Ecology and Creation According to the Bukidnon of Central Mindanao

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Bukidnon is a land-locked province in north central Mindanao. It has as area of 803,810 hectares. Its capital town is Malabalay 60 kilometers by air or 104 kilometers by road, southeast of Cagayan de Oro. It is 850 kilometers by air from Manila. On the west it is bounded by the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur. The two Agusans bound it on the east, Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental on the north, and Davao City and North Cotabato on the south. It rises abruptly to height of 900 feet above sea level. it has many plateaus, canyons, plains and valleys. I has high and long mountain ranges. Mt. Kitanglad (2,380 meters), is an extinct volcano, and is found on the center and dominates the Bukidnon plateau. Mt. Kitanglad (2,380 meters) and Mt. Tangkulang (1,678 meters) are the highest peaks in Bukidnon.

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Bukidnon is a land-locked province in north central Mindanao. It has as area of 803,810 hectares. Its capital town is Malabalay 60 kilometers by air or 104 kilometers by road, southeast of Cagayan de Oro. It is 850 kilometers by air from Manila. On the west it is bounded by the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur. The two Agusans bound it on the east, Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental on the north, and Davao City and North Cotabato on the south. It rises abruptly to height of 900 feet above sea level. it has many plateaus, canyons, plains and valleys. I has high and long mountain ranges. Mt. Kitanglad (2,380 meters), is an extinct volcano, and is found on the center and dominates the Bukidnon plateau. Mt. Kitanglad (2,380 meters) and Mt. Tangkulang (1,678 meters) are the highest peaks in Bukidnon.
Bukidnon has many rivers and streams. The headwaters of the Pulangi are found near the foot of Mt. Kimangkil in Misamis Oriental, enlarged by tributaries like the Sawag, Manupali, Tigwa, Maladugao and Muleta rivers. The Pulangi flows southwards to  Cotabato. From the slopes of Mt. Kitanglad flows the Cagayan River, stretching through the western and northern borders, gently flowing through Cagayan de Oro and joining the sea at the western side of Macajalar Bay.  The  Tagoloan River springs from Can-ayon, east of Malaybalay, and is fed by tributaries like the Mangima,  Kulaman and Atugan rivers. It winds northward and flows into the southeast coast off of Macajalar Bay. The plateau is practically covered by cogon (Imperata cylindrica), bagukbuk and talahib grasses and is ideal for cattle raising.

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Source JournalTambara
Journal VolumeTambara Vol. 11
AuthorsFrancisco Demetrio, SJ.
Page Count13
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateDecember 1, 1994
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