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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

THE DURIAN POST – BUKIDNON – VOL 1 NO 2 – Aug 6 – 12, 2012 – No Zubiri-Calingasan battle in 2013 Bukidnon polls


The anticipated grand battle in the gubernatorial race between Gov. Alex Calingasan and Vice Governor Jose Maria Zubiri has gone pfffttt! with the governor himself saying he is not clashing head-on with Zubiri in the 2013 elections.
I will vie for vice governor in next year’s elections, Calingasan told media in a dampener that steals away early excitement over a possible clash between him and Zubiri in the contest for the province’s top post.
Calingasan bared his decision to slide down to the second highest position last week to Mindanews after taping his weekly radio program “Ang Bukidnon Karon” (Bukidnon Now) Program.
The vice governor told Mindanews that the decision was arrived at in a meeting with Zubiri last month brokered by a group that included businessman John Perrine.
Prior to his statement, a potential Calingasan-Zubiri clash in the coming elections has been subject of persistent speculation in political circles.
Earlier, the League of Municipalities (LMP) in Bukidnon took steps to head off the showdown and patch personal and political differences between the two officials.
During a meeting in May in Lantapan town, LMP members expressed worry over the rift and intensively discussed the conflict and offered help in mediating in the rift.
The mayors were Nenita M. Suyao (Kalilangan), Romeo P. Tiongco (Damulog), Rey B. Baula (Sumilao), Godofredo I. Balansag (Lantapan), Joelito J. Talaid (Kadingilan), Aida B. dela Rosa (Malitbog), Edilberto F. Ayuban (Dangcagan), Alice P. Resus (Maramag), Pedro R. Alvarez (Baungon), Rogelio N. Quiño (Manolo Fortich), Manolito G. Garces (Pangantucan), Nestor B. Macapayag (Talakag), Rogelio C. Castillanes (Cabanglasan), Mario T. Okinlay (Impasug-ong), Laurencia S. Edma (San Fernando), Felix S. Manzano (Don Carlos), Rodito B. Rafisura (Kitaotao), Ignacio W. Zubiri (Malaybalay City) and Osmundo dela Rosa (President Emeritus).durian post – bukidnon
Zubiri ended his 3-year term as governor in 2010 and swapped positions with his then vice governor Calingasan in that year’s polls.
The conflict between the two arose from speculations Calingasan had been courting support from opposition ranks for his reelection bid in 2013 and for allegedly behind a media smear campaign targetting Zubiri.