Surf town mayor to barangay chairs: submit names of persons involved in illegal drugs

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/25 June) – The mayor of General Luna has asked his barangay chairs to submit names of persons involved in the illegal drugs trade in the… »

Last Days of Summer

Tourists enjoy the turquoise-colored waters of Sugba Lagoon in Del Carmen, Siargao Island on Tuesday (7 June 2016) as the summer ends and the rainy season begins. This quite place… »

Siargao Island seeks 3-MW modular genset

DAPA, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/21 May) –To have a stable power supply island-wide, the lone power utility here is now seeking a 3-megawatt modular generation set. Engr. Sergio… »

Over 400 ‘flying voters’ in Siargao excluded in voters’ list

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Apr) – A total of 451 voters in a town in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte will be removed from the voters’ list, a… »


Foreigners jump off the rock at Magpupungko in Pilar town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte. Tourists love the tidal pools and rock formations in the area. MindaNews photo by ROEL… »

Surfers’ destination

Foreign surfers catch waves in Paradise Barangay Union, Dapa in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, a popular destination particularly for surfers. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

Yearend adventure

A female tourist enjoys the waves at Jacking Horse in Barangay Catanganan, General Luna,  Siargao, Surigao del Norte. This place is a good spot for neophyte surfers. MindaNews photo by… »

P1.5 billion expected to be invested in Siargao Island in 2016

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 10 Dec) – With the influx of tourists in Siargao Island, the mayor here said at least P1.5-billion worth of capital will be invested… »

Magpupungko Beach

Foreign tourists enjoy the water and the rock formation at the Magpupungko Beach and Tidal Pools in the municipality of Pilar, Siargao Island Wednesday afternoon (9 Dec 2015). They waited… »

Riding the Wave

A local surfer enjoys the barreling waves in Sitio Paradise in the village of Union in Dapa town, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on Friday (November 20, 2015). MindaNews photo… »


Despite the rain, these men continue to work on the flood control project in the poblacion in General Luna Town in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte on Thursday (19 November… »

US$7,000 up for grabs in 2015 Siargao international women surfing tourney

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 22 Apr) – The 8th Women International Surfing competition is expected to be the biggest to date as top seeded international surfers will compete for a… »

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Yearend blues

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/31 December) — I had planned a leisurely week after Christmas Day and before New Year’s Day 2015.  I refused to accept any invitation for a talk, a… »

OCD: Zero casualty in Dinagat, Siargao

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 07 Dec) — Zero casualty in Dinagat and Surigao del Norte. The provinces of Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte have been spared by typhoon Ruby… »

Crocs, humans compete for food in Siargao’s Paghungawan Marsh

JABOY, Pilar, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/30 September) – Some residents fish in Paghungawan Marsh in this barangay, but Philippine freshwater crocodiles also hunt for food in the same… »

King of Waves

Edito Alcala, the 2014 Siargao International Surfing Cup champion emerges from the right-hander barreling wave in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Sunday, Sept. 28. He also won the… »

Local surfers rule int’l surfing competition in Siargao

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/29 September) — Local surfers overcame stiff competition from their foreign counterparts for an all-Filipino finals cast in the three-day 20th International Surfing Competition… »

Hard work

Every day, she works on a mound of limestone in Barangay Malinao, General Luna, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, crushing it to pieces for use in construction sites. She… »

Bike to surf

A Korean tourist pushes his motorbike with surfboard rack to the roadside on Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte. This is… »

Enjoying the Waves

Small waves cannot stop this local surfer from having fun in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Thursday (Sept. 25). Organizers of the 20th Siargao International Surfing Competition postponed… »

Small swells stall int’l surfing competition in Siargao

CLOUD 9, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/25 September) — Small swells forced organizers of the 20th Siargao International Surfing Competition to delay the contest proper that was scheduled to start… »

Siargao Int’l Surfing Cup now on its 20th year

SIARGAO, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 5 Aug) – The Siargao International Surfing Cup this year, now on its 20th year, is expected to be the biggest in terms of… »

Siargao fishers grounded as game fishing tourney starts

PILAR, Siargao Island (MindaNews/23 April) – Local fishermen have to stop going out to sea for the duration of the 7th International Game Fishing Tournament in this town. Jun Polvorosa,… »

Dynamite fishing in Siargao remains rampant

DAPA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/19 April)—The marine environment in Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands continues to suffer from rampant illegal dynamite fishing activities in the area. At dusk yesterday, a… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Summer na!

Karon ang init naglagiting lami kaayo mag-swimming ayaw alang-alanga anhi sa Rehiyon Caraga ang dagat puwerti ka gana nag-panawag ang mga isla Sa Surigao city unaha ayaw pud sipyata ang… »

Setting Sun

|A tourist enjoys the beautiful sunset and beach in Hanoyoy Island in General Luna, Siargao Island on March 08, 2014. The island’s white sand beach extends 27 kilometers. MindaNews photo… »

‘Basyang’ makes landfall over Siargao, Dinagat; now near Cebu

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 January) —  Tropical storm ‘Basyang’ made landfall over Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Island early Friday evening and as of 10 p.m. was already… »

Zero casualty in Surigao Norte, Dinagat during ‘Yolanda’

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/08 November) – Super Typhoon “Yolanda” displaced thousands of residents and damaged a number of homes, but left no casualties in Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands provinces,… »

Sisters battle in 19th Siargao int’l surfing tilt finals

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/30 Sept.) – Sibling rivalry added color to the finals of the 19th Siargao International Surfing Cup women’s division at Cloud 9 here on Saturday. In… »

Pan de Surf

 Surfers and guests get a free taste of local bread called “pan de surf” at Cloud Nine in General Luna, Siargao Islands on Monday, September 23, 2013 during the opening… »

Surfing Time

A surfer enjoys the waves at Cloud 9 in General Luna, Siargao Island Monday (Sept. 23, 2013) morning. The Surfing Capital of the Philippines will be hosting two competitions this… »

Simultaneous surfing competitions kick off in Siargao

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – The Surfing Capital of the Philippines will be busy this week as two simultaneous international surfing events take place in this… »

Sea Mishap

 M/L  Roy Sea Star sinks at the port of Surigao Boulevard while attempting to load a ten-wheeler truck. The boat’s flooring and front hull gave way, sending its cargo underwater… »

Owner of sunken cargo to file charges vs Surigao City boat owner, arrastre firm, Coast Guard

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 August) —  The owner of a truck and construction materials that sank with the M/L Sea Star  Thursday afternoon at the Surigao Boulevard pier said… »

UPDATE: Quakes jolt Surigao, NorthCot

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 July) – Quakes rocked Surigao del Norte and North Cotabato today, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Phivolcs said in an advisory issued… »

General Luna exec vows to set up 200-hectare marine sanctuary this year

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/06 June)—A 200-hectare marine sanctuary will be established within the year off the waters of this locality dubbed as the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines,”… »

Int’l girls surf tilt in Siargao postponed

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/05 June) — Lack of preparations has forced the organizers of the annual Siargao Girls International Surfing Competition to move the event to September. The… »

Sargassum Harvest

Sargassum is aplenty at a warehouse of a local buyer in Barangay San Juan in Surigao City being sold for P8 a kilo in this photo taken May 21, 2013.… »

Massive gathering of vital seaweed in Surigao alarms concerned citizens

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 May) – The massive gathering of sargassum, the brownish floating seaweed commonly seen near the shore, has alarmed some concerned citizens in the city, fearing… »

Brownout free election in Surigao del Norte assured

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 May) – The electric cooperative in in Surigao del Norte assured the public there will be no power interruptions during the conduct of elections on May… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Ang Tulo ka Isla (Gen Luna, Siargao)

Ang tulo ka managtapad nga isla sa General Luna Guyam, Dako, Naked Pastilan! puwerting nindota   ayaw gyud sipyata kay makaingon ka “Ka suwerti ko ba nakaabot ‘ning dapita”  … »

GK’s Bayani Challenge goes to Siargao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 March) – More than 1,000 volunteers trooped to Siargao Island over the weekend to take part in Gawad Kalinga’s Bayani Challenge 2013 to build houses for the poor… »

Siargao to host int’l game fishing tourney

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 25March) – Siargao Island is living up to its reputation as Mindanao’s outdoor sports competition mecca. Other than its renowned surfing, Siargao also hosts various outdoor… »

TINGOG SA SUBA: Brad Pitt in Siargao

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/10 March) — Of course you didn’t know Brad Pitt was in Siargao. Nobody and nobody would confirm it.  Not the mayor, not the police officer, not the… »

Siargao hailed among top island destinations in the world

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/10 January) — No less than three major international travel magazines and online publications in Europe, Asia and USA have hailed Siargao island in Caraga Region as one… »

Lanuza holds Surfing Festival Nov. 12-17

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 7 Nov) – All is set for the Lanuza Surfing Festival and Agri-Aqua Tourism Trade Fair in the town of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur, on November… »

TRAVEL: Guyam here I come

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/11 June) – It’s really tantalizing when you come close to this island. This tiny place located in front of the town of General Luna (GL)… »

Siargao to host Asian Women Surfing Championship

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews/23 April) – Forty professional women surfers from Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia and other parts of Asia and the world are expected to compete in the famous surf of… »

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