The seat of the provincial government of Bukidnon, Malaybalay City is situated on a
plateau at the southern part of Region 10. It is bounded on the north by the municipality of
Impasug-ong, on the east by the Pantaron Mountain range, on the south by the city of Valencia
and the town of Cabanglasan, and on the west by Mount Kitanglad. It has an area of 969.2 square kilometers, the largest in the
North Mindanao Region and is larger than many provinces in the country (see comparison).
Cebuano is the common tongue but Tagalog and English are widely used. Minor dialects include Binukid, Maranao, and
The city's economy is based largely on agriculture. Products produced include rice, corn, fruits, vegetables, and rootcrops.
Kaamulan Festival, a term for "gathering", is held in September to foster tribal unity and solidarity.
It features colorful parades, cultural presentations beauty pageants and rodeo.
Situated amidst verdant farm lands and surrounded by forest lands, the city is well-positioned to become
an agro-industrial center. Food processing factories such as fruit, vegetable, and meat canning have bright prospect to become multi-million
industries. Herbal production and processing to produce medicines and fragrances are highly recommended. Creative entrepreneurs
can also established demonstration farms and gardens to produce seedlings and cut-flowers. Furniture and home decors can be produced utilizing forest products
as raw materials. Businesses that cater to the needs of tourists, mountaineers and vacationers are likewise suggested. The city
is great as a retirement haven.
Places of Interest / Tourist Attractions in Malaybalay City
- Monastery of Transfiguration
- President Roxas Monument
- Mount Kitanglad national Park
- Mount Capistrano
- Bird Watch Tower was built for bird watching
- Nasuli and Matin-ao Springs
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