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List of Municipalities in the Agusan del Sur Province within Region XIII (Caraga) in the Republic of The Philippines
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The Province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

  • Agusan del Sur has 13 Municipalities, 1 City and 314 Barangays. Every barangay in the province of Agusan del Sur has an Interactive Webpage of its own.
  • The province of Agusan del Sur is in Region XIII in the eastern side island of Mindanao.
  • Agusan del Sur's approximate area is 896, 550 hectares or 8,965.50 sq. km. ranking as the fourth largest province in the country. The other provinces are Palawan, Isabela, and Cagayan Valley.
  • The municipalities of Loreto, La Paz, Esperanza, and San Luis are among the four larger municipalities covering almost sixty percent of the province's total land area. The river towns of Sta. Josefa and Talcogon have the smallest land area.
  • Prosperidad is the capital municipality of Agusan del Sur

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Geography of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

  • (Article from the Govt. of Agusan del Sur): Agusan del Sur is a landlocked province bounded on the North by Agusan del Norte, on the South by Compostela Valley, on the West by Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon and on the East by Surigao del Sur. The province accessed by land transportation through the Davao - Butuan National Highway. Three minor roads also provideaccess for travelers coming from Tandag, Lianga, Barobo, and Bislig City in Surigao del Sur, and one road connects the southwestern part of the province with Asuncion, Compostela Valley province. All four roads intersect the National Highway at different points.

In the future, the Agusan River may be used as a potential route for travel around the province.

Location of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

Located in Southern Philippines in the island of Mindanao.

History of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

(Article from Wikipedia):
The Agusan Valley was settled by a variety of cultural communities like the Manobos, Mamanwas and Higaonons. Archeological excavations in the lower Agusan valley plains have uncovered evidence of strong relationships between the region and the Southeast Asian states. A golden image of Javan-Indian design unearthed in the 1920s and molten jars uncovered in Prosperidad are indications that the region had commercial and cultural ties with the coast.

The Augustinian Recollects established a mission in Linao, in the vicinity of present day Bunawan, in 1614. However, mission work was hampered by the hostility of the surrounding Manobo tribes. At the height of the power of the Sultanate of Maguindanao in the mid-17th century, the Manobos of the Agusan Valley were in alliance with Sultan Kudarat. Linao was attacked several times during the 1629 Caraga Revolt and the 1649 Sumuroy Revolt. Nevertheless, the Recollects were able to establish themselves in their mission work, and remained there until the middle of the 19th century.

In the late 19th century, the Recollects (under protest) turned over many of their mission territories, including those in the upper Agusan region, to the reconstituted Jesuit order (the Jesuits had been banned by Papal edict in the 1760s, and ejected from the Philippines in 1768). Missionary work was interrupted by the Philippine Revolution when the Jesuits either fled or were arrested by revolutionaries. During the American occupation, lumbering became an important activity in Agusan del Sur. Visayan migrants settled in the cleared plains, pushing indigenous communities farther into the mountainous slopes.

The territory of Agusan del Sur was governed as part of the province of Caraga during most of the Spanish period. In 1860, it was placed under the comandancia of Butuan, a district of the province of Surigao. In 1914, the province of Agusan was created by the American government.

In the Second World War, Japanese troops landed in the province of Agusan in 1942 and occupied the province until their defeat by combined U.S. and Philippine Commonwealth troops as well as recognized guerilla units in 1945 at the Battle of Agusan.

The province of Agusan del Sur was born on June 17, 1967 under Republic Act No. 4969 providing for the division of the province of Agusan into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. In January 1970 the first set of provincial officials assumed office after the provincial election of November, 1969. The same law provided that the capital of Agusan del Sur be the municipality of Prosperidad. The Government Center has been set up in Barangay Patin-ay.

Rufino C. Otero was elected as the first Provincial Governor and Democrito O. Plaza the first Congressman in the election of November 1969. The term of office of Congressman Democrito O. Plaza would have continued until December 1983 had it not for the proclamation of Martial Law on September 21, 1972, which in effect abolished the Congress. When the Interim Batasang Pambansa was convened in 1978 after almost a decade of absence under the martial Law, Edelmiro Amante represented the province in the National Assembly.


People of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

  • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 Census)= 609,447
  • Registered Voters 1 (2010) per COMELEC= 264,692

(Article from the Govt. of Agusan del Sur):
Culture & Heritage: Agusan's pre-hispanic cultural history can be traced to the great influence of the Majapahit Empire through the discovery of an eight-inch tall image of a woman in pure gold. This icon, called the Golden Tara, was recovered in 1917 at the Wawa River, a tributary of the Agusan River.

The Golden Tara is the earliest known image of Indian origin, corroborating early Hindu- Philippines relations. It is a Buddhist image of the Sailendra Period of the Sri-Vijaya history (900-950 AD). The 21-karat gold figurine is presently kept at the Gem Room of the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, USA.

Over time, the province has become a melting pot of peace-loving people from various regions in the country all lured into this "Land of Golden Opportunities". The predominant inhabitants are Cebuano speaking, with Roman Catholicism as the main religion.

Festivals, showcasing the tribal heritage are held every year.

Ethnic Origin: Records of the Commission of National Integration show that five native tribes were found in the province, namely: Higaonon, Mamanwas, Talaadig, Banwaon and Manobo. Three of these tribes can be distinctly located the Manobos living along the National highway and the river towns towards the boundary of the Agusan del Sur and Davao del Norte and Banwaons and Higaonons living in the western side of the Agusan River, in the municipality of Esperanza towards the boundary of Agusan del Sur and Bukidnon. The original inhabitants of the Agusan del Sur were the Negritoes and Mamanwas. The descendants of the latter still inhabit the innermost recesses of Agusan del Sur's forested area.

Agusan del Sur is now inhabited by people coming from different ethnic groups. The lure of the "Land of Promise" has brought into the province settlers from different regions. Intermarriages between settlers and natives resulted into a multi-ethnic population. Cebuano is dominantly spoken followed by Boholano and Ilonggo. Of the native tongue, the Manobo language is the most popular. Other popular languages are Hiligaynon, Butuanon, Surigaonon, and Kamayo. A good portion of the population, however, can understand and communicate in Filipino, the national language.

English is usually used in conversations with tourists who cannot communicate in Filipino, and in government transactions. It is also the medium of instruction in schools. .

Elected Government Officials of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

Elected officials of Agusan del Sur for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Alfelito "ALFEL" Maraon Bascug (NUP)
  2. Nestor "BEBOT" Lalisan Corvera (NUP)
  3. Edelberto "TOTO" Dayrocas Bastareche (NUP)
  4. Susan "SUSAN" Genita Gerona (NUP)
  5. Gina "GINA" Alviso Ceballos (NUP)
  • Provincial Board Members 2nd District:
  1. Hazel "KLENG" Ong Del Rosario (NUP)
  2. Edward "EDWARD" Plaza Mellana (NUP)
  3. Gilbert "TOTO" Granada Elorde (NUP)
  4. Samuel "SAMMY" Elorde Tortor (NUP)
  5. Edwin "ED" Derequita Demegillo (NUP)

Elected officials of Agusan del Sur for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Agusan del Sur for the term of 2007-2010

Barangay Elected Officials of Agusan del Sur

Businesses in Agusan del Sur, Philippines

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Schools in Agusan del Sur, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.


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Economy of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

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  • (Article from the Govt. of Agusan del Sur): Agusan del Sur traditionally supplies raw materials for sawmills and other processing plants even in the outlying areas in the Visayas and Mindanao. To capture the golden opportunity however, more and more industries are being set up. With timber and oil palm plantations being developed, downstream industries are also developing. Traditional handcrafted arts and crafts also thrive, with an increasing volume finding their way into the export market.
Trading is bustling in the Growth Centers of the province, supporting their unique clusters of municipalities. Inter-provincial commerce is likewise vibrant with goods flowing in and out through the Maharlika Highway.
The manufacturing sector is gradually penetrating the export market. handicrafts and jewelry are produced in different places in the province.
  • Agriculture is the main booster of the economy of Agusan del Sur.
    • Rice is the main agricultural production of Agusand del Sur. The rice production exceeds the consumption capacity of the population of the province. However, because of inefficient distribution program the hard to reach barangays, that do not have good farm to market roads, suffer from rice the insufficiency of rice supply.
      • 243.85 square kilometers of irrigated area is devoted to rice.
      • 166 square kilometers of rainfed area is also devoted to rice.
    • Corn is in ample supply in Agusan del Sur.
      • 255 square kilometers is devoted ot the production of corn. Agusan del Sur is an exporter of Corn.
    • Coconut trees are planted throughout the province, covering 393.36 square kilometers.
    • Banana production though not in a "plantation format" covers an area of about 127 square kilometers.
    • Oil palm plantation covers 118 km².

Jobs in Agusan del Sur Philippines

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Natural Resources of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

Agusan del Sur has the largest oil palm plantations in the Philippines, totaling 11,800 hectares. The government is enticing the LGU's and private sectors to partake int the following:

  • reforestation projects to meet the demands for veneer and match splints
  • Set up factories for palm oil production
  • Process different indigenous materials into handicrafts, gold into fine jewelry, different fruits and crops into food items.

There are gold deposits are found in Agusan del Sur. Other commerciable minerals found in the province are limestone, marble, gypsum, manganese, phosphate rock, coal, andesite rock, chromite, quartz, white clay and aggregates.

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!


Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More


We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.


Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

(Article from the Govt. of Agusan del Sur): The Agusan Marsh is one of Asia's biggest marshlands and is one of the best eco-tourism destinations in the country. It is both a home to endangered flora and fauna species and a shelter for migratory birds during winter. Notable of the marsh's features are 132 bird species, 112 species of flowering plants and ferns, some being considered rare, 65 types of butterflies,2 crocodile species and the locally-known danata, a soft-shelled turtle. This wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 110,298 hectares, 65,806 of which are declared protected area.

Mountain trekking and mountaineering on Mount Diwata adds a touch of sports adventure to eco-tourism in the province. Needless to say, Agusan del Sur is one of the best destinations in the country if one wants to commune with nature: it has 34 waterfalls, 4 hot springs, 14 caves, and 34 lakes to choose from.

Festivals and Traditions of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

(Article from the Govt. of Agusan del Sur): Festivals offer tourists a glimpse into Agusan del Sur's rich cultural heritage. Among the well attended festivals are the Naliyagan and Santikan Festivals held every second week of June where natives from the different parts of the province display their artistry and gracefulness, all depicting Agusanon culture and heritage.

News of the Philippines

  • Germany, Philippines ink trade, social security, training agreements
  • Saturday, September 20, 2014 4:55 pm
MANILA, Philippines - Bilateral relations between the Philippines and Germany expanded Friday as leaders forge agreements in trade, social security and technical training.
At the press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Federal Chancellery, Aquino announced the signing of an agreement on trade cooperation between the two nations through exchange of drafts formally establishing the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Manila ........................ Full Story»

  • Philippines, France ink bilateral agreements to strengthen ties
  • Friday, September 19, 2014
PARIS, France, Sep 19 -- The Philippines and France further strengthened its bilateral relations with the signing of several agreements on transportation and communications, culture and education.
In a statement delivered after his meeting with French President François Hollande, President Benigno S. Aquino III said these agreements “will facilitate meaningful dialogue and fruitful exchanges between our two countries.” ........................ Full Story»
  • Carabao Festival
Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.

Agusan del Sur News

400 students avail special program for employment in Agusan del Sur

AGUSAN DEL SUR- The provincial government of Agusan del Sur has set aside some half a million pesos this summer in order to give the students chance to earn while on summer vacation, while the Department of Labor and Employment shared some P320,000 to complete the daily wage of students who avail of the special program for employment of students (SPES).

According to Provincial Employment Service Officer Divina Lagumbay, while earning P200 per day, the recipients of SPES were divided into two batches, where the first batch started rendering services last April 24 and ended up on April 29, 2012. The second batch which started May 7, will also end on June 1, in order to start the first semester of school year 2012-2013.

“Unlike the previous years where most of the SPES recipients were assigned in different offices like the agriculture office, provincial planning and development office, budget office and other offices in the provincial government, they (recipients) are presently tasked as preliminary enumerators for gathering data in order for the recipients of the survey to be familiar with the questionnaires and formats when the final survey will be conducted,” Lagumbay said.

The survey that the provincial government is set to conduct is to update and correct the data of the Community Based Management System of the province, as one of the basis in planning and budgeting for the coming years.

“But is not only the provincial government that is giving this SPES privilege to the students but also the 13 municipalities and the lone city of Bayugan. But they only accommodate few depending on their financial status,” Lagumbay said.

The Special Program for the Employment of Students started some years ago where high school and college students are given the opportunity by the government to be employed and earn while spending their summer vacation.

Agusan del Sur Zip Codes

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8500 Prosperidad Agusan del Sur
8501 San Francisco Agusan del Sur
8502 Bayugan Agusan del Sur
8503 Sibagat Agusan del Sur
8504 Rosario Agusan del Sur
8505 Trento Agusan del Sur
8506 Bunawan Agusan del Sur
8507 Loreto Agusan del Sur
8508 La Paz Agusan del Sur
8509 Veruela Agusan del Sur
8510 Talacogon Agusan del Sur
8511 San Luis Agusan del Sur
8512 Santa Josefa Agusan del Sur
8513 Esperanza Agusan del Sur

Agusan del Sur, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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