Amante signs commitment with World Food, United Nations

BUTUAN CITY — City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. signed a commitment of partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Habitat (UNH) during the Sustainable Philippine Cities Project Launching at the Crowne Plaza in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Oct. 16, 2012. Butuan City was chosen by the Joint WFP-UNH Initiative on Philippine Cities and Climate Change Adaptation to be one of the partner cities for both its Disaster Preparedness and Response Program and the Program for Achieving Sustainable Development (ASUD). The project aims to build resilient cities in the face of climate change and natural disasters … Continue reading Amante signs commitment with World Food, United Nations

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Rep. J0se Aquino vows real change, development for Butuan

Butuan City mayoralty bet Rep. Jose “Joboy” Aquino II vowed to implement real reforms as he signed the declaration of unity with former NFA Administrator Lito Banayo forming Butuan Atong Minahal Coalition. Aquino said the continuing complaints from Butuanons and some barangay captains and kagawads that were allegedly deprived of assistance and almost absence of the delivery of government basic services in their respective barangay prompted him to run. Aquino said that once elected he will prioritize better farm to market roads to encourage farmers to plant vegetable, fruits and other staple food saying better road access for agricultural produce … Continue reading Rep. J0se Aquino vows real change, development for Butuan

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MAYOR FERDINAND AMANTE : Preparing Butuan City to be more globally competitive

More investors, more jobs for Butuanons By Maria Luisa Dianah Z. Generalao BUTUAN CITY – More than 2 years into his term, Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. has steered the LGU into various financial and physical reforms, numerous local and national recognitions, and introduced new and remarkable innovations. All these contributed to the notable and speedy progress of Butuan City. In his State of the City Address at the Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center this afternoon, Mayor Amante said that along with all of these achievements and on – going developmental projects, and with the Sangguniang Panlungsod passing the … Continue reading MAYOR FERDINAND AMANTE : Preparing Butuan City to be more globally competitive

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BUTUAN CITY MAYOR FERDINAND AMANTE STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS 2012

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS 2012 HON. CITY MAYOR FERDINAND M. AMANTE, JR., M.D. Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center September 28, 2012, 3:00 P.M.  More than a month ago, the Butuanons and the nation grieved for the untimely passing of DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo. We mourned his death for many reasons. His passing is a loss to the nation as he became the symbol and icon of good governance and tuwid na daan. His passing is also a loss to Butuan as he became a very close friend. He became a believer of the political will and good governance of … Continue reading BUTUAN CITY MAYOR FERDINAND AMANTE STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS 2012

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Butuan City gives more focus to Indigenous Peoples (IP) concerns

By Jennifer P. Gaitano BUTUAN CITY — The Social Development Committee (SDC) of the Regional Development Council (RDC) has approved the creation of a special committee for Indigenous Peoples (IPs), which will directly address their issues and concerns.     Elvie Ato of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Caraga said the creation is in support to Republic Act 8371, known as the “Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) of 1997,” which declares that the state shall recognize and promote all the rights of Indigenous Cultural Communities/IPs.     “The IPRA law specifies that the state shall take measures, with the participation of … Continue reading Butuan City gives more focus to Indigenous Peoples (IP) concerns

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Butuan City, partners sign anti-logging pact

By Maria Luisa Dianah Z. Generalao The local government of Butuan City has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with several government agencies to intensify campaign to stop illegal logging activities.     Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. signed the MOU with the different participating line agencies represented by its regional directors for Oplan Logging: Likas, Lunas, Lakas on August 23 at the Indigay Hall of Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort.     The regional offices are Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Agriculture … Continue reading Butuan City, partners sign anti-logging pact

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Amantes mourn death of DILG Sec. Robredo

By Robert E. Roperos  BUTUAN CITY — Agusan del Norte Governor Erlpe John M. Amante and Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr have extended their condolences to the family of the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.     Gov. Amante said Robredo is a big loss to the country as he is one of the most dynamic secretaries the country has ever had.     Amante also said Robredo has reached out to local government units in an effort to implement reforms in the government in line with the flagship program of the Aquino administration, particularly in implementing transparency and accountability … Continue reading Amantes mourn death of DILG Sec. Robredo

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DSWD completes P120.7M infra projects in Caraga

By Keneath John O. Bolisay  One hundred forty (140) barangays from 15 municipalities in Caraga region have benefited from P120.7 million worth of infrastructure projects from the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).     The projects that included water systems, road rehabilitation and footbridges to health stations, school buildings and day-care centers ensured that social services were met in far-flung areas.     “The department has successfully turned-over 140 infrastructures or sub-projects to the respective local government units who availed of the regular Kalahi-CIDSS … Continue reading DSWD completes P120.7M infra projects in Caraga

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Bigger Mindanao infra budget hailed

   BUTUAN CITY –  Mindanao political and business leaders have welcomed President Benigno S. Aquino III’s P43.72 billion budget for infrastructure projects for Mindanao next year, which is 26.4 percent up against this year’s allocation. At the close of the 21st Mindanao Business Conference in Butuan City  on August 4, Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Lualhati Antonino said no other President so far has given 26.4 percent, or more than one-fourth of the total national budget for infra projects to Mindanao. Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said he is happy that the President allowed the increase of infra funds, stressing the … Continue reading Bigger Mindanao infra budget hailed

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