(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 13 June 2024) Easterlies affecting the eastern sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from Southwest to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Sunday, 4 February 2024

LGU-Butuan crafts tourism code to bolster economy

By Renelle Luzon Escuadro

BUTUAN CITY –  Butuan City Councilor Eduardo S. Gonzales, who is also the chairperson of the Committee on Tourism, recently presented the first-ever Butuan City Tourism Code  through City Ordinance No. 7048-2023.

The presentation was made during the recent first quarter coordination meeting of the Butuan City Tourism Council, together with the members of the Butuan City Tourism Code technical working group (TWG).

Gonzales thanked all the members of the   tourism council and TWG for their contribution in the drafting of the Butuan City Tourism Code which will significantly shape and strengthen the different tourism portfolio of the city.

“Butuan City Mayor Ronnie Vicente Lagnada already signed the city ordinance. This ordinance was created primarily to develop the economy of the place through investment and job opportunities,” the councilor underscored.

He cited tourism as key to further bolster economy and that tourism participates in a city's growth and development, primarily by bringing in multiple economic values and benefits.

“The city government is closely working with the City Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department, together with Committee on Tourism and this council to strengthen our collaboration with line agencies of the government, private sector, tourism contributors and stakeholders to improve the tourism industry of the city,” Gonzales added.

Also, Richard Dian-Vilar, acting department head of the City Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department formally introduced their department to the participants.

"By virtue of SP Ordinance No. 7000, series of 2023, the City Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department was created,  from the previous City Tourism Office," Vilar announced.

The convergence of the members of the tourism council and TWG will continue during the crafting of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Butuan City Tourism Code.

The Butuan City Tourism Code is part of the Race 16:16, an initiative of the Butuan City legislative to establish 16 significant codes for the city of Butuan. (RLE/PIA-Caraga)