Wreath Laying Ceremony for the Father of Butuan City
National Literacy Validation, Fellowship Night
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).
CMO-PIO (May 08, 2014): Regulatory Simplification for Local Gov't Unit Project: Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) at VJ's Sports Bar and Ihaw-Ihaw, J.C. Aquino Ave., Butuan City. The activity takes upon the completion of a 4-stage dev't program of the current BPLS and simplify the process of acquiring a business permit. Guest Speaker is Prof. Simeon Ilago from the Local Governance Academy and World Bank.
CMO-PIO (May 07, 2014): Mayor Jun Amante officiated the oath-taking of the new members composing the People's Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) at Almont Hotel's Inland Resort. Chairman is Atty. Nerio R. Rosales and members include Atty. Josefe Sorrera-Ty, Dr. Evangeline P. Jamili, Hon. Jeremiah P. Cafe, and Vice Mayor Angelo S. Calo.
The much talked-about plans of performing a dredging activity in the Agusan River, after its initial arrangements were put off due to some circumstances that needed consideration, may possibly push through after all as members of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau arrived here to conduct necessary preparations for the said dredging.
The information was personally disclosed by Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. in his speech during the Groundbreaking and Capsule Laying Ceremony for the construction of two multi-purpose halls in Brgy. Mahay, April 28, 2014.
The group, an affiliate of the Department and Natural Resources, is now on its 2nd phase of scooping to prepare the Agusan River for huge projects including the possibility of dredging or the process, as in the case of the Agusan River, of scooping out mud to deepen the river and prevent its waters from overflowing during rainy days.
The whole concept of dredging began when Mayor Amante, Vice Mayor Angelo S. Calo and Cong. Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun explored possible solutions to the long-existing problem of flooding in Butuan. (CMO-PIO)
CMO-PIO (April 28, 2014): Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. led the Groundbreaking and Capsule Laying Ceremony for the new Multi-Purpose Building that will soon rise in Brgy. Mahay. Also present during the ceremony were Vice Mayor Angelo Calo, City Councilors Serge Pascual and Jaime Cembrano, and representatives from A. Brown Company. This is a joint project of the Butuan City Government and A. Brown Company.