Last updated on August 5, 2020
Long acknowledged as the “Timber City of the South,” Butuan City exhibited an uncommon resilience as the logging industry began to decline in the early 1980s and the city’s income became dependent on small and medium scale business. Unfazed. the city came back on track as fast as investors, local and foreign, ventured into large-scale projects.
Butuan remained an economic haven so that in February 1995, the city was re-classified from a chartered city to a Highly Urbanized City. On the same date, Butuan City became the provincial capital of Agusan del Norte after the region of Caraga (Philippines’ Region XIII) was created.
By another twist of fate, Agusan del Norte’s provincial capital was formally transferred in 2000 to the town of Cabadbaran. Butuan City, however, continued to be a recognized regional center as most provincial offices, government and private, still remained in the city. Adapting to the resiliency of Butuanons, CareHealth Plus unhesitatingly set foot in the city establishing in 2018 its CareHealth Plus – Butuan branch office at the 2nd Floor, Gumagay Building, T. Calo Street, Montilla Boulevard, Butuan City with email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Pioneer Branch Manager, now Area Marketing Manager, Rolando F. Polosan, pooled the resources of a sizeable number of new sales personnel who subsequently became the initial batch of Sales Agency Managers, Sales Group Managers and Sales Counselors under the branch. Presently handling office backroom services as well as attending to the needs of Members and maintaining efficient working relationships with local medical service providers is Care & Operations Assistant Darwin Jerul Alh E. Edillor, RN.
The Diosdado Macapagal Bridge is the longest bridge in Mindanao with a total length of 0.806 kms. It is the only cable stayed bridge with steel deck and single tower in Mindanao, providing an alternate route across the Agusan River while connecting the Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway (Surigao-Agusan-Davao road) and the Butuan City-Cagayan-Iligan road.