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01/05/2011 | 10:41 AM Classes in Butuan City suspended due to rains
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                                                             AREA: 817.28 km2 (315.6 sq mi)
                                                             DENSITY: 365.1/km2    (945.6/sq mi)
                                                             TIME ZONE: PST (UTC+8)
                                                             INCOME CLASS: 1st Class Highly Urbanized City
                                                             WEBSITE: www.butuan.gov.ph
                                                             OFFICIAL LANGUAGES:                                                               
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The City of Butuan is a the regional center of the Caraga Region and one of the highy urbanized cities in the Philippines. It is located at the northeastern part of Agusan Valley, sprawling across the Agusan Rive. It is bounded to the north, west and south by Agusan del Norte, to the east by Agusan del Sur and to the northwest by Butuan Bay. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 298,378 people.

The name “Butuan” is believed to have originated from the sour fruit “Batuan”. Other etymology sources say that it comes from a certain “Datu Buntuan”, a chieftain who once ruled over Butuan.

As early as the 10th century, people from Butuan had already established trading relations with the Kingdom of Champa (now southern Vietnam) and Sri Vijaya Empire of Java. By the 11th century, Butuan was the center of trade and commerce in the Philippines. The evidence to prove this fact is the discovery of 9 balangays (the Butuan Boat) and other archaeological find in the vicinities of Butuan City, particularly in Ambangan, Libertad near the old El Rio de Butuan and Masao River.



                                                                            Photo by: Dennis Gonzales

             The Home of the Balangays


                  Timber City of the South

 Butuan City 
             Photos by: Yanong Lumad  

                                  Where: 1339 FCB Building, J.C. Aquino Avenue, 
                                                        Butuan, Agusan del Norte

                             Balangay Boat Replica
                               P650.00 or $16


List of Schools, Universities and Colleges

  1. Butuan Doctors College
  2. Father Saturnino Urios University
  3. Caraga State University
  4. Saint Joseph Institute of Technology
  5. Holy Child Colleges
  6. Colegio de Holy Trinity,Inc (new)
  7. AMA Computer Learning Center College
  8. STI College
  9. Agusan Colleges
  10. Asian College Foundation
  11. Butuan City Colleges
  12. Corjesu College
  13. Philippine Electronics and Communications Institute of Technology
  14. Sunrise Christian College
  15. Agusan Institute of Technology
  16. Balite Institute of Technology Butuan
  17. EROM-Northern Mindanao School of Midwifery (formerly Northern Mindanao School of Midwifery)
  18. St. Peter College Seminary
       Fr. Saturnino Urios University


    St. Joseph Institute of Technology


  1. Enfant Cheri Study Centre, Inc.
  2. Light and Life Learning Center
  3. Good Shepherd Christian Academy
  4. Rainbow of Angels Learning Centre
  5. Timber City Academy(Formerly Butuan Chinese School)
  6. Butuan Grace Christian School
  7. Butuan Christian Community School (BCCS)
  8. Butuan Child Learning and Development School (BCLDS)
  9. Butuan Faith Christian School
  10. Butuan City Special Education (SPED) Center
  11. Butuan City School of Arts and Trades(BCSAT)
  12. Butuan United Christian School (BUCS)
  13. Angelicum Montessori School
  14. Butuan Central Elementary School
  15. Pearl of the Orient School
  16. Butuan Child Learning and Development School (Pre-school and Kindergarten only)
  17. St.Therese of Lisieux Montessori School (Pre-school, Kindergarten and Grade School only)
  18. Saint Joseph Institute of Technology(Pre-school, Kindergarten and Grade School AND HIGH SCHOOL)
  19. Father Urios Highschool of Ampayon
          GAISANO MALL 
                                                     J.C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City

A trip to Butuan would not be complete without checking out their one and only Gaisano Mall!
Rumor has it, that Robinsons Mall will soon put a branch in Butuan. Looks like Gmall will finally have a competitor!



     Butuan's fashion scene is gradually evolving . More and more locally owned fashion botiques are seen around the Metro. Among the fashionable clothing lines that are popular to most Butuanons, catering clothings for parties and city events, most especially to students are: PINKAholic fashion shop, Four of a kind, Zinga and many more.

        Pinkaholic Fashion Shop

                                                             Fashion Shop



                            (Located along J.C. Aquino avenue)




                            (Korean Tourists @ Margies Butuan City, Philippines)
2. True Brew
3. La Cafiza
                         Calda Pizza
                             Pit Stop

                        Cafe Caliente
                     South Montilla Boulevard -vButuan City, Philippines
                           D' Cofi Talk  


                         Aling Cora

                           Mang Inasal
                Narra Restaurant

                               J.Rosales St. Butuan City, Philippines

                     Tatay's Inato
                        Titas Cafe
                      Uncle SAM's


                   House of Beef
                (Popular Local Street Food)
          VJ's Sports Bar & Ihaw-Ihaw

              EVENTS AROUND THE METRO    


                Annual Milo Marathon


                Bars & Disco Clubs 

 1. Moffs (House Music/Dance) - in front of Almont Inland Resort
2. WOODSTOCK - right next to PSBank
3. Caraga Square(Live Band/Dance) - JC Aquino Avenue
4. GSub (Multigenre entertainment) - Capitol Drive
5. Bargonomics(House Music/Dance/Videoke) - 2nd floor Dunkin Donuts 
6. The Garage 

MOFFS Lap-6 Party



MOFFS Halloween 2009 







"Great cities of the world sprung from river banks...

Rome sprung from the banks of Tiber River
London from River Thames
Paris from Siene River
Shanghai from Huan Po River
Bangkok sprung from Chao Phraya
Tokyo rose from the converging rivers of the Kanto plain, the Tama and Sumida River...
Cairo from Nile...and 
Manila from Pasig 

even ancient Mesopotamian civilization rose from the river banks of Tigris and Euphrates"

Fr. Saturnino Urios University Batch2008

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