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CITY OF BUTUAN (AGUSAN DEL NORTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Northeastern part of Agusan Valley sprawling across the Agusan River. It is boardered by Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and to Butuan Bay
   
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:
Bancasi Airport
    Nearest seaport: Nasipit Port
    Major road networks: Accessible via Davao City from the south, Cagayan de Oro from the west and Surigao City from the north

CLIMATE AND WEATHER: Dry - March to September;  Wet - October to February

                                                    Temperature: Minimum - 66 Fahrenheit

                                                                              Maximum - 85 Fahrenheit

HOTELS AND RESORTS:   Almont Inland Resort; Almont City Hotel; Ariano's Inn & Restaurant; Balanghai Hotel & Convention Center;

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
  
Asian Century Museum; Almont Inland Resort; Balangay Shrine museum; Bood Promontory; Diocesan Museum; National Museum-Butuan Branch or the Regional Museum; Butuan Regional Museum;

                                        Rizal Park; Magellan's Landing Site; Magallanes Tourist Attraction; Banza Church Ruins; Agusan River; Nipa Wine Distillery; Mt. Mayapay; Delta Discovery Park


FIESTAS AND EVENTS:   Kahimunan Festival; Adlaw Hong Butuan; Abayan Festival

ETHNIC GROUPS:
Mamanwas; Manobo Tribe; Higanon and Lapaknon

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
  
Cebuano; Butuanon; Filipino; English

RELIGION:  
Roman Catholic; Protestantism; Phil Independent Church; Iglesia ni Cristo; Jehovah's Witness; Mormons, Rizaliana and Islam

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
  
TV 11 ABS-CBN DXAJ (Kapamilya Network);TV 7 GMA DXNS (Kapuso Network); Smart; Telco Sun and Globe

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
Otis Metro; Gaisano Mall; Crown Shopping Mall
    Popular establishments: Madyaw Kadyaw
    Entertainment venues: Emie's Creation Cakes/Bars Catering; Caraga Square; La Cafiza Fleur; Moff's Coffee and Resto Bar

BANKS:  
Allied Bank; Banco De Oro; Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine islands, China Banking Corporation, Development Bank of the Philippines; East West Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines; Metro Bank; Philippine National Bank; Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Security Bank, Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank

              Rizal Commercial and Banking Corp.

UNIVERSITIES:  
Father Saturnino Urios University; Agusan College; Butuan Doctor's College; Agusan Institute of Technology; Sunrise Christian College Fioundation of the Philippines; St. Peter College Seminary;

                         Carage State University


HOSPITALS:   BUTUAN MEDICAL CENTER; AGUSAN DEL NORTE PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL; BUTUAN DOCTORS' HOSPITAL, INC.; MANUEL J. SANTOS HOSPITAL; BUTUAN PUERICULTURE CENTER NO. 394, INC.

                     ELISA R. OCHOA MEMORIAL AND MATERNITY GEN. HOSP.; HOLY CHILD OF BUTUAN HOSPITAL, INC; CARAGA HOSPITAL & INFANT CARE LYING-IN CENTER

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Davao City Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:  35

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
Bureau of Immigration; Bureau of Internal Revenue; Department of Trade and Industry; Land Transportation Office; Bureau of Food and Drugs; Bureau of Local Employment;

                                                                Bureau of Plant Industry; Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines; Commission on Audit; Commission on Higher Education; Commission on Election; PhilHealth; Pag-ibig Fund;

                                                                National Bureau of Investigation; National Economic and Development Authority; National Housing Authority; National Statistics Office; National Telecommunication Commission;

                                                               Overseas Worker's Welfare Administration; Philippine Coconut Authority; Philippine Charity Sweepstake Office; Civil Service Commission; Social Security System; Public

                                                               Employment Service Office; Technical  Education and Skills Development Authority; Department of Agrarian Reform; Department of Education; Department of Environment

                                                               and Natural Resources; Department of Foreign Affairs; Department of Science and Technology; Department of Interior and Local Government; Department of Tourism 

LINKS:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butuan


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