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BUTUAN CITY GENERAL INFORMATION

         
KAHIMUNAN FESTIVAL

3rd Sunday of January at Barangay Libertad, Butuan City

A colorful Street Theater Presentation of Brgy.Libertad, Butuan to celebrate the Feast of Sr. Sto. Niņo. It is Butuan's counterpart of the Sinulog of Cebu.
FIRST EASTER MASS CELEBRATION

March 31 Masao /Blood Promontory

A re-enactment of Magellan's Landing and Planting of the Cross on March 31, 1521 at Mazaua, Butuan signifying the site of the first Easter Mass in the Philippine soil.
BALANGAY FESTIVAL

May 01-31

It is a month long celebration of the City Fieasta in honor of Patron Saint Joseph highlighted with the Search for Mutya Hong Butuan , Cultural Shows, Street Dancing, Trade Fair, and Sportfest. (May 19 -City Fiesta )
ABAYAN FESTIVAL

Last Sunday of July

PPA Quadrangle

A riverside festivity in honor of Saint Anne, Patroness of Agusan River, Highlighted with Baroto Races and indigenous games for men, women and childredn vapped by a Fluvial Parade.
ADLAW HONG BUTUAN August 02 The City's Charter day Anniversary Celebration , consequently becoming a highly urbanized city highlighted by a Grand Parade and by the awarding of " Outstanding Butuanons"
AIR Butuan has one domestic airport , the Bancasi Airport ,which is located 6.5 kms. from the city proper . Bancasi Airport services two direct flights from Cebu and Manila. PAL flies from Manila every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday while Cebu to Butuan flies daily except Tuesday and Sunday. Flying time is approximately one hour and 45 minutes ride from Manila and 55 minutes ride from Cebu by plane
SEA Butuan is easily accessible by ship from Manila ,Cebu and Bohol. A trip from Manila takes about 26 hours. Fares vary according to accomodations.
  • William Gothong & Aboitiz Lines Km 2 Libertad,Butuan City Tel#no.(085)-2253-135 /(085)-3425-646
  • Sulpicio Lines. Bading,Butuan City Tel. no. (085) 3425-790
LAND
  • Bus company ply the routes from Butuan City to other cities and provinces around the Region and Mindanao and throughout the Philippines (via Surigao).
  • Jeepneys are used in main city streets ,to and from other municipalities and towns of the province and region.
  • Bright colored tricycles are common in Butuan. They go around and even outside the city proper
  • Rent-a-car services are available with rates depending on the type of car used and distance travelled. Cars for rent are available upon request in most hotels and at the airport, but all are not metered, so remember to agree on the fare before boarding.
  • Tri-sikad or Motorized (bicycles with side car) are mode of transporation in some remote barangays and subdivisions. And around the City from 10:00 p.m until around 4:00 a.m.