Butuan News

Thursday 18th 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)

Butuan Weather


Current Weather in Butuan
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 ...
Caraga power dev’t projects seen to stabilize energy issues by 2017
Butuan City – There is hope yet for the power issues in the Caraga region, as projects to develop its abundant renewable sources – geothermal, hydro, biomass, solar and wind–are underway. This is foreseen to stabilize electricity by 2017. “The power curtailment and brownouts that have been pestering the region might be a thing of the past when all these renewable energy resources will run ...
Mindanao Newsbits for September 12, 2014
LACTAO NEW 4TH ID COMMANDER Camp Bancasi, Butuan City—The Armed Forces of the Philippines has named Major General Oscar T. Lactao new commander of the Fourth Infantry (Diamond) Division (4th ID) with jurisdiction over northeastern and northern Mindanao, replacing Maj. Gen. Ricardo R. Visaya. Gen. Lactao, a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Maharlika” class of 1984, took over from ...
Bad weather forces cancellation of six domestic flights
MANILA, Philippines---The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) suspended six domestic flights from Manila going to Butuan and Surigao and vice versa late Wednesday due to bad weather.   The affected flights are from Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines Express:   5J-791 MNL-Butuan 5J-792 Butuan-MNL 2P-2095 MNL-Surigao 2P-2096 Surigao-MNL 5J-787 MNL-Butuan 5J-788 Butuan-MNL ...
Mindanao Newsbits for August 24, 2014
LANDMINE ATTACK Camp Bancasi, Butuan City – Members of the 52nd Engineering Brigade (EB) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) escaped unscathed from a landmine attack perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels at the Malandong Can-ayan area in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. Maj. Christian C. Uy, regional Army spokesman, said the engineering troops of the 52nd EB were transporting sand ...
Php 525-M projects earmark in conflict areas in Surigao del Sur
BUTUAN CITY –A budget allocation worth Php 525,000,000 is going to be released for 2015 for the economic development of conflict areas. Most of these are farm-to-market roads, road construction and concreting of identified food producing areas in Surigao del Sur province. Some of the big projects that will be funded under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) projects of the Office of the ...
Wellness, not profit, centers
The death of a 10-year-old girl allegedly after she was refused admission by Butuan Doctors Hospital should be investigated by authorities. I also suggest that lawyers give free legal assistance to the parents of the young girl.
Armed men attack Agusan rubber plantation, destroy 12,000 trees
Butuan City –  At least 12,000 fully grown rubber trees were destroyed by suspected communist insurgents in an attack on a plantation at Sitio Kaunlaran, Barangay San Antonio in Remedios Trinidad Romualdez town in Agusan del Norte over the weekend, police said yesterday. Sketchy reports reaching Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez here said heavily armed men swooped down on a rubber plantation shortly ...

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