Butuan News

Thursday 24th April 2014
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Butuan Facts

Population: Approx 244,900
Longitude: 125.52
Latitude: 8.93
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Country: Philippines (PH)
Weather Station: Surigao
(about 59 miles away)

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News Headlines

2,000 bags of seedlings given free to farmers
Butuan City – An initial 2,000 bags of rice seedlings were given free to farmers who were flood victims of typhoon Agaton that devastated 2, 898 hectares of rice lands in the first quarter this year in Butuan City. The free rice seedling assistance from the city government of Butuan and Department of Agriculture benefited 1,500 farmer recipients from the city’s 48 barangays. Initially, the city ...
Labor Day job openings available in Butuan
Butuan City – The Regional Office 13 of the Department of Labor and Employment announced on Wednesday job openings during Labor Day in Butuan City next May 1. The DOLE 13 also said many private firms including overseas job placement agencies already pledged to participate in the mega jobs fair. On the other hand, the DOLE’s attached agencies such as the Technical Education and Skills Development ...
75 to trek Caraga’s highest mountain
Butuan City – At least 75 mountaineers are set to trek the highest mountain in Northeastern Mindanao next month. Despite objections from an environmentalist group, the local government unit gave the nod to the mountain climbers to proceed by saying “these mountain climbers are responsible enough on how to protect and preserve the environment.” “We will not deprive them because the mountain is ...
Magnitude 4.6 earthquake hits Surigao, Butuan
BUTUAN CITY –A magnitude 4.6 earthquake struck early Sunday the province of Surigao del Norte, Surigao City and Butuan City. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the epicenter was traced 23 kilometers southwest of Malimono town, in Surigao del Norte, with a depth of 19 kilometers and is of tectonic in origin. Intensity 4 was also felt in Surigao City while ...
Landmines seized in Compostela Valley
CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City – Several landmines were found in two separate areas in Compostela Valley on Tuesday. Reports from the 10th Infantry (Agila) Division (10th ID) said members of the Peace and Development Team (PDT) of the 9th Infantry Battalion (9th IB) found a landmine along the side of the road of Purok 4, Barangay Panibasan, in Maco town Tuesday morning.
Butuan team gears up for 1st dragon boat Mindanao challenge
BUTUAN -- Dubbed as Mindanao’s first dragon boat team, students and school staff from Father Saturnino Urios University are gearing up with their daily training here to prepare them for the Mindanao’s first dragon boat competition in Davao City on May 1-4, 2014. “We’ve gone a long way since we started back in 2012. The experience that we gained last year during the international dragon boat club ...
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Sports Headlines

Sudan to host pre-Olympic football qualifiers tournament
Sudan has been picked to host East and Central Africa's first ever pre-Olympic football qualifying competition this year in a bid to enhance its chances of reaching the 2016 games. Nicholas Musonye, the secretary of the East and Central Africa Football Federation (CECAFA) said the under-23 tournament in Khartoum in September will be used to prepare the region ahead of the African Olympic ...
Northwestern University football players to vote on Friday on union
Football players at Northwestern University on Friday are to become the first U.S. student athletes to vote on whether to join a union. Those players on scholarship at the Evanston, Illinois, school are deciding whether they want the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) to negotiate with Northwestern on their behalf. CAPA was founded by Kain Colter, a senior and quarterback at the Chicago ...
NBC: Olympics show wide second-screen use
Slightly more than half of the people who watched the Sochi Olympics on NBC also used a computer, tablet or smartphone to get information about the games while the TV was on, the network said Wednesday. ...
Free rugby clinic set
THE Davao Durians Rugby Football Club (DDRFC) and the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) will conduct free rugby football training on May 19 to 23 as part of the Davao City Summer Sports for Peace Festival. Rugby Development Officer Blessie Kate Delos Santos said that the five-day rugby football training is open for kids’ age 10-14 years old.
5 things to know about Super Rugby, round 11
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The 11th round of Super Rugby encompasses the ANZAC Day holiday which commemorates the contributions of Australian and New Zealand military personnel since the start of World War 1.
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