Butuan News

Friday 18th April 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
Mindanao Newsbits for April 17, 2014
Butuan City – A cashier in Agusan del Sur town lost  P1,453,876.98 and other personal belongings to two unidentified armed robbers in San Francisco town here on Tuesday, police said yesterday. Initial report from the Agusan del Sur Provincial Police Office identified the victim as Norma Pendon Ayaton, 60, who was in a grocery store when she was held up at 10:30 a.m. The lookout was wearing a ...
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 ...
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 ...
7 kidnap-for-ransom suspects nabbed in Surigao del Sur
BUTUAN CITY – Seven alleged kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) suspects were captured in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur, police reported Friday. Initial report received by the Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) from Tandag City Police Office (TCPO) stated that one of the alleged KFR, identified as Alexander Goloran Bentoso, 44, has standing cases of murder and […]
Magnitude 3.5 Tremor Hits Butuan City
DAVAO CITY (April 10) — Butuan City was hit by a magnitude 3.5 earthquake around 5:43 p.m. tonight, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported. The quake’s epicenter was traced at 41 kilometers northwest of Butuan City with a depth of one kilometer and is of tectonic in origin. Intensity 2 was actually felt in Butuan City, Phivolcs added. Authorities have yet to ...
Agusan-Davao Road near Fault line
Butuan City – The severe damage along the ‘Daang Maharlika’ Agusan-Davao Road has been traced to be within the ‘Philippine Fault Zone’ and the ‘Lianga Fault Splay,’ prompting authorities to recommend an immediate and safer alternate route to avert disaster. This recommendation was forwarded to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-13) after a thorough geo-hazard assessment by the Mines ...
Butuan girl, Laguna lass rule digital quiz show
Samantha Amante from Colegio San Agustin in Biñan, Laguna won in the high school division while Jo Dee Salise from Rainbow of Angels Learning Center in Butuan City were declared champions for school year 2013-2014.
Students from Butuan, Laguna top Diwa digital quiz show
In the recently concluded national finals of the 2013-2014 Pasiklaban sa Paaralan, Samantha Amante from Colegio San Agustin in Biñan, Laguna and Jo Dee Salise from Rainbow of Angels Learning Center Inc. in Butuan City emerged as the champions for the high school and the grade school categories respectively. Pasiklaban sa Paaralan (PSP), a quiz competition organized by Diwa Learning Systems, Inc ...
2-day farmers assembly to address funds
Butuan City — The Caraga Conference for Peace and Development said the issue on Coco Levy Fund controversy has not died. Today, it said farmers are still fighting for justice against the forced taxation, and a share of their Coco Levy Funds’ investments. According to some members of the CCPD, the Coco Levy Fund is estimated to have ballooned anywhere in the range of P100 to P150 billion in ...
Mindanao Newsbits for April 2, 2014
Butuan City – The Region-13 office of the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA-13) yesterday said 8,020 scholars are targeted for this year in various areas of the five provinces and six cities in the Caraga Region. The TESDA-13 said its scholarship programs for 2014 have a total fund of P75,233,500. “These various scholarship programs are already moving and we are ...

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