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  • Indigenes Rights Group Partners With Humanitarian Organizations

    The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR) scales up its human rights intervention for indigenous peoples by partnering with international humanitarian organization, Relief International (RI).

    An inception meeting kicked-off the two-year project recently, orienting the new staff on the rigors and deliverables of the project which covers 43 communities in the provinces of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon, and Misamis Oriental in the Philippines.

    Funded under the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, this new initiative will pro ...

  • Agusan River 9 Others Eyed As Eco-tourism Sites

    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 Santiago Agusan del Norte

    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 ...

  • Balangay Shrine Houses The Oldest Watercraft

    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 ...

  • IP Leaders Want To Join NGP

    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 13000 CARAGA Farmers To Benefit In DARs Rural Development Program

    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 ...