World AIDS Day
The Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Agusan del Norte commemorates the World AIDS Day last December 1, 2014 at the PHO Grounds, Libertad, Butuan City, with the theme: "Getting to Zero - Zero new HIV infection, Zero discrimination and Zero AIDS-related deaths".
It is very alarming to note that in every 1 hour and 15 minutes, 1 Filipino gets infected with Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and thousands of people lost their lives due to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
According to the Department of Health (DOH), there were 135 cases of people infected with HIV/ AIDS in Caraga Region as of September 2014.
Capitol Light - Up
The Provincial Government of Agusan del Norte held its Capitol Light - Up last December 8, 2014 at the Capitol Grounds, Capitol Site, Butuan City.
The concept for this year is "Capitol Wonderland" where stakeholders and other national agencies participated by decorating their assigned areas with frozen movie characters, peter pan, castles and lagoons for all the children, as well as the adults, to enjoy what it is to be like in a wonderland.
There was also a spectacular display of fireworks which was lauded with "ooohhhsss" and "aaahhhhsss" by the viewers.
The said activity was spearheaded by Gov. Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante - Matba, Vice Governor Ramon A G. Bungabong, Provincial Board Members, PA Percianita G. Racho, department heads, staff and employees of the provincial government.
Launching of the Agusan del Norte Credit Surety Fund
Provincial officials led by Hon. Gov. Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba, ably represented by Provincial Administrator Percianita G. Racho, attended the launching of the Agusan del Norte Credit Surety Fund and signing of Memorandum of Agreement among Stakeholders on November 27, 2014 at the newly opened Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Butuan branch. The CSF will help finance the businesses of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Caraga region.