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Agusan del Sur Province, Philippines

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The Philippines has 42,045 barangays, 1489 municipalities, 145 cities, 81 provinces and 17 regions. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.

  • 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
  • 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.

List of Municipalities in the Agusan del Sur Province within Region XIII (Caraga) in the Republic of The Philippines
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Philippines, is the only country in the world which is 85% Catholic that created FIVE(5) national laws "favoring", "promoting" and "financing" the religion of ISLAM.
Then made it unlawful to finance all other religions. Islamic insurgents paid off the architects of the 1987 constitution to insert two words: Muslim and Autonomous.
They classify the ALL the Muslims(Moros) not only as followers of Islam but also as
indigenous people. The only country in the world that has a government commission that caters to Muslims only, for the hajj, for madrasas, and the spread of Islam at government's expense PAID by the taxes of Non-Muslims. A government-run Muslim channel, Salaam TV to promote Islam.

Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.
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Calcium 440 mg Cow's milk: 120 mg
Potassium 259 mg Bananas: 88 mg
Protein 6.7 gm Cow's milk: 3.2 gm
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Wars of ancient history were about territory, power, family or lover's quarrel, politics and sometimes religion.

But we are in the Modern era and supposedly more educated and enlightened .

Think about this. Don't just brush off these questions.

  • Why is RELIGION still involved in WARS? Isn't religion supposed to be about PEACE?
  • Ask yourself; What religion is always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?


The Province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

Location of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

  • 8.5000° N, 125.8333° E - Agusan del Sur, Coordinates

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 of Agusan del Sur as of 2015: 700,653
  • Population (as of 2010 Census)= 656,418
  • 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 2019-2022
  • Provincial Governor of Agusan del Sur: CANE, SANTIAGO, JR BARRIGA
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Agusan del Sur: TORTOR, SAMUEL ELORDE
  • House Representative of Agusan del Sur:
    • 1st District Congresswoman of Agusan del Sur: BASCUG, ALFELITO MARAON
    • 2nd District Congresswoman of Agusan del Sur: PLAZA, ADOLPH EDWARD GALIDO
  • Provincial Board Members 1st District:
  • Provincial Board Members 2nd District:

Elected officials of Agusan del Sur for the term of 2016-2019
  1. Santiago Cane
  2. Alfelito "ALFEL" Maraon Bascug
  3. Edelberto "TOTO" Dayrocas Bastareche
  4. Nestor "BEBOT" Lalisan Corvera
  5. Susan "SUSAN" Genita Gerona
  • Provincial Board Members 2nd District:
  1. Edward "EDWARD" Plaza Mellana
  2. Hazel "KLENG" Ong Del Rosario
  3. Gilbert "TOTO" Granada Elorde
  4. Agusani Ananoria
  5. Edwin "ED" Derequita Demegillo

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's power and authority: A must read for all barangay officials


This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".

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A Barangay Clearance is NEEDED in order to get a Business License.
So why is the barangay name not in most business addresses?
Ask your Barangay Captain/Chairman to create a Resolution to make it mandatory to put the barangay name in all Business addresses.
Every Government Unit in the Philippines is within a Barangay. The municipal hall, city hall, the provincial capitol building, and even the Malacañang Palace where the president resides is within a Barangay.

The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress. Not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.

When roads or any infrastructure need to be built, improved or repaired, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and present it to the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

Each city or municipality is represented by the "barangay association or federation". The elected president of the Association of Barangay Council and the President of Kabataan (SK) association each have a seat in the City/Municipality council. Their powers are the same and equal to the elected city/municipality councilors. They are there to help lobby the demands of the barangays. They are not there just to collect a big salary and rub elbows with the regular elected city/municipality council, but to also represent the needs of the barangays.
The duties of the barangay officials are specifically written in Chapter III(Punong Barangay) and Chapter IV (The Sangguniang Barangay). Read it..

Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, the "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove or suspend any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed, there must be proof and there must be due process. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4, Section 60. Information is power. Be informed. Do not be intimidated by the president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, vice-mayor, or councilors. Do your job.

The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.

The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.

If the power lines are sagging, don't go to the power company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the power company.
If the water lines are busted, don't wait for the water company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the water company.
If the potholes in the road are not fixed, don't wait for the The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the DPWH.
Are you beginning to get the point?

Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible.

  • BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
  • The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
  • The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
  • "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
  • DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. Even the candidate for president. But after the election they ignore you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.

Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.

  • Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of Islam is financed by the Philippine government. Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.

Businesses in Agusan del Sur, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Agusan del Sur, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Agusan del Sur, you can list that property for free.
  • Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free.
  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here for Free.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Agusan del Sur, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or via Facebook.

    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

  • List the Mosques or Masjid in Agusan del Sur here.
    1. Masafia Mosque - Bunawan, Agusan Del Sur
    2. Bayugan Mosque - Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur
  • List the Catholic churches and chapels in Agusan del Sur here.
  • List the Methodist churches in Agusan del Sur here.
  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Agusan del Sur here.
  • List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Agusan del Sur here.
  • List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Agusan del Sur here.
  • List the Presbyterian churches in Agusan del Sur here.
  • List the Baptist churches in Agusan del Sur here.

Schools in Agusan del Sur, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.

  • List of schools: >>> click

PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.

The name of your school in Agusan del Sur can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Agusan del Sur you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Agusan del Sur, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.
  • (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

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number..
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Agusan del Sur Philippines" page.

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.


  • Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Agusan del Sur, Philippines

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(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

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

(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.

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Updated: October 26, 2021

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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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Agusan del Sur, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

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