Butuan News

Thursday 24th 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
2,000 bags of seedlings given free to farmers
Butuan City – An initial 2,000 bags of rice seedlings were given free to farmers who were flood victims of typhoon Agaton that devastated 2, 898 hectares of rice lands in the first quarter this year in Butuan City. The free rice seedling assistance from the city government of Butuan and Department of Agriculture benefited 1,500 farmer recipients from the city’s 48 barangays. Initially, the city ...
Labor Day job openings available in Butuan
Butuan City – The Regional Office 13 of the Department of Labor and Employment announced on Wednesday job openings during Labor Day in Butuan City next May 1. The DOLE 13 also said many private firms including overseas job placement agencies already pledged to participate in the mega jobs fair. On the other hand, the DOLE’s attached agencies such as the Technical Education and Skills Development ...
75 to trek Caraga’s highest mountain
Butuan City – At least 75 mountaineers are set to trek the highest mountain in Northeastern Mindanao next month. Despite objections from an environmentalist group, the local government unit gave the nod to the mountain climbers to proceed by saying “these mountain climbers are responsible enough on how to protect and preserve the environment.” “We will not deprive them because the mountain is ...
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 ...
Landmines seized in Compostela Valley
CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City – Several landmines were found in two separate areas in Compostela Valley on Tuesday. Reports from the 10th Infantry (Agila) Division (10th ID) said members of the Peace and Development Team (PDT) of the 9th Infantry Battalion (9th IB) found a landmine along the side of the road of Purok 4, […]
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 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 ...
Mindanao Newsbits for April 23, 2014
Earth Day Event Butuan City- The Region 13 office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-13) led by Regional Technical Director Ronilo Salac, along with the dozens of “job-order” workers, bagged thousands seeds of premium and dipterocarp species at Clonal Nursery Center in Barangay Buod to replenish the 30,000 seedlings used in the replanting activities of Provincial ...
Minors arrested for illegal logging
BUTUAN CITY – Two minors were arrested for illegal logging in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, police said Monday. According to the initial report from the Agusan del Norte Provincial Police Office, the two were about to slip out lumbers through a "habal habal" motorcycle when they were flagged down by the municipal police anti-illegal logging task force and Mayor’s Monitoring and Rapid Response ...

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