A landlocked province of the Philippines in Northern Mindanao,
Bukidnon is located south of Misamis Oriental, west of Agusan Del Sur and
Davao Del Norte, north of North Cotabato, and east of
Lanao del Sur and Lanao Del Norte. Its topography consists
of plateaus and high mountains. Foremost of these mountains are Mt. Kitanglad (2,379 meters in height), Mt.
Kalatungan (2,286), and Mt. Tangkulang (1,678). From these mountains flow the streams that feed Pulangi River,
the longest river in Bukidnon and the main tributary of Rio Grande de Mindanao. Other smaller rivers flow northward to
Misamis Oriental and off to Macajalar Bay. The easternmost part of the province receives rainfall more or less evenly
distributed throughout the year while the rest of the province experience no pronounced seasons, relatively dry from
November to April and wet during the rest of the year.
Bukidnon Provincial Capitol (photo credit to wikipedia)
Majority of the population are migrant from the Visayas and Luzon such as the cebuanos, Ilonggos, Negrenses,
Boholanos, Tagalogs, and Ilocanos. Smaller ethnic communities in the province include the Bukidnons, Higaonons, Maonobos, Matigsalug, Talaandig, Tigwahanon,
and the Umayamnons.
Noted Personalities from Bukidnon
Economic Profile, People, and Industries
- Zubiri Clan - members are prominent politicians
- Acosta Family - members are prominent politicians
The rich soil and typhoo-free climate have made the province a major producer of agricultural products. And the
good news is that it has a diversified product base.
Production of major crops and fish in 2007 are as follows (figure in
thousand metric tons, rank among 79 provinces)
Animal inventory of Bukidnon in 2007 are as follows (figure in thousand, rank among 79 provinces)
other farm output includes pineapple, sugar, coffee and cassava.
Crystal sugar mill produces sugar and generates electricity from its waste materials.
The town of Impasug-ong, with the help of
the "One Town One Product (OTOP)" program of the government, is fast becoming the salad bowl of Northern Mindanao with
its production of vegetables in large quantities.
There were 47 banks operating in the province in 2007 with total deposits of 5.9 billion.
Poverty incidence stood at 37.2 in 2006, higher than national average of 32.9%.
To enhance its image as a food basket, a modern food storage terminal and a food processing center
should be put up. Investors can establish a sweet corn canning plant, a corn starch factory, feed mills, organic textile
plant, other fruit and vegetable canning or processing plants. Entrepreneurs can also engage in industrial plantation or tapped
the many rivers not only for irrigation but also for power generation. Tourism-related ventures have good potential in the province.
See List of Bukidnon Cities and Municipalities
Places of Interest/ Tourist spots in Bukidnon
- Mount Kitanglad National Park - a sanctuary of the Philippine Eagle
- Mangima Canyon - its zigzag road has earned it the title Kennon Road of the south
- resorts in Maramag town
- Del Monte pineapple plantation and Golf Course
View of Bukidnon (photo credit to markmaranga.com
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