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Thursday 28th August 2014
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Butuan Facts


Population: Approx 244,900
Longitude: 125.52
Latitude: 8.93
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Country: Philippines (PH)
Weather Station: Surigao
(about 59 miles away)

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Current Weather in Butuan
Butuan hospital denies rejecting seriously ill girl
Butuan Doctors Hospital officials on Friday denied allegations that their staff refused to admit a seriously ill girl after her mother failed to produce enough money for downpayment.
Butuan hospital denies asking for deposit
MANILA, Philippines--- The Butuan Doctors Hospital has denied allegations that its staff refused to admit a critically-ill child after her mother failed to produce enough money for the deposit.   Purita Escobar, nursing director of the Butuan Doctors Hospital, said their staff did not demand a deposit before Jannary "Yanna" Chan could be admitted to the hospital.   Escobar said the hospital has ...
Butuan hospital denies it turned away critically-ill child due to non-payment of deposit
Butuan Doctors' Hospital officials denied a deposit-first policy, in line with the incident that happened a month ago, where a 10-year-old girl named Jannary "Yanna" Chan passed away because she was allegedly denied admission after her family was not able to pay the full admission deposit of P30,000.
Butuan hospital denies cruel treatment of emergency patient
MANILA, Philippines – The staff of the hospital tagged as "cruel" in a viral social media post by a grieving mother maintains that they are not to blame for the death of her 10-year-old daughter. On August 15, Dr Purita Escobar, Director of Nursing of the Butuan Doctors Hospital, said in ...
Mindanao Newsbits for August 19, 2014
BISLIG PROJECTS Butuan City – The Region-13 office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-13) announced the release of checks amounting to P2,004,860.10 for water system and employment projects in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. DOLE-13 Director Johnson G. Canete said part of the amount goes to the 340 student-beneficiaries of the Special Program for the Employment of Students, and 64 ...
Butuan hospital probes girl's death
The administrators of Butuan Doctors' Hospital is investigating the incident involving some of its staff, who allegedly rejected a dying patient.
9 illegal miners nabbed in Butuan
BUTUAN CITY – Nine suspected illegal miners and operators were arrested by police force at Purok 2-A, Tuway, Barangay Bonbon, Butuan City on Monday. Supt. Romaldo Bayting identified the arrested suspected illegal miners as Neil dela Cruz, 32, alleged sales executive of Creative Program Inc.; Marlon Gonhuran, 25; Samson Pableo, 53, mechanic; Diosdado Soria, 25; David Salvaña, 25; Juanito Euraba ...
DOH investigates hospital involved in Jannary Chan’s case
BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Health Regional Office 13 (DOH-13) has started a full investigation of the hospital that allegedly refused a patient, Jannary “Yanna” Chan who later died. The fact-finding committee created will look into the events relating to the incident, starting with trading the medical history of Chan from her previous hospital, […]
Critically-ill child denied hospital entry, dies
MANILA, Philippines---A distraught mother took to social media to express her grief over the death of her 10-year-old daughter, who was denied admission in a Butuan City hospital because they could not pay the admission deposit. Tutz Salarda-Chan posted on Facebook how she pleaded to the admitting personnel of Butuan Doctors Hospital to have her critically-ill child admitted, but to no avail ...
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 ...

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