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Top to bottom: Kitanglad Range National Park; Pulangi River at San Jose, Quezon; Bukidnon Welcome Marker at Alae, Manolo Fortich; Mangima Canyon; Bukidnon Provincial Capitol; Overview at Palacapao, Quezon; Kalatungan Range National Park.
Top to bottom: Kitanglad Range National Park; Pulangi River at San Jose, Quezon; Bukidnon Welcome Marker at Alae, Manolo Fortich; Mangima Canyon; Bukidnon Provincial Capitol; Overview at Palacapao, Quezon; Kalatungan Range National Park.
Flag of Bukidnon
Official seal of Bukidnon
Location in the Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Coordinates: 07°55′N 125°05′E / 7.917°N 125.083°E / 7.917; 125.083Coordinates: 07°55′N 125°05′E / 7.917°N 125.083°E / 7.917; 125.083
Country Philippines
Region Northern Mindanao (Region X)
Founded September 1, 1914 (Commission Act 2408)[1]
Capital Malaybalay City
 • Type Province of the Philippines
 • Governor Jose Maria Zubiri, Jr. (Bukidnon Paglaum Party)
 • Vice Governor Alex Calingasan (Bukidnon Paglaum Party)
 • Total 10,498.59 km2 (4,053.53 sq mi)
Area rank 3rd out of 81
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,299,192
 • Rank 16th out of 81
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
 • Density rank 61st out of 81
 • Independent cities 0
 • Component cities 2
 • Municipalities 20
 • Barangays 464
 • Districts 1st to 4th districts of Bukidnon
Time zone PHT (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8700 to 8723
Dialing code 88
ISO 3166 code PH-BUK
Spoken languages Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Binukid, Tagalog, English
Income Classification 1st class[2]
Website www.bukidnon.gov.ph

Bukidnon (/bˈkɪdnɒn/; officially, the Province of Bukidnon: Cebuano: Probinsiya sa Bukidnon; Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Bukidnon) is a landlocked province in the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region.[4] Its capital is the city of Malaybalay. The province borders, clockwise starting from the north, Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, Cotabato, Lanao del Sur, and Lanao del Norte. According to the 2010 Census of Population by the National Statistics Office (NSO), the province is inhabited by 1,299,192 residents.[5]

The name "Bukidnon" means "highlander" or "mountain dweller". The province is considered to be the food basket of Mindanao, being the major producer of rice and corn in the region. Produce from plantations in the province also include pineapples, bananas and sugarcane. Situated within Bukidnon is Mount Dulang-dulang, the 2nd highest mountain in the country, with an elevation of 2,938 m located in Kitanglad Mountain Range.[6] Mount Kitanglad (2,899m.), Mount Kalatungan (2,860m.), Mt. Maagnaw (2,742m.), Mt. Lumuluyaw (2,612m.) and Mt. Tuminungan (2,400m.), the 4th, 5th, 8th, 17th and 30th highest mountains in the country respectively, are also found in the province.[7]

There are no seaports in the province because the place is landlocked. On the other hand, the former Malaybalay Airstrip which used to serve the general area of the province was closed down during the late 1990s and the area where the airport used to be located was converted into a low-cost housing project. To get to Bukidnon, one must travel by land from Cagayan de Oro City or from Davao City. A proposed domestic airport site in the municipality of Don Carlos has already been on the talks since 2008 and in 2013, the proposal was finalized.[8][9][10]


Political history[edit]

Bukidnon became a part of Misamis in the latter part of 1850. The whole area was then called Malaybalay and the people were known as Bukidnons (highlanders or mountain dwellers). The Philippine Commission, then headed by Commissioner Dean C. Worcester, Secretary of Interior, proposed the separation of Bukidnon from Misamis Province. On August 20, 1907, the Philippine Commission Act No. 1693 was enacted the Province of Agusan and sub- province of Bukidnon. Bukidnon became a regular province on March 10, 1917 by virtue of the creation of the Department of Mindanao and Sulu under Act 2711.

In 1942, invading Japanese troops entered Bukidnon. Mt. Capistrano was a civilian evacuation area in the World War II. In 1945, the province was liberated from Japanese occupation by Filipino and American troops with the aid of Bukidnon-based Filipino guerrillas during the Second World War.

Bukidnon Provincial Capitol, Malaybalay City
One of the "tulugan" at Kaamulan Park, Malaybalay City

Cultural history[edit]

According to oral history of the indigenous people of Bukidnon, there were four main tribes in Central Mindanao: the Maranaos who dwell in Lanao del Sur, and the Maguindanao, Manobo and Talaandig tribes who respectively inhabit the eastern, southern, and north-central portions of the original province of Cotabato. When the civil government divided central Mindanao into provinces at the turn of the 20th century, the groups included in the province of Bukidnon are the Talaandig and the Manobo. The Visayans, particularly the Cebuanos and the Hiligaynons migrated into the province followed by various groups from Luzon, namely, the Ilocanos, Tagalogss, and merchants and wealthy businessmen from Northern Luzon like the Igorots and the Ivatans. All contributed massive acculturation among the indigenous tribes. Most of those who moved to the mountains and forest continued to hold on their ancestors’ cultural heritage. The wide variety of Filipino groups now thrives in the province and contributed immensely in the socio-economic development.


Bukidnon is a landlocked plateau in North Central Mindanao. It is bounded on the north by Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City; on the south by North Cotabato, General Santos City and Davao City; on the east by Agusan del Sur and Davao del Norte; and west by Lanao del Sur. It lies between parallels 7°25' and 8°38' north latitude and meridians 124°03' and 125°16' east longitude. Malaybalay City, the capital town, is about 850 kilometres (530 mi) by air from Manila and 91 kilometres (57 mi) by road from Cagayan de Oro City.

It has two important landmarks, Mount Kitanglad and Pulangi River. Mount Kitanglad has a peak of 2,899 metres (9,511 ft) above sea level. Pulangi River, on the other hand, traverses through the northeastern and southern part of the province towards the Rio Grande of Mindanao.

Land area[edit]

The province's total land area is 1,049,859 hectares (2,594,260 acres).[2] It accounts for 59 percent (59%) of Northern Mindanao. Thirty-eight percent (38%) is alienable and disposable. The rest is classified timberland.

It also accounts for 80 percent (80%) or 34 million metric tons of the region’s nonmetallic mineral deposits which include high grade white and red clay, gold, chromite, copper, serpentine, manganese, quartz and limestone deposits can also be found in the province.


Bukidnon is generally characterised as an extensive plateau but the southern and eastern boundaries are mountainous area. The province's average elevation is 915 metres (3,002 ft) above sea level. The slope gradient peaks at 2,899 metres (9,511 ft) of Mount Kitanglad, an extinct volcano occupying the central portion. Two other mountain bodies are found in its southern portion, Mt. Kalatungan and Mt. Tangkulan, which rise to 2,287 metres (7,503 ft) and 1,678 metres (5,505 ft), respectively. Gently rolling grassland plateau cut deep and wide canyons of the Cagayan, Pulangi, and Tagoloan Rivers and their tributaries which cover a greater part of the province. The whole eastern and southern border adjoining the provinces of Agusan, Davao del Norte, and Cotabato are covered by lofty and densely forested mountains of the Pantaron Mountain Range (Central Cordillera).

The Bukidnon plateau is mainly of volcanic zone consisting of pyroclastic, basaltic and andesitic cones.

The Central Cordillera is a mountain range of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. About 49% of the land resource of the province is of rugged hills and mountains and 33% of undulating to rolling terrain. The rest of the province is composed of nearly level terraces, alluvial lowland, canyons and gorges. The volcanic terraces and volcanic foot slopes that are ≥500 m above sea level are estimated to be about 221,600 hectares.

At Mailag, 23 kilometres (14 mi) south of Malaybalay City, the plateau begins to descend and gradually merges into the lowlands of Cotabato province.


Two types of climate prevail between the northern and southern sections of Bukidnon, The northern part is classified as belonging to Type III, that is, there is no pronounced rain period but relatively dry during the months of November to May. In the southern portion of the province, the climate is classified as Type IV with no dry season. The driest area is Baungon, while the wettest is the Calabugao plain. The climate is relatively cool and humid throughout the year.

The average annual rainfall is 2,800 millimetres (110 in). Just like in other parts of the country, rainfall is more pronounced from June to October compared to other months of the year. February to April are the drier months.

Temperature ranges vary with elevation. In areas lower than 500 metres (1,600 ft) above sea level (m.a.s.l.), the recorded temperature range is between 20 to 34 °C (68 to 93 °F). Areas with elevations greater than 500 m.a.s.l. would have temperatures ranging from 18 to 28 °C (64 to 82 °F).

Relative humidity also varies with elevation, with those above 500 m having relative humidity of about 80%, while areas lying below 500 meters, 65-7 percent. Thus, the Malaybalay-Impasug-ong area and those around the volcanic cones approximate semi-temperate conditions and can support the cultivation of highland tropical crops.

Based on the records of climatological stations within and near the province, lithology and land form, three (3) agro-ecological zones are identified. One covers the mountainous eastern side (Central Cordillera) which is generally wet, with rainfall of about 2,340 to 4,000 millimetres (92 to 157 in) per annum. Another covers the high altitude volcanic plains, the Malaybalay-Impasug-ong area and the footslopes of Mt. Kitanglad and Mt. Kalatungan. These areas have an annual rainfall in the range of 2,490 to 3,680 millimetres (98 to 145 in). The third zone covers the south-central and the north-western parts of the province, with elevations of less than 500 meters, relatively dry with mean annual rainfall in the range of 1,700 to 2,600 millimetres (67 to 102 in).

Bodies of water[edit]

A waterfall found within the boundaries of the Kalatungan Mountain Range
The Pulangi River in Brgy. San Jose, Quezon.

Bukidnon is known as the watershed of Mindanao. It is endowed with six major river systems namely: Pulangi, Tagoloan, Cagayan, Manupali, Muleta, and Bobonawan Rivers. These rivers carved the landscape of the province creating numerous canyons.

The Pulangi River, considered the longest river in the province, is a tributary of the Rio Grande of Mindanao. Its headwaters are found in the mountains of Kalabugao, Impasugong. It is the largest as well as the longest river found in the province. It covers the following cities and municipalities of the province: Impasugong, Malaybalay City, Cabanglasan, San Fernando, Valencia City, Maramag, Quezon, Don Carlos, Kitaotao, Dangcagan, Kibawe and Damulog.

The Tagoloan River has its headwaters in the mountains of Can-ayan, Malaybalay City. It traverses the province northwestward passing through Malaybalay City, Impasugong, Sumilao, Manolo Fortich, Malitbog and finally empties into the sea at Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.

The Cagayan River watershed is found mostly in the municipality of Talakag. Its headwaters are found in the Kitanglad Mountain Range in central Bukidnon. The river flows northward through the municipalities of Talakag and Baungon. Its mouth lies at Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental, where it is the main source of potable water.

The Manupali River, a major tributary of the Pulangi River, start in the mountains of Lantapan, Bukidnon, picking up tributaries along the way from the Kalatungan and Kitanglad Mountain Ranges. It forms part of the natural boundary of the Valencia City and Lantapan. It flows eastward towards Malaybalay City, eventually joining the Pulangi River in Valencia City.

The Muleta River is found in the southern portion of the province covering the municipalities of Pangantucan, Don Carlos, Kitaotao, Dangcagan, Kibawe, Kadingilan and Damulog. It is another important tributary of the Pulangi River and flows southward. It will join the Pulangi River in the boundary of Bukidnon and Cotabato province.

The Bobonawan River, found in the municipality of Cabanglasan, is another tributary of the Pulangi River. It covers most of the parts of the municipality, flowing southward towards Pulangi River.

Aside from the relatively important river systems, various lakes also dot the landscape of the province. Pinamaloy Lake, in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, is the biggest in the province covering about 50 hectares. It was named after Barangay Pinamaloy, the place where the lake is located. Another lake is found in Pigtauranan, Pangantucan called the Napalit Lake. The lake covers an area of 36 hectares and is one of the tourist spots in Pangantucan, Bukidnon. There are 24 floating islets in the lake. The third significant inland body of water in the province is Apo Lake at Guinoyoran, Valencia City. It occupies an approximate area of 25 hectares. A man-made lake called Maramag Basin is found in Maramag, Bukidnon, which was the result of the construction of the Pulangi IV Hydroelectric Dam of the National Power Corporation (NPC) in the course of the Pulangi River.


Age Distribution of Bukidnon's Population by Sex (2000)
Population census of
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 843,891 —    
1995 940,403 +2.05%
2000 1,060,415 +2.61%
2007 1,190,284 +1.61%
2010 1,299,192 +3.24%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

Based on the National Statistics Office (NSO) Census of 2010, Bukidnon has a total population of 1,299,192 people.[3]

In the 2000 census, males slightly edge the females with 546,234, accounting for about 52% of the province’s total population while females, with 514,181, account about 48%. Based on age distribution, Bukidnon has a fairly young population, with ages 14 and below accounting 42.15% or 446, 952. The 15-34 age bracket account for 33.68% of the province’s population or 357,112. Ages 55 and above barely accounts 6.5% of the total. The average population growth rate of the province is 2.05% (2.03% if exponential) from 2000-2010. Male-to-female ratio in the province stood at 1.06.

Population density[edit]

The average population density for the province is 128 persons per square km. The cities/municipalities with the highest population densities are the following: Don Carlos (353/km2), Kitaotao (250/km2), Valencia City (244/km2), Maramag (213/km2) and Quezon (202/km2). The cities/municipalities with the lowest densities, on the other hand are: Impasugong (29/km2), Talakag (58/km2), San Fernando (63/km2), Malitbog (75/km2) and Damulog (83/km2).

Population by congressional districts[edit]

Population percentage by District (2010)

By Congressional Districts, District III has the highest population among the four capturing 31.93% of the total population of the province. It is followed by District II with 25.80% of the total population. Third is District I has a population percentage of 21.47%. The least populated district is District IV with population percentage of 20.80%.

Valencia City has the highest population among the cities/municipalities of the province with 181, 556 inhabitants, accounting 13.97% of the province’s total. It is closely followed by Malaybalay City with 153, 085 inhabitants or 11.78% of the total. Quezon is at third with 94, 584 inhabitants or 7.28% of the total. Manolo Fortich and Maramag are 4th and 5th with 91, 026 and 90, 901 inhabitants, respectively.


Bukidnon's population by ethnic origin (2000)

According to ethnicity, majority of the people in Bukidnon are Cebuano accounting approximately 41% of the total population. The Bukidnon lumads (Bukidnon, Higaonon, Manobo, Talaandig, etc.) account about 24% of the total population of the province. The Maranaos are abou 8% of the total population. The Hiligaynon/Ilonggo and Boholano groups follow with 8.83% and 7.37%, respectively, of the province’s total population.

Indigenous inhabitants of Bukidnon are the Lumad peoples, including the Bukidnon, Higaonon, Manobo, Talaandig, and . Their cultures and traditions are embodied in oral folk literature of the province which are classified into; "Antoka" (riddles), "Basahan" (proverbs or wise sayings), "Kaliga" (ceremonial songs), "Limbay" (lyric poem), "Sala" (love song), "Idangdang" (ballad), "Ulaging" (epic) and "Nanangon" (folktales). Religion is monotheistic. They believe in one God. "Magbabaya" (the ruler of all) has minor gods and goddesses under his command (Example: "Bulalakaw" watches rivers and lakes, "Tumpas Nanapiyaw" or "Itumbangol" watches the bases of the earth, night, and day).

Many of the population, however, are recent Christian immigrants from Cebu or elsewhere in the Philippine archipelago.


Religion in Bukidnon[11]
Religion percentage
Roman Catholic

Majority are Christians (predominantly Roman Catholic, 80.7%).


The lingua franca of the region is Cebuano. Also spoken, although at low percentage, are Hiligaynon/Ilonggo, Ilocano, Tagalog, Maranao, Waray-Waray and English.

Politics and administration[edit]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Bukidnon is subdivided into 20 municipalities and 2 cities.

City or
Date of
(per km²)
No. of

Baungon 1 Jul 1956 328.34 32,868 100.1 16 8707 2nd 8°18′45″N 124°41′14″E / 8.3125°N 124.6871°E / 8.3125; 124.6871 (Baungon)
Cabanglasan 13 Aug 1979 243.30 32,427 133.3 15 8723 3rd 8°04′35″N 125°18′04″E / 8.0765°N 125.3011°E / 8.0765; 125.3011 (Cabanglasan)
Damulog 16 Aug 1971 244.19 25,538 104.6 17 8721 4th 7°28′53″N 124°56′20″E / 7.4813°N 124.9388°E / 7.4813; 124.9388 (Damulog)
Dangcagan 29 Aug 1961 422.69 22,448 53.1 14 8719 3rd 7°36′36″N 125°00′15″E / 7.6099°N 125.0041°E / 7.6099; 125.0041 (Dangcagan)
Don Carlos 18 Jun 1966 213.72 64,334 301 29 8712 1st 7°41′02″N 124°59′41″E / 7.6838°N 124.9946°E / 7.6838; 124.9946 (Don Carlos)
Impasugong 1 Sep 1914 1,051.17 43,587 41.5 13 8702 1st 8°18′12″N 125°00′03″E / 8.3033°N 125.0008°E / 8.3033; 125.0008 (Impasugong)
Kadingilan 16 Aug 1971 171.94 31,756 184.7 17 8713 3rd 7°36′00″N 124°54′36″E / 7.6001°N 124.9099°E / 7.6001; 124.9099 (Kadingilan)
Kalilangan 18 Jun 1966 251.43 39,847 158.5 14 8718 2nd 7°44′48″N 124°44′53″E / 7.7468°N 124.7480°E / 7.7468; 124.7480 (Kalilangan)
Kibawe 1 Jul 1956 304.13 35,767 117.6 23 8720 2nd 7°34′04″N 124°59′25″E / 7.5678°N 124.9903°E / 7.5678; 124.9903 (Kibawe)
Kitaotao 18 Jun 1966 788.78 49,488 62.7 35 8716 1st 7°38′20″N 125°00′27″E / 7.6390°N 125.0074°E / 7.6390; 125.0074 (Kitaotao)
Lantapan 18 Jun 1966 328.35 55,934 170.3 14 8722 1st 8°01′34″N 124°59′17″E / 8.0262°N 124.9880°E / 8.0262; 124.9880 (Lantapan)
Libona 1 Jul 1956 374.37 39,393 105.2 14 8706 1st 8°20′05″N 124°44′37″E / 8.3346°N 124.7435°E / 8.3346; 124.7435 (Libona)
Malaybalay 19 Oct 1907 969.19 153,085 158 46 8700 1st 8°09′19″N 125°07′49″E / 8.1553°N 125.1304°E / 8.1553; 125.1304 (Malaybalay)
Malitbog 25 Jun 1963 581.85 22,880 39.3 11 8704 2nd 8°32′11″N 124°52′45″E / 8.5363°N 124.8792°E / 8.5363; 124.8792 (Malitbog)
Manolo Fortich 21 Jun 1957 413.60 91,026 220.1 22 8703 1st 8°21′57″N 124°51′49″E / 8.3659°N 124.8637°E / 8.3659; 124.8637 (Manolo Fortich)
Maramag 1 Jul 1956 447.26 90,901 203.2 20 8714 1st 7°45′40″N 125°00′17″E / 7.7611°N 125.0047°E / 7.7611; 125.0047 (Maramag)
Pangantucan 25 Jun 1963 461.72 48,775 105.6 19 8717 1st 7°49′56″N 124°49′42″E / 7.8322°N 124.8282°E / 7.8322; 124.8282 (Pangantucan)
Quezon 18 Jun 1966 626.86 94,584 150.9 31 8715 1st 7°43′51″N 125°06′00″E / 7.7309°N 125.1000°E / 7.7309; 125.1000 (Quezon)
San Fernando 18 Jun 1966 705.06 50,207 71.2 24 8711 1st 7°55′00″N 125°19′43″E / 7.9168°N 125.3287°E / 7.9168; 125.3287 (San Fernando)
Sumilao 1 Jul 1956 196.95 25,668 130.3 10 8701 4th 8°19′37″N 124°58′40″E / 8.3270°N 124.9779°E / 8.3270; 124.9779 (Sumilao)
Talakag 22 Feb 1917 786.40 67,123 85.4 29 8708 1st 8°13′56″N 124°36′13″E / 8.2322°N 124.6035°E / 8.2322; 124.6035 (Talakag)
Valencia 16 Jan 1961 587.29 181,556 309.1 31 8709 2nd 7°54′10″N 125°05′23″E / 7.9028°N 125.0898°E / 7.9028; 125.0898 (Valencia)
 †  Provincial capital and component city      Component city      Municipality
  • Coordinates mark the city/town center vicinity, and are sorted according to latitude.
  • Income classifications for cities are italicized.
Political Map of Bukidnon.jpg


The province has 464 barangays under its jurisdiction. The table below shows the Top 15 Largest Barangays according to population.[5]

Rank Barangay City/Municipality Population (2010)[5]
1 Poblacion Valencia City 38,584
2 Casisang Malaybalay City 22,230
3 Poblacion Quezon 13,284
4 Lumbo Valencia City 13,112
5 Butong Quezon 12,455
6 North Poblacion Maramag 12,352
7 Dologon Maramag 11,747
8 Batangan Valencia City 11,620
9 South Poblacion Maramag 11,408
10 Damilag Manolo Fortich 11,385
11 Don Carlos Sur (Poblacion) Don Carlos 11,069
12 Kisolon Sumilao 10,584
13 Poblacion Pangantucan 10,339
14 Poblacion Impasugong 10,116
15 Agusan Canyon Manolo Fortich 9,850

Legislative districts[edit]

Bukidnon has four legislative districts namely the first, second, third and fourth districts.

Legislative District City/Municipality Land Area Population (2010)[5] Density (2010)
1st District 2,229.17 km² 278,958 125.14 person/km²
2nd District 3,144.44 km² 335,240 106.60 person/km²
3rd District 1,816.11 km² 414,816 228.08 person/km²
4th District 1,104.06 km² 270,178 244.71 person/km²


Bukidnon is an agricultural economy. it is a major producer of rice, maize, sugar, coffee, rubber, pineapple, banana, tomato, flowers, cassava, and other fruits and vegetables. It is also a major producer of chickens, hogs and cattle. Almost all large firms operating in the province are into production or processing of these agricultural products.

Del Monte Philippines, Inc. (DMPI), Lapanday Diversified Products Corp. and Mt. Kitanglad Agri-Development Corporation are engaged in pineapple production. Dole Philippines (Skyland) and Mt. Kitanglad Agri-Ventures, Inc. are into banana production. DMPI is also engaged in cattle fattening. Bukidnon Sugar Milling Corporation (BUSCO) and Crystal Sugar Milling are into sugar milling and refining.

Phil-Agro Industrial Corporation is in starch production. Menzi Agricultural Development is in cacao production. Agaropyta Phils. Inc., Bukidnon Greens Inc., FP Obrero Farms and ARDEM, Inc. are in cutflower production.

Food manufacturing giants, San Miguel Foods Corp. (SMFI_PFC), Monterey Farms Corp., Swift Foods, Inc. have intensified their contract breeding and growing operations in the province. Valencia Rubbertex, Inc., an 80-20 Japanese-Filipino joint venture produces rubber boots and rubber shoes for Japan.

As one of the major anchors in crop production, Bukidnon is moving forward towards establishing its position as a principal trader of rice, corn, sugar, potato, tomato and many other commercial and industrial crops. As the second largest producer of corn in the country, it reached a total production of 481,370 Mt. In year 2000, vast tracts of cornfields, rice paddles and sugar plantations are distributed all over the province.

Bukidnon has already assumed its role as producer and supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables. These produce are either sold in domestic markets or exported to Japan and other neighboring countries. Fresh pineapples, banana, sugarcane and cutflower grown over the years are among its exports. New agri-business industries are still growing. Even export of rubber boots and shoes, an infant industry in the province is increasing tremendously.

A wide variety of resource-based handicrafts is extensively produced from rattan, bamboo and wood. San Fernando is known for its rattan furniture. Bamboo baskets, wood wares and carvings, mats and other handmade products are ideal souvenir items.

Bukidnon Investment Grid[edit]

During the mid-90's, the provincial government of Bukidnon, after careful studies and consultation, has adopted a strategic program called the Bukidnon Investment Grid or BIG. This program is aimed to confine all its investment promotion activities and projects to the strip of land three kilometers from both sides of the Sayre Highway from Damulog to Manolo Fortich, and along the national/provincial road from Kibawe to Kadingilan; Don Carlos to Kadingilan; Maramag to Quezon; Maramag to Kadingilan; Kadingilan to Pangantucan; Valencia City to San Fernando; Malaybalay City to Cabanglasan; Malaybalay to Lantapan; Manolo Fortich to Libona; Libona to Cagayan de Oro; Talakag to Pangantucan; and Malitbog to Tagoloan in Misamis Oriental.


Universities and colleges[edit]

The following universities and colleges of Bukidnon are the tertiary schools.

Main entrance to the Central Mindanao University grounds
School Location
AMA Computer Learning Center Hagkol, Valencia City
Bukidnon State University Malaybalay City
Central Mindanao University Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon
Don Carlos Polytechnic College Poblacion, Don Carlos, Bukidnon
IBA College of Mindanao Valencia, Bukidnon
Maramag Polytechnic College North Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon
Mindanao Arts and Technological Institute Malaybalay City
Mountain View College MVC Complex, Mt. Nebo, Valencia City
Northern Bukidnon Community College Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
Philippine College Foundation Valencia, Bukidnon
Philippine Computer College Maramag, Bukidnon
Quezon Institute of Technology Quezon, Bukidnon
San Agustin Institute of Technology Valencia City
San Isidro College Impalambong, Malaybalay City
STI Learning Center Malaybalay City and Valencia City
St. James School of Science and Technology Malaybalay City
Valencia Colleges (Bukidnon), Inc. Valencia City


The province celebrates the Kaamulan Festival, an ethnic cultural festival held annually in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon from the mid-February up to March 10, the founding date of the Bukidnon as a province in 1917. It is held to celebrate the culture and tradition of the seven ethnic tribal groups—Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon—that originally inhabit the province. Kaamulan comes from the indigenous Binukid word amul meaning "to gather". Kaamulan is gathering for a purpose—a datuship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or all of these together. The festival started in 1974 and is celebrated until now.

Further information: Kaamulan Festival

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b c "List of Provinces". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population and Annual Growth Rates for The Philippines and Its Regions, Provinces, and Highly Urbanized Cities" (PDF). 2010 Census and Housing Population. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
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