Bukidnon is a province in Region 10 or Northern Mindanao Region, Philippines.
Profile of Bukidnon Province (Geography)
Location –> Northern Mindanao Region, Philippines (See map below)
Neighboring Provinces –> Misamis Oriental, Agusan Del Sur, Davao Del Norte, Cotabato, Lanao Del Sur, Lanao Del Norte
Capital –> Malaybalay
Area –> 10,498.59 km2 (4,053.53 sq mi) * The 3rd largest among 81 provinces
Population –> 1,415,226
Terrain –> Mountainous, hilly and Plateau
Industries –> Agriculture
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Pineapple, Cassava, Sugarcane and coffee
People/Language –> Bisaya (Cebuano), Higaonon, Manobo, Maranao
Cities –> Malaybalay City, Valencia City
Municipalities (Towns) –> (20) Baungon, Cabanglasan, Damulog, Dangcagan, Don Carlos, Impasug-ong, Kadingilan, Kalilangan, Kibawe, Kitaotao, Lantapan, Libona, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Maramag, Pangantucan, Quezon, San Fernando, Sumilao, Talakag
Representative (1st District Covering the towns of Baungon, Libona, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Sumilao, and Talakag) –> Ma. Lourdes O. Acosta-Alba
Predecessor –> Jesus Emmanuel M. Paras
Representative (2nd District composed of the city of Malaybalay and the municipalities of Cabanglasan, Impasugong, Lantapan, and San Fernando) –> Jonathan Keith Flores
Predecessor –> Florencio T. Flores, Jr.
Representative (3rd District composed of the towns of Damulog, Dangcagan, Don Carlos, Kadingilan, Kibawe, Kitaotao, Maramag, and Quezon) –> Manuel F. Zubiri
Predecessor –> Jose Ma. F. Zubiri III
Representative (4th District composed of the city of Valencia and the towns of Kalilangan and Pangantucan) –> Rogelio Neil P. Roque
Governor –> Jose Maria R. Zubiri, Jr.
Predecessor –> Alex Calingasan
Vice Governor –> Rogelio N. Quiño
Provincial Board Members (Sangguniang Panlalawigan or SP Members)
MARIO B. ALBARECE, JR.
ALEX P. CALINGASAN
NEMESIO B. BELTRAN, JR.
LORENZO L. DINLAYAN, JR.
MELCHOR P. MARAMARA
BENITO U. BAGUIO
MINERVA C. CASINABE
JOSEPH D. PALMADA
ARLYN P. AYON
RANULFO E. PEPITO
Indigenous People – RICHARD D. MACAS
Councilors’ League – OLIVER OWEN L. GARCIA
Liga ng mga Barangay (ABC) – GODOFREDO I. BALANSAG
Sangguniang Kabataan – PRINCESS GRACE L. GAYON
Bukidnon was formerly part of Misamis province. It was created as a sub-province on August 20, 1907 by the Philippine Commission Act No. 1693 and as a regular province on March 10, 1917 by virtue of Act 2711. Manuel Fortich represented the province in the National Assembly under the Commonwealth Government. He held the office from 1935 until his death in 1946.
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Economy of Bukidnon Province
Bukidnon is considered the food basket of Mindanao because of the variety of its agricultural products namely: rice, corn, pineapple, cassava, coffee, sugarcane, poultry and livestock. There are also factories that process these products like rice mills, corn mills and sugar mills.
Bukidnon is a major supplier of electricity to the whole island of Mindanao due to the presence of hydroelectric power plants especially the Pulangi IV power plant in Maramag.
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See also: List of Philippine Provinces and Capital by Region
Map of Province