Power and Electrification

Bukidnon is one of the main power producers that significantly contribute to the supply carried by the Mindanao Power Grid. The Hydro-Electric Power Plant (Pulangui IV), generating 255 megawatt of electricity, is situated in the municipality of Maramag. Three power distributors serve the province of Bukidnon. The First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative (FIBECO) serves the southern municipalities while the Bukidnon Second Cooperative (BUSECO) serves the northern part. A third, the Misamis Oriental Electric Cooperative (MORESCO) services the municipalities of Baungon and Talakag. A few barangays in the province like the municipalities of Kitaotao and San Fernando are recipients of the Department of Energy’s Solar Cell. Projects of this type are also being implemented by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) which is located in the Agrarian Reform Communities in some barangays. Aside from these power sources for the populace, other private firms/individuals have tapped rivers with approval from the government for mini-hydro power plant.


The 2011 Provincial Health Office Report shows that among the 265,667 total number of households in the province, 247,229 or about 93 percent these have access to drinking water. Nearly 36 percent are served by Level III system/facilities located mostly in the urban areas. Another 33 percent are served by Level II. The rest, nearly 36 percent are still fetching water from Level I or point sources. The variance of 6.94 percent between the existing number of households and the households served by water supply are mainly located in the remote areas of each municipality. Households situated especially outside of the main clusters of houses in a barangay do not usually have access to potable water supply.

The nine water districts have a combined household connections of 55,710 (Map 15) as of year 2011. This posted an increase of 35.51 percent from the year 2007 of 35,926 household connections.
Educational Facilities
Report from the DepED Bukidnon (2013) showed that the trend on participation rates in the secondary level has greatly improved over the years. From a mere 30.51 percent in school year (SY) 2005 and only 38.34 percent in SY 2010-2011, it has almost doubly grew to about 64 percent in SY 2011-2012. This is an indication that about 7 of every 10 in the population belonging to the age group for high school students are attending school.
The province has 2 state universities: Central Mindanao University and the Bukidnon State University. Overall, there are 18 tertiary schools in the province. These schools have a total enrolment of 29,340 for SY 2012-2013 comprising of students who primarily comes from the province.