P2.7 million worth of drugs seized in Butuan City

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/08 May) — Around 2.7 million pesos worth of shabu (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride) along with two suspects were apprehended here by a joint operation of the Police Regional Intelligence… »

Duterte in Butuan

Supporters from Caraga region’s Agusan del Norte and del Sur, Surigao del Norte and del Sur and Dinagat Islands flock to Butuan City’s Montilla Boulevard to listen to Presidential aspirant… »

Lumad leaders in Caraga fear more reprisal from NPA

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/27 October) — A day before the burial of slain Loreto, Agusan del Sur Mayor Dario Otaza and his son, Daryl, Lumad leaders here expressed fears they might… »

Butuan university to host peace confab for academics

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/22 September) – Caraga region’s top university will host a peace conference among schools and universities across the country to get perspectives from scholars and academicians on the… »

Bagani’s silent cry called art

Her works show the hand of years and practice. The colors of her drawings and paintings, the arrangement of beads on the necklaces and bracelets she assemble, and the fine… »

Farmers turn over eagle to DENR in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/08 September) – Residents of a farming village here turned over a juvenile Crested Serpent Eagle to the Department of Environment Natural Resources (DENR) after it survived an… »

To live – and die – as an artist

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/18 August) – When Casiana “Kasi” Cane Torralba retired from private school teaching 16 years ago, she did a most unexpected thing that surprised family and friends: she… »

All set for Butuan triathlon on Aug. 23

Triathletes from different parts of Mindanao are expected to participate in Butuan City’s “Timberman Tri 555” on August 23. Jose T. Enriquez III, race director told MindaNews that this year’s event… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Bulawan sa Butuan

Dakong garbo sa atong kadugo mga karaang bahandi ipasundayag sa dili basta-bastang siyudad Kung sa New York ka manimpalad (Sept hangtud Enero 2016) kuyog sa panon, ayaw sipyata bulawan sa… »

The model is a poet

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/14 July) — Andre Libby Pena may not have been born when Gemith Gemparo, an island girl turned model from Siargao won in an international modeling tilt and… »

Food Poisoning Victim

One of the six children admitted for suspected food poisoning in Butuan City rests on bed and is given intravenous fluid after suffering severe abdominal pain and vomiting. Thirty-six pupils… »

36 pupils in Butuan hospitalized for suspected food poisoning

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/03 July) – Thirty-six schoolchildren were rushed to the Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital here for suspected food poisoning Friday. The children, all pupils of Doongan Elementary School,… »

Butuan’s out of the box art gallery

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/03 July) — It’s absolutely far-out, both in terms of concept and exhibition. Count in its location and isolation. But painter Jon Honculada’s home is a product of… »

Dangerous Move

A player from Butuan’s KJB gets thrown up after colliding with an opponent from Surigao del Norte in the Under 14 category match during the 5th Butuan-Agusan Norte Football Association… »

Summer Plunge

Children jump into the water to beat the summer heat in Libertad River in Barangay LIbertad, Butuan City, May 9, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Underdog from Surigao wins in Butuan triathlon

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/21 April) — An unheralded triathlete from Surigao City pulled out a come-from-behind victory to dethrone the defending champion of the Mazaua Triathlon competition in Butuan City last… »

Carabao Race

Carabaos with riders run alongside those without handlers, who fell off along the way at a carabao race during the barangay fiesta in San Vicente, Butuan City on Wednesday (15… »

Bangus Harvest

Fisherfolks harvest bangus (milkfish) from a fishcage in Barangay Masao, Butuan City on Thursday (9 April 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Students hope for peaceful Mindanao through peace journalism

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 April) – Students and teachers from various schools in the Caraga Region expressed their hope for peace through responsible and balanced journalism during a peace… »

Flower Frenzy

Hundreds of people swarm around the image of Jesus Christ in a frenzy to get hold of the flowers used in adorning the cart during the Easter Sunday “sugat” or… »

Walk of Faith

Thousands swarm on the road going to the final stages of the station of the cross during the Good Friday dawn procession dubbed Panaad 2015 toward the mountain in Barangay… »

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS: Island, Country, Planet: Shining The Light Of The Lord In The Peripheries

(Commencement Speech delivered by Ateneo de Manila School of Government Dean Antonio G. M. La Viña, at the Father Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City on 26 March 2014) Let me… »


Fisherman in a shallow pond use electric rods to catch freshwater fish in Barangay Bayanihan, Butuan City on Tuesday (17 March 2015). MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas


Sparks hit the pavement as a worker welds a part of the building being built on J.C. Aquino Avenue in Butuan City, February 20, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Photo Exhibit

A lumad of the Banwaon tribe from San Luis, Agusan del Sur looks at a photo exhibit featuring alleged human rights violations in the Caraga Region displayed at the Libertad… »

Young Faith

A child gets an ash in the sign of the cross on his forehead as hundreds gather to celebrate the start of lent during the Ash Wednesday mass at Saint Joseph Cathedral… »

Hand that Feeds

A farmer throws synthetic fertilizer into a rice field in barangay Lemon, Butuan City, February 15, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Usual Valentine’s Day Scene

Flower vendors enjoy brisk sales on Saturday, Valentine’s Day, in Butuan City. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Yearend blues

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/31 December) — I had planned a leisurely week after Christmas Day and before New Year’s Day 2015.  I refused to accept any invitation for a talk, a… »

Seniang’s Fury in Butuan

Vehicles try to negotiate a flooded part of the highway in barangay Lemon in Butuan City, December 28, 2014. Tropical storm Seniang has brought heavy rains across Mindanao since last… »

Whiskered Flyers

Whiskered Terns fly above a farmer plowing his field as other birds feed on worms and insects below, in Barangay Ampayon in Butuan City, December 12, 2014. MindaNews photo by… »


In this season of caroling, members of a schoold drum and lyre band  in Butuan City  perform Christmas tunes outside business establishments. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Butuan Fire

A firefighter tries to go inside a burning shop while another sprays water on the upper part of another after a fire burned down two commercial spaces and partially burned… »

Life on Wheels

A woman moves along JC Aquino Avenue in Butuan City on a motorized wheelchair, on 25 October 2014. MindaNews photo by Aveen Acuña-Gulo

Sunset Fishing

The setting sun lends a picturesque background to this sight of a child fishing beside the pond along the Capitol-Bonbon diversion road in Barangay Pareja in Butuan City, October 22,… »

Farmers’ Protest

Farmers from the four provinces of Caraga Region join a protest action in the streets of Butuan City Tuesday (21 Oct 2014) to call for real land reform and other… »

Fighting Fire

Firefighters dump water into a blaze that razed four houses to the ground Sunday afternoon (19 Oct 2014) in Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Quarry or Mining?

An aerial picture of the claimed quarry operation along the Taligaman River in Butuan City taken 8 October 2014. Residents are suspecting that there is mining operation here, because that was… »

Butuan folks raise concerns on alleged mining operation disguised as quarry

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 16 Oct) – Concerned citizens here have raised concerns over reports of an alleged mining operation in a hinterland village disguised as quarry a year after… »

Golden Field

The field appears gold as a farmer harvests rice early morning Wednesday (15 Oct 2014) in Barangay Libertad, Butuan City. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

Starting Them Young

Children watch as young boxers sweat it out inside a makeshift training center along Langihan Road in Butuan City on Saturday evening. (October 4, 2014). MindaNews photo by Roel Catoto

Balanghai Remains

A visitor views parts of a balanghai displayed at the branch of the National Museum in Butuan City on Tuesday (June 24, 2014). The balanghai is a precolonial boat used… »

Mobile Fish Vendor

A vendor uses a motorcycle in selling fish in Barangay Antongalon, Butuan City on 24 June 2014. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Loose Ball

Players from Barangays Diego Silang and Ampayon in Butuan City collide as they fight for control of the ball during the 4th Balangay Football Festival at the Libertad Sports Complex… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Enrollment Blues

Karong semanaha mga ginikanan nag-andam-andam na   ang uban gani buslot na ang bulsa sa tuition ug matrikula   pero unsaon ta man mao man ni role sa ginikanan  … »

Caught In the Rain

A child pushes a cart filled with cooked corn as rain pours along the national highway in Butuan City, May 15, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

TINGOG SA SUBA: Sa paglakaw ni Nanay

Karong adlaw ni nanay gihandum kanunay bisan siya ningpahulay. Wala na tuod siya apan dili ako matingala kung may Alibangbang karon ug unya mobisita. Ang Kalachuchi nga iyang tinanom sa… »

More Power, Boys

Priscilla Pinky Castillo of the Philippine Dragon Boat Federation shouts instructions to the male paddlers of the Father Saturnino Urios University during the team’s intensive training at the Agusan River… »

To the Rescue

Rescuers from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office carry an “injured” personnel out the city hall building in Butuan City during the nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill Wednesday morning,… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Summer na!

Karon ang init naglagiting lami kaayo mag-swimming ayaw alang-alanga anhi sa Rehiyon Caraga ang dagat puwerti ka gana nag-panawag ang mga isla Sa Surigao city unaha ayaw pud sipyata ang… »

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