Back in Kamuyot country
From now on, Istambay sa Mindanao will be blogging from Malaybalay City, Bukidnon still in Mindanao, Southern Philippines.
I’m back to my home province Bukidnon and on my day one as editor of Malaybalay’s Central Mindanao Newswatch.
Actually I’m just a consultant to the 19-year old weekly paper. From 2000 to 2004, I worked as a full time staff here, from being a marketing officer, reporter and editor before resigning in April 2004 and joining the Davao staff of MindaNews in June 2004.
After a meeting with the manager in the morning, I was scheduled to meet the communication development interns from Bukidnon State University.
Tomorrow, I hope I really make it to Bendum, Busdi, Malaybalay City for an assignment with MindaNews. I will stay connected to our cooperative of journalists based in Davao City.
These and a correspondent work with the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN) should keep me busy as a freelance reporter in this province.
For a while I would miss Davao City, but this should be a welcome respite –back to base.
I hope I could still give substantial updates on Mindanao from Bukidnon. Best wishes to all.