Bukidnon leg of Ronda Pilipinas tour 2011 receives flak

“Stupid, stupid, stupid!”

This was the very first line of the email that BukidnonOnline.com received from a reader whose identity we shall protect.

Apparently, the reader (and several others who sent in their complaints) is pissed at the recently concluded Ronda Pilipinas Tour 2011 Malaybalay City Bukidnon leg. Ronda Pilipinas 2011 is supposedly a 12-day race organized by LBC and allegedly sanctioned by PhilCycling. Four UCI officials reportedly supervised the tour – Beatrice Lajawa, Jamal Mahmood, Henk Van der Linden and Martin Bruin.


According to the reader, a large part of Sayre Highway / Fortich Street, Malaybalay City was closed to traffic Saturday because of the race.

“The highway was closed. That meant that vehicles including passenger buses had to take alternative routes. A lot of passengers got confused and stranded! I myself had to walk a good 2 kilometers from the bus terminal in Malaybalay up to the forestry area in Sumpong just so I can catch a bus!,” the reader complained.

“Why did the Malaybalay City Government allow this to happen? There was no proper traffic management and for all the hassles and inconvenience we all had to go through just to accommodate a stupid race, I have now promised myself to never, ever patronize LBC! Stupidity at its finest!”

Based on our mini research, the Ronda Pilipinas Cycling Championship Tour 2011 started in Cagayan de Oro and ended in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

To the reader who wrote us and sent us this complaint — thank you for trusting Bukidnon Online. We’ll do our best to get the side of LBC as well as of the Malaybalay City Government. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, we want to know if there are others out there who also have complaints about the staging of Ronda Pilipinas 2011 in Malaybalay Bukidnon. Please feel free to leave a comment below or you can CONTACT US directly. Thanks!

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