Butuan city - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Butuan city


Salesman arrested, jailed for calling Duterte 'crazy'

May 14, 2020 - 4:11 PM

'Hindi trabaho ng PNP protektahan ang Pangulo sa opinyon ng taumbayan. Ang trabaho 'nyo e protektahan ang taumbayan,' says human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, following the latest arrest in Butuan City

ARRESTED. Caraga police arrest salesman Reynaldo Orcullo for calling President Rodrigo Duterte an asshole and crazy. Photos courtesy of Caraga police

Bong Go distributes aid to large crowd in Butuan City despite coronavirus threat

Mar 15, 2020 - 7:42 PM

The presidential aide-turned-politician says the fire victims were not crowding because of him, but because the evacuation center itself was already crowded

‘A Soldier’s Heart’ shows ‘unreal depiction’ of Butuan City, says Agusan del Norte rep

Jan 23, 2020 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) The pilot features a bombing at a fictionalized Butuan City market

SOLDIER'S HEART. The pilot of the show involves a bombing in Butuan City. Screenshot from ABS-CBN Entertainment's YouTube

Alleged communist leaders arrested in Butuan City

Oct 13, 2019 - 8:55 PM

But the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines says Melissa Comiso and Nore Torregosa are Lumad teachers and not New People's Army leaders

Transeek, a Grab-like app for trikes, is coming to Butuan City

Feb 06, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Transeek app will be available for Android smartphone users this year

TRANSEEK. The Transeek app hopes to provide safer and convenient commute around Butuan City. Photo by DOST Caraga

IN PHOTOS: Duterte back in public eye

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:06 PM

In his first public appearance in 5 days President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the 50th founding anniversary of Agusan del Norte in Cabadbaran City then visits troops at the 4ID command post in Butuan City

CHOPPER RIDE. President Rodrigo Duterte waves at his supporters before leaving the Caraga State University in Cabadbaran City on June 17, 2017. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Policeman proposes to girlfriend in front of Duterte

Oct 06, 2016 - 8:45 PM

The policeman s girlfriend a security aide of President Rodrigo Duterte says yes

Screenshot from RTVM video

Butuan disaster official: Information key to risk reduction

Jul 17, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Butuan City Disaster Response and Early Warning Officer Bong Catedral says that it is important to make sure that information is always present when dealing with disasters

Mayor Otaza laid to rest: 'He wanted a better life for the Lumad'

Oct 28, 2015 - 7:28 PM

In Dario Otaza s short term as mayor of Loreto Agusan del Sur his anti poverty program for fellow indigenous peoples freed 21 villages from the influence of communist guerrillas

RESTING PLACE. National police officers carry the casket of slain Mayor Dario Otaza, while his son Daryl's coffin is carried by relatives, to the Uraya Memorial Garden in Butuan City on October 28,2015. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

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Oct 20, 2015 - 7:13 PM

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Abducted Agusan del Sur mayor found dead

Oct 20, 2015 - 9:24 AM

3rd UPDATE The bodies of Mayor Dario Otaza and his son are found early morning in Barangay Bitan agan some 12 kilometers from Butuan City proper Interior Secretary Mel Sarmiento says

Agusan del Sur mayor abducted

Oct 19, 2015 - 9:03 PM

Mayor Dario Otaza of the town of Loreto in Agusan del Sur is abducted by 16 armed men posing as NBI agents at his home in Butuan City police say

Butuan hospital denies cruel treatment of emergency patient

Aug 16, 2014 - 10:30 AM

Butuan Doctors Hospital claims it has no deposit first policy and is prepared to cooperate with state authorities who may investigate the case of 10 year old Yanna Chan

Agaton: Over 3,000 families displaced

Jan 18, 2014 - 10:46 AM

UPDATED At least 46 villages are flooded in Butuan City while the province of Dinagat Islands experiences massive power outage

SUBMERGED. Heavy rains caused by Tropical Depression Agaton brought flood waters submerging houses in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, January 17, 2014. Photo by Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

COA to agencies: Return P2.3-B bonuses

Jan 15, 2014 - 7:50 AM

UPDATED The Governance Commission for GOCCs responds to the COA order

GRACEFUL EXIT. COA Chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan leaves the Senate after enduring a one-hour grilling from Sen Jinggoy Estrada. The feisty Tan holds her ground and at times answers back. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

The fight against pneumonia

Jul 17, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Pneumonia is one of the primary causes of infant mortality in the Philippines