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PRO CARAGA - Butuan

Local Health Insurance Office - San Francisco


The PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office of Agusan del Sur is located at the heart of the municipality of San Francisco, a peace-loving community in the province of Agusan del Sur, the largest province in Caraga Region with an estimated land area of 8,996.5 sq. km. The province is located in the northeastern part of Mindanao and is bounded on the north by Agusan del Norte, on the south by Davao del Norte, on the east by Surigao del Sur and on the west by Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental. It is a landlocked province with flat and rolling topography cris-crossed by many rivers and streams, the largest of which is the Agusan River, a resource that plays a significant role in the economic activity of the province.

The province of Agusan del Sur was born on June 17, 1967 under R.A. No. 4969 providing for the division of the province of Agusan into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur, in January 1970. The first set of provincial officials assumed office after the provincial election of November, 1969. The same law provided that the capital of Agsuan del Sur shall be the municipality of Prosperidad, and the Government Center has been set-up in Barangay Patin-ay.

Brief Trivia. A very interesting history of the province is her name. In the long time past, Agusan was only known as "Agasan" or "Where the Water Flows". In the ensuing years, the archipelago was discovered by a Portuguese navigator flying the Spanish flag. The greatest impact on this severe winding river was when it laid itself as a highway for the penetration of the Spanish explorers. These intrepid "Conquestadores" had their penchant of corrupting pronounciation and the place where the "Water Flows" or "Agasan" came to be called "Agusan" to the conguerors.

PSO-San Francisco also act as an extension to the regional office in the province of Agusan del Sur, wherein each trustworthy personnel attend to client queries and be resolute to resolve the needs of all clients.

PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office-SFADS is headed by Chief Social Health Insurance Officer, Ms. Jocelyn E. Cañete, and is located at Alexandra Bldg., National Highway, Brgy. Hubang, San Francisco Agusan del Sur.

Contact Number of PSO-San Francisco are as follows: (085) 343-9288 and 2423883.

Source: Wikipedia