Butuanon River Profile
The Butuanon River is in the island of Cebu, Philippines. Slicing through Metro Cebu, it stretches for 23 kilometers from Cebu City to Mandaue City. The river passes through a few barangays in the mountain areas of Cebu City, and the lower barangays in Mandaue City.
The Butuanon River originates from Barangay Malubog, Busay at an elevation of 800 meters above sea level. Following the river, we go down to an elevation of 600 meters, where the river meets a drop of 30 feet at the Kabag Falls. Less than 500 meters away is the Budlaan waterfalls.
After this, the river tapers down evenly to pass through lowland areas of Mandaue. From here, the river then makes its way north, passing through Barangays Pulangbato and Pit-os, where there are some engaging in agriculture and livestock.
The river then cuts south through Barangay San Jose and Tabok, where numerous warehouses and factories are located. Through the middle of Mandaue, the river passes Cabancalan, Casuntingan and Paknaan, which are dotted with plenty of residential areas. It then discharges out to base level, which is the Mactan Channel.
Although short in length and narrow of width, the Butuanon river is essential in the communities it passes through. From Cebu City to Mandaue City, people from communities use the river for chores or for consumption.