Bukidnon

BUKIDNON sits atop the mountain range in the heart of Northern Mindanao. It is considered as the "Food basket" of Mindanao because Bukidnon is rich in Agriculture, poultry, fishery and meat products. In fact, when the rice shortage in the Philippines hungered almost all Filipinos, it was Bukidnon that was least affected. It even supplied its neighboring provinces not only with rice but also includes other agricultural products.

Aside from those products mentioned above, Bukidnon is also the major producer of pineapples, bananas and sugarcane in the whole Philippines. These products are distributed all over the countyr and the large bulk of these are exported to other countries all over the world.

Bukidnon, as it is located in the heart of Mindanao, has no seaports. Once, it had an airport but due to some circumstances, it was closed permanently. Bukidnon is reached by riding a bus from Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Bukidnon. Rural Tours has its buses routing to almost all points in Bukidnon from Cagayan de Oro City and vice versa.

Due to its beautiful scenery, Bukidnon has been a location for some Filipino movies and the latest is the movie of Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual titled "Love Me Again".

EVENTS/FESTIVALS

Kaamulan Festival
- Kaamulan Festival is the most famous festivals in Bukidnon which is held every February to March annually. Kaamulan is a cultural festival which showcases the indigenous culture of Bukidnon. Customs and Traditions of the seven Bukidnon tribes, namely the Bukidnon, Umayamon, Tigwahanon, Matigsalug, Manobo, Talaandig and higaonon, is the theme of the annual celebration of Kaamulan.


Tourists, local and foreign, are swarming Bukidnon in every Kaamulan event due to its uniqueness in showcasing the province's indigenous culture. Here, the real natives are given their numbers and showcase their culture in their own unique way. Their custumes, dances, songs, prayers and their other unique traditions are given life to the tourists and the viewing public in general.

Other activities in teh Kaamulan festival are the Civic Parade which is participated by different sectors of the government and community, the Street Dancing Competition which is paticipated by different provinces from all over Philippines, the Laga Ta Bukidnon - a beauty pageant showcasing the beauty and brains of the Bukidnon lads and the Ethnic Dance Clinic.

Kaamulan Festival not only show talents and culture of the Bukidnon tribes but also products in every municipality of the province of Bukidnon. Some of these are the Garden Show, Food Fest, Agri-fair, Kaamulan Bazaar and Livestock show. Additional attractions are the Motocross, Off-Orad Competition, Rodeo, Amateur Boxing, Basketball and other crowd drawing activities.

BUKIDNON HOTELS/ACCOMMODATIONS

There are fine hotels in Bukidnon that will make your visit comfortable and relaxed. There's a wide range of hotels in Bukidnon from first class accommodations to budget inss and lodges. Some of these are the Hotel Valencia, Pine Hills Hotel (which became so popular when Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin stayed here during their shooting in Budkidnon), Haus Malibu, Plaza View Tourist Inn, Quadra, Small World Travellers Inn, Bukidnon Travellers Lodge and 1st Avenue Apartell/Inn.

There are also fantastic resorts which you can stay while in Bukidnon: Waig Crystal Spring Resort, MGM Mountain Resort and RR Family Resort all of which are in Maramag, Bukidnon.


TOURIST SPOTS

MGM Mountain Resort
- MGM, located in Maramag, bukidnon, is one of the first resortst that were built in Bukidnon. It features kiddie polls with colorful slides, adult swimming pool and closed cottages located in its contoured area.

WAIG Crystal Spring Resort


- WAIG is perfect for nature lovers. It covers a 3.6 hectares of land and crystal clear flowing water that makes it the favorite swimming resort of most families in Bukidnon. It is located at Barangay North Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon.

Mangima Spring Resort
- Mangima Spring Resort is a government initiated project which comprises more or less 6 hectares of land area. It has four swimming pools which is ideal for family outings and recreations. Travellers from Bukidnon to Cagayan de Oro City usually stop-by at the Mangima Spring Resort to rest and relax for the long travel since Mangima Spring Resort is just a walking distance from the highway.

Edlimar Spring Resort
Edlimar Spring Resort is another "must-visit" resort in Bukidnon. It is frequented by water loving folks of Bukidnon and tourists due to its abundance of flowing spring water that supplies its pools. It has almost 10 hectare land area and several pools for adult and children. It also has slides for its pools and other recreational areas like a mini park and a fish pond where many enjoyed fishing.Edlimar Spring Resort is located in Barangay Tubigon, Maramag, Bukidnon.

Luan-Luan Spring Resort
Luan-Luan Spring Resort is located in Quezon, Bukidnon. Before other resorts like the Waig, RR and Edlimar came to existence, Luan-Luan was the favorite venue for family picnics in Bukidnon. Folks from the Northern part of the province even made their way to Luan-Luan due to its clear and clean water that come from the mountain.

Ver Overview and Nature Park
It is located at Kipolot, Barangay Palaopao, Quezon. Here you can view almost the entirety of Bukidnon. The rolling hills and plains provide a scenery that relaxes you mind while enjoying the fresh air from the mountains. It is a favorite stop-over by the travellers going to Davao from Bukidnon and vice versa.

Paiyak Cave
Paiyak Cave is located in mountains of Sumilao, Bukidnon. It is famous with its beautiful stalagmites and stalactites as others say they were like arts carved by nature.

Blue Water Cave
Blue Water Cave, as its name implies, contains water and can be considered as an underground river. It is located at Purok 17, San Jose, Quezon, Bukidnon. It has an underground source of water that flows towrads the Pulangi River.

EPIC OF BUKIDNON

Bukidnon is also rich in literature and art. A lot of Bukidnon epic songs and dances are being kept by most of the Bukidnon natives and passed them to the current generation.

In fact, in the early part of 2009, a modern epic writer Telestero S. Sungkit Jr. from Kisolon, Bukidnon launched his epic novel "Batbat Hi Udan" (The Story of Udan) and this was considered by scholars in the University of the Philippines institute of Creative Writing in Diliman as a "historical novel".

The author said this Bukidnon epic novel is the Philippine version of "Lord of the Rings" due to the adventures of Udan in the story. Telestoro Sungkit Jr. is considered as the first writer from Bukidnon who has written a full-length epic novel.


1 comments:

Kriza Marie (xang) said...

Wow! I love the shots, from the picture itself I feel like going there. I think it is very beautiful there. Gonna visit there someday. How long is the travel from Cagayan to Bukidnon?

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