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Saturday 20th September 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

Solon urges ‘re-greening’ of denuded watershed area
Butuan City – Almost 4,400 hectares of the Tagubo Watershed in this city has been found to be denuded, leaving only about 1,000 hectares with forest cover.  Agusan Del Norte 1st District and Butuan City Representative Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun voiced alarm over the discovery, calling on a unified approach in “re-greening” the area. The Taguibo Watershed is the main source of potable drinking ...
Bishop urges faithful to support TreeVolution: Greening MindaNOW
Butuan City – The former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Most Rev. Juan De Dios Pueblos of the diocese of Butuan has called on the faithful to be ready and actively involved in the Mindanao-wide tree planting activity on September 26, 2014. With or without an attempt to break the Guiness World Record of the most number of tree seedlings planted in a span ...
Butuan contractor loses P7.3-M project over misspelled name
Because of a misspelled name, a construction firm has been disqualified from bidding for a government project worth P7.3 million in Agusan del Sur. In a seven-page protest, Cornelio Macoto, owner of Joan Construction, said he submitted his bids to the provincial public works and highways department for the construction of two covered courts in Barangays Alegria and Caimpugan, both in San ...
Over 6,000 board feet of illegally cut lumber seized
Butuan City – At least 6,200 board feet of illegally-cut lumber and flitches and two Saddam trucks were seized in two separate operations conducted by combined anti-illegal logging task forces in Agusan del Sur province, police reported Wednesday. A police report stated that the task forces apprehended on Monday two Saddam trucks loaded with wood from trees that are now illegal to cut, such as ...
Community workers get more training
Butuan City – One hundred twenty-one community field workers started their five-day training this week for the scaling up of the implementation of KALAHI CIDSS-National Community-Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP). The training will end on Sept. 20, 2014. The training will be conducted in three batches and in three batches of three classes each. ...
Surigao police seize P6-M shabu
Police seized Monday some P6 million worth of shabu from five suspected drug dealers in Purok 4, Barangay Lipata, Surigao City.
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Sports Headlines

Football: UFL back in action with FA League Cup
Club football returns to the spotlight on Saturday when the United Football League’s Football Alliance League Cup kicks off. Like England’s Capital One League Cup, only full members of the league’s divisions will participate. Non-league teams like Cebu Queen City United, Blue Guards, and Bright Star will not play.
Exercise is necessary for good health. Sports promotes exercise. They say the best exercise is walking but this can be boring. We have many different kinds of sports but we must first make the distinction between spectator sports and participation sports.  In this country the largest audience for spectator sports is cockfighting. It may be American football in the States and soccer or football ...
Victoria Cross body backs England rugby shirts
The organisation representing holders of the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest award for military bravery, insisted Friday it had no qualms over the Rugby Football Union's decision to incorporate the design of the medal into the new England team shirt.
Football: Wenger wary of foreign crackdown
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned that proposals by the Football Association to cut the number of players from outside the European Union could dilute the quality of the English game.
English clubs agree compensation in World Cup dispute
LONDON (Reuters) - English Premiership rugby clubs on Friday settled a dispute over lost revenue during next year's World Cup with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) for a reported compensation package worth 13 million pounds. The clubs were concerned by the prospect of loss of income streams caused by the disruption of hosting the tournament in England, British media reported. The clubs feared a ...
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