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Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

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Barangays of Butuan City, in the Agusan del Norte Province, Philippines
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List of Municipalities in the Agusan del Norte Province within Region XIII (Caraga) in the Republic of The Philippines
Buenavista || Carmen || Jabonga || Kitcharao || Las Nieves || Magallanes || Nasipit || Remedios T. Romualdez || Santiago || Tubay
Cities in the Province of Agusan del Norte: Butuan City || Cabadbaran City (Capital City)
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Butuan City within Agusan del Norte
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Agusan del Norte within the Island of Mindanao
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Butuan City Hall
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Macapagal Bridge in Butuan City straddles the Agusan River
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Butuan City Airport in the barangay of Bancasi

Butuan City,
Agusan del Norte, Philippines

  • Butuan City has a total of 86 barangays (27 Urban) and (59 Rural).
  • Registered Voters of Butuan City as of (2010) = 154,553
  • Butuan City is in the 1st Voting District of Agusan del Norte.
  • Population of Butuan City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 298,378
  • Land Area of Butuan City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 81,662
  • Butuan City is a 1st class City and Highly Urbanized.
  • Butuan City is in the Agusan del Norte province and within Region XIII - Caraga Region, North/eastern Mindanao

Butuan was the capital of Agusan del Norte until 2000 when Republic Act 8811 transferred the capital to Cabadbaran City. However many of the provincial government offices are still located there, including the provincial capitol, as are many the Caraga regional offices of the national government agencies.

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Geography of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

  • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares): 81,662

Location of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

Article below verbatim from: www.butuan.gov.ph

Butuan City is located at the Northeastern part of Agusan Valley sprawling across the Agusan River is Butuan City, known for its colorful history and culture. BUTUAN is a term believed to have originated from the sour fruit “Batuan”. Others opined, it came from a certain “Datu Buntuan”, a chieftain who once ruled Butuan. Scholars believed, it came from the word “But-an”, which literally means a person who has sound and discerning disposition. Whichever theories appear credible depends on the kind of people residing in Butuan, for whatever is said about them, Butuan continues to live on.

Butuan’s history, culture, arts and people date back to the 4th century as showcased in museums which makes Butuan an exciting source of cultural artifacts in Mindanao.

As early as the 10th century, according to the Chinese Song Shi (history), people from Butuan had already established trading relations with the kingdom of Champa in what is now South Vietnam. By the 11th century, Butuan was the center of trade and commerce in the Philippines. The best evidence to prove this fact is the discovery of 9 balangays (The BUTUAN BOAT) and other archeological finds in the vicinities of Butuan City, particularly in Ambangan, Libertad near the old EL RIO de BUTUAN and MASAO River.

Article above verbatim from: www.butuan.gov.ph

History of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

Article below verbatim from: www.butuan.gov.ph

Butuan City was originally located in Pinamanculan by the banks of the Masao River, a kilometer away from barrio of Libertad. Finding the Place less ideal because of the Flood, the people moved to Baug, now the municipality of Magallanes, at the mouth of the Agusan River. They again transferred to Lapaca, now known as Linungsuan in Barrio Banza about five kilometers inland of Agusan River. Still troubled by floods, the people once more settled, this time in the present site of the city proper.

A description of Butuan is not complete without infusing it with the significance of the Agusan River and its tributaries that provide the valley with rich soil from periodic floods. Its serpentine route through the city and two Agusan provinces provided the people with easy means of transportation for trade and commerce encouraged settlement along its banks. The Agusan River greatly helped the booming of the “Logging Industry” which earned Butuan the name “Timber City of the South.”

Butuan City sprawls across the Agusan River nine kilometers from its mount. Towards this, to the north and seaward, run fertile Ricelands. Halfway around the city to the southwest, roll the gently sloping hills over Mount Mayapay. To the east, the majestic Hilong-Hilong and Diwata mountain ranges protect the entire valley from fierce Pacific storms.

It is very difficult to pinpoint the exact time when the name Butuan first emerged. Certainly, the name Agusan came into being upon the creation of the province in 1914. Before this, the entire area had been known as BUTUAN, as can be born out by old historical records.

Article above verbatim from: www.butuan.gov.ph

People of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

  • Registered Voters (2010): 154,553
  • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 298,378

Elected Government Officials of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.


Elected officials of  Butuan City for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Samuel Allan "UNCLE SAM" Gdamo Amante (LP)
  2. Ramon "MON" Pajarillo Carampatana (LP)
  3. Ryan "RYAN" Booc Culima (LP)
  4. Ferdinand "DADDYFERDS" Emata Nalcot (LP)
  5. Erwin "ERWIN" Lucero Dano (IND)
  6. Rema "REMA" Erigbuagas Burdeos (LP)
  7. Sergio "SERGIO" Cortez Pascual (IND)
  8. Virgilio "SALAMAT DOK" Gomonit Nery Jr. (LP)
  9. Derrick "RIC" Adalia Plaza (LAKAS)
  10. Jaime "DODO" Martinez Cembrano Jr. (LP)

Elected officials of Butuan City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangays Elected Officials of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

Businesses in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

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  • Pharmacies or Drug Stores
  • Repair Shops
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops and Resorts in Butuan City
  • Salons and Barber Shops
  • Supermarket, wet market

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Mncplty, Prvnce, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

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Schools in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.

The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.

Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.


School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014

  • Father Saturnino Urios University (former Urios College)
  • Butuan Doctors College
  • Caraga State University ( formerly Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology )
  • FSUU is listed as among the top 20 colleges/universities in the country by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) due to its exemplary performance in consistently producing passers in CPA, bar exams, engineering and LET.
  • St. Joseph Institute of Technology is also producing passers in nursing, engineering, LET and criminology. Its coliseum with a seating capacity of 6,500 is under construction. It is constructing also a state of the art maritime school funded by Norway at the nearby municipality of Buenavista. Successful sailors and marine engineers are products of SJIT.

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Economy of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

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Jobs in Butuan City

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Natural Resources of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

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.

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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 Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines

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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.
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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.

Sports Heroes of Butuan City

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Butuan City News

Class suit eyed vs Butuan fire victims' employer

By Ben Serrano


BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – A lawyer-relative of one of the 17 fatalities in last Wednesday’s fire that razed a commercial building here plans to file a class suit against the victims’ employer, a garment store, and the building’s owners.

Besides suing Novo Jeans and Shirts Enterprises, lawyer Danilo Delima Lim is also studying filing administrative charges against city officials and other concerned authorities for failing to close the store and the building for posing grave danger to the occupants and the general public as well.

This, as city permits and licensing division chief Paul Cabrera clarified that a business permit was issued last Jan. 20 to Novo under the name of Fabulous Jeans and Shirts of Alexander Arqueza.

The store though had no mechanical safety and fire safety inspection certificates since no fire drills were conducted, he said.

The 17 fatalities were Novo’s female stay-in workers who were trapped when the fire struck the building before dawn last Wednesday. Three other employees survived the tragedy.

Cabrera recalled noticing the presence of young women at the store’s sleeping quarters at the mezzanine floor when they inspected the premises last September.

But the management told him that the room was only a resting place, not sleeping quarters for the employees, he said.

Lim described as “flimsy and absurd” the reasoning of Novo legal counsel Oliver Yuan that the company did not violate any laws because three workers managed to escape by using the fire exit on the second floor.

Yuan denied that the Novo management had padlocked the doors.

In their initial report though, firefighters said it took them some time to destroy the two padlocks at the store’s roll-up doors to gain entry.

Meanwhile, only six of the 17 fatalities have been identified so far with the help of their families and relatives.

The six fatalities are Joanlie Amor, secretary; Judelyn Ore and Ellenie Ocoy, both assistant supervisors; Mylyn Lieazon and Princess Grace Sayre, both cashiers; and Princess Mae Figueras, bagger.

Butuan City, Agusan del Norte supports Philippine Cycling

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