Butuan

What is Butuan known for?


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. *Susan Fuentes – The Queen of Visayan Songs (1954-2013). She popularized the songs like ''Matud Nila, Usahay, Miss Kita Kung Christmas'' and ''Rosas Pandan.'' *Susan Calo-Medina – Host of Travel Time (ABS-CBN News Channel) and Tipong Pinoy, a cultural - oriented show aired by GMA Network in 1998. *Laurice Guillen – award winning Film Director and Actress, also the wife of the actor Johnny Delgado (deceased). *Josette Campo-Atayde – known as Sylvia Sanchez. She is an actress of ABS-CBN. Originally, she is from Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. *Dante Javelosa Luzon – veteran anchor and broadcaster. He was the former anchor of TV Patrol Cebu (now TV Patrol Central Visayas), TV Patrol Southern Mindanao, News Central Davao (Studio 23 Davao) and TV Patrol Dumaguete. Presently, he is now with CCTN (Cebu Catholic Television Network) Cebu as station manager. *Seth Go Khe – Member Player of the Pilipinas Aguilas - National Tackle Football Team. *Ardy Larong – Small Forward Shooting Guard of Alaska Aces (Alaska Aces (PBA)) in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). *Marky Cielo – Actor of GMA Network. He died so young at the age of 20 on December 7, 2008 in Antipolo City, Rizal. The cause of his death is still unknown. *Charito Booc Plaza – she was known as the "Mother of Caraga Region" since she was the author of the bill creating Caraga as the seventeenth region of the Philippines. She was also the former congresswoman of the First District of Butuan City. And she is currently the Brigadier General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Reserve Force. She is also the wife of former Butuan City mayor Figurado Plaza, Sr. *Stephany Stefanowitz – She represented Butuan in the Miss Philippines Earth 2010. In 2012, she joined Miss Philippines Earth and won the title as Miss Philippines Earth 2012 but she represented Quezon City. She grabbed the title as 1st runner-up in the Miss Earth 2012 pageant held in the country. Her mother is from Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City and her father is from Hamburg, Germany. Sister cities Local Sisterhood Pact *


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; small Legislative: * 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod Members: ** Sammuel Allan M. Amante ** Rema E. Burdeos ** Ramon P. Carampatana ** Jaime M. Cembrano, Jr. ** Ryan Anthony B. Culima ** Erwin L. Dano ** Ferdinand E. Nalcot ** Virgilio G. Nery, Jr. ** Sergio C. Pascual ** Derrick A. Plaza ** Nestor D. Amora (ABC Liga ng mga Barangay President) Barangay Council Association of Barangay Captains (Liga


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dated 320 A.D. or 1688 years old. The Balangay shrine museum is located at Balanghai, Libertad, Butuan City. This wooden plank-build and edge-pegged boats measured an average of 15 meters in length and 3 meters wide across the beam. To date, 9 Balangays have already been discovered in Ambangan, Libertad. Three have been excavated and others are still in Site. :;National Museum (Butuan City Branch): This museum is the repository of historical and cultural materials and artifacts that proves


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2071 title Butuan Archeological Sites - UNESCO World Heritage Centre publisher Whc.unesco.org date accessdate 2014-01-02 On 1001 CE, the kingdom had established contact with the Song Dynasty of China. The annual ''Song Shih'' recorded the appearance of a Butuan mission at the Chinese imperial court, and the kingdom was described as a small Hindu (Hinduism) country with a Buddhist (Theravada Buddhism) monarchy, which had a regular trade connection


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. Two Butuanon brother kings attended these Easter ceremonies. Pigafetta also noted the surrounding fields and balanghai boats on the bay that could be seen from the hill. The eco-park was established to provide the people of Butuan and its visitors a place to rekindle the past amidst a relaxing natural setting. Local government thumb 280px right City hall (File:Butuan City Hall.jpg) The local government of Butuan City is headed by an elected City Mayor and is considered to be the local


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of a village in Libertad that specializes in gold, deformed skulls similar to reports in Sulawesi, and the discovery of many artifacts by locals and treasure hunters (treasure hunting). Colonial period In March 31, 1521, an Easter Sunday (Easter), Ferdinand Magellan ordered a mass (Catholic mass) to be celebrated. This was officiated by Friar Pedro Valderrama, the Andalusian (Andalusian people) chaplain of the fleet, the only priest then. Another priest, the French Bernard

engaged in trade and commerce with other nations and cultures, like the Champa (now Vietnam) and the Srivajaya peoples of Java, Indonesia. This is confirmed by the unearthing of several artifacts such as boats used for plying their trade. During the Spanish and American occupation, Butuan conintued to make progress and the number of people who were settling increased steadily. A large number of its inhabitants were converted to Christianity, and in fact one of the issues is whether the first mass

dated 320 A.D. or 1688 years old. The Balangay shrine museum is located at Balanghai, Libertad, Butuan City. This wooden plank-build and edge-pegged boats measured an average of 15 meters in length and 3 meters wide across the beam. To date, 9 Balangays have already been discovered in Ambangan, Libertad. Three have been excavated and others are still in Site. :;National Museum (Butuan City Branch): This museum is the repository of historical and cultural materials and artifacts that proves


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Butuan ''"Datu Buntuan"''. Other insist it was derived from the word ''"But-an"'' which literally means a person who has sound and discerning disposition. Butuan’s history, culture, arts and people date back to the 4th century as showcased in museums which makes Butuan an exciting source of cultural artifacts in Mindanao. As early as the 10th century, according to the Chinese Song Shi (history), people from Butuan had already established trading relations with the kingdom of Champa in what is now South Vietnam. By the 11th century, Butuan was the center of trade and commerce in the Philippines. The best evidence to prove this fact is the discovery of 9 balangays (called the Butuan boat) and other archeological finds in the vicinities of Butuan City, particularly in Ambangan, Libertad near the old El Rio de Butuan and Masao River. Climate It is usually dry from March to September while the wet season stretches from October to February. 66 °F the minimum while maximum is 95 °F. With the humidity it will feel more like 100 to 105 F Talk Cebuano Bisaya is the main language used in Butuan. Some of the old native-born inhabitants still speak a language called Butuanon. Most of the people understand Tagalog (Filipino) and English. Get in By plane A domestic airport in Bancasi can get you to Butuan from Manila (one hour) either by Philippines airlines or Cebu pacific airlines or Cebu (Cebu (city)) (45 minutes) by Cebu Pacific airlines. By boat You can reach the city from the port in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte Nasipit port is about 27 Kms from Butuan city. you can get a ferry from Nasipit port to Cebu (Cebu (island)) and Bohol. There also ferry routes also to manila or Surigao. from Manila you can also take a Philtranco bus lines bus to Butuan city. but it will take you two excruciating days sitting on the bus seat and being loading and unloaded at two Roll On Roll Off ports. By land If coming from Mindanao neighboring cities, Butuan City is accessible by bus, hired van, or private vehicle. Butuan City is accessible via Davao City from the south, Cagayan de Oro City from the west, and Surigao City from the north. The bus company that caters trip in and out of Butuan is Bachelor Express, Surigao Liner, and etc. A van can be also hired towards Butuan City. there are also buses and Vans going to Tandag and Bislig. Get around There are taxis in the city,and also there are multicabs and motorized tricycles that can take you to short distances. There is a bus terminal at Langihan which can take you as well to other nearby towns and cities such as Surigao, Davao and Cagayan de Oro. Cars for rent are available upon request in most hotels and at the airport, but all are not metered, so remember to agree on the fee before boarding. See There are historical and famous places in Butuan City you must see. * '''Balangay Shrine Museum''' Five kilometers east of the city proper lays the graveyard of the Balangay 1 dated 320 A.D. or 1688 years old. This wooden plank-build and edge-pegged boats measured an average of 15 meters in length and 3 meters wide across the beam. To date, 9 Balangays have already been discovered in Ambangan, Libertad sites. Three have been excavated and others are still in Situ. * '''Butuan Regional Museum ''' This museum is the repository of historical and cultural materials and artifacts that proves Butuan's prehistoric existence and rich cultural heritage. There are two exhibit galleries. The Archaeological Hall and Ethnological Hall specimens of stone crafts, metal crafts, woodcrafts, potteries, goldsmith, burial coffins, and other archaeological diggings are exhibited. At the Ethnological Hall are exhibits of contemporary cultural materials the Butuanon or every Filipino for matter used for a living. * '''Mount Mayapay''' Looming southwest of the Agusan Valley is this majestic mountain plateau. It rises to 2,214 feet (675 m) above sea level. Mount Mayapay got its name from the ancient Madjapahit Empire. The history behind the Sri-Vishaya period bears much meaning and influence of Butuan's pre-historic and archaeological discoveries. * '''Agusan River''' Butuan River is the widest, deepest and longest navigable river in Mindanao. A cruise along the river barangays reveals much about Butuan's history, culture, arts, and people, and as a tribute to the Patroness of the Agusan River Senora Sta. Ana, the Abayan Festival was born – a day-long celebration of baroto races and fluvial procession at the Agusan River. * '''Bood Promontory 1st Easter Mass Eco Park''' This historic site is where Magellan and his men erected a cross and celebrated the 1st Mass on Philippine Soil on March 31, 1521. It is the highest elevation and promontory overlooking the whole of Butuan bay then. Today, the indigenous “Hadlayati Tree” still abound lording over a Clonal nursery and tree park, and the serpentine Masao River (ElRio de Butuan) amidst fishponds and archaeological treasures. * '''Banza Church Ruins''' This site was one of the old poblacion of the city. The church built here in 1625 by the Recollect Friars was reduced into ashes in 1753 by Moro pirates. What remains of this church is its bell tower banyan (balete) tress. Now enveloped by as the most beautiful church in the region before its destruction. Today, it is the oldest ruin of a stone church in the entire island of Mindanao. * '''Magellan's Landing Site''' Every year on March 31, the city celebrates MAZAUA DISCOVERY DAY” to commemorate a historic milestone, the 1st Easter Mass on Philippines Soil celebrated by Ferdinand Magellan on March 31,1521. No matter what, Butuanon’s proclaim with pride that such historic event took place in butuan not in Limasawa * '''Nipa Wine Distillery''' “LAKSOY” is local wine made out of indigenous Nipa Palm that abound in Butuan. It goes through the process of fermentation from a crudely made vat only a native Butuanon can ingenuously produce. Laksoy is definitely one of the best tasting local wines in the Island. Do * '''Mountain hiking''' in Mount Mayapay. Make sure, though, that you are accompanied by an experienced hiker and that you have the complete necessary gear. * Go to numerous '''beaches''' in nearby towns of Carmen, Buenavista, Cabadbaran, etc. * See the various '''historical sites and museums''' mentioned above * Meet, mingle and '''make friends''' with nice and hospitable Butuanons * Go to '''bar and clubs''', particularly those near the Gaisano Mall. * Listen to '''concert of local bands''' at Caraga Square * Watch for cultural presentations on May 19 – '''City Fiesta''' (in honor of St. Joseph) , August 2 – '''Adlaw Hong Butuan''' (Charter Day Anniversary), or the '''Kahimunan Festival''', Butuan City’s version of the Sinulog Festival of Cebu, it is celebrated to pay homage to the city’s patron, Sto. Niño. Kahimunan is the Lumad term for “gathering.” The annual fest is a mixture of Christian and folk elements celebrated with pomp and pageantry. Buy *


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Park is the native name used for that park. Due to changes of government, however, that resulted in change of name to Rizal Park. This came about because it was contended that Rizal went there and that they named the park after him. Recently, the government of Butuan City headed by Mayor Amante reconstructed the Park and put the name back to Guingona, as it was he who donated the said park some decades past. :;Delta Discovery Park: Delta Discovery Park is a newly opened zip-line in Butuan

Butuan

'''Butuan''', officially the '''City of Butuan''' (Butuanon (Butuanon language): ''Dakbayan hong Butuan'') and often referred to as '''Butuan City''', is a highly urbanized city (Cities of the Philippines#Classification) in the Philippines. The city is the regional center of the Caraga Region. It is located at the northeastern part of the Agusan Valley, Mindanao, sprawling across the Agusan River. It is bounded to the north, west and south by Agusan del Norte, to the east by Agusan del Sur and to the northwest by Butuan Bay. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 309,709 people.

Butuan City was the capital of the province of Agusan del Norte until 2000, when Republic Act 8811 transferred the capital to Cabadbaran City.

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