Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Babayeng septuagenarian gipusil sa Kalilangan

Isa ka 72-anyos nga babaye ang gipusil patay buntag sa Hulyo 13, 2024 sa Brgy. Forchacu III, Kalilangan, Bukidnon

Ang biktima nakaangkon sa grabeng samad pinusilan sa agtang hinungdan sa hinanaling kamatayon niini.

Matod sa bana sa biktima, samtang sila nangatulog sulod sa ilang kuwarto, isa ka wala mailhing lalaki ang nipusil sa iyang asawa gikan sa gawas sa ilang bintana gamit ang wala matinong kalibre sa armas.

Human sa hitabo, misibat ang suspek paingon sa wala matinong direksyon.

Ang Kalilangan MPS padayon pa nga nagpahigayon og makuting imbestigasyon alang sa pagtino sa motibo sa krimen ug posibleng pag-ila ug pagkasikop sa suspek. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

SOPA, Foundation Day 2024 gipangandaman na

Gipangandaman na sa Provincial Government sa Bukidnon ang umaabot nga State of Provincial Address ni Provincial Governor Rogelio Neil P. Roque

Sumala sakasayoran sa PGB, lakip sab nga gipangandaman ang ika-110th Founding anniversary sa probinsya.

Ang panagtigum sa Provincial Events Committee natigayon kaniadtong Hulyo 15, 2024 sa PHRMO Conference Room sa Provincial and National Building, Capitol Compound, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

Nahisgutan ang mga kinahanglanon alang sa traffic scheme, kahusay ug kalinaw, ug mga imbitado sa SOPA.

Samtang ang mga kalihokan sa foundation day naglakip sa misa, parada, tree planting, air sports show, concert, hot air balloons ug uban pa. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

PhP168K fake money nasakmit sa Pangantucan

Mikabat sa PhP168,600.00 nga fake money ang nasakmit gikan sa isa ka lalaki didto sa Public Market sa Pangantucan, Bukidnon kaniadtong Hulyo 7, 2024

Sumala sa report ni Police Captain Edgar M. Apog, OIC sa Pangantucan Municipal Police Station (PMPS), ang counterfeit paper bills nasakmit gikan sa 36-anyos nga lalaki.

Ang nasikop nga suspek residente sa Dungo-an, M’lang, Cotabato.

Ang laing lalaki ug isa ka babaye nga mga kauban sa nasikop nga suspek ang nakasibat.

Nasikop ang suspek sa mga myembro sa Pangantucan MPS human nireklamo ang duha ka sari-sari store owners sa Brgy. Lantay, Pangantucan nga nabiktima sa peke nga sapi.

Ang mga suspek sakay sa pulang multicab gikan sa Lantay ug niadto sa merkado publiko diin nasikop ang isa kanila.

Ang narekober nga pekeng sapi naglangkob sa 312 ka P500 fake paper bills, 12 sa P1,000 ug tulo sa P200. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

Hedcor gives P3.2-M shares to Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon

MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon (July 16, 2024) – Mayor Rogelio N. Quiño receives the municipality’s community shares from Hedcor represented by External Relations Manager for Mindanao David Tacder and Assistant Vice President for External Relations John Michael Rico

The local government plans to allocate the shares to priority projects widening healthcare service access to remote barangays, enhancing support for early childhood education, and improving safety and security through the installation of additional solar street lights.

Broken down, P1.59 million in community shares and P1.63 million in ER 1-94 funds were sourced from the operation of Hedcor’s two hydropower plants in Manolo Fortich, covering the period of July to December 2023.

ER 1-94, a policy of the government, was enacted to ensure that host communities get a reasonable share of the profit from power plants operating in their area. It states that these communities will receive one centavo for every kilowatt hour (P0.01/kWh) generated.

“Thank you very much, Hedcor family, for the significant amount received by the local government. Thank you also for your help to Manolo Fortich. It has been our great dream that a company investing in our town can assist our fellowmen, especially those in need,” said Quiño.

During the 107th Charter Day celebration of Manolo Fortich, the local government recognized Hedcor as one of its top taxpayers for fiscal year 2023, commending its support for the municipality’s programs.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to support the municipality of Manolo Fortich in its efforts to improve the community’s quality of life. We are aligned in our efforts to foster sustainable growth and make a positive difference in the lives of the residents,” said Hedcor President and Chief Operating Officer Rolando Pacquiao. (Manila Bulletin)

MVP buying out dairy farm in Bukidnon for P700 million

MANILA, Philippines (July 11, 2024) — Business titan Manuel V. Pangilinan is dipping further into the dairy business as he will buy out for around P700 million a Bukidnon-based milk company to increase the supply of his ice cream venture

Pangilinan confirmed to The STAR that he will be acquiring Bukidnon Milk Co. to raise the dairy supply for premium ice cream brand Carmen’s Best of The Laguna Creamery Inc., where he has a controlling stake.

“Sales of our ice cream products have been growing exponentially and we are slowly running out of milk supply from our dairy farm in Bay, Laguna,” Pangilinan said.

“We are buying another dairy farm in Bukidnon to supplement the supply. Maybe we could ship some of the milk to Manila because we want to expand our fresh milk supply and we want to get into yogurt and cheeses,” he added.

Sources privy to the buyout told The STAR that the transaction is estimated to cost at least P700 million. This would make it larger than Pangilinan’s P198 million acquisition of a majority stake in The Laguna Creamery in 2022.

Sources said Metro Pacific Agro Ventures (MPAV), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corp., is wrapping up negotiations with Bukidnon Milk with the goal of closing the deal this July, in time for Pangilinan’s birth month.

Pangilinan said Bukidnon Milk has a capacity three to four times bigger than MPAV’s dairy farm in Bay, Laguna.

Based on data from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service in Manila, the Philippine market for ice cream products is estimated to reach $408 million, of which $105.3 million is imported.

Pangilinan made his first dip into the dairy business in 2022 when MPAV took on a 51-percent share in The Laguna Creamery, the maker of Carmen’s Best. Pangilinan views his entry into the dairy industry as another step toward food sufficiency.

Apart from this, MPAV partnered with Israel’s LR Group Ltd. to put up the Metro Pacific Dairy Farms through a 60:40 sharing in favor of the Metro Pacific Group. The facility can produce as much as 6.5 million liters of milk every year once it begins operations in 2025.

MPAV hopes to grow the revenue of its dairy business to P500 million by 2025 and P1 billion by 2027.

In earlier interviews with reporters, Pangilinan aired his frustration over the dairy supply in the Philippines, lamenting that 99 percent of the demand is served by imported milk and 70 percent of the supply is powdered, not fresh.

Pangilinan said this import dependency is caused by low yields in dairy farming, as farmers are unable to go beyond traditional practices.

This is where Bukidnon Milk pours into the glass. The company runs a 460-hectare grazing farm in Maramag, Bukidnon—the first and biggest of its kind in Mindanao—where cows are allowed to wander freely.

Bukidnon Milk practices a kind of dairy farming that gives cows a stress-free landscape, as opposed to the usual confined animal feeding operations method. The company also boasts that it neither enriches nor fortifies its milk products, doing nothing more to them than light pasteurization and homogenization to retain their natural nutrients.

In its facility, Bukidnon Milk uses RFID readers and automated sensors for safety and sanitation, and it also employs indigenous peoples in the community to provide them with jobs.

To date, Bukidnon Milk sells its milk products in select outlets of Balai ni Fruitas, Landers, S&R, and SM, and supplies dairy items for coffee shops in Mindanao.

Bukidnon Milk takes care of around 2,000 cows in its land and the company supplies to at least 50 businesses nationwide. (Jasper Emmanuel Arcalas, Elijah Felice Rosales /The Philippine Star)

Bukidnon schools first to orient in agri e-learning upgrades

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (July 12, 2024/PNA) – Schools in the province of Bukidnon are the first in the Northern Mindanao region to re-orient updated course modules of e-learning on agriculture

In an interview Friday, Jan-Ariss Jadaque, technical support focal person of the Agricultural Training Institute in Region 10 (ATI-10), said 60 teachers from 15 schools in Malaybalay City attended the re-orientation.

“One of the objectives we also aim for the briefing is to develop a plan for a possible partnership with the different schools from the (Department of Education’s) Division of Malaybalay City,” he said.

The e-learning briefing for teachers guided them in the new website, which was relaunched in 2023.

Its goal is to promote agriculture and fishery to youth through the integration of an e-learning program into the curriculum of these schools’ Technical- Vocational- Livelihood track at the senior high school level.

Victhor Palarca, ATI-10 Media Production Specialist, said the e-learning program started in 2010, but the agriculture modules are part of the electronic extension program which dates back to 2007. (Nef Luczon/PNA)

Bukidnon approves historic IP Code to protect rights, promote cultural growth

MALAYBALAY CITY (July 15, 2024/PIA) — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved the Bukidnon Indigenous Peoples (IP) Code on its third and final reading on July 2

The provincial legislators carefully examined the provisions, weighing the potential impacts on the province’s seven tribes and considering various perspectives.

Their rigorous discussions and debates during the first and second readings ensured that the ordinance aligned with constitutional rights, resulting in a consensus emphasizing the importance of protecting and fostering the cultural development of Bukidnon IP communities.

Championed by Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative (IPMR) lawyer Arbie Llesis, the ordinance aims to protect and foster the cultural development of the seven tribes by establishing mechanisms to preserve their traditions.

“The newly approved ordinance focuses on empowering IPs in the province through several key elements: First, it grants rightful ownership and control of ancestral domains, recognizing their deep connection to the land. Second, it promotes social justice by ensuring equitable treatment and opportunities for these communities. Third, it preserves cultural heritage by protecting languages, traditions, and customs essential to their identity. Lastly, it safeguards IP rights, ensuring they are respected and upheld across all aspects of society,” he said.

Officially known as Ordinance No. 052-2024, or An Ordinance Providing for the Comprehensive Indigenous Welfare and Development Code in the Province of Bukidnon, it represents an advancement in aligning local governance with the mandates of the United Nations, the Philippine Constitution, and national laws concerning IPs.

Llesis clarified that the ordinance aims to create an inclusive environment by honoring IP traditions, empowering them to shape their future, recognizing their vital role, and ensuring they have the necessary resources to thrive.

“The IP Code addresses historical exclusion faced by Indigenous Peoples, emphasizing their land rights and culture preservation while promoting self-determination. It supports development programs and ensures Indigenous communities have access to government resources,” he added.

Former IPMR Richard Dinlayan Macas emphasized the importance of the IP Code, aligning it with the tribes’ aspirations.

“It embodies the dreams of our ancestors, who yearned for recognition of their rights. We are all thankful for its approval as we collectively work towards the province’s progress,” Macas said.

Datu Migketay Victorino Saway, chair of the provincial tribal council, underscored the code’s broader implications.

“The IP Code strengthens our commitment to peace and order, promoting IP recognition and cultural identity. As a community, standing together to support the IP Code uplifts not only Indigenous Peoples but the entire province of Bukidnon,” he said. (Jessa M. Cleopas/PIA-10/Bukidnon)

Ceremonial turn-over sa corn production support livelihood project gikan NEDA, gipahigayon

Niadtong Mayo 22, 2024, ang Corn Production Livelihood Project nga nagkantidad og PhP 500,000.00 pormal nga giturn-over sa Silae Corn Growers Association (CGA)

Ang proyekto nga gitunol gikan sa National Economic Development Authority (NEDA-10).

Ang dakbayan sa Malaybalay giila sa NEDA-10 nga isa sa mga Local Government Unit (LGU) nga maka-avail sa ER 1-94 Funds aron suportahan ang mga livelihood projects nga makatabang sa pagsulbad sa taas nga poverty rate sa nasud.

Sumala sa social media post sa LGU Malaybalay, sa 46 ka barangay sa dakbayan, ang Barangay Silae ang prayoridad tungod kay isa kini sa mga barangay nga adunay taas nga poverty incidence.

Ang mga nakadawat miyembro usab sa asosasyon sa sub-cluster sa CGA.

Sa ngalan ni City Mayor Atty. Jay Warren R. Pabillaran, si Mr. Anthony James Mondia, executive assistant II, mipadayag nga kini nga proyekto makatabang dili lamang sa pagpataas sa kita sa mag-uuma, kon dili sa pagpasiugda usab sa pagpataas sa ilang abot nga mao ang nag-unang tumong sa programa.

Samtang si Konsehal Alan Ryan O. Legaspi, chairperson sa committee on agriculture, nipahinumdoman sa mga nakadawat nga ampingan ang ilang nadawat nga panginabuhian. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

IP group sa Kitaotao nakadawat og P5.2-M swine production facility

Ang Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) mitugyan sa P5.2-million bio-secured ug climate-controlled swine production facility ngadto sa Sinuda Multi-Indigenous Sectoral Farmers and Workers Association (SIMUSOFAWA) niadtong Mayo 23, 2024 sa Kitaotao, Bukidnon

Sumala sa kasyoran gikan sa DA-RFO 10, tumong niini aron ma-moderno ug mapausbaw ang kapasidad sa lokal nga industriya sa baboy.

Si DA-10 Regional Executive Director Jose Apollo Y. Pacamalan ug Farmer-Director Nilda B. Salas, ang nangulo sa pagtunol sa certificate of turnover ngadto kang SIMUSOFAWA chairperson Datu Domino A. Pangcat nga nagpasabot sa pagbalhin sa pagpanag-iya ug operasyon sa pasilidad.

Ang 2,000-square-meter bio-secured swine facility, nagkantidad og P3,827,241.08.

Kini adunay perimeter fence, opisina, climate-controlled animal housing, biogas waste management system, basic farm equipment, ug shower area.

Kabahin usab sa component ang feeds, hog scale, animal stocks, ug mga tambal ug biologics, sa kinatibuk-an nga P1.451-M.

Sumala sa Livestock focal person nga si Jamaica L. Docdoc, ang proyekto kabahin sa Integrated National Swine Production Initiatives for Recovery and Expansion (INSPIRE) Program sa DA. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

Negosyante, investor sa Bukidnon, gidasig magkuha sa certificate of registration

Gidasig ang mga negosyante ug investors sa Bukidnon, nga magkuha sa Certificate of Registration sa ilang mga negosyo sa Provincial Government of Bukidnon (PGB)

Tumong aron makapahimulos sila sa fiscal ug non-fiscal incentives pinaagi sa PGO-Local Economic Development and Investment Promotions Office (LEDIPO) subay sa Bukidnon Investment Code of 2021.

Sumala sa pahibalo sa PGB, lakip sa listahan nga anaa sa Investment Priority Areas sama sa agri-business, forestry-based industries, service-related industries, tourism related establishments, support services, ug waste management and waste disposal projects.

Kini alang niadtong mga proyekto, sama sa new projects, expansion projects, modernization projects, ug diversification projects, diin adunay gitakda nga filing fee nga nagkantidad sa nagkadaiyang klasipikasyon : large enterprises – ₱50,000; medium – ₱20,000; small- ₱5,000, ug micro – ₱1,000.

Alang sa dugang detalye ang mga hingtundan mamahimong magbisita sa opisina sa PGO-LEDIPO nga nahimutang sa National and Provincial Building, Capitol Compound, syudad sa Malaybalay, o mag message sa Ledipo Bukidnon Facebook page. (Diego M. Hidalgo)