Sunday, April 29, 2007

Diocese of Malaybalay To Hold Provincial Candidate Forum

by: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City – The Diocese of Malaybalay is currently conducting a series of activities for the political education campaign for this coming election this year.

Aside from radio programs and plugging through DXDB Radyo Bandilyo Bukidnon, a candicate forum for provincial level candidates will be held tomorrow May 1, 2007 at Plaza Rizal, this city at around 2 pm.

The said candidate forum is a joint undertaking of Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), National Movement for Free Election (NAMFREL) and Social Action Center (SAC) of the Diocese of Malaybalay.

During the said forum the candidates will deliver their programs and platforms of government and people will have a chance to ask during the open forum.

According to Fr. Danilo Paciente, DCM, the PPCRV-NAMFREL provincial coordinator that after the forum a covenant signing will follow shortly for an honest and peaceful election.

This will be aired live through DXDB Radyo Bandilyo, a catholic run radio station in Bukidnon.


Monday, April 23, 2007

Election Big Boost for Income for Habal-habal

by: Aurell P. Arais

Malaybalay City - If there’s anyone who feels happy during this season of politics, one of them are motor single operators and drivers.

Here in Bukidnon, it was learned that motor single that were hired by politicians during this election fever were rented P500.00 per day.

This is aside from free food and gasoline for the motor unit.

This is usually occurred on mountainous and remote areas that are no longer fit for four wheeled vehicles.

Although it is not permanent, nevertheless it is a big help for the family.

According to a habal-habal driver in a vernacular “once in a blue moon lang ni bay pahimos sab ta”.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Forest Protection is Everybodys' Concern-BENRO

by: Aurell P. Arais

The Bukidnon Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) have appealed to the public to help them protect the environment.

The appeal was made by Forester Arturo Melendez of BENRO as reaction to the recent forest fire within 5000 hectares Bukidnon Tree Park here in Malaybalay City.

The Bukidnon Tree Park was planted with pine tree the main reason why Malaybalay has a very nice and cold climate.

According to Melendez, trees are very important for animal being since it gives off oxygen for us to breath.

“Trees are precious gift from GOD, so we must refrain to destroy it instead protect it” he concluded.