Bukidnon

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Bukidnon is a highland paradise in the heart of Mindanao. It is home to the world's biggest pineapple plantation boasting a classic golf course dating back to 1928. It is the biggest cattle-producing province in the region. It is well endowed with natural attractions like the Kitanglad Ranges that includes Dulang Dulang, the second highest peak in the country. And it has been identified as one of the country's richest in biodiversity and endemic species of flora and fauna.

Bukidnon is in the heartland of Mindanao, linking Davao to the south and Misamis Oriental to the north of the island.

GEOGRAPHY

Bukidnon, a rich tableland, is a landlocked province in Northern Mindanao. It occupies the extensive plateau that is bounded on the north and the northeast by Misamis Oriental; on the east by Agusan; on the south and southeast by Davao; and on the southwest and west by Lanao and Cotabato. It lies between the parrallels 7'25' and 8'38' north latitude and meridians 124'16' east longtitude.

Topography is predominantly a rolling tableland of grass with an average elevation of 915 meters. Low plains alternating with rolling uplands, deep canyons and valleys characterize the terrain.

POLITICAL SUBDIVISION

The province has a total of 464 barangays distributed among 21 municipalities and one component city. Malaybalay is the capital town. The province is grouped into 3 congressional districts.

POPULATION

Total population is 1,060,275.

LANGUAGE/DIALECT

The province has different dialects brought by the immigration of lowlanders that come from the different islands of the archipelago. Cebuano is spoken by 77.9% of the population; Binukid, by 8.9%; and English, by 0.05%.

CLIMATE

Bukidnon is relatively cool and moist throughout the year. There are two prevailing types of climate variations: the northern part has no pronounced maximum rain period, with a short dry season lasting only for one to three months, while the southern part has no pronounced maximum rain period and no dry season.

The province is outside the the typhoon belt. The mean annual temperature is 24.04°C with maximum and minimum temperature of 29.6°C and 18.5°C, respectively. The annual average rainfall is 2,581.84m.

MAJOR INDUSTRIES

Bukidnon is an agricultural economy. It is a major producer of rice, corn, sugar coffee, rubber, pineapple, tomato, flowers, cassava, and other fruits and vegetables. It is also a major producer of chicken, hogs, and cattle.

Among its major corporations, Del Monte Phils Inc. is engaged in pineapple production and cattle fattening while Bukidnon Sugar Milling Corp. and Crystal Sugar Milling are into sugar milling and refining.

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  • KAAMULAN FESTIVAL

    Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

    February 16 - March 10

  • Bebingka Festival/Foundation Day

    Manticao , Misamis Oriental

    February 7

  • Patunob Festival/Town Fiesta

    Binuangan, Misamis Oriental

    February 10-11

  • MENAJAK FESTIVAL

    Calamba, Misamis Occidental

    February 14

  • Sinacbang Festival

    Sinacaban, Misamis Occidental

    February 19

  • Nangkaan Festival

    Maigo , Lanao del Norte

    Feb. 27

  • LUGAHAIT FESTIVAL

    Lugait, Misamis Oriental

    March 16

  • ALIMANGO FESTIVAL

    Lala, Lanao del Norte

    March 22

  • PANAAD

    Camiguin

    April 21-22

  • SUMMER FESTIVAL

    Opol, Misamis Oriental

    April-June

  • HUGYAW SA KADAGATAN

    Kauswagan , Lanao del Norte

    April 14

  • CAROMATA FESTIVAL TOWN FIESTA (ST. CRUZ) LAGUINDINGAN, MISOR

    Laguindingan , Misamis Oriental

    April 20

  • BALINGOAN FESTIVAL

    Balingoan , Misamis Oriental

    April 25

  • SALAY TOWN FIESTA (ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER)

    Salay, Misamis Oriental

    May 1

  • TOWN FIESTA (ST. CRUZ)

    Alubijid , Misamis Oriental

    May 3

  • TOWN FIESTA (SAN ISIDRO LABRADOR)

    Medina, Misamis Oriental

    May 14-15

  • TABANOG FESTIVAL ARAW NG BALINGASAG

    Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

    May 22

  • TOWN FIESTA (BALINGOAN)

    Balingoan, Misamis Oriental

    May 29

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  • SAGAYAN FESTIVAL (MARANAO WAR DANCE)

    Tubod, Lanao del Norte

    July 4

  • HUDYAKA FESTIVAL

    Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental

    July 12

  • SUBAYAN KEG SUBANEN FESTIVAL

    Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental

    July 15-16

  • KALIGA FESTIVAL (STREET PAGEANTRY)

    Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

    July 22

  • KAAHAAN FESTIVAL (ARAW NG KINOGUITAN)

    Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental

    August 11

  • ARAW NG CABANGLASAN

    Cabanglasan, Bukidnon

    August 11-13

  • KAUMAHAN FESTIVAL

    Opol , Misamis Oriental

    August 15-31

  • ARAW NG ALUBIJID (DIYANDIHAN FESTIVAL)

    Alubijid , Misamis Oriental

    August 18

  • DIYANDI FESTIVAL

    Iligan City

    September 1 - October 2

  • LANGARAN FESTIVAL

    Plaridel, Misamis Occidental

    September 10

  • BUNGAG DAGTABINAL FESTIVAL

    Misamis Occidental (Aloran)

    September 15

  • GALAAN FESTIVAL

    Don Victiriano, Misamis Occidental

    September 17

  • PAGPAKANAUG

    St. Michael's Cathedral, Iligan City

    September 20

  • MS. ILIGAN CITY

    Iligan City

    September 27

  • SAGINGAN FESTIVAL

    Tubod, Lanao del Norte

    October 17

  • LANZONES FESTIVAL

    Camiguin

    October 16-22 (third week)

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  • CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

    Opol, Misamis Oriental

    December 1- January 31

  • CHRISTMAS SYMBOLS

    Naawan. Misamis Oriental

    December 1- December 31

  • PASIGAHAN SA BALINGASAG

    Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

    December 1- January 7

  • BONGGAHAN SA VALENCIA

    Valencia City, Bukidnon

    December 10