PIA News Dispatch - Sunday, July 31, 2011

Butuan City to celebrate 61st charter day

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, July 31 (PIA) – The City of Butuan is celebrating its 61st charter day on August 2.

Dubbed “Adlaw Hong Butuan,” the celebration kicks-off Sunday with an “Abayan Festival,” a fluvial parade in Agusan River held in honor of Brgy. San Ignacio’s patron saint – Santa Ana.

Brgy. San Ignacio is one of the barangays within the heart of the city and is located along the riverbank. The fluvial parade is an annual activity of the city that is adopted by the local government as one of the activities of the charter day celebration.

Other activities conducted in line with the celebration include the 1st Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. Cup Air Rifle Open Competition which was opened this morning at Brgy. Leon Kilat riverside.

On Monday, August 1, Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. will deliver his first State of the City Address (SOCA) at 1:00 p.m. at Almont Hotel’s Inland Resort.
Amante’s SOCA will focus on his administration’s accomplishments as well as the plans and programs for next year.

Meanwhile, President Benigno S. Aquino III declared Tuesday, August 2, 2011 a special non-working holiday here to give time to Butuanons to celebrate the charter day. (PIA-Caraga)


Butuan dad backs establishment of call center

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, July 31 (PIA) – The city government will give its all-out support for investors who wish to establish call centers here, said Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr.

Amante made this statemetn on the heels of the 17th Caraga Business Conference to be held on August 3 in this city.

According to Mayor Amante said call centers will boost the jobs generation program of the national government.

Mayor Amante further said the government center in Brgy. Tiniwisan which was constructed during the previous administration is a good venue for the call center, “thus, we are ready to accommodate our potential investors for this project,” he said.

However, the city’s chief executive said that there is still a need to improve the internet connection for service providers operating here, based on the assessment of technical experts who have studied the geographical and technical settings in the city.

Meantime, the city will be celebrating its 61st charter day on August 2 that kicked-off this afternoon through a fluvial parade in Agusan River, known as the longest river in Mindanao.

Dubbed “Abayan Festival,” the activity is also in line with the annual feast of patron Saint – Santa Ana in Bry. San Ignacio, one of the barangays located within the heart of this city. (PIA-Caraga)