Pumalag si Agusan del Norte Rep. Lawrence Fortun sa teleseryeng “A Soldier’s Heart”. Ito’y matapos na palabasin na ang Butuan City ay pugad umano ng mga extremists at puno ng kaguluhan.

“The depiction is not only unrealistic, it is offensive because it is destroying the collective efforts of the people of Butuan to promote the Home of the Balangays as a tourist destination for history and culture and a hub of opportunities,” ani Rep. Fortun.

Dahil dito, naglabas ng statement ang ABS-CBN:

“ABS-CBN would like to apologize to Agusan Del Norte Rep. Lawrence Fortun and the people of Butuan City if the scenes in the TV series ‘A Soldier’s Heart’ have offended them. While the incident portrayed in the series was fictitious, there was mention of the city name.

“We would like to assure them that there was no deliberate intention to portray Butuan City negatively in the show. We acknowledge that Butuan is one of the most beautiful and peaceful cities in the country.” (Jun Lopez)