CMO-PIO (Nov. 4, 2013):
CMO-PIO (Oct. 31, 2013): Civil Society Organization (CSO) Assembly at LJ Mega Convention Center, Butuan City. Participated by representatives of the different CSOs in the city, the activity focuses on utilizing the strengths and capabilities of the CSOs in coming up with an effective and results-oriented mechanism including guideline setting in reducing local poverty.
CMO-PIO (Oct. 25, 2013):
Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. presides over the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) Meeting at the CDRRM Office, Basement Level, Butuan City Hall Complex. The Council thoroughly tackled the city's Proposed Disaster Preparedness Plan on Earthquake which includes identification of various field tasks of concerned government offices and significant measures to be taken in such scenario. This also includes the possible participation of 15 Civil Society Organizations. Relative to this, the Butuan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council has just received the awesome news of bagging the 2nd Place Award in the Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council for Highly Urbanized City Category in the National Level, for the second straight year, next to Pasig City which took the 1st Place and besting Cagayan de Oro City which landed on the 3rd spot.
CMO-PIO (Oct. 23, 2013): In line with the celebration of the 2013 Universal Children’s Month, the Butuan City Government through the Butuan City Council for the Welfare of Children and the City Social Welfare and Development Office, held Children’s Governance Day, Oct. 22, 2013. Elementary pupils and high school students from the different public and private schools were given the rare opportunity to become Little City Officials for the day. They went through the daily routines and functions of their assigned tasks including attending the Sangguniang Panlungsod Session, meetings, and tending clients. It can be recalled that the month-long celebration kicked-off with a parade and program last Oct. 1, 2013.
CMO-PIO (Oct. 21, 2013): Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr., along with City Councilor and Chairman of the Committee on Education, Science and Technology Ramon P. Carampatana, formally turned over to DepEd Schools Division Superintendent Josita B. Carmen the newly-bought vehicles for the Local School Board. The vehicles will be used for operations including the tours of students to the different historical sites of the City.
CMO-PIO (Oct. 17, 2013):
CMO-PIO (Oct. 14, 2013): Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. headed the Send Off Ceremony of the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Military, and Philippine National Police who will be deployed in five (5) pilot areas: Amparo, Ampayon, Banza, Doongan, and Limaha. Named "Bayanihan Teams for Peace and Development", they will be performing various tasks in these barangays to ensure peace and safety in the community, to which the Punong Barangays wholeheartedly accepted and pledged to support. “Without peace, there is no development”, Mayor Amante stressed out as he made emphasis on the need to maintain peace in our community.
CMO-PIO (Oct. 10, 2013) : The Shared Service Facility (SSF), a livelihood assistance program made possible by the local government unit of Butuan and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region XIII, was formally launched during a short ceremony held at the DOP Government Center, Oct. 10, 2013. Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. turned over Php 500,000 worth of equipment to each of the two beneficiaries: Ivory .07 Arts & Crafts and Butuan-Agusan del Norte Handicraft Developers, Inc., which are both producers of handmade slippers and sandals out of water lilies. The beneficiaries’ new equipment is now deemed to make their operations faster and allow them to create more attractive designs.
CMO-PIO (Oct. 7, 2013) : The temporary shelter for the street children at the 2nd floor of the DOP Gov't Center was formally opened in a Blessing Ceremony facilitated by the City Social Welfare and Development Office and Butuan City Council for the Welfare of Children Chairwoman and City Councilor Rema Burdeos, Oct. 7, 2013. The said shelter currently houses 45 street kids who will engage in self-development activities, including Christian Education and Values Formation. The activity is part of the celebration of the Universal Children's Month and the project is in collaboration with the Butuan City Police Office and Kadiyaw Hong Mga Suon Ngani Butuan. The said shelter for the street kids is just temporary since construction for their bigger home in Brgy. Antongalon is yet to be completed in the next few months.