southern PhilippinesRegion Xisland of Mindanao
The Rajahnate of Butuan, a fully Hindu kingdom mentioned in Chinese records as a tributary state in the 10th century AD, was concentrated along the northeastern coast of the island around Butuan. The Darangen epic of the Maranao people harkens back to this era as the most complete local version of the Ramayana. The Maguindanao at this time also had strong Hindu beliefs, evidenced by the Ladya Lawana (Rajah Ravana) epic saga that survives to the modern day, albeit highly Islamized from the 17th century on wards. The spread of Islam in the Philippines began in the 14th century, mostly by Muslim merchants from the western part of the Malay Archipelago.

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The seats of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan are not evenly distributed (4-4) between the province's first and second congressional districts because its 1st Congressional district contains Butuan, an independent city which does not vote for provincial officials. Rather, the seats are distributed 1-7 to account for the small population of the province's 1st Sangguniang Panlalawigan district (consisting only of Las Nieves) and the bulk of the province's population being in the second district.

Butuan Bay

Butuan Bay is a bay and extension of the Bohol Sea a.k.a. the Mindanao Sea, in the northeast section of Mindanao in the Philippines. Its main river source is the Agusan River, which empties into the bay at the coastal city of Butuan. Butuan Bay is completely contained with the Agusan del Norte province. Butuan Bay has only two major ports, the Port of Nasipit in Nasipit and the Port of Masao a.k.a. Masao River Port in Butuan City. The Port of Masao is Butuan City's seaport, and it was built to avoid having the city depend on the Port of Nasipit, which is the larger of the two ports.

Agusan River

AgusanLibertad river (old Agusan River)river that now bears this name
Josefa to Amparo, Agusan del Sur while the lower Agusan River basin is from Amparo to its mouth at Butuan City, Agusan del Norte Caraga. Agusan del Norte. Agusan del Sur. Compostela Valley. Agusan Marsh.

Agusan del Norte

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On August 16, 2000, the seat of provincial government was transferred from Butuan City to Cabadbaran through Republic Act 8811, although the province is yet to complete the transfer of provincial services and functions to the new capital. Agusan del Norte is situated in Mindanao's western section of Caraga. It is bordered on the northwest by the Butuan Bay; northeast by Surigao del Norte; mid-east by Surigao del Sur; southeast by Agusan del Sur, and southwest by Misamis Oriental. Agusan del Norte has a total land area of undefined km2. When Butuan City is included for geographical purposes, the province's land area is 3546.86 km2.


Cabadbaran CityCabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte
Cabadbaran city is accessible by bus from Bachelor Express or Surigao Bus via Butuan-Surigao routes or vice versa. There are also vans, jeep and multi-cabs that have routes towards both Surigao City and Butuan City which are stationed in the City Transport Terminal. Currently the city has no sea and airports. Cabadbaran can be reached by air from Manila and Cebu via Butuan City which is 30 kilometers away.


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During pre-colonial times, the Rajahnate of Butuan ruled in what is now Agusan del Norte and Butuan City. It had much influenced on all of Caraga, portions of Northern Mindanao, and western side of Bohol. According to records, Butuan was in conflict with the Sultanate of Ternate in the present-day Moluccas of Indonesia. The Ternateans would attack and ransack Butuan and its wealth, but Butuan always prevailed. It was known that the Rajahnate of Butuan had friendly relations with the Rajahnate of Cebu which it considered as an ally. The Rajahnate of Butuan became a powerful Hindu state which is much known for its goldsmithing and boat-making.

EastWest Bank

East West BankEast West Banking CorporationEastWest Banking Corporation
It was formerly known as Green Bank (or the Rural Green Bank of Caraga), was a Philippine rural bank based in Butuan City and also acquired since 2013 by East West Banking Corporation alongside FinMan Bank, a rural bank based in Pasig City. Prior to its acquisition it was the largest bank in the Caraga region in terms of assets, and it had 46 branches. It was also one of three rural banks to be affiliated with the Philippine interbank network BancNet since 2006. Green Bank was incorporated with the Filipino Securities and Exchange Commission as the Rural Bank of Nasipit on June 20, 1974.


Limasawa IslandSarangani or Limasawa Island
Butuan City. Dimasaua. First Mass in the Philippines. Ruy López de Villalobos. ELGU Website of Limasawa. Possible provenance of the name 'Limasawa'. Philippine Standard Geographic Code. Philippine Census Information. Local Governance Performance Management System. Limasawa Island Information.

Gaisano Capital

Gaisano Capital Mall of SogodGaisano Capital Tandag
Others were in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur (also opened in November 2014), Tandag, Bislig and Butuan. Cebu: Other Visayas: Mindanao: Luzon: * Official website Gaisano Capital South (Cebu City). Gaisano Capital Tisa (Cebu City). Gaisano Capital Casuntingan (Mandaue City). Gaisano Capital SRP (Talisay City, Cebu). Gaisano Capital Danao (Danao City, Cebu). Kalibo, Aklan. Passi City, Iloilo. Iloilo City. Ormoc City, Leyte. Tacloban City. Sogod, Southern Leyte. San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. San Francisco, Agusan del Sur. Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental. Surigao City, Surigao del Norte. Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. Tandag City, Surigao del Sur. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte.

Robinsons Place Butuan

Robinsons Place Butuan is a mall located in Jose C. Aquino Avenue (Butuan-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Highway), Brgy. Bayanihan, Butuan City. It is Robinsons Land's 33rd commercial center in the Philippines and the 4th Robinsons Mall in Mindanao after Robinsons Cagayan de Oro, Robinsons Cybergate Davao and Robinsons Place Gensan. It covers an area of over 45300 m2 making it the largest Robinsons Mall in Mindanao. It was opened to the public on 25 November, 2013. The mall also features 102-room hotel component that occupies 4th and 5th levels in the east wing of the building.

Caraga State University

Caraga State University—Main Campus
Metropolitan Manila is a one-hour and 25-minute plane trip to the City of Butuan. The Butuan City Campus has an area of 232 hectares, 32 hectares of which is allocated for academic buildings and support facilities, including a gymnasium, while the remaining 200 hectares of land is for production, research and extension projects of the university. The Cabadbaran Campus is in Cabadbaran City of Agusan del Norte, north of Butuan City. Cabadbaran City can be reached by buses, jeepneys and multicabs along the Butuan City to Surigao City national road. A commuter will take 30–45 minutes to reach Cabadbaran City from Butuan City.


Bislig CityBislig (Mangagoy)Mangagoy/Bislig City
*Inter-island vessels like the Cokaliong, Lite Shipping Corporation, and 2GO ply the Manila-Butuan, Cebu-Butuan and Bohol-Butuan routes on regular schedules with Nasipit Port as transit point. Air-con vans are available at the wharf and in the Nasipit terminal. Bachelor Express buses are available in the Nasipit terminal as well for a specific schedule. One may also take a jeepney ride to the Butuan City integrated terminal for the regular bus trips to Bislig. The city had developed sea ports at Barangay Lawigan and Caramcam District in Barangay Mangagoy for the increasing demand of people travelling to other provinces.


Tagum CityTagum, Davao del NorteMusikahan Festival
Buses from Butuan City, Surigao City, Ormoc City, Tacloban City, Manila, Mati City and Davao City are housed in Tagum City Overland Transport Integrated Terminal to cater their passenger needs. Tagum is bisected by N1 (Maharlika Highway), which serves as a principal arterial for the city, as well as a major route between Davao City and areas to the north. Other major highways include N909, which serves the adjacent municipalities to the west, and N74 (Apokon Road), which runs to Davao Oriental. Due to the worsening traffic condition in the city, the local government unit and DPWH had agreed on the construction of a 1.6 kilometer flyover along Daang Maharlika.

Timber City Academy

Timber City Academy(also referred to as 'TCA' and formerly called the Butuan Chinese School) is a private Filipino Chinese school in Butuan City. It currently follows the new K to 12 curricula of the Department Of Education. It presently offers pre-school, elementary, junior high school and senior high school. The school was founded in 1946. * Official website

Edelmiro Amante

Edelmiro A. Amante
Amante was born in Butuan City. He attended Ampayon Elementary School, then Mindanao Institute, where he graduated from high school as a salutatorian. He then studied at Silliman University, where he received an Associate in Arts degree in 1954, then a Bachelor of Laws in 1958. Amante started his career as a barrio lieutenant in Ampayon, Butuan City. He held that position for only one year, 1959, before becoming a Councilor, from 1960 to 1964. He represented Agusan del Norte at the 1973 Constitutional Convention. He had also represented Agusan del Norte as an Assemblyman of the defunct Batasang Pambansa from 1978 to 1984.


Sinulog FestivalFeast of the Santo Niño
Other places like Kabankalan City, Maasin City, Balingasag Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro City, Butuan City and Pagadian City also have their own version of the festival in honor of Santo Niño. The word Sinulog comes from the Cebuano adverb sulog which roughly means "like water current movement;" it describes the forward-backward movement of the Sinulog dance. The dance consists of two steps forward and one step backward, done to the sound of drums. The dance is categorized into Sinulog-base, Free-Interpretation, and street dancing.

Cagayan de Oro

Cagayan de Oro CityCagayan de MisamisCagayan
The Eastbound integrated Bus Terminal (Agora) also known as Market City offers regular landtrips to and from eastern municipalities of Misamis Oriental or eastern part of Mindanao including Balingoan and Gingoog, Carmen, Nasipit, Butuan (change buses travel to Surigao City), Bukidnon including Central or Southern portion of Mindanao such us Malaybalay and Valencia, Davao City, Kabacan, Tacurong and General Santos.

Susan Fuentes

Butuan City. Agusan del Norte. http://www.philstar.com/entertainment/2013/09/08/1183961/farewell-queen-visayan-songs. http://entertainment.inquirer.net/111563/queen-of-visayan-songs-susan-fuentes-is-dead.

Ardy Larong

Ardy Larong (born December 14, 1980 in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte) is a Filipino former professional basketball player. He last played for the Philippine Patriots in the Asean Basketball League. He was drafted by Alaska in the second round in the 2007 PBA draft but was left unsigned and the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants tried him out and signed him. He is known for his defense and hustle. He was signed by the Sta. Lucia Realtors for the 35th PBA season. He played as an import for the Chang Thailand Slammers for the 2010-2011 season. After the Slammers' successful run, Larong moved back to the Philippines to play for the Misamis Oriental Meteors of the Liga Pilipinas. * Player Profile

Sangguniang Panlungsod

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The Sangguniang Panlungsod are the legislatures of city governments in the Philippines. As defined by the Local Government Code of 1991, the legislatures have legislative and quasi-judicial powers and functions. The members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, often referred to as councilors are either elected or ex-officio and includes a city's vice mayor who serves as the presiding officer.

Roy Señeres

They formerly resided in the Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte, but eventually moved to Butuan. Roy studied at the Primary Butuan Elementary School, Butuan Central Elementary School, and Agusan National High School. He later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Santo Tomas in 1967 and a Bachelor of Laws at San Beda College in 1971. He passed the bar exam the same year. He was also a columnist of the tabloid, Pilipino Star Ngayon. His column is entitled Amba's Briefs. Señeres chaired the National Labor Relations Commission of the Department of Labor and Employment from 2002 to 2005.