The term Higaunon means “people of the wilderness”. The term is derived from the native word “gaun” which means literally put away either from fire, heat of the sun or from the water. Hence, the Higaunon are basically the coastal dwellers who moved to the uplands (mountains). They are somewhat nomadic, that is, they travel continue reading : Higaunons


The Bukidnons is an ethnic tribe in North central Mindanao whose ancestors were the aborigines of the coastal places of what is now the province of Misamis Oriental (Clotet, 1889).Their major means of subsistence are food gathering and swidden agriculture.The women are skilled in making appliqué and embroidering garments. The Bukidnons speak the Binukid dialect. continue reading : Bukidnons


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 )


Observations by PAG-ASA from 2006-2011 showed that Bukidnon has two prevailing types of climatic variations in the rainfall pattern existing between the northern and southern sections. The northern part falls under the third or intermediate A type, i.e, no very pronounced maximum rain period with a short dry season lasting only for one to three continue reading : Climate

Political Subdivision

The Province is composed of 20 municipalities and two component cities. It has a total of 464 barangays Among the municipalities, Kitaotao, with 35 barangays, has the most, followed by Quezon with 31 barangays. Sumilao has the least with only 10 barangays. The component cities of Malaybalay and Valencia have 46 and 31 barangays, respectively. continue reading : Political Subdivision

Brief History

Cultural History Pre-Hispanic information is scarce and for the most part veiled in obscurity. The Bukidnon folk-epics, legendary songs and oral tradition furnish but little light in the darkness brightened to some extent by the transient light of a missionary’s pen. The early inhabitants of Mindanao were called Manobos. Manobo is not a tribal designation continue reading : Brief History

Cost of Doing Business

There are certain issues and concerns to address in every business endeavor. Various factors must be taken into account in formulating a viable Business Plan. Here are a few of the things to consider when estimating costs of starting your business in Bukidnon. 2015 Cost of Doing Business {google_docs}https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B96-r01sK04JRDljVFNPZEhWOEU|link:no|mode:default|width:530px{/google_docs} Download 2012 Cost of Doing Business continue reading : Cost of Doing Business