Surigao mayor files motion for reconsideration on graft raps

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/28 March) — Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas has filed a motion for reconsideration in connection with the graft chargea filed against him before the Ombudsman-Mindanao. Atty. Manuelito D.… »

Surigao mining firm pays initial P5 million to Mamanwas, barricade lifted

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – Mamanwas have lifted their barricade against a mining firm on Saturday after Greenstone Resources Corporation initially paid at least P5 million to the tribesfolk, belated… »

Surigao pet owners warned not to let their pets on the loose

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 March) – The City Veterinary Office here has warned pet owners not to let their pets on the loose, saying these will be caught with… »

Murder complaint vs Swiss national dismissed

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/25 March) — The City Prosecution Office here has dismissed for lack of evidence a complaint for murder filed against a Swiss national who allegedly killed his best friend,… »

318 persons infected with STDs in Surigao City in 2014

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/24 March) – A total of 318 persons were infected with sexually transmitted diseases last year in the city, according to records at the City Health Office. There… »

Surigao City mayor faces graft raps

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/23 March) – City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas has been indicted by the Ombudsman for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. According to the resolution issued… »

Mamanwa Barricade

Around 400 Mamanwas set up barricades outside the offices of Greenstone Resources Corporation in Barangay Cawilan, Tubod town in Surigao del Norte. As they entered their third day at the… »

Mamanwas set up barricade against Surigao mining firm

TUBOD, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 19 March) – For alleged non-payment of royalty share to the Mamanwas, tribesfolk have set up barricade against a mining firm operating in this… »

Fruit Game Machines

A policeman pours gasoline into an illegal fruit game machine as they set ablaze 16 of the gambling machines during a raid in Barangay Washington in Surigao City Wednesday morning… »

53 HIV cases documented in Caraga in 2014 – DOH

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) – The Department of Health in Caraga Region has recorded at least 53 cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in 2014. The DOH said… »

Surigao cops burn illegal game machines

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) – Police personnel here set ablaze 16 illegal fruit game machines Wednesday morning in a joint operation with officials of Barangay Washington here. Supt.… »

Game Over

Police personnel and barangay tanods seize at least 19 illegal fruit game machines in Barangay Washington, Surigao City on Monday morning (March 16). Some of these machines were seized near… »

73 fire incidents in Surigao Norte in 2014

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/17 March) – A total of 73 fire incidents happened in Surigao del Norte last year, the provincial office of the Bureau of Fire Protection said. According to… »

25 found positive of HIV in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/17 March) — At least 25 people have been found positive of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Surigao del Norte since 2007, according to Department of Health-Caraga.… »

‘Junk Mining Act’

Anti-mining protesters hold a rally in front of the Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau in Surigao City on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The protesters called for the repeal of the Mining… »

NDF releases 3 cops in Surigao del Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/26 Feb) — The National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Northeastern Mindanao Region (NDFP-NEMR) released Thursday the three policemen in Surigao del Norte who were held captive since late… »

Dragon Dance

Filipino-Chinese residents in Surigao City celebrate the New Year on Thursday (19 Feb 2015) with a dragon dance along city streets, where they give away free tikoy and ice cream for… »

Surigao City faces shortage of fish supply

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Feb) – Fish vendors and consumers here are now facing the dilemma over the enforcement of the city ordinance prohibiting the sale of any kind… »

Fewer Fish

Although usually filled with various kinds of fish and other marine products, the fish section of the Surigao City market now has less items on display, like when MindaNews visited… »

Surigao police facing blank wall in bus bombing

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Feb) – Authorities are virtually facing a blank wall on Wednesday’s bus bombing incident in Claver town in Surigao del Norte that injured two persons.… »

2 injured in Surigao bus bombing

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Feb) – Two persons were injured when an improvised explosive device exploded inside a passenger bus Wednesday morning at Claver town in Surigao del Norte… »

Surigao Norte declares 10-day ceasefire to pave way for cops’ release by NPA

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – The provincial government of Surigao del Norte, through its Provincial Crisis Management Committee, has sought a 10-day extension of the ceasefire between communist… »

Surigao City implements fare cut on tricycles

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 Jan) – The huge drop of prices of petroleum products in the global market has pushed the city government to implement a one-peso reduction on… »

Pawnshop-jewelry store robbed in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 January) – An undetermined number of jewelries were seized by unidentified robbers who stormed a pawnshop-jewelry store in Surigao City on Saturday afternoon. Richard Merca,… »

Declogging

After several days of rains in Surigao City, workers of the Department of Public Works and Highways have been declogging canals along Rizal Street since last week. This picture was… »

Surigao suspends classes due to rains

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Jan) – Classes here have been suspended because of torrential rains since Tuesday, a government official announced. This despite the weather bureau’s advisory that the… »

Reds postpone release of 3 cops in Surigao Norte; cite continuing military drive

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/12 January) – The New People’s Army last week announced it has put on hold the planned release of three policemen in Surigao del Norte it has held… »

Bank grants Surigao water utility P202-M loan

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/10 January) – United Coconut Planters Bank-Surigao branch has recently granted the multi-million loan to Surigao Metropolitan Water District (SMWD). Young Allaniel Bumanglag, manager of UCPB-Surigao told MindaNews… »

Classes cancelled in Surigao City due to heavy rains

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/09 January) — Heavy rains in Surigao del Norte forced the suspension of classes in preschools and elementary schools in the city Friday. The City Disaster Risk Reduction… »

NDFP declares ceasefire in Surigao Norte for safe release of policemen

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Jan) – To “pave way for the safe and orderly release” of the three policemen snatched by New People’s Army (NPA), the National Democratic Front… »

Tricycle fare in Surigao City to be reduced by 1 peso

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Jan) – The plummeting oil prices worldwide has convinced the Surigao City Council to cut tricycle fare here by one peso. Councilor Jose V. Begil… »

Kin of cops held by NPA want troop pullout for safe release of captives

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/06 January) – The wives and relatives of three policemen who were snatched by the New People’s Army in Surigao del Norte almost two months ago on Monday… »

Swim for the Environment

Triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman ” Macarine stops to drink water given by the support staff during his record-setting feat Friday (2 January 2015). Macarine swam 10.5 kilometers in 5 hours… »

‘Pinoy Aquaman’ crosses Hinatuan Passage to promote environmental protection

CAGDIANAO, Claver, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/02 January) — Triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine achieved another feat as the first man to swim across the Hinatuan Passage in Surigao del Norte.… »

Quakes hit country’s surfing capital  

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/31 December) — At least 15 earthquake incidents have been recorded in the country’s surfing capital in General Luna in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, since 8:11 p.m.… »

Welcome 2015

Brownouts notwithstanding, Surigaonons find ways to welcome 2015 using the torotot (party horns). Residents rush to buy the torotot at the Surigao Boulevard evening of December 31. MindaNews photo by… »

“Pinoy Aquaman” to cross heavily-silted channel in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/31 Dec) – Lawyer tri-athlete Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will attempt another record-setting feat on January 2 by crossing the 10-kilometer Hinatuan Passage in Surigao del Norte. Macarine… »

Hide and Seek

Policemen look under the stalls for some vendors of firecrackers who try to hide during a raid at Surigao City Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon (December 30, 2014). The police seized… »

Stranded

At least 824 passengers are stranded in Lipata Port and Bilang Bilang Port in Surigao City as typhoon Seniang pummeled Northeastern Mindanao Monday (December 29, 2014). This photo was taken… »

‘Seniang’ causes blackouts in 3 provinces in Caraga

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/30 December) – Tropical storm Seniang toppled a transmission line of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines causing power outage in three provinces of Caraga Region. The… »

Defying Seniang

Trips by small boats from Hiyanggabon Port in Claver, Surigao del Norte to Bucas Grande Islands in Socorro town continue on December 28 despite the storm public warning signal 1… »

In Surigao, boat trips, flights cancelled as Seniang nears  

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Dec) — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) here cancelled boat trips Sunday as the weather bureau placed Surigao and several other Mindanao and Visayas provinces… »

Madlos claims “more than 300 NPA raids” vs military, paramilitary in 2014  

MARIHATAG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews / 27 December) – The New People’s Army conducted “more than 300 raids” against government troops and paramilitary forces in Mindanao in 2014, Jorge Madlos,… »

Expanded

Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front-Mindanao  at the 46th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines on Friday, December 26, claims that the revolutionary movement… »

NDF to release all ‘prisoners of war’ in Mindanao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 December) — Communist rebels have agreed to release nine captives including three police officers they seized last month in Alegria, Surigao del Norte. In a statement emailed… »

Surigao residents warned of possible landslides, flash floods

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 December) — Residents living in high-risk areas were warned Monday by the city government to watch out for flood after the water level at Surigao River started… »

Fallen Tree

A worker, with the help of a chain saw, cuts a fallen mangium tree branch by branch to release two cars pinned down in the accident early evening Thursday (18… »

Priest starts Mindanao leg of ‘Climate Ride’

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 December) – After finishing the Baclaran-Leyte route on Tuesday, Redemptorist priest Fr. Amado Picardal began the Mindanao leg of his bike tour for the climate Wednesday from… »

Placer folk complain of ‘different taste’ of potable water; officials say it’s still safe

PLACER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/16 December) – Residents have complained of a change in the quality of their potable water supply since late last month and some even claimed to… »

Ex-US Marine survives ambush in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/12 December) — A retired U.S. Marine survived an ambush attempt Tuesday in a remote village in this city. A police report said Mark Ernest Southworth, 56, was… »

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