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… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Welcome back, brownout

Pagmata ko sayo sa buntag Ahak! walay kuryente pagtulog sa gabii wiz na pud electricity mao na ni! tibuok adlaw dala ang paypay ni nanay sa kainit, dili na mo-smile… »

All for One

Young boys carry one of their friends to force him to swim with them at the Agusan River in Butuan City, Tuesday afternoon, March 4, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »

Silent Art

A deaf expresses herself through art using oil pastel during a free art workshop of the Patik Kulay Visual Art Festival at the Robinson Mall in Butuan City, 26 February… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Ang Natonal Museum

Kung sa syudad sa Butuan ka torista ayaw gyud sipyata ang National Museum pag-bisita Bag-o ug moderno na kini mapasigarbo puwerti ang bulawanong kagahapon wala’y susama sa ingon halos dili… »


Students view an sculpted art piece of Lumad playing the bamboo musical instrument called “kubing” (mouth harp) during the Lumad sa Luwad art exhibit by Kit Gresos as part of… »

Morning Mist

A farmer whips a bundle of rice seedlings to remove the mud and prepare it for planting as thick fog blurs the fields behind him in barangay Lemon, Butuan City… »

Rangers arrive in Butuan; more troops coming to Caraga

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/19 February) – A battalion of the elite Scout Rangers arrived on Monday in this city in what a military official said was part of heightened efforts against… »

Scout Rangers

Elements of the Army’s 4th Scout Ranger Battalion arrive at the Bancasi Airport in Butuan City Monday (17 Feb 2014) aboard a C-130 Hercules transport plane after seeing action against… »


Participants to the two-day basic disaster awareness and preparedness training learn how to use their t-shirts as a makeshift stretcher in barangay Ampayon, Butuan City, February 14, 2014. MindaNews photo… »

‘Agaton’ landslide victims in Butuan complain of gov’t neglect

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 13 Feb) – Some 100 families affected by a landslide at the height of Typhoon Agaton that damaged houses and a church and rendered a barangay… »

Landslide Hike

A young father holds his child while trying to balance above the muddy soil that covered the barangay road cutting off more than 100 homes from the city. The landslide… »

Death toll in Butuan flood rises to 7

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/25 January)—The death toll from the flooding here in the last two weeks has risen to seven from four despite the efforts of the local government unit and… »

Baby’s Safe

A firefighter holds an infant as he climbs up the ladder while the pregnant mother looks up after police rescued them from their flooded home in Barangay Baan Riverside, Butuan… »

Flood alert level 3 still up in Butuan City

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/17 January) – Flood alert level 3 has been in effect in the city since Wednesday evening after the water level in the Agusan River continued to rise,… »

Coping with Nature’s Wrath

A girl heads to school on board a makeshift raft in Barangay Baan Riverside, Butuan City on January 16, 2014. Classes were only suspended in schools that were used as… »

Butuan City declares state of calamity

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/15 January) – The city council passed a resolution Tuesday declaring the city under a state of calamity, to expedite assistance for residents displaced by floods triggered by… »

No Joy Ride

A wooden canoe ferries a resident straight to his doorstep as flood waters invade hundreds of homes in barangay Mahay, Butuan City on January 13, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin… »

Leaving Home

Residents are ferried by a wooden canoe in barangay Mahogany in Butuan City towards designated evacuation areas on January I3, 20I4. Floods spawned by a Low Pressure Area over Mindanao… »

National Museum allots P90M for Butuan projects

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/10 January) – The National Museum will allocate a total of P90 million for two major projects of its branch in the city, an official said. Dr. Ana… »

Retelling History

People’s Republic of China Consul General Zhang Weiguo (center) listens while Butuan City local historian Greg Hontiveros (right) explains about the artifacts of the Balangay Boat 5 dated 960 AD… »

Fil-Chinese businessmen in Butuan eyes renewed ties with China

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/06 Jan.) – Filipino Chinese businessmen here expressed hopes of renewing historical as well as trade relations with China during the visit of the Chinese consul general Sunday… »

Explosion hits Butuan City; no one injured

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/4 January)—An alleged bomb exploded at this city at around 10:30 p.m. Friday, police said Saturday. Supt. Romy Palgue, the city’s deputy police director, said the explosion occurred… »


Members of the Public Safety Company of Butuan City police discover these large lauan logs floating by the bank of the Agusan River in Barangay Mahogany in Butuan on Nov.… »

P.69M worth of illegal logs seized in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/30 Nov.) – Two hundred thirty-one illegally cut lauan (dipterocarp) logs with a total volume of 142 cubic meters and estimated value of P698,830 were discovered floating along… »

Robinson’s biggest mall in Mindanao opens in Butuan City

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/26 Nov.) – Robinson Land Corporation (RLC) opened here their biggest and largest mall in Mindanao, on Monday morning. With a total land area of 78,948.48 square meters,… »

Forced evacuation ordered in Butuan’s coastal, riverside areas

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/08 Nov) – Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. ordered late Thursday night a forced evacuation in the city’s coastal and riverside communities, following a joint meeting with representatives from… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Economic Growth

Tinuod asenso na ang PH daghan na’y bilyonaryo’ng Tsinoy sa Forbes list daghan gihapon uyayod ug jobless ningsamot ang kawat ug tulis ambot asa ningtulo ang giingon’g bahandi ipangutana sa… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Super moon

salamat wala magdag-om nakita ko ang super moon kaanindot sa iyang kadak-on daw giant mamon kahayag sa iyang siga tinuod nga sa langit siya ang bida dili gyud ni basta-basta… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Flash floods

daw nag-party ang ulan, kilat ug hangin gabii maayo na lang gani brown-out wala sakyi pagka-buntag baha ug lunop nag-birtdy naanod intawon karaang christmas tree nangambak sa kalipay mga bata… »

Fiesta in Butuan

Feast day is a very busy day for workers of lechon makers in Butuan City as hundreds of lechon await pick-up on Sunday, the annual May 19 feast of Saint… »

Marines deployed in Caraga to help secure polls

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/25 April)– About 400 troops from the Marine Battalion Landing Team 3 (MBLT-3) have arrived here to help the Army’s 4th Infantry Division secure the May 13, 2013… »

Replica of Butuan’s historic balanghai boat undergoes repair

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — Repair works on a replica of the historic Balanghai boat have started to restore it to its original state when it first sailed all over… »

Death on Good Friday

Father Joesilo Amalla blesses the body of one of two militiamen killed during a clash between suspected members of the New Peoples Army and a team of police personnel, soldiers… »

5,000 devotees trapped for 4 hours as NPA, soldiers clash on Good Friday; 2 Cafgu members killed

ANTICALA, Butuan City (MindaNews/29 March) — Two members of the paramilitary Cafgu were killed while some 5,000 devotees of the Good Friday “Panaad” (vow) stations of the cross trek to… »

51 families flee fighting in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/15 March) — Fifty-one families fled their homes after fighting broke out between elements of the police’s City Public Safety Company and suspected New People’s Army rebels in… »

4-hour daily brownout hits Butuan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/08 March)—Insufficient power supply in the Mindanao grid and not power transmission problem triggered the four-hour daily brownout in this city, an official of the National Grid Corp.… »

Butuan artists to create balanghai replicas from trash

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/07 March) – The city government has tapped 10 local artists to create miniature replicas of the historic balanghai boat using trash materials. The 3D replicas will be… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Ina, Kapatid, Anak

Excuse me sir bise presidente nganong imong anak si nancy gipadagan nimong senador daghang commentator nag-ingon binuang ni nga pabor-pabor palakasan ra kuno ni pasiugda sa makati walay kalaki abilidad… »

15,000 persons evacuated by force in Butuan as Agusan River overflows anew

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/24 February)  –  Some 2,800 families or 15,000 persons from 14 barangays here were evacuated by force on Saturday afternoon as the Agusan River overflowed, its water level… »

State of calamity declared in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/15 January) – A state of calamity was declared by the city council Monday afternoon to speed up the release of additional funds for the estimated 4,500 families… »

Butuan City goes Code Red; riverside residents ordered to vacate

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/10 January) – Code Red. Evacuations were enforced in at least seven riverside barangays here as authorities raised the alert level to 3 or Code Red at 8… »

Getting Dirty

Elementary student players battle for ball position in this bit of muddy action at the Butuan City Sports Complex in Barangay Libertad in Butuan City on Nov. 18, 2012. MindaNews… »

Butuan seeks more cops, mounts more CCTV cams

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/09 November)—The city police has requested for additional policemen and the installation of more closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras to suppress the increasing criminal activities in the locality, said… »


panahon na gyud karon sa samot nga pakapalan ang nawong sa mga unggoy naka-plastar na sa kanto ug mga dalan labi na kay hapit na ang pasko walay gipa-saylo bisan… »


BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/04 Nov) – purhisyo gayud tinuoray kung magbuhi ka og baktin hasol bantayan kay puwerti ka laagan bisan asa abot dili magpadaplin bisan asa manungad sa kalsada man… »


Ingon ni Erap dili political dynasty ang iyang family wa siya kuyafi? kinsa pa ba ganahan sa iya maminaw aw, kadto ra pud dunay utok bulinaw kinsa ma’y dili maglagot… »

Butuan authorities hopeful to win conviction vs. illegal logger

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/27 Sept) – The regional director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. have expressed optimism that the case filed against… »

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