Today, August 2, the city of Butuan celebrated it’s 62nd Charter Day or Adlaw Hong Butuan.
Despite the heat of the day, the city led by the city officials celebrated this special day. Among the notable events of the celebration was the unveiling of the new name of the newly renovated Rizal Park. The park has been renamed Guingona Park, in honor of the late Teofisto Guingona, Sr., the first Filipino Governor of Agusan. His son, former Vice President Teofisto Guingona, Jr. also graced the event. The officials also made a visit to the grave site of the late Congressman late Congressman Marcos Calo. It was through his efforts that Butuan became a chartered city in 1950.
Butuan has continued to move forward with the times. In the last two years, new businesses have opened and several buildings are in different stages of construction (including Robinsons Butuan). It looks like the city is breathing in new life after a fresh batch of city officials were ushered in during the last elections.
The city despite its development continues to have its rustic charm. And like several cities in Mindanao, one still gets to see lots of green and land within the city. The photo below, is in fact, taken not far from Butuan City Hall