Surigao Del Sur

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Surigao del Sur was created as the 56th independent Philippine province on June 19, 1960 by virtue of House Bill No. 3058 also known as Republic Act No. 2786 authored by Representative Reynaldo P. Honrado. It was formally created and inaugurated on September 18, 1960 at the capital town of Tandag, the seat of the Provincial Government. Its first appointed and elected Governor was the late Recaredo B. Castillo.

GEOGRAPHY

Surigao del Sur is naturally advantaged. It is located in the northeastern coast of Mindanao facing the Pacific Ocean. It is approximately kilometers in length and 50 kilometers at its widest stretch.

It is bounded on the northwest by the province of Surigao del Norte; on the southeast by Davao Oriental; on the east by the Pacific Ocean; and on the west and southwest by the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. The Diwata Mountain Range lines the northwestern boundaries of the province.

POLITICAL SUBDIVISION

Municipalities are grouped into three clusters based on their common resource potentials, proximity, and accessibility to common trade and service centers: the Bibahilita, the Macasaltabayani, and Canmadcarlancortan.

POPULATION

Surigao del Sur has a total population of 501,808 with one city, 309 barangays, two disticts, and 18 municipalities.

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English, Filipino, Cebuano, Surigaonon: Kamayo, Cantilangnon, Tagon-on.

CLIMATE

The province falls under the second type of climate in the Philippines, characterized by rainfall that is distributed throughout the year. Months with low level of rainfall are from July to October, with September as the driest month. Wet months are from November to June, with January as the wettest month.

INDUSTRIES

About 45 % of the total land area is developed to agriculture. Major crops are palay, corn, coconut, abaca, soybeans, coffee, and other high value crops.

The province has 148 sq.km. of wetland that can be developed. Fishponds are responsible for the continuous production of prawns, milkfish, and crabs both for consumption and exportation.

It is one of the few provinces that have the largest forest covers with 2111,067 has. The forest land is predominantly covered with dipterocarp type of forest while some areas are covered with mossy and mangroves types. Commercial woods species are Narra, red and white Lauan, Mayapis, Almon, Apitong, Yakal, Bagtikan, and Tanguile. Rattan and Bonbon also abound.

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  • MUTYA NG CARAGA

    Urios College Gym, Butuan City

    February 20

  • BUTUAN-CHINA TRADE MISSION

    Butuan City

    March 17

  • FIRST EASTER MASS CELEBRATION

    Butuan City

    March 31

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  • BALANGAY FESTIVAL

    Butuan City

    May 1- 31

  • GLOBAL BALIK-BUTUAN PROGRAM

    Butuan City

    May 9-22

  • PAUKYABAN FESTIVAL

    Butuan City

    May 11-30

  • BANWAHON FESTIVAL

    Barangay Mat-i, Surigao City

    May 20

  • BALIK-BUTUAN

    Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

    May 1-31

  • BILANG-BILANG ABAYAN FESTIVAL

    Balangay Taft, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte

    June 01

  • SAKAY-SAKAY ABAYAN (FLUVIAL PROCESSION)

    Barangay Taft, Surigao City

    June 1

  • ARAW NG AGUSAN DEL NORTE

    Agusan del Norte

    June 12- June 17

  • TOURISM CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK

    Butuan City

    July 26- August 2

  • ABAYAN FESTIVAL

    Butuan City

    July 31

  • ADLAW HONG BUTUAN

    Butuan City

    August 2

  • PALAGSING FESTIVAL

    Butuan City

    August 2

  • TILAW SA PAGKAONG NAN SURIGAONON FOOD FESTIVAL

    Surigao City,Surigao del Norte

    August 29-31

  • BANOK-BANOK MARADJAO KARADJAO FESTIVAL (STREET PAGEANTRY)

    Surigao City, Surigao del Norte

    September 10

  • SURIGAO CITY FIESTA (SAN NICOLAS DE TOLENTINO-PATRON SAINT)

    Surigao City

    September 10

  • KINILAW FESTIVAL

    Surigao City

    October 2

  • BATTLE OF SURIGAO STRAIT

    Surigao City, Surigao del Norte

    October 25

  • PASKUHAN

    Luneta Park, Surigao City and Provincial Gym, Surigao del Norte

    November 1- December 24

  • LIGHT UP BUTUAN FOR CHRISTMAS

    Butuan City

    December 1- December 31