• Madyaw Nga Pagkani Butuan!
  • Madyaw Nga Pagkani Butuan!
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  • Madyaw Nga Pagkani Butuan!
  • Madyaw Nga Pagkani Butuan!
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Press Conference on Malaria Awareness

CMO-PIO (April 28, 2014): To present the current malaria status here, the Butuan
City Health Office, in coordination with the Department of Health XIII, conducted a
Press Conference at Luciana Convention Center. This was headed by City Councilor
and Chairman of the Committee on Health and Sanitation Virgilio Nery, Jr. with City
Health Officer Dr. Joyce Hidalgo and attended by members of the local media.
During the press con, it was revealed that Butuan City has no cases of malaria
since 2011 up to present. If sustained, Butuan City will officially be declared
malaria-free by 2017. 

BCG in Full Swing for 2014 Literacy Awards



    The Butuan City Government is now gearing up for yet another feat in this year’s
National Literacy Awards as it formally started the task of preparing its official entry
to the said award-giving body.
            “Out of all the highly-urbanized cities in the country, we emerged as the
Top 3 in the last National Literacy Awards in 2012. We now aim to achieve
higher than that.”, Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. asserted during the technical
working group’s meeting which was done at the 2nd floor of the City Public Library,
April 22, 2014.
              Councilor and now the Chairman of the Committee on Education, Science
and Technology Ramon P. Carampatana also stressed the same thing. “We were
already there at the Top 3. That’s all the more reason for us to go up. Let’s do this.”
            All the local government’s programs and advocacies that highlight the
fortification of education not just among children, but uneducated adults including
members of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) here were presented and each given a
rundown as to how it should be incorporated to the city’s official entry, also
emphasizing its relationship with the current Agro-Forestry Vision of the Butuan City
            Very keen on the technicalities of the whole process of identifying,
packaging and submitting the official entry was Councilor and Chairman on both
the Committee on Health and Sanitation and the Committee on Environment and
Natural Resources Virgilio G. Nery, Jr. “It is important that we can support the
data we have. It should be complete and we should also be knowledgeable and
competent so we can provide answers during evaluation”.
            Grow a Million Trees and Clean Ground Zero Waste were just some of the
programs identified including regular programs implemented by the Offices of the
City Population, City Social Welfare and Development, City Nutritionist, City
Agriculturist and the City Environment and Natural Resources.The city’s official
entry will be submitted to the National Literacy Council in Manila by the end of this
month and results for the national qualifiers will be announced within the following
month.  (D. Generalao/CMO-PIO)

Local Farmers Receive Free Rice Seedlings


             A total of 2000 bags of free rice seedlings were distributed to 1,500 farmer
recipients from 48 barangays here during a Ceremonial Distribution held at the DOP
Center, Tiniwisan, March 04, 2014. According to City Agriculturist Engr. Alberto B.
Buca, the recipients were those farmers whose rice fields were damaged during the
onslaught of Typhoon Agaton first quarter of this year. Records from the City
Agriculturist’s Office have previously revealed that a total of 2,898 hectares of rice
field worth Php32.8 Million was damaged due to the continuous rains and flooding
brought about by the said typhoon. Of the 2000 bags, 1,500 of these came from
the local government unit of Butuan while the remaining 500 bags were provided
by the Department of Agriculture. (D. Generalao/CMO-PIO)

Senior Citizens' Mortuary Assistance Increases

                From the previous annual allocation of Php226,000 which can only
accommodate 113 registered senior citizens at Php2,000 each in the year
2010 to 2012, this year’s budget for mortuary assistance to deceased senior
citizens has significantly increased and almost doubled up to Php450,000.
            This recent development, after much effort from City Councilor and
Chairman of the Committee on Social Services and Senior Citizens
Ferdinand Nalcot, has finally pushed through and is now seen to be
able to cater to almost twice the previous number of senior citizens
whose families were able to claim mortuary assistance in the recent years.
            An important reminder though, Hon. Nalcot emphasized during the
interview, that the surviving family of the deceased senior citizen should
be able to submit the pertaining documents within 3 months after the
death of the member. It is also essential, Hon. Nalcot added, that
the deceased senior citizen is an identified member of the Office for
Senior Citizens Affairs and a resident of Butuan City.
(D. Generalao/CMO-PIO)

BCG Passed the Initiation Stage of the PGS

CMO-PIO (April 14, 2014): Butuan City passed the Initiation Stage of the Public
Governance System (PGS) under the Institute for Solidarity in Asia. The 4-stage
program aims to identify the "Islands of Governance" which will be featured
during the APEC 2015 Summit  in Manila. Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. MD
successfully presented his Revalida last April 11, 2014, at the Sofitel Philippine
Plaza in Manila.

Araw ng Kagitingan 2014 Celebration in Butuan City

CMO-PIO (April 9, 2014) : The Butuan City Government joined the whole Filipino nation in
commemorating this 72nd Araw ng Kagitingan at the Veterans Monument, Butuan City
Library Compound . The ceremony was participated by the Local Gov't Officials, Chiefs of
Office, Regional Directors, Boy and Girl Scouts of the Phillipines, local media, and the living
veterans with thier spouses, sons, and daughters.

7th PABO National Convention Held

CMO-PIO (April 02, 2014): "It is our goal to make the city a center of meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibits and holding such a big activity [like this one] in Butuan is a fulfillment to that task.", Mayor Amante proudly said in his speech during the opening of the 7th  Philippine Association of Building Officials (PABO) National Convention that was held in the city. More than 400 building officials from different provinces, municipalities  and cities all over the archipelago joined in the said activity, according to Archt. John Paul Velasco, OIC of the City Architects Office.


Juana's Culmination Day


CMO-PIO (March 31, 2014): To wrap up the celebration of Juana's Month 2014, Juana's Culmination Day, a program overseen by the City Population Office and participated by the Women from the different barangays here was held at the FSUU Gymnasium, March 31, 2014.


493rd Commemoration of the 1st Mass in Butuan

CMO-PIO (March 31, 2014): In commemoration of the 493rd Anniversary of the First Mass Celebration in Butuan, a Latin Mass was held at Guingona Park, March 31, 2014. This was participated by Mayor Jun Amante, the City Councilors , the Regional Directors of the RLAs, Chiefs of Office and employees of the BCG, media, and various local organizations.


17th CRAM Victory Party

CMO-PIO (March 26, 2014): "You just don't know how much pride and honor you have brought to the city" - Mayor Jun Amante's message to the athletes and coaches during the 17th CRAM Victory Party at Sprinkles Water Park, March 26, 2014.