Butuan News

Tuesday 30th September 2014
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Butuan Facts

Population: Approx 244,900
Longitude: 125.52
Latitude: 8.93
Street Map: Click Here
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 ...
Butuan, Iligan join launch of first dragon boat in Oro
LONG before western colonizers arrived in Asia, the tradition of paddling long boats has been around for centuries. Chinese merchants paddled long boats, more commonly known as dragon boats and have been one of Asia’s best-kept traditions tracing it back to ancient southern China.
Commanders told to protect businesses from NPA
Butuan City – Field unit commanders of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) were ordered on Friday to stop the alleged extortion activities of the communist-New People’s Army (NPA) on rural business folk in parts of Northeastern and Northern Mindanao regions. According to Army spokesman Christian C. Uy, the commanders were also directed to give security assistance to various rural companies ...
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 ...
DOH raises dengue alert in Caraga
Butuan City – The regional office of the Department of Health (DOH-13) alerted anew all local government units (LGUs) and rural health centers and offices in the Caraga region about the growing number of dengue and measles casescontinue. The death toll from dreaded dengue has climbed to 26 and the case fatality rate is already at 0.47 percent for the whole Caraga region. According to DOH-13 ...
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 ...
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Sports Headlines

U.S. FCC votes to do away with sports TV blackout rule
By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to eliminate a decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games, such as NFL football, if tickets to those games did not sell out. In a bipartisan 5-0 vote, the FCC did away with a 1975 sports blackout rule that has been backed by the ...
Football legend Joe Montana visits kids in SF neighborhood
After a series of violent incidents prompted a peace march by residents of the South of the Market Area (SoMA), the kids in the neighborhood got a morale booster with a rare visit from football legend Joe Montana.
Football commands highest TV ad prices
NEW YORK (AP) — Pro football pays the bills in prime-time television.
Football: Hull name change now in arbitration - FA
Hull City owner Assem Allam's bid to change the club's name to Hull Tigers, rejected by the Football Association, is currently in FA arbitration, the ruling body confirmed on Tuesday.
Messi, Barcelona top AP global football poll
Lionel Messi's 400th and 401st Barcelona goals helped him edge out teammate Neymar by a point to take leading player honors in The Associated Press global football poll on Tuesday.
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