Brief History

    Political History Bukidnon, as an area was already long inhabited by the Bukidnons – called Montesses (mountain people) by the Spaniards. These people accordingly remained traditional until the 1860 seven for the fact that Spain had been in the Philippines since 1565 (Lao1, 1985). Opeña2 (1982) also contends that settlers from the Visayas continue reading : Brief History


Of the total 1,060,253 household population in Bukidnon 95,22 percent were Filipinos. This was lower by 4.48 percentage points from the 1990 figure. The British, with a total household population of 2,739 or 0.26 % are the second most numerous. Other foreigner residents are the Indonesian 0.05 percent, Americans 0.03 percent, Chinese 0.02 percent who continue reading : Citizenship

Religious Affiliation

Religion is a highly important social element in the lives of the people of Bukidnon. More than three fourth of 77.42 percent of the population were Roman Catholics. However, it does appear that other Christian groups have gained some grounds in the Province. The second dominant religious group are the Seventh Day Adventist. They comprise continue reading : Religious Affiliation

Language and Dialects

The most spoken dialects by members of the households in the Province is Cebuano. It is the means of communication of 44.51 percent of the total Provincial Households. Other dialects were Bisaya 29.10 percent, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo of 7.29 percent, and Bukidnon/Binukid with 6.81 percent (Table 5 )