Category Archives: Bukidnon

Duterte inaugurates biggest drug rehab center in Mindanao

wellness center bukidnon

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday renewed his commitment to pursue his war on drugs as he inaugurated the biggest drug rehabilitation center — a product of the China-Philippines relations “at its best.”

“So I focus on crimes and drugs. I said, ‘I will stop drugs,’” Duterte said in his speech at the inauguration of the Northern Mindanao Wellness and Reintegration Center (NMWRC) in Malaybalay, Bukidnon.

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“I have raised the matter of drug contamination as a security threat to the country. It is a security threat to the country,” he added.

Chinese-owned Friends of the Philippines Foundation (FPF) has financed the construction of the NMWRC that will serve as rehabilitation and skills training center for drug dependents.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque thanked FPF founder Jose Kho for donating the PHP500-million NMWRC, which can house 500 to 800 drug dependents.

“Now the foundation that built the center not only donated the money but also invested time and energy in the design, quality, construction of the rehabilitation center, making this not only the best in the Philippines but also one of the best in Southeast Asia,” Roque said.

Upon completion, he said the FPF will donate PHP13 million yearly to support the wellness center’s operation.

Roque also expressed gratitude to the Chinese government for supporting the Philippines’ anti-drug campaign.

“We would also like to thank Chinese President Xi Jinping. Under the leadership of President Xi and President Duterte, the relationship between the Philippines and China has now entered the best level in history and will continue to be even better,” he said.

He said Philippines-China relations is at its renaissance and at its best.

“And this wellness center is in fact the evidence that this cooperation can in fact bear fruits as in fact we are witness today to a fruition of this new friendship between China and the Philippines,” Roque said. (PNA)


bombingBUKIDNON. A bomb exploded inside a Rural Transit Bus Mindanao bound to Cagayan de Oro from Wao town in Lanao del Sur. The explosion occurred in front of the main gate of Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon around 5:30 p.m. (Grabbed from Pulitika sa Bukidnon Group posted by Goody JTabz)

Police in Maramag, Bukidnon are conducting post blast investigation on a bus bombing Tuesday afternoon, December 9,  that left at least eleven passengers dead and more than 15 others wounded, police said.

A manhunt is now ongoing against the suspects who were captured by a CCTV camera in Poblacion Maramag where the bus left before proceeding to Valencia City from Wao, Lanao del Sur, according to Police Inspector Jeselle Longakit, Bukidnon police spokesperson.

Longakit told Church-run Radio DXDB in Malaybalay City that the blast occurred at the rear part of Rural Bus at past 5 p.m.

Longakit said the explosion, believed to be from an improvised bomb with mobile phone as trigger mechanism, occurred while the bus was in transit in front of Central Mindanao University main entrance in Barangay Musoan, Maramag, Bukidnon.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack that occurred more than a month after another bus of the same company was subjected to IED attack that left four persons wounded.

Longakit said most of the passengers were heading home from a fiesta celebration in nearby Wao town in Lanao del Sur.

The bus firm had been receiving extortion letters from lawless elements asking protection money.

Longakit said the wounded were rushed to hospitals in Valencia City and Poblacion Maramag. (PNA)

Fibeco: Partnership with Kegi a commitment to Bukidnon’s progress

    CITY of VALENCIA, Bukidnon – The First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FIBECO) partnership with King Energy Generation Inc. (KEGI) on a twin diesel-powered generation plant project is part of Fibeco’s commitment to the progress and development of Bukidnon.

The first plant—the 3.2MW Bukidnon Power Plant I bunker fuel power plant in Barangay Puntian, Quezon—was inaugurated on July 29, 2012.
KEGI and FIBECO are currently working in another partnership—the 4.4MW Bukidnon Power Plant II diesel plant in Bagontaas, Valencia City.     As part of FIBECO’s 10-year power supply plan, our ultimate goal is to have enough power in our coverage area. We are seriously taking moves to address the power needs in the province as well as in Mindanao, said FIBECO General Manager Engr. Renato S. Cortezano.
Kegi’s entry into the Bukidnon power supply scene is part of immediate  solutions to the current power crisis, said Cortezano.
We hope to contribute to the progress of Bukidnon by inviting investors in power generation to provide electricity at very reasonable power rate, Cortezano said. MEL N. VELEZ

Assessor chips in P66M to Maramag coffers

         MARAMAG, Bukidnon – After chalking a record high collection of P66 million in tax year 2010-2011, the biggest in Region 10, the Maramag Assessor’s Office has vowed another high-level performance this year.

Municipal Assessor Officer Engr. Evelyn Alburo-Lantong said her office would continue to intensify collection of Real Property Tax (RPT), the biggest contributor to Maramag’s revenues.
Alburo-Lantong said strong efforts would also be focused on tax declaration payments by beneficiaries of the Land Administration and Management Program (LAMP) II.
LAMP, a partnership between and among the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Maramag municipality, has so far given out land titles to 1,017 recipients who are potential payers of current and back taxes, said Engr. Alburo-Lantong. MEL VELEZ