A picture of unity has shown during the ribbon cutting and blessing of the New CSWD Building spearheaded by the City Mayor of Butuan Hon. Ferdinand “Jun” M. Amante, Jr.
The week-long celebration of the 64th Adlaw Hong Butuan with the theme:"Rooting for 2020" successfully ended last August 2, 2014.
Cultural presentations showcasing the rich culture of the city were held
Tabuan at the City Hall Ground
Wreath Laying Ceremony for the Father of Butuan City
A wreath laying ceremony was accorded to the late Congressman Hon. Marcos “Cacoy” M. Calo, the father of Butuan City in line with the celebration of the 64th Adlaw Hong Butuan last August 2, 2014.
City Mayor Hon. Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. together with the Sangguniang Panglungsod Vice-Mayor Hon. Angelo S. Calo and Congressman Hon. Lawrence Fortun
National Literacy Validation, Fellowship Night
National Literacy Validation and Fellowship Night was held at the City Mayors Office attended by heads of offices, guest and the literacy evaluators for the nationwide literacy program where Butuan City is one of the finalists of the said program last July 30, 2014.
“Last time we were the top 5 but now we are aiming to be on the top!” said Hon.Ramon Carampatana,Chairman of the Committee on Education , on his words of welcome invoking everyone to enjoy the said program.
The fellowship was also filled with a delightful song and cultural dance performance from the Agusan National High School.
The literacy program aimed for coordination and cooperation with government departments and NGOs involved in community development activities that facilitated the implementation and success of community-based literacy and development projects.
The sustainability of the project is being ensured through intensive lobbying and advocacy campaigns within the communities that raises community awareness regarding the importance of education. (J.Saga/CMO-PIO)
“In order to build a strong nation we have to build a strong family” said City Mayor Hon. Ferdinand M. Amante Jr., the solemnizing officer during the Mass Civil Wedding where fifty five (55) couples took their vows at the“Minyoay Ngani Butuan” last August 1, 2014 held at Robinsons Place.
This activity was one of the highlights of the 64th celebration of the Adlaw Hong Butuan, attended by the chiefs of offices from the city government led by Ms. Judth Alvizo-Calo, City Civil Registrar, together with the Sangguniang Panglungsod members who witnessed the sharing of vows of the wedded couples.
An artistic performance was also rendered by the Libertad National High School (LNHS) dance troupe and the Agusan National High School (ANHS) SPA. Hon.Amante together with some members of the Sangguniang Panglungson serenaded the crowd in tribute to the newly weds.
The Civil Mass Wedding was followed by a sumptuous romantic reception sponsored by the city government held at Dottie’s Place Hotel and Restaurant . (J.Saga /CMO-PIO)
Kulbahinam ang nahimong pagtapos sa usa ka semana nga kasaulogan sa ika-64 nga kasumaran sa Adlaw Hong Butuan niadtong adlaw’ng Sabado,Agosto 2, 2014 kini human nga gidiklara ang mga mananaog sa mga nagkadaiyang kumpetisyon nga gisalmutan sa nagkalain laing pampubliko ug pribadong establisemento.
Nahimong makulay ang nag unang mga kadalanan sa dakbayan sa Butuan human nga nipasundayag ang nagkadaiyang mga floats nga gidayan dayanan sa mga dekorasyon gama sa mga pananum ug indigenous materials nga nagsumikad sa Guingona Park padulong sa Libertad Sports Complex.
Samtang sa pikas bahin,bagang doot sa mga katawhan ang nagpunsisok sa Libertad Sports Complex arun saksihan ang Artistic Mass Dance Competition nga gipangunahan sa mga tinun-an sa lima ka mga participating schools sama sa Libertad National High School,Taligaman National High School, San Vicente National High School ug Butuan City School of Arts and Trades.
Nasungkit sa Agusan National hHigh School ang kampeonato alang karong tuiga diin nakadawat sa 50 mil ka pesos isip ganti,gisundan kini sa Libertad National High School 20 mil pesos ug 3rd placer ang San Vicente National High School nga dunay 20 mil ka pesos nga premyo.
Sa mensahe ni Hon.Mayor Jun Amante, iyang gipadayag sa mga tinun-an,mga empleyado ug mga bisita ang kamahinungdanon sa pagpananum sa mga kahoy diin giawhag niini ang mga kabataan sa paghatag sa ilang kaakuhan sa pagpabalik lunhaw sa kinaiyahan sanglit kining tanan nga pagpaningkamot sa kasamtanagang administrasyon gitagana alang sa sunod nga mga henerasyon.
Gidugang niini nga dili lamang matapos sa kumpetisyon ang pagsaulog sa Adlaw Hong Butuan kundili magsilbi kining sinugdanan sa pagkab-ot sa tiunay nga kalambuan sa tanan pinaagi sa pagpananum sa kahoy ug paghatag panahon sa pag amping sa kinaiyahan.
Gilauman sa mga organizers nga daghan pa ang musalmot sa mga kumpetisyon uban sa pagpani- guro nga mas dakung ganti ang nagapaabot sa mga manaanaug sunod tuig.(C.Simogan/CMO-PIO)
Speak Butuanon Kadtuon Ta 2014
In celebration of the 64th Adlaw Hong Butuan, the City Tourism Office, City Tourism Council, Deped and Love Radio 95.1 conducted the Speak Butuanon Drive “Kadtuon Ta 2014” participated in by the elementary students from different schools.
With this activity, the elementary students were able to practice their native Butuanon language and proud of their stint pertaining to our local tongue tongue.
"Through this activity we aim to save our Butuanon tongue", Lilita M. Concon said, Tourism Operations Officer.
The lined-up activity are 1. Butuan T-shirt Design, 2. Butuan Trivia, 3. Speak Butuanon Conversation Contest.
"Ganahan ko sa kini na activity kay kabalo nako gamay sa mga butuanon na words", Erika said, one of the participants
Full of fun, excitement, enjoyment and entertainment, this made the activities successful and memorable to the participants. (Y.Esmeralda/CMO-PIO).
Abayan Festival 2014
One of the highlight activities in the celebration of 64th Adlaw Hong Butuan was the Abayan Festival 2014. The Abayan Festival started in 1977, as part of the Cultural Festival in celebration of St. Anne, patroness of Agusan River, observed every last Sunday of July.
The procession started at 5:30 AM from Saint Joseph Cathedral to J.C Aquino Avenue to A.D Curato Street, G. Flores Avenue and PPA Grounds where the procession ended. A thanksgiving mass followed as officiated by Rev. MSGR. Ruel S. Lasco, PC.
Rev. MSGR. Ruel S. Lasco enlightened the congregation with his message which focus on the mothers , reflecting on the role of Santa Ana portrays in her entire life as the mother of Mary. MSGR. Lasco identified the role of a mother and its importance in building and molding the family as well as in the community.
“A mother’s role in a family is to care, protect and nurture children. The role is complex and demanding as it requires one to be a provider, listener, care giver, nurturer and a friend”, MSGR. Lasco shared.
“The mother is the heart of the home, the mother is the light of learning and best encourager”, he added.
A fluvial procession was held followed with a Forest in the Boat and Riverside Barangays competitions from PPA Grounds going up stream to the Macapagal Bridge downstream going to Brgy. Pagatpatan and Back to PPA Grounds.
The said festival was made possible because of the unwavering support from the Saint Joseph Parish lead by Rev. MSGR. Ruel S. Lasco, PC with partnership of Local Government of Butuan through the Office of City Tourism. (Y.Esmeralda/CMO-PIO).