Transportation and Road Networks

 

 

Bukidnon has extensive road connections and regular bus lines to six adjoining provinces including Cagayan de Oro City. It has important trade routes to Davao and Cotabato City.

 

The Sayre highway cuts right at the center of the province, from Cagayan de Oro in the North to Carmen, Cotabato in the South. Secondary National Roads also lead to Davao City, Misamis Oriental, Cotabato Province, Lanao del Sur and two other points in Cagayan de Oro City.

 

Malaybalay, the capital city, is an hour and a half land travel from Cagayan de Oro City and three and a half hour drive from Davao City and about the same time from Cotabato City. 

 

Transportations available are buses, vans, public utility jeeps, multicabs and tricycles. Buses regularly ply the Cagayan de Oro-Bukidnon-Davao, Cagayan de Oro-Bukidnon-Cotabato and Cagayan de Oro-Bukidnon-Wao routes. 

 

Public utility jeeps provide service to commuters to and from the different municipalities and barangays of the province. Multicabs and tricycles (locally known as “motorela”), on the other hand, are the means of transportation within most of the Poblacions. 

 

Although landlocked, Bukidnon has access to the sea through a first class national highway to Cagayan de Oro City where there are modern port facilities for export and domestic cargo shipment. Moreover, while there are several airstrips being used by private firms, the Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro City is the nearest commercial air strip. 

 

 

 Communication Facilities

 

Communication facilities of the province include telephones, telegraphs, commercial radio and other electronic communication devices, e.g. SSB, walkie-talkie CB (citizen’s band) and television.

 

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Radio Stations

 

There are five (5) AM radio stations serving the entire province. These are radio stations: DXMB, DXDB, DXMV, DXCR and DXMU with transmission power ranging from 648 to 1,422 kilohertz. The province also has three (3) FM stations, some of which are the popularly known Wild FM of Valencia City, Love Radio Q106 of Malaybalay City, and Radyo Natin of Maramag and Manolo Fortich.

 

 

 

 

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Television/Cable

 

The populace of Bukidnon is kept abreast of current events and information through broadcast media via television. At present, there are two (2) regular television stations in the province: the ABS-CBN (Channel 2) and the GMA Network (Channel 7), which has both established a transmitter station at the peak of Mt. Kitanglad for signal relay to all parts of the province.

 

However, some municipalities have signal and access of RPN 9 (IBC Channel 13). Cable Television is also a popular source of entertainment with the emergence of two stations providing this service: The PARASAT Cable TV based in Malaybalay and Valencia Cable TV in Valencia City; with areas covered extending to the municipalities of Maramag, Don Carlos and Manolo Fortich.

 

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Newspapers

 

Local newspapers being circulated in the Province are the Mindanao Gold Star Daily and Bukidnon Newswatch. Also in circulation are national daily newspapers such as the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Philippine Star and the Manila Bulletin. 

 

 

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Telephone System and telegraph Services

 

Two land-based telephone companies operate in Bukidnon: the Southern Telecommunications Company, Inc. (SOTELCO) and the Philippine Communications Company (PhilCom). Sotelco and PhilCom both offer national and international Direct Dialling (NDD and IDD) System. They are also Internet Service Providers.

 

Sotelco has service areas in the cities of Malaybalay and Valencia, Don Carlos, Quezon and Damilag-Manolo Fortich; while PhilCom has service areas in the cities of Malaybalay and Valencia, also in Manolo Fortich.

 

Telecommunication service in Bukidnon is also provided by the Bureau of Telecommunications (BUTEL) and private operators like Radio Communications Philippines, Inc. (RCPI) and Philippine Telegraph and Telephone (PT&T). 

 

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Internet Facilities

 

The Internet providers in Bukidnon include Datacom which is utilized by the Southern Telephone Company, Inc. (SOTELCO) for its line; and Weblink that makes use of the telephone lines of Philippine Communications Company (PhilCom).

 

High-speed broadband Internet access is also made available in Bukidnon by leading wireless services providers such as Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Globe Telecom, Inc. (Globe). 

 

 

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Mobile Telephony

 

Providing mobile phone services to Bukidnon are Globe Telecom, a joint venture of local conglomerate Ayala Corp. and Singapore Telecom; Smart Communications and Talk N’ Text, which is owned by PLDT; and, Sun Cellular, which is owned by Digitel. 

 

 

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Postal Services

 

The Philippine Postal Corporation provides postal services for all municipalities with its 25 post offices. The area of coverage in all Barangays is within 5 kilometers radius from the postal station or within the poblacion. Some Postal offices are located also within the school campus of Bukidnon State University (BSU) and Central Mindanao University (CMU); also within the premises of Busco Sugar Milling Co, Inc. (BUSCO) in Quezon, Bukidnon.

 

Private companies also provide courier services like XIMEX Delivery Express, DHL, LBC Air Cargo and JRS Express. These are located strategically in the Cities of Malaybalay and Valencia, and some municipalities of the province that include Manolo Fortich and Maramag.  

 

 

 

 

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Cell Sites

 

There exist 480 cell sites in the province of Bukidnon (2007), placing it 2nd among the provinces in the region with most numbers of cell sites installed. The service providers that installed these cell sites listed Globe Telecommunications (Globe) having the most number of cell sites, followed by Smart Communications (Smart), and Digitel Communications Phil., Inc. (Sun Cellular).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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