The Caraga Administrative Region was created through Republic Act Number 7901 as approved by President Fidel V. Ramos on February 25, 1995. The region is composed of five (5) provinces: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur; three (3) cities: Butuan, Surigao and Bislig; seventy (70) municipalities and 1,346 barangays. Butuan City is the regional center.

The DOST-Caraga Regional Office was established on August 1, 1996 thru DOST Special Order No. 349 to extend services to Caraganons. It’s mandate is to formulate plans and programs in consonance with the National Science and Technology Plan and provide S&T services to the people of Caraga.

The regional office has a personal complement of 21 plantilla positions. Headed by Regional Director Lyndo G. Villacorta, the regional office has two divisions: the Administrative Office Division headed by Ms. Imelda S. Mezo and Technical Services Division headed by Ms. Dominga D. Mallonga.  DOST Caraga has four Provincial Science and Technology Centers manned by Engr. Noel M. Ajoc (Agusan del Norte), Engr. Andrea J. Cabonita (Agusan del Sur), Ms. Nancy L. Charcos (Surigao del Norte & Dinagat Island) and Mr. Andrew B. Soliano (Surigao del Sur).

The Regional Office is also maintaining and operating its Regional Standards and Testing Laboratory in Butuan City

A brief profile of CARAGA Region
CapitalCSU Campus, Ampayon Butuan City
Population2,429,224
Area2,141,298 ha.
Provinces5
Cities6
Municipalities67
Barangays1311
Congressional Districts3
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Province

Land Area
(sq. km.)1
No. of Districts
No. of Municipalities
No. of Cities

Agusan Del Norte

4117.3
3
47
1

Agusan Del Sur

5088.4
9
44
9

Surigao Del Norte

5402.3
3
19
6

Surigao Del Sur

343
1
6
0
CARAGA
14951
16
116
16

Sources

1.) http://countrystat.bas.gov.ph/?cont=16&r=16