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Teachers survive slay try inside classroom with children in Bukidnon

Oct 15, 2019 - 6:06 PM

Police reports say Zhydee Bitago Cabañelez was seriously hurt, while her husband Ramil was hit but managed to escape

SECURED. Zhydee Cabañeles is secured by Valencia City Police Office. Photo courtesy of  Valencia City Police Office Chief Colonel Surki Sereñas

Tearful closure for families of 3 men abducted by NPA in 2017

Aug 23, 2019 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) The military tracks down the graves of 3 men – a soldier, a retired cop, and a tribal chieftain – kidnapped by communist rebels in Bukidnon in 2017

Scene of Crime Operatives processed the remains of Police Officer 1 Joel Rey Galendez who was executed by the New People's Army in Barangay Digungan, Kitaotao, Bukidnon in August 2017. Galendez along with Philippine Army Technical sergeant Reynante España and tribal leader Datu Silang Dionesio Habana was abducted on August 22, 2017 and killed days later. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lumad rescued from 'slavery' in Pangasinan back home

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:36 PM

The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples will file human trafficking cases against the recruiters of the Lumad, and unfair labor practices against the 'abusive' employer

Photo by Bobby Lagsa

Farmers pin hope on Duterte during Bukidnon visit

Apr 14, 2019 - 4:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte, in his speech during the Kaamulan Festival in Malaybalay City, says he will distribute land to farmers

Photo shows the 4th attempt of the Fortich Farms Landless Beneficiaries Association (FFLBA) to enter their 55 hectares of land. Photo from Nelfa Gonzales/Task Force Mapalad.

D-League: CEU's Diouf sets rebounding record, UST overpowers CSB

Mar 19, 2019 - 10:11 PM

CEU claims the top spot behind Senegalese big man Malick Diouf's record-setting output

ETCHED. Senegalese big man Malick Diouf makes a mark in the developmental leagues as he set a new rebounding record with 30 boards. Photo by PBA Images

PBA D-League: Ateneo blasts CSB; Baste survives OT thriller

Feb 14, 2019 - 7:20 PM

The shorthanded Blue Eagles pull away early in a solid debut that surprised even Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin

Army launches New Year's Eve attack, captures NPA camp in Bukidnon

Dec 31, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Two rebels were also killed in the New Year's Eve attack by the Philippine Army

Former Bukidnon town mayor Talaid killed in ambush

Dec 22, 2018 - 4:31 PM

Joelito Talaid, former mayor of Kadingilan, Bukidnon, is killed in Cagayan de Oro City 5 years after he survived an earlier robbery-ambush

AMBUSH. Former Bukidnon town mayor Jolito Talaid is killed in an ambush on December 22, 2018. Photo Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Lumad boy shot by guard in Bukidnon

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:21 PM

The details of the incident, which happened in Barangay Kawayan at around 7 am, remain scant

Allies break up, enemies team up for Cagayan de Oro 2019 elections

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Here are also the politicians who have so far filed their certificates of candidacy in other parts of Northern Mindnao: Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Lanao del Sur

Police team ambushed in hinterland Bukidnon barangay

Oct 11, 2018 - 6:06 PM

A police team investigating a killing in a remote barangay in Bukidnon is ambushed by suspected NPA guerrilas

Department of Agriculture to invest P300 million in Bukidnon for vegetable production

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:03 PM

The investment aims to bring food supplies to the National Capital Region and stabilize food prices

HIGH-VALUE CROPS. Farm workers at the Dahilayan Agro Development Corporation pick strawberries Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte opens Chinese-donated Bukidnon drug rehab center

Aug 03, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The P500-million facility is donated by Friends of the Philippines, a group of Chinese businessmen led by Jose Kho, associated with a company behind planned massive reclamation in Manila Bay

Post-elections, Comelec finds 26 overaged SK bets in Northern Mindanao

May 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

If any of them turn out to have won in barangays in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, and Misamis Occidental, the Comelec says it will suspend their proclamation

NPA leader rearrested in Bukidnon – military

May 13, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Elizalde Cañete is allegedly the successor of the late Leonicio Pitao, known as Commander Parago of the New People's Army

IN PHOTOS: Kaamulan, a colorful indigenous festival in Bukidnon's highlands

Apr 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Colors, stories, and dances from the age-old cultures of seven ethnic groups are the stars in this indigenous festival

Lumad, farmers file complaints against army's 8th, 88th infantry battalions

Mar 06, 2018 - 5:34 PM

The 10 complaints are lodged against the military because of harassment against the communities there

COMPLAINT. Commission on Human Rights special Investigator Reymundo Cajes assisted complainants against the military on Tuesday, March 6, for Harassment. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte appoints 3 provincial board members

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The President fills in vacancies in the provincial boards of Kalinga, Bukidnon, and Surigao del Norte

4th Infantry Division deploys new battalion to fight insurgents in south Bukidnon

Oct 19, 2017 - 11:47 PM

The 88th Infantry Battalion will be operating from Maramag, Bukidnon

The Sumilao farmers, a decade after they marched for their rights

Oct 15, 2017 - 3:13 PM

'Gusto din namin pakita yun progress din namin... Eto 'yung mangyayari kapag ang mga magsasaka ay may kanilang sariling lupa.'

DECADE AFTER. The lives of the Sumilao farmers have changed in so many ways 10 years after they fought for their rights.

NPA rebels attack pineapple plantation in Bukidnon

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:27 PM

(UPDATED) Communist fighters from the South Central Bukidnon Subregional command confiscated 22 high-powered firearms from Davao Agricultural Ventures Corporation's security force

Rosita Caballero, a kept maiden from Panay Bukidnon, dies

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Rosita Caballero one of the last known kept maidens belonging to the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community dies at age 73

KEPT MAIDEN. Rosita Caballero is one of the last kept maiden from the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community. Photo courtesy of Daryl John Santos

Communist rebels release soldier in Bukidnon

May 24, 2017 - 4:24 PM

The New People s Army releases Technical Sergeant Joseph Paredes nearly a month after he was abducted by communist rebels in Valencia City

COMMUNIST INSURGENCY. The Duterte administration vowed to end the decades-long communist insurgency through peace negotiations. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rapper

Bar topnotcher Karen Mae Calam hopes to inspire others to dream big

May 03, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The 2016 Bar topnotcher from Kalilangan Bukidnon says her feat is beyond beyond beyond what she prayed for

DREAM BIG. Bar topnotcher Karen Mae Calam of the University of San Carlos in an interview in Cebu City after the Supreme Court announced the Bar exam results on May 3, 2017. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

Earthquake damages gov't buildings in Bukidnon town

Apr 13, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Houses barangay halls schools in Kalilangan town are partially damaged by the earthquake last Wednesday

DAMAGE TO PROPERTIES. Doctors and nurses helped set-up tents as temporary shelter at the Bukidnon Provincial Hospital in Kalilangan town following a magnitude 6 earthquake that struck Wao, Lanao del Sur on April 12, 2017. Photo from Fourtino Gonzales

News Briefs: March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday March 27

News Briefs: February 27, 2017

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:55 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday February 27

1 soldier killed, 1 cop abducted in rebel clashes

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:26 PM

In the last 48 hours New People s Army guerrillas burn to the ground trucks and heavy equipment being used in government road projects in various parts of the country

NPA ATTACK. Alleged communist guerrillas torch heavy equipment owned by a company that reportedly refused to pay revolutionary taxes Quezon on February 8, 2017, the military's Southern Luzon command says. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

NPA justifies incident that angered Duterte

Feb 07, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The NorthCentral Mindanao Command of the New People’s Army apologizes to the families of the 3 soldiers killed in Bukidnon on February 1

'LEGITIMATE ENCOUNTER'. New People's Army NorthCentral Mindanao Command spokesperson Ka Allan Juanito in a file photo taken in May 2016 in the hinterlands of Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

NPA kills 3 soldiers in Bukidnon

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:04 PM

UPDATED The shooting occurs just as the communist party terminates its unilateral ceasefire with the Philippine government The soldiers sustain at least 24 gunshot wounds each

Floods hit Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon; Cagayan de Oro still on alert

Jan 19, 2017 - 1:25 PM

The tail end of a cold front triggers more floods in parts of Mindanao

DSWD holds dialogue with Bukidnon farmers affected by El Niño

Jul 27, 2016 - 10:16 AM

The DSWD and the group of farmers sign a convenant to expedite the distribution of aid among El Niño affected farmers in Bukidnon

EL NIÑO. DWSD field office Region X signs agreement with Bukidnon farmers to expedite rice aid to El Ninño affected farmers. Photo from DSWD

3 killed, 3 hurt in Bukidnon land scuffle

Jul 13, 2016 - 12:12 PM

In Sumilao town a confrontation between security of a ranch and members of an indigenous people s group claiming the pasture land leads to casualties on the IP s side

Addressing malnutrition, one meal at a time

Jul 10, 2016 - 12:49 PM

I became obsessed with a single dream: to bring Mingo to the periphery of Bukidnon to make it available to hungry little stomachs in its mountains

CHILDREN. Northern Mindanao's prevalence of stunted children under 5 is higher than the national average. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

The dreamers of Zamboanguita

Jun 27, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Two Lumad students tread rough roads and life s challenges to achieve their dreams of having an education and giving back to their communities

DREAMLAND. Poverty may have marred this scenic and friendly place, but Zamboanguita is a home to young Lumad students who will serve as change catalysts for their own community. Photo by Jerome Torres.

In the limelight: Village chiefs tapped to swear in nat'l officials

Jun 25, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Aside from Vice President elect Leni Robredo s chosen ones meet the other barangay captains who have administered the oath taking of national officials

LIMELIGHT. Lawmakers have also tapped barangay captains to administer her oath ahead of Vice President-elect Leni Robredo.

How Andrea and her sisters escaped from prostitution

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:40 PM

A child prostitute shares her story of survival and escape

Morbid Facebook posts end in murder of Bukidnon school principal

May 25, 2016 - 4:56 PM

A former firefighter makes several posts on Facebook hinting at death in the days leading to his attack on his wife a high school principal in Malaybalay City

IP leaders hold tribal ritual to save Mt Apo

May 24, 2016 - 1:40 PM

During the sacred ritual which sought forgiveness from the tribes ancestors for the disrespect of Mt Apo North Cotabato 2nd District Representative Nancy Catamco is named a Diwata or protector

RITUAL. Several IP groups hold a special ritual to save Mt. Apo. All photos by Editha Z. Caduaya

Alan Purisima, Duterte’s cabinet, Salah Abdeslam | 6PM wRap

May 20, 2016 - 6:45 PM

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Cagayan de Oro judge survives 2nd slay try in a month

May 19, 2016 - 2:20 PM

UPDATED Judge Emmanuel Pasal believes the attempts on his life are linked to Bukidnon drug cases that he is handling The Supreme Court has ordered the transfer of these cases to the Regional Trial Court of Cebu

SLAY ATTEMPT. Judge Emmanuel Pasal checks the interior of his vehicle outside the Puerto Police Station in Cagayan de Oro City, an hour after it was processed by Scene of the Crime Operatives. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Slay of Bukidnon town mayoral bet could be poll-related

May 08, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Drop Drop We are only here for the mayor gunmen tell residents before killing Lantapan Bukidnon mayoral candidate Armando Ceballos

Bukidnon mayoral bet shot dead

May 07, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Gunmen shoot independent candidate Armando Ceballos inside his home in Lantapan town

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May 03, 2016 - 12:47 PM

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Robredo daughter in tears as she welcomes Sumilao farmers

May 03, 2016 - 11:38 AM

Sumilao farmers arrive in Manila after a 19 day journey in support of the vice presidential bid of Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo who championed their cause in 2007

IN TEARS. Leni Robredo's daughter Tricia Robredo welcomes the Sumilao farmers as they arrive in Manila. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

2 cops abducted at 'NPA checkpoints' in Bukidnon

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Two cops are declared prisoners of war as the New People s Army sets up checkpoints in 3 Mindanao provinces

REBELS. NPA guerrillas belonging to the Front 73 Guerrilla Command in formation during the release of a government soldier they held as 'prisoner of war' in June. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

NPA to candidates: Coordinate with us for 'smooth' campaigning

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:02 AM

The New People s Army sets up checkpoints in Misamis Oriental Bukidnon and Agusan del Norte

Bukidnon governor Jose Zubiri Jr endorses Duterte

Apr 01, 2016 - 7:02 PM

But Zubiri says most local leaders in the province support Liberal Party vice presidential bet Leni Robredo instead of Duterte s running mate Alan Peter Cayetano

File photo of Rodrigo Duterte by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Aquino environment adviser guilty of misusing pork barrel

Mar 28, 2016 - 11:01 AM

UPDATED The anti graft court sentences Nereus Acosta former Bukidnon congressman and now Laguna Lake Development Authority general manager to 6 10 years in jail

Nereus Acosta, Philippine Presidential Adviser on Environmental Protection. File photo courtesy COP21

Water as precious as gold in Bukidnon

Mar 22, 2016 - 10:39 PM

In remote places like Bgy Butong risks associated with the lack of access to water are more pronounced because of the drought