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Butuan City government to ban alcoholic beverages next month

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

The Butuan City Council approved the Ordinance Number 5297-2017 that limits the sale and use of liquor in the area.

According to Eldie David of the Butuan City Information Office, the ordinance just needs the signature of Mayor Ronnie Vic Lagnada before it could take effect next month.

The ordinance states that the sale of liquor in the city is allowed only until 11 in the evening, while drinking of liquor at entertainment establishments will only is allowed until one midnight.

“With the joint inspection team are the personnel of the BCPO, Business Process and Licensing Office, CSWD, and our Environmental City Enro, and even our city architects’ office and the PIO in documenting this inspection.

Based on the record of the traffic section of the Butuan City Police, 74 of the accidents recorded in 2017 were due to drunk driving. Of the said cases, five were the fatalities.

Authorities say people under the influence of alcohol cause turmoil in the city.

“This has a huge impact in our peace and order. You saw before the effect when no one gets drunk. This will hugely help our peace loving Butuanons,” Butuan City Police Station 1 Chief P/SInsp. Paul Paden said.

Once the ordinance takes effect, the personnel of the business permit and licensing division of the city will make rounds with the police to issue citation tickets to violators. – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue

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Agri-business exposition seen to boost farmers’ income

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2018

More than 50 micro-agripreneurs and farmers are expected to convene at the upcoming Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Exposition (ASPIRE) in Butuan City on October 12-14

The agri-business exposition is a project of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

The event will feature various processed foods made from high-value crops called “emerging products”.

These include mushroom chicharon sold in several parts of the region.

The project aims to bring the agricultural products closer to consumers in an effort to boost additional income for farmers apart from growing their crops.

“Ito ang matatawag natin na mega exhibit dito sa Caraga kasi lahat ng agencies nandito, kahit kami nasa background lang, pero sasali kami dito kasi ang layon natin dito na ang ating farmers ay maging entrepreneurs at maging mga exporters”,” said DOST-CARAGA Assistant Regional Director Ricardo Varela.

Farmers’ product displays are free-of-charge. The agriculture department also confirmed that products are sold at affordable prices.

the DA said the intensified promotion of emerging agri-products is what sets the mega trade fair apart from all the previous fairs. — Raymond Octobre


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Alleged NPA rebels attack PNP station in Butuan

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Forces of the Philippine National Police clashed anew with suspected members of the New People’s Army in San Mateo, Butuan City at past 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 18.

The alleged rebels attacked Station 5 of Butuan PNP prompting a 10-minute exchange of gunfire.

The Butuan City Mobile Force Battalion quickly sent reinforcement but the rebel forces retreated rapidly.

The PNP only suffered one casualty identified as PO1 Ritchel Golandrina, who was shot in the right leg.

Meanwhile, police will be combing through hospitals and clinics in the city in search of wounded NPA rebels who may have sought treatment after the clash.

Police Regional Office 13 Director Chief Superintendent Gilberto DC Cruz has directed all station commanders in Caraga region to strengthen checkpoints together with the Philippine Army. — Raymond Octobre

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4 ‘notorious’ hold-uppers nabbed in Butuan City

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, May 18th, 2018

Four alleged notorious hold-uppers in Butuan City




BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – Four alleged notorious hold-uppers are facing charges of robbery with violence against a person, violation of RA 10591 and the Election Code after their arrest in Ampayon, Butuan City Thursday, May 17.

The suspects were identified as Rene Andohuyan, Jojie Torga, Richard Leonor and Glenn Aguilar.

Butuan City Police Station 4 commander Police Senior Inspector Roland Orcullo said the victim, a student of Caraga State University, identified the suspects through a recovered CCTV footage in the area of the incident.

Authorities recovered from the suspects a .45 calibre pistol, an ammunition device, a cellular phone and the suspects’ getaway vehicle. – Raymond Octubre

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