Butuan News

Thursday 31st July 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)

Butuan Weather


Current Weather in Butuan
Vintage bomb found in Butuan City
BUTUAN CITY – A World War ll vintage bomb was found at a construction site at San Francisco Street, Barangay Urduja, Butuan City. Metro Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) report showed the bomb weighing almost 400 kilograms buried at least more than a meter deep, was unearthed by a backhoe at a construction site of one of the universities in the city on Wednesday. Explosive and ordnance device ...
Dutch arrested for operating drug den in Butuan City
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested last week a Dutch national suspected of managing a drug den in Butuan City, along with seven of his "customers."   Robert Stoffelen, 51, was collared at a boarding house he ran in Barangay (village) Holy Redeemer in Butuan City on basis of a search warrant issued by a local court.   PDEA director general Arturo Cacdac Jr ...
New power utilities excite Caraga region
Butuan City — Local government officials expressed hope yesterday that new power utilities will not only boost power supply, but end the energy crisis in the Caraga region. In Tandag City, a 7.8 MW power plant of King Energy Generations Inc. (KEGI) was inaugurated recently in Sitio Panubigan, Barangay Telaje. KEGI will supply the power needs of Surigao del Sur II Electric Cooperative. Another 5 ...
Dengue alarms Caraga; 10 die, 2,061 infected
Butuan City — Health officials in Region 13 reported yesterday an alarming rise in the incidence of dengue in Caraga with 10 deaths and 2,061 infected by the mosquito-borne virus. Based on the composite figures released by the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD-13) and Caraga Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU-13), Agusan del Sur had the most number of ...
Mindanao Newsbits for July 17, 2014
More than 300 information officers from various government agencies and local government units (LGUs) laid down their respective programs and ideas in the recent opening day of the two-day 2014 Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Advocacy Summit held in this city. During the opening day, the participating information officers expressed their issues and concerns, as well as insights and ...
Massive tree planting helps PH face climate change
Butuan City –  Various speakers during the First Regional Information Officer’s Summit on Climate Change Advocacy in the Caraga Region (Region XIII) held here last week were one on the reality of climate change and the urgency of doing everyone’s part to cushion the damaging impact of the worsening global environmental phenomenon. “Overall, we have to accept the fact that, indeed, disasters ...
Dutch national, 7 nabbed by PDEA, PNP in Butuan
A Dutch national, a suspected drug den owner, and his seven customers were arrested by anti-narcotics operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the implementation of a search warrant in Butuan City last Thursday. Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac, Jr. ...
Mindanao Newsbits for July 2, 2014
Two persons were killed, one of them a minor when a shooting incident happened pre-dawn Tuesday at Langihan Public Market in Butuan City, police report said. Police identified the victim as Danny “Boy” Ortega, 12, and Ruel Oliver, both of this city. The shooting incident happened just 100 meters away from the Butuan City Police Precinct at 2:30 a.m. Initial investigation disclosed that Oliver ...
New house models launched at Filinvest Homes Butuan
FILINVEST honors every hardworking Filipino who dreams to provide a home for his family. These homes represent a homebuyer’s first step towards the fulfillment of his dreams and aspirations. This year, Filinvest through Filinvest Home Butuan, launches a series of new model units in response to the changing needs of the modern Filipino.
Livelihood aid for displaced Caraga OFWs
Butuan City – The National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO) has extended livelihood assistance to the displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were sent home due to maltreatment, conflict (war), or laid-off from work. Initially, the NCRO, an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), extended livelihood assistance to the displaced OFWs […]

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