Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to visit 4ID Advance Command Post in Butuan City

BUTUAN CITY, June 17 (PIA) – In his third official visit in Caraga region, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will meet the uniformed men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines during a traditional “Talk to Troops” to be held at the 4th Infantry Division Advance Command Post (4IDACP) in B... Read more

PRRD to give merit awards to best performing soldiers

BUTUAN CITY, June 17 (PIA) - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is set to give awards to the four Philippine Army personnel during his visit at the 4th Infantry Division Advance Command Post (4IDACP) in Brgy. Bancasi at 3:00 p.m. today. In recogition to the meritorious perfomances of valiant milita... Read more

PIA Caraga to hold ASEAN info drive in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY, June 16 (PIA) – As part of its continuing efforts and promotion of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga is set to hold an ASEAN information drive to college students of Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) here. Acco... Read more

Agusan Norte guv supports SHS implementation, education for all

BUTUAN CITY, June 16 (PIA) – With the implementation of the Senior High School (SHS) on year 2016, the province of Agusan del Norte in partnership with the national government spent over P413 Million for the construction of 305 classrooms located at the different schools in the province. Accord... Read more

AgNor elementary, high school completion rate reached record high

BUTUAN CITY, June 16 (PIA) – “To invest in the children is to invest in our future,” says governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba of the province of Agusan del Norte. In her State of the Province Address (SOPA) during the 4th Special Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan held at th... Read more

SSS disburses nearly P45B in 2017 1st quarter

BUTUAN CITY, June 16 (PIA) - State-run Social Security System’s disbursements for the first three months of 2017 soared to nearly P45 billion on the back of the bulk of the release of the recently approved P1,000 additional benefit for the pensioners last March. Total disbursements of the pensi... Read more

DTI offers ‘Balik Eskwela Diskwento’ caravan in Dinagat Islands

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands, June 15 (PIA) - To continue the success of the previous caravans and with the opening of classes for the school year 2017-2018, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Dinagat Islands provincial office recently conducted the Diskwento Caravan on June 5-6, 2017 held at ... Read more

300 farmers, fisherfolks in SurSur to gather for province-wide forum

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, June 15 (PIA) – The provincial government of Surigao del Sur will gather about 300 famers and fisherfolks for the province-wide Farmers and Fisherfolks' Forum on Friday, June 16 at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall, this city. Department of Agriculture (DA)... Read more

US Pacific Fleet commander reaffirms strong defense ties to PH

BUTUAN CITY, June 15 (PIA) - Admiral Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited the Republic of the Philippines on June 11-14, 2017 to reaffirm the U.S. Navy’s strong partnership and ties with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Swift met with Secretary of Foreign Affairs ... Read more

DOE overseeing full restoration of power in Marawi City

BUTUAN CITY, June 15 - The Department of Energy (DOE), in coordination with the various generation, transmission and electricity distribution players in Mindanao, is trying to bring back power in some critical parts of Marawi City still affected by the ongoing fighting in the area. The DOE’s In... Read more

Agusan Norte grade schools benefit NGCP’s ‘Gamit ni Bulilit’ program

REMEDIOS T. ROMUALDEZ, Agusan del Norte, June 15 (PIA) – Nine elementary schools of the province of Agusan del Norte have benefited from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) ‘Gamit ni Bulilit’ program. In a ceremonial turn-over of the school supplies held on Wednesday at ... Read more

PSA, BSP prepare for consumer expectations survey in July

BUTUAN CITY, June 15 -- The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) are now preparing for the conduct of the Consumer Expectations Survey (CES), a household-based survey on the consumers’ assessment of their family income, financial situation, and the econom... Read more

SSS, Nigeria ink deal to cover Filipino employees

MANILA, June 15  - Some 15 Filipino employees of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will now be covered under the Social Security System (SSS) as the two institutions and the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) formally inked an agreement that will place them secured under the SS an... Read more

Humayanon Festival highlights 55th Araw ng San Miguel

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, June 14 (PIA) – A cultural fest dubbed 8th Humayanon Festival will highlight the 55th founding anniversary of the municipality of San Miguel, Surigao del Sur from June 14 to 16, 2017. According to Community Development Information Officer (CDIO) Nancy Elizalde, the... Read more

Rains fail to dampen 119th Philippine independence day celebration in Butuan

BUTUAN CITY, June 14 (PIA) - The rains did not dampen the spirits of the Butuanons who wanted to celebrate the 119th Philippine Independence Day here. Butuan City Mayor Ronnie Vicente C. Lagnada led the Freedom Day celebration together with City Vice Mayor Jose "Joboy" S. Aquino II and other l... Read more