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Category Archive: Bukidnon

Nov
27
2012

Mindanao Saga: Return to the Land of Promise (2011 Year Ender)

Mindanao—the second largest island in, down south of the republic…very far yet so close to my heart. For most of the urbanites, it is a place that most should avoid because of adjectives associated with it: war-torn, poverty-stricken and home of the “terrorists.” Indeed, the notion of the island has evaded so many people to visit this great island in the south. However, in my own perspective, we have to take a second look onto this island. Mindanao has so much to offer, so much to see, so much to experience yet so neglected and feared by many.

Mindanao was (and for some, still is) “The Wild West” of the Philippines, as what they said-a tapestry of stories of three seemingly opposite cultures, vastly still unexplored and full of potential.

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Nov
08
2012

Bukidnon Provincial Capitol: Heritage, Governance and Cool Mountain Air

 

Bukidnon Provincial Capitol

Bukidnon Provincial Capitol stands majestically in front of a wide football field, backed up by pine-covered hills, misty after rains. While we look to Luzon and Visayas for anything colonial heritage structures, Mindanao has handful of them as well. In Northern Mindanao, we thought that most civic structures were built during the contemporary times. We were wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct
24
2012

Musuan Peak: Volcano in the Campus Backyard

Musuan Peak and Fulbright Kiosk of Central Mindanao University. Click the photo to view more images of CMU and Musuan Peak

Bukidnon’s landscape is just simply marvelous. Expanse of hills blanketed in agricultural plantations, bordered with pine trees and towering mountain ranges. One can simply think whether we are still in tropical Pilipinas or not. However, between Valencia City and Maramag, a peak rises abruptly over the valley of Pulangi—Musuan Peak.

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