CMO-PIO (Dec. 5, 2013): Brgy. San Vicente made it again in this year's shortlist for Top 3 Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Awards, National Category. It can be recalled that the Barangay emerged as the National Winner, beating all the other barangays in the whole country, in last year's incentive awards.
CMO-PIO (Dec. 4, 2013) : Congratulations to the 40 HOLCIM Galing Mason Graduates! They are now working in various on-going building constructions in the City and will soon be employed abroad soon as they finish their local tenure. This program is in coordination with TESDA and the Local Government Unit of Butuan under the administration of Mayor Jun Amante and facilitated through the Office of SP Member Ramon Carampatana.
CMO-PIO (Dec. 2, 2013): As the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) celebrates its 80 years of service, it also turned over to the LGU of Butuan a grant of Php 6.1 Million as livelihood assistance for the latter's 15 organized groups in the different barangays here. SP Member Hon. Samuel Allan Amante and PESO Manager Ronnie Azura received the check during DOLE's Press Conference held at VCDU Prince Hotel, Dec. 02, 2013.
CMO-PIO (Nov. 29, 2013) : Kudos to Engr. Walter Butao, Engr. Jerry Padilla and the rest of the City Engineer's Office - Electrical Division Team for a job well done! Taking into consideration the current situation of the affected families of the recent onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda, this year's switch-on ceremony for Light Up Butuan for Christmas is a bit simpler than the previous years, however, Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. made sure it would still be colorful and meaningful for the Butuanons. Thanks to everyone who went to G-Park and witnessed the ceremonial lighting! May the holidays be merry, bright and safe for all of us!
CMO-PIO (Nov. 26, 2013): LIGHT UP BUTUAN 2013! HAPPENING ON FRIDAY, NOV. 29, 2013 @ GUINGONA PARK! Everyone is invited to witness the Switch-On Ceremony. Mayor Amante has instructed the organizing committee to make this year's celebration simple yet meaningful in consideration of the victims of the recent calamities in the country.
CMO-PIO (Nov. 16, 2013): Mayor Jun Amante officially turns over to Leyte Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla the boxes of medicines and relief goods at the Leyte Academic Center in Palo, Leyte, Nov. 12, 2013. The team brought along 2 dump trucks worth of relief goods and medicines. A 20-footer container van containing the same goods including your donations also arrived in Leyte, Nov. 14, 2013.
CMO-PIO (Nov. 16, 2013): Kudos to P/Insp. Erwin R. Cordano and the rest of the noble men of the Butuan City Police Office – City Mobile Group for helping in the clearing operations in the typhoon-devastated Province of Leyte. These men worked day and night and we can never thank them enough for their admirable involvement. Team Butuan is proud to have you, Sirs!
CMO-PIO (Nov. 15, 2013): Upon arrival in Tacloban City, the team immediately met with DILG Sec. Mar Roxas at the Incident Command Center in Tacloban City Hall, Nov. 11, 2013.
CMO-PIO (Nov. 15, 2013): Braving the heat of the daylight sun and the dampness of mid-afternoon rains, the devastating scene of wrecked buildings, decaying dead bodies abandoned on the streets, and survivors crying with nowhere to go, the BUTUAN TEAM did the very best they could possibly do in the almost-dead cities of Palo and Tacloban in Leyte. Medical missions with hundreds of patients were given personalized and immediate medical attention, clearing teams retrieving dead bodies from mountainous piles of debris, and loads of relief goods were turned over to the Provincial Government of Leyte.
CMO-PIO (Nov. 14, 2013): Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. just arrived home from his 4-day relief operations in Tacloban City. The group from Butuan left last Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 and arrived there the following day. The group bumped into Davao City Mayor Duterte who was also there to help in the relief operations. The group also met Defense Sec. Gazmin, DSWD Sec. Soliman, and DILG Sec. Roxas who commended Mayor Amante for coming over with his team. Leyte Gov. Dominic Petilla graciously hosted the team in Palo, Leyte. 49 members composed the Peace Keeping Force courtesy of BCPO-CMG unit, 2 doctors which included Mayor Amante himself and City Councilor Virgilio Nery, Jr., 7 nurses including Ivy Amante, 4 heavy equipment operators, 1 speedboat operator, some of the Mayor’s staff and the PIO, and the rest was the Butuan Search and Rescue Team (BUSART) headed by Ms. Grace Burdeos -Espere and Bong Catedral. The group brought along 2 dumptrucks filled with rice, canned goods, water, used clothes, food packs, medicines, and some hospital supplies. Another 20-footer container van courtesy of friends and concerned citizens from Butuan was on its way to Tacloban City today, Nov. 14, 2013. Mayor Amante would like to express his gratitude to everybody for their support and prayers. He said that it will be a formidable work to help build Tacloban City and Northern Leyte again, but we should be thankful to God Almighty that we, as a small LGU, was given the chance to help.