Sunday, July 14, 2024

Mga mag-uuma sa sloping area gitudloan sa sustainable land management

Gitudloan sa Provincial Agriculture Office ang mga mag-uuma sa Bukidnon kansang umahan nahimutang sa slope areas o bakilid nga bahin, pinaagi sa Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Training

Sumala sa kasayoran sa PGB, sa maong pagbansay, ang mga mag-uuma gitudloan sa malungtarong pagdumala sa yuta.

Ang training naglangkub sa agriculture and type of food production, integrated pest management, hinungdan og epekto sa soil pollution, soil erosion ug soil conservation and management.

Tinguha niini aron masuportahan ang pagtubo sa ekonomiya, kaayohan sa katilingban, ug pagpadayon sa kalikopan.

Ang kalihukan gitimbayayongan sa PGO- Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Division (PDRRMD) alang sa mosunod nga mga dapit.

Ang sa Lantapan gipahigayon niadtong Mayo 7-8, Maramag niadtong Mayo 9-10, Quezon- Mayo sa 14-15, Impasugong sa Mayo 16-17, Sumilao niadtong Mayo 21-23, Manolo Fortich- Mayo sa 23-24, San Fernando sa 28-29, Valencia City sa Mayo 30-31, Kalilangan karong Hunyo 4-5 ug Kadingilan sa Hunyo 6-7, 2024. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

Public hearing sa proposed provincial revenue code of 2024 gipahigayon

Gipahigayon ang serye sa public hearing sa Proposed Provincial Revenue Code of 2024 sa Bukidnon

Sumala sa kasayoran sa provincial government sa Bukidnon, ang unang serye gipahigayon sa Kaamulan Open Theater, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon kaniadtong Mayo 27, 2024.

Ang maong schedule alang sa ikaduhang distrito sa Bukidnon nga gilangkuban sa syudad sa Malaybalay ug mga munisipyo sa Lantapan, Cabanglasan, San Fernando, ug Impasugong.

Ang sa 3rd District gipahigayon sa Mayo 29, 2024 sa Municipal Amphitheater (likod sa Municipal Hall), Anahawon, Maramag, Bukidnon; Mayo 30, 2024 ang sa 1st District nga gihimo didto sa Barangay Tankulan Covered Court, Tankulan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon; ug sa Mayo 31, 2024 ang sa 4th District nga gihimo sa Lumbo Covered Court, Lumbo, Valencia City, Bukidnon.

Gidapit ang tanang stakeholders aron makapaabot sa ilang mga suhestyon o komento kabahin sa ipahamtang nga taxes, fees, and charges sa PGB. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

3,097 Bukidnon farmers receive fuel subsidy

VALENCIA CITY, Bukidnon – Some 3,097 farmers from Valencia City and the towns of San Fernando, Dangcagan, Damulog, Don Carlos and Kadingilan of Bukidnon province received fuel assistance amounting to P9.291-million from the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) helmed by Regional Executive Director Jose Apollo Y. Pacamalan, on May 20, 2024

The assistance, provided by the agency’s Regional Agricultural Engineering Division (RAED), aims to help farmers who are mechanizing their farm operations with various agricultural machinery in order to strengthen farmers’ resilience and reduce the impact of oil price increases on farmers’ production costs.

Furthermore, the project is in line with the DA chief’s three-year strategy to mechanize and modernize agriculture and fishery production systems in order to boost agricultural productivity, cut food costs, assure food security, and make farming and fishing a more bankable investment option.

The fuel discount cards were distributed to 1,230 farmers in Valencia City, 503 in San Fernando, 742 in Dangcagan, 110 in Damulog, 106 in Don Carlos, and 406 in Kadingilan.

Each farmer-beneficiary will receive P3K, provided they are duly enrolled in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA).

He/she or the Farmers’ Cooperative Association (FCA) to which he/she belongs must own operable farm machinery as listed in the Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering Management Information System (ABEMIS).

One of the Valencia City recipients, Anna S. Neri, thanked the department for making the effort to offer farmers fuel subsidies, which serve to reduce the cost of gasoline or fuel.

Furthermore, the distribution is accomplished in collaboration with Universal Storefront Services, Corp. (MPMT)

DA-NorMin breaks ground for establishment of corn, rice processing centers in Bukidnon

DALWANGAN, Malaybalay City – In its aim to support the post-production systems of two of the region’s top agricultural commodities, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) helmed by Regional Executive Director Jose Apollo Y. Pacamalan, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the establishment of rice and corn processing centers in the province of Bukidnon

On May 24, DA Undersecretary for High-Value Crops Cheryl Marie Natividad-Caballero, with DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Carlota S. Madriaga and Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Cora A. Dumayaca led the groundbreaking of the two processing centers.

Funded under the agency’s Rice Program, a 900 sq.m. rice processing center, worth over P49 million will soon serve farmers in Barangay Pinatilan, Valencia City, Bukidnon.

Said infrastructure will also include one mechanical dryer set, with a capacity of 10 to 12 tons per set, as well as one direct-fired biomass furnace with a maximum heat power of 500.

Through said facility, DA aims to strategically improve the efficiency of the rice post-production system, and reduce post-harvest losses, thereby ensuring the improved quality of milled rice from the said community.

Meanwhile, a 1,920 sq.m. corn processing center will also soon rise in DA’s Research Center for Upland Development in Barangay Barongcot, Dangcagan, Bukidnon.

Funded through DA’s Corn Program, the corn processing center worth over P98-million, also includes a pre-cleaner and aspirator; 2 mechanical dryer sets, each able to cater 27-30 tons per set; and 2 corn silos with a capacity of around 1,500 to 2,000 tons per set.

Strategically located in the southern part of Bukidnon, the corn facility aims to bolster the needs of local farmers, and foster a more sustainable and efficient production of nearby corn-producing municipalities including Maramag, Don Carlos, Kitaotao, Kadingilan, Kalilangan, Pangantucan, Kibawe, Damulog, and Quezon.

Said interventions are aligned with DA Secretary Francisco Tiu Laurel, Jr.’s three-year, eight-point plan for a ‘Masaganang Bagong Pilipinas’, which entails the modernization and mechanization of agri-fishery productions, as well as the development and improvement of post-harvest systems and infrastructures throughout the country.

Signifying their support for the project, the groundbreaking ceremony was also participated by Farmer-Director for the month of May, Nilda B. Salas; and DA-10 Provincial Operations Center – Bukidnon chief Janet D. Lopez, DVM with Rice Program focal person Chona H. Nacalaban and Corn Program focal person Richan D. Lacanaria. (GDA)

6 LGUs misumite og SB resolutions sa pagdeklarar sa State of Calamity

Nakasumite ngadto sa PGO-PDRRMD ang unom ka mga LGUs sa Bukidnon sa ilang SB Resolutions nga nagdeklara sa ilang area of responsibility ubos sa state of calamity, gumikan sa nasinati nga taas nga panahon sa ting-init o dry spell

Sumala sa social media page sa provincial government sa Bukidnon, ang unom ka mga munisipyo mao ang Kibawe, Kitaotao, Quezon, Cabanglasan, Pangantucan, ug Impasugong.

Nakasumite usab sa ilang report sa kadaot sa hulaw ang Kadingilan, Damulog ug Valencia City apan wala magdeklara sa state of calamity.

Sa punto sa Valencia, ang City Disaster Risk Reduction Managemernt Council (CDRRMC) nagpalabang og resolution nga nagrekominda sa konseho sa maong dakbayan alang sa deklarasyon sa State of Calamity.

Nasayran ang kasayoran sa report ni Mr. Israel Johan M. Damasco, Jr., head sa PGO-PDRRMD atol sa radio program sa PGB – “ang Kalihukan sa Probinsya” kaniadtong Mayo 17, 2024.

Iyang gibatbat ang Revised Guidelines alang sa Declaration of a State of Calamity sa NDRRMC.

Pipila nini mao nga at least 15 percent sa forecasted affected population basi sa science-based projection nga nanginahanglan sa dinalian nga tabang; at least 30 percent sa nag-unang panginabuhian sa sektor sa agrikultura, negosyo ug industriya ang naapektuhan; lapad nga kadaut sa mga fishpond, pananom, manok ug kahayupan, ug uban pang suplay sa agrikultura; ug uban pa. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

5 public servants in Bukidnon get Gawad Parangal award

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon (May 16, 2024) – Bukidnon public servants won five out of six categories in the 2024 Gawad Parangal Award for Mindanao Island

Four of them are elected officials, while the fifth is a social welfare officer.
The award was presented on May 15, 2024, at the National Assembly of the Association of Local Social Welfare Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc. in Iloilo City.
Mayor Azucena P. Huervas of Valencia City, the last termer chief executive, accepted the award as the most outstanding local chief executive in the Philippines’ component city category in Mindanao.
Kibawe Municipal Mayor Reynaldo S. Ang Rabanes was named the most excellent local chief executive in the first through third-class municipal category.
Damulog Municipal Mayor Melino L. Buro was named the most outstanding local chief executive in the fourth to fifth-class municipal category.
Meanwhile, Minerva C. Casinabe, a Bukidnon Provincial Board member, was named the most outstanding legislator in the province category.
Lastly, the fifth recipient of the 2024 Gawad Parangal Award from Bukidnon is Larina B. Tagaloguin, San Fernando town’s social welfare officer III for rank and file in the 1st to 3rd class municipal category. (melbmadera)

Mayor Huervas eyes gubernatorial post

VALENCIA CITY, Bukidnon (May 18, 2024) – Last-termer Valencia City Mayor Azucena P. Huervas intends to run for the province’s highest elected office

She launched her candidacy for provincial governor in the May 2025 local elections.
The declaration took place on May 18, 2024, at the Valencia City Gymnasium and Cultural Center.
However, she clarified that she will file her certificate of candidacy as soon as no Zubiri family member runs for the office.
She’s referring to the family of former Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. whom she regarded as her political mentor.
The former governor chose her to replace the late Valencia City Vice Mayor Banjamin Verano, and she later became mayor.
If her proposal goes through, she will run against her compatriot incumbent provincial Governor Rogelio Neil P. Roque.
When asked about her probable tandem, she stated that she did not consider having one due to the incumbent vice governor, Clive Quiño.
Huervas stated that she has the right to run for office and allow the people to decide.
She went on to say that even if she lost, she has no regrets.
Mayor Miguel Silva of Pangantucan, a last termer, is reportedly seeking for the same position but has yet to confirm his candidacy.
Huervas has been chosen as Bukidnon Provincial Chairperson of the PFP.
Meanwhile, fourth district board member Rodrigo Rosal also announced his candidacy for Valencia City mayor, a position to be vacated by Huervas.
Huervas, Rosal, and others took their oath as members of the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP), President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr.’s political party, on the day they declared their candidacy.
When asked about his tandem, Rosal stated that they already have candidates to evaluate and that the selection process will be done sooner.
Roque, Huervas, and Rosal live in Valencia, a city with a large turnout in Bukidnon. (melbmadera and MG Mayumi B. Madera)

Lalaki nahulog sa roof top sa tennis court

Isa ka lalaki ang namatay sa gidalhan nga hospital human nahulog sa roof top sa tennis court sa isa ka tunghaan sa Valencia City, Bukidnon

Sumala sa kasayoran, ang biktima nailang si Cristian Ela, 20, residente sa Mt. Nebo, Valencia City.

Ang biktima nagtrabaho sa Mountain View College (MVC) sa Mt. Nebo.

Nadala pa siya sa Adventist Medical Center-Valencia City apan namatay pipila ka oras ang milabay.

Gikataho nga samtang nagtrabaho ang lalaki sa roof top sa tennis court sa tunghaan, na-slide ang atop nga iyang gitangtang hinungdan sa iyang pagkahulog. (Omar Rashid Z. Abdullah)

DOT-Northern Mindanao gives inaccurate details about mountain ranges in Bukidnon

April 3, 2024 MindaNews fact-checked the claim of the Department of Tourism – Northern Mindanao (DOT – Northern Mindanao) about facts involving the mountain ranges in Bukidnon province. Some details are inaccurate, hence misleading

In a post on its Facebook page last February 22 titled “5 FACTS ABOUT BUKIDNON,” the DOT-Northern Mindanao said:

“The name ‘Bukidnon’ is derived from the Visayan term ‘bukid,’ which means mountain. True to its name, the province is characterized by extensive mountain ranges, including Mount Kitanglad, Mt. Dulang-dulang and Mt. Kalatungan, which are some of the highest peaks of the country.” (emphasis supplied)

Mt. Kitanglad and Mt. Dulang-dulang are not two different mountain ranges.

They are among the peaks belonging to the same mountain range, the Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park, legislated as a protected area on November 9, 2000.

Mt. Dulang-dulang (2,938 meters above sea level) is the second-highest peak in the Philippines. On the other hand, Mt. Kitanglad (2,899masl) is the country’s fourth highest peak, and like Mt. Dulang-dulang, is one of the popular trekking destinations in Bukidnon.

The DOT-Northern Mindanao post further said that Mt. Kitanglad “sits between Malaybalay City and the municipalities of Lantapan, Impasugong, Sumilao, and Libona.”

The agency’s list of areas encompassed by the mountain range is incomplete. Mt. Kitanglad Range straddles Malaybalay City and the towns of Lantapan, Talakag, Baungon, Libona, Manolo Fortich, Sumilao, and Impasugong. These eight areas share boundaries on the summit of Mt. Kitanglad. (Source: Protected Area Management Plan of Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park, 2018-2022, Page 6. Note: No online link, e-copy only)

The two other mountain ranges in Bukidnon are Mt. Kalatungan Range Natural Park, where Mt. Kalatungan is located, and Pantaron Range (also called Pantadon).

Kalatungan Range encompasses Valencia City and the towns of Talakag, Pangantucan, and Maramag.

Pantaron Range straddles Bukidnon and the neighboring provinces of Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, and Davao del Sur.

As with all our other reports, MindaNews welcomes leads or suggestions from the public to potential fact-check stories. (H. Marcos C. Mordeno / MindaNews)

DA-10 backs Bukidnon’s Kadiwa ng Pangulo

MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon (April 01, 2024/PIA) – The Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao (DA-NorMin) commits to support the continued rolling out of the Katuwang sa Diwa at Gawa Para sa Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita (Kadiwa) ng Pangulo or KNP across Bukidnon province

“As the lead convenor, DA will secure an ample supply of agri-fishery products in every KNP site by engaging local farmers and fisherfolk as sellers,” DA-NorMin Regional Executive Director Carlene Collado said.

 

He emphasized that KNP aims to stimulate consumer spending, assist local farmers in selling agri-produce, provide market opportunities to MSMEs, and ensure accessible and affordable goods.

 

The Kadiwa program adheres to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Memorandum No. 2024-003, as reiterated by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in his State-of-the-Nation Address, citing the KNP as a system to enable the public to buy cheaper goods at cheaper rates and the farmers to sell their crops without having to worry about transportation costs.

 

The agriculture department started rolling out the Kadiwa in July last year, which seeks to empower the farming community by providing a direct and effective farm-to-consumer food supply chain.

 

In addition to ensuring a sufficient supply of agricultural products, DA is tasked with tracking the number of sellers and earnings for each Kadiwa event.

 

Through its Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division, DA-NorMin closely collaborates with the provincial government of the five provinces in Northern Mindanao to ensure a unified approach to KNP across the region.

 

During the recent Bukidnon Provincial Price Coordinating Council (PPCC) first quarter meeting, the DILG outlined the roles of involved government agencies in KNP, including the local government units (LGUs), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), DILG, and DA.

 

The Bukidnon PPCC urged all LGUs to conduct KNP twice a month, preferably on the 15th and 30th, complying with the circular.

 

It also pushed for activating the Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC) in each town and city, in line with its recently developed action plan. (DA-10/PIA 10/Bukidnon)