Your National Museum of the Philippines in Eastern Northern Mindanao joins Butuan City’s commemoration of its Charter Day.
On This Day, August 2, in the year 1950, the town became a City under Republic Act 523, also known as the Charter of the City of Butuan.
It used to be the capital of the province of Agusan del Norte until 2000 when RA 8811 transferred the capital to Cabadbaran City. For statistical and geographical purposes, the city is grouped with the said province but governed administratively independent from Agusan del Norte while legislatively administered by the province’s 1st congressional district.
Butuan is a 1st class highly urbanized city with 86 barangays, and it serves as the regional center of the Caraga Region. Popularly known as “Home of the Balangays,” it is in the town that the artifacts of the Butuan boats or the pre-colonial boats, which are the oldest archaeological evidence of watercraft in the Philippines, were found and excavated in the 1970s.
One of the City’s major tourist destinations is your National Museum-Eastern Northern Mindanao which the locals frequently name “Butuan National Museum”.
Republic Act 11137 declares August 2 of every year as a special non-working holiday in Butuan to commemorate its Charter Day to be known as “Adlaw Hong Butuan.”