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Nat’l scientific confab kicks off in Butuan city

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — About 150 scientists, academe, and students from different schools all over the country have gathered here for the two-day 36th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines (ASBP) at the Father Saturnino Urios University campus …

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Cops boast zero crime during Balangay Festival

By Erwin Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — The Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) boasts of zero crime incidence during the entire duration of festival activity of the recently concluded Balangay Festival here. Senior Supt. Albert Magno, city director of BCPO pointed out that he is pleased with the recent …

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Govt to close Bislig city’s Niagara Falls for 45 days

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BUTUAN City – The Bislig city government announced that the renowned tourist destination Tinuy-an Falls, dubbed as the “Little Niagara Falls of the Philippines,”  will be closed for 45 days because of a road construction project. The road leading to Tinuy-an Falls would be closed …

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‘Top 10 performing universities in Mindanao’

BUTUAN City — The most comprehensive online directory of colleges and universities in the country has named the 10 top performing Mindanao universities and colleges in Mindanao in 2018. Based on the Philippine Universities Ranking 2018 of the FindUniversity.ph, the top Mindanao universities are as follows: Ateneo de Davao University, …

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93 villages in police’s Caraga list of hotspots

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BUTUAN City – The Caraga police over the weekend revealed that it has identified some 93 barangays in the region as areas of concern in the upcoming May barangay and youth elections. The 93 “hotspots” are among Caraga’s 1,311 barangays. Senior Supt. Rogelio Raymundo Jr. …

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Police raid cybersex den, rescue 6 kids

By ERWIN MASCARIÑAS Correspondent . BUTUAN City – Authorities rescued six children from a cybersex den during a raid in Purok 6, Silad in Barangay Mahogany here on Thursday afternoon. The raid, carried out by officers from Camp Crame with the Regional Anti-Cyber Crime Office and the Butuan City Police …

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Owwa Caraga now accepts applicants for scholarship

BUTUAN City — The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) calls for direct dependents of active Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who shall enroll or currently enrolled in any four or five year baccalaureate course. For school year 2017-2018, the agency now accepts applications for the degree-granting scholarship programs. The Education for …

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