Bunawan, Agusan del Sur
|Municipality of Bunawan|
Map of Agusan del Sur with Bunawan highlighted
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Province||Agusan del Sur|
|District||2nd district of Agusan del Sur|
|Founded||January 26, 1959|
|• Mayor||Edwin G. Elorde|
|• Total||512.16 km2 (197.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||73/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Bunawan is a first class municipality in the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. It has an area of 51,216 hectares. According to the 2010 Philippine census, it has a population of 37,482 people. Bunawan was created on January 26, 1959 by virtue of Republic Act No. 2517.
- Bunawan Brook
- San Andres
- San Marcos
- Nueva Era
- San Teodoro
|Population census of Bunawan|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
Primary and Elementary Schools
Central Elementary Schools
|Name of School||Barangay|
|East Bunawan Central Elementary School||San Teodoro|
|West Bunawan Central Elementary School||Poblacion|
There are three high schools in the municipality.
|Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology||San Teodoro, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur|
|Bunawan National High School||San Teodoro, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur|
|Libertad National High School||Libertad, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur|
This municipality has a college, the Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology.
In early September 2011, local residents and veteran crocodile hunters caught a 6.17-meter-long (20.3-foot-long) saltwater crocodile weighing 1,075 kilograms (2,370 pounds) in a local creek. The municipality planned to make the giant beast the centerpiece of an ecotourism park for species found in the marshlands.
Villagers had witnessed the crocodile attack and kill a water buffalo, and they suspected it also killed a fisherman who went missing that summer. Experts from an area crocodile farm were called in to capture the wild animal, which destroyed four traps before a stronger one caught it. A hundred villagers were needed to drag the crocodile to a truck before a crane was used to put it in a truck. From there it was taken to a special cage where it was expected to be held until the ecotourism park was built around it.
The crocodile was declared dead a few hours after flipping over in a pond with a bloated stomach on February 10, 2013. The crocodile, despite being responsible for many deadly attacks, will be mourned my residents of the town, as it was the only tourist attraction that kept the town from sulking in obscurity. Its remains will be preserved to allow the municipality to keep its fame.
Several other crocodiles roam the marshy areas on the outskirts of town, and villagers have been told to avoid the marshes at night.
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|Bislig, Surigao del Sur|
|Veruela||Santa Josefa / Trento|