Agusan del Norte News
Ten major rivers in the region are being eyed as eco-tourism sites in a bid to promote inclusive growth for communities located near the waterways.
Under the Department of Tourism's Ilog Tourism–Inclusive Local Growth through River Tourism Program, the mighty Agusan River in Butuan City, Kalinawan River (Jabonga, Agusan del Norte), Cabadbaran River (Cabadbaran City), Gaas Inlet (Dinagat Island), Sabang Gibong River (Agusan del Sur), Surigao River (Surigao City), Baoy River (Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte), Tandag River (Tandag City), Abacanan River (Cantilan, Surigao del Sur) and Giasan Rive ...
Mapaso Hot and Cold Spring is a geothermal spring where there is good potential for recreation.
Mapaso Hot and Cold Spring is a geothermal spring where there is good potential for recreation. Located in Brgy. Lapaz, Santiago, Agusan del Norte about 10 to 20 mins depending on how you drive from Cabadbaran City.
The water issuing from a hot spring is heated by geothermal heat, i.e., heat from the Earth's mantle. In general, the temperature of rocks within the earth increases with depth. The rate of temperature increase with depth is known as the geothermal gradient. If water percolates dee ...
The Filipino word Baranggay came from the word: Balangay or Balanghai which is watercraft used by the ancient people in the Philippines for transportation and for barter and trade. If I am not mistaken, it was discussed when I was in the fifth grade, in HEKASI. I am happy that today, it's time to see the actual relics of Balangay, discovered in Butuan. Since the guard did not allow me to use my DSLR or digital camera, photos below were captured using my mobile camera:
The coffin burials that led to the discovery of the boat lie 16 meters east of the boat. Similar to the inhumation in Suatan ...
The leaders of the Manobo community in Carrasscal, Surigao del Sur have asked the DENR 13 Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo to give them the opportunity to develop their pooled agricultural lands of 877 hectares into a productive land through the National Greening Program (NGP) which is a major livelihood component of the Sustainable Integrated Area Development (SIAD) being pushed by DENR Secretary Regina Paz Lopez.
Led by Datu Anilao P. Dawag and Alito Meinano, the tribal leaders visited the office of Director Tamayo in Barangay Ambago to present their proposed program and affirm likewise ...
More than 13,000 CARAGA farmers are expected to benefit as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) launched recently, a rural-development project.
Dubbed as the Convergence on Value-Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment (ConVERGE), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad) provided funds for the project.
Launched during the Agrarian Reform Beneficiairies' Congress, DAR Secretary Rafael Mariano said ConVERGE would assist farmers planting abaca in Agusan del Norte, rice in Agusan del Sur, coconuts in Surigao del Norte and coffee in Surigao del Sur.
"The Con ...
The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Agusan del Norte conducted a Provincial Multi-Stakeholder Consultation and Complementation Workshop in pursuing the implementation of Project Converge on Value Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment (ConVERGE) held on December 6-7, 2016 in this city.
Participants were from government partner agencies, who relayed their expert views of their programs and services.
Farmer groups from TUJAKITSAN (Tubay, Jabonga, Kitcharao and Santiago) cluster shared their experiences and practical solutions to extend several approaches to make ...