Agusan del Norte

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  • Serbisyo Peace Caravan Benefited IPs In AgNor

    Some 2,000 indigenous peoples (IPs) have benefited from the joint "Serbisyo Peace Caravan" of the government agencies in coordination with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) conducted Friday in Barangay Baleguian, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte.

    OPAPP program manager Oliver Binancilan disclosed that the caravan is aimed to provide services to the localities of Jabonga, in culmination of the Peace Month celebration. "Services from government agencies are being brought here for our IP beneficiaries. We have been giving focus on the conflict-affected areas in the region ...

  • Suspension Of Mining Firms Welcomed By Caraga Folk

    Representatives from different groups and organizations in the Caraga Region welcomed the result of the mining audit by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that announced the recommendation for suspension of 15 mining firms operating in the region.

    Environment Secretary Gina Lopez, together with Undersecretary Leo Jasareno, in an announcement Tuesday, September 27 said 20 mining firms are set to be suspended.

    Fifteen of the 20 identified firms have operations in the Caraga Region in the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat I ...

  • Grow Millions Of Trees

    In pursuing a governance and transformation program, in view of a Vision such as Vision 2020 that has a definitive end-date, it is essential to put forward a strategic initiative, with a pre-agreed metric for success, and with a deadline for successfully delivering the outcome (as properly measured).

    In the case of Butuan, with the city supported by its Multi-Sector Governance Coalition (MSGC), one breakthrough goal was set: By June 2015, the city shall have planted 5 million trees. Within 18 months from the formal adoption of this breakthrough goal, a clear, specific target was set: 5 mill ...

  • Agog Over Agusan Del Norte Part 1

    Agape. Aglow. Agog. These three best describe what I felt during my sojourn to one of Caraga Region's most progressive provinces—Agusan del Norte, which I'd like to call AgNor for short. Sounds exage, all right, but can't blame me for being overwhelmed by what I saw there. Geez, it seemed like ages since I first set foot in that part of Mindanao so a revisit is a must!

    After putting my AgNor escapade in the back burner for five years, I finally pushed through with it. Although I was able to return to Butuan City in 2014, I didn't get the chance to roam around the province itself. It's a ...

  • Maitum Jars Transferred To National Museum

    Sarangani Province's pre-historic burial jars have found a new home at the National Musuem in Butuan City.

    Sarangani provincial board member Jess Bascuña said Tuesday they turned over to the National Museum the nearly 2,000-year old burial jars that were found several years ago in a cave in Maitum town to ensure their proper preservation and safekeeping.

    He said it the shipment was composed of 11 boxes of broken pieces of the anthropomorphic potsherds, which are popularly known as the "Maitum Jars."

    The artifacts were received by Giovanni Bautista, the cultural properties officer of ...

  • Celebrating With The Waves Of The Mighty Agusan River

    Every year, Butuan City is reminded of the importance of the Agusan River and its historical influence and how it has sculpted its vast landscape stretching from the province of Agusan del Sur toward Agusan del Norte into the mouth of Butuan Bay, in a religious event called the "Abayan Festival."

    Since the late 1880s, the Abayan is an annual festive ritual of prayer culminating in a fluvial procession along the Agusan River in honor to the rivers patron Santa Ana, which is usually held in the month of July.

    The event carries a huge historic significance since the activity was primarily m ...