the four phases of the project, which is expected to be completed in 2026.

For Phase 1, the DOTr downloaded P200 million of its annual budget to CAAP with a memorandum of agreement approved on April 25, 2019. From the 2019 GAA (General Appropriations Act), DOTr downloaded an additional P430 million.

In Phase 2, the DOTr downloaded P136.8 million of its GAA to CAAP with a MOA signed on January 10, 2019.

In Phase 3, the DOTr downloaded a total of P1.05 billion to CAAP with a MOA approved on June 10, 2021.

Finally, for Phase 4, the DOTr downloaded a total of P1 billion to CAAP with a MOA approved also on June 10, 2021.

In November 2021, then-Senate Majority Leader Zubiri reported construction of the P2 billion (USD39.8 million) Bukidnon Airport project to be fully completed in 2026.

According to the Center for Aviation website, once operational the Bukidnon Airport is expected to accommodate aircraft including the ATR-72 and Bombardier Q400.

When the Bukidnon Airport was being conceptualized, Sen, Zubiri pushed for the project and has since supported its construction. In 2012, Senator Zubiri earmarked a portion of his Priority Development Assistance Fund to start the construction of the airport.

He said he has looked for additional sources from Official Development Assistance and other international aid agencies to fund the bigger portion of the project.

He added that an airport in the province is important as the Laguindingan International Airport is set to operate in 2012. Land travel from Bukidnon to the new airport has taken much longer.

In 2011, then President Benigno Simeon Aquino tasked the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) to conduct a feasibility study for an airport “more central in Mindanao” so that distances to and from various areas will make more economic sense. Aquino had said that most Mindanao airports are located near the coast.

Initially, CAAP inspected three sites for the proposed airport, which were all considered “technically feasible”; the current site, another area in Cabangahan here in Malaybalay, and in Dabongdabong, Valencia City. (BukidnonNews.Net)

SUSUDAEN 2023 gipahigayon sa Malaybalay

Pinaagi sa pagsaulog sa ika-25 nga Charter Day sa syudad sa Malaybalay, ang lokal nga panggamhanan nipahigayon sa SUSUDAEN 2023

Base sa pahibalo, ang SUSUDAEN 2023 food fest gi-organisar sa Bukidnon State University ug City Tourism ning syudad.
Ang maong food fest nasgsugod niadtong Marso 15 ug matapos sa Marso baynte uno. Ang maong kalihokan gipahigayon sa Plaza Rizal sa syudad.
Ang isa ka semana nga selebrasyon naglakip sa food bazaar, culinary challenge, coffee tasting, ug binaki dessert making.
Madungog usab ang makapadasig nga mga istorya sa kalampusan sa mga negosyante sa pagkaon sa Malaybalay. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)

LGU Malaybalay nitunol og Paddy Hauler sa irrigator’s association

Ang lokal nga pangagamhanan sa Malaybalay pinaagi sa City Mayor’s Office-Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Division (CMO-ABED) nagpahigayon og turnover ceremony para sa 1-unit paddy hauler niadtong Marso 9, 2023 didto sa Purok 5, Brgy. San Martin, Malaybalay City

Sumala sa pahibalo sa lokal nga panggamhanan, ang maong proyekto nagkantidad og Php 700,000.00 gikan sa 20% City Development Fund sa syudad sa Malaybalay.
Ang San Martin North Main Canal Irrigator’s Association mao ang benepisaryo sa nasangpit nga makinarya.
Sumala pa sa CMO-ABED, ang bag-ong ekwipo makaabag sa paghakot sa mga naharvest nga palay gikan sa basakan ug dili magkompetensya sa naandan na pamaagi kung diin kabayo ang gagamiton sa pagpanghakot. Dugang pa, makahatag kini kapilian sa mag-uuma sa ilang gusto
na pamaagi sa episyente nga paghakot sa ilang palay. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

Turnover, Assumption of Office Ceremony para sa hepe sa kapulisan sa Malaybalay CPS gipahigayon

Isa ka Turnover of Command ug Assumption of Office Ceremony alang sa buhatan sa Hepe sa Kapolisan sa Malaybalay ang gipahigayon niadtong Marso 14, 2023

Si Police Lt. Col. Ritchie A. Salva gihulipan ni Police Col. Julius Clark Prisco Macariola, IV isip Officer-In-Charge sa Malaybalay City Police Station.
Sumala sa kasayuran nga nakuha sa official facebook page ni City Mayor Jay Warren R.
Pabillaran, ang maong seremonya gipangulohan ni Police Col. Reynante Reyes, Provincial Director sa Bukidnon Police Provincial Office.
Ang kalihukan gitambungan ni Atty. Mitchell Talatala – Executive IV isip representante ni Malaybalay City Mayor Pabillaran. Nitambong sab si Konsehal Royland M Orquia, Chairman sa Peace and Order Council sa Sangguniang Panlungsod sa Malaybalay City ug uban pang mga
bisita. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)

Kababayen-an sa Bukidnon nagtapok alang sa Prov’l Women’s Summit 2023

Nagkatapok ang kababayen-an sa probinsya sa Bukidnon alang sa gipasiugdahan nga parada sa Provincial Women’s Summit ning tuig 2023, subay sa Women’s Month Celebration sa tibuok nasud nga nagdala sa tema “WE for gender equality and inclusive society”, Marso 9, 2023 sa
syudad sa Malaybalay, Bukidnon.

Gisaulog ang Women’s Month isip panahon nga pahinungdan ang mga babaye ug pag-ila sa ilang mahinungdanong kontribusyon sa kasaysayan ug sa talagsaong mga hagit nga ilang giatubang.
Sa maong okasyon, gipadangat ni Provincial Governor Rogelio Neil P. Roque ang iyang pagsaludo sa kababayen-an, sa kaniadto ug sa kasamtangang panahon. Gani, gipadayag niini ang iyang bersyon sa panultihon nga “Behind the success of every great woman, are men who failed to put her down”.
Karong tuig, nahimong dinapit nga bisita sa maong selebrasyon si Senator Cynthia Villar kinsa mipadangat sa iyang pagsuporta sa kababayen-an alang sa kalihukang pang-agrikultura.
Human sa pakigpolong ni Senator Villar sa maong tigum, midiritso ang senadora ngadto sa Luyungan Indigenous People High School ug nakighimamat sa mga magtutudlo ug kabataang IP.
Nagkadaiyang mga programa ug mga kalihokan sa tibuok bulan sa Marso ang gihan-ay alang sa mga babae, sama sa mga webinar and forum, arts and cultural exhibit, ug mga tigum alang sa maayong panglawas ug kahimsog.
Ang pagsaulog sa Women’s Month sa Pilipinas nagsugod niadtong 1988 pinaagi sa Proclamation No. 224 nga nagproklamar sa unang semana sa Marso isip Women’s Week. Kini sa ulahi gipalapdan sa tibuok bulan aron ipasiugda ang paghatag-gahum sa kababayen-an ug gender equality. (PR)