19 barangay chairs snub Surigao City mayor’s address

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) – Saying he failed to deliver basic services to their areas, 19 of the city’s 54 barangay (village) chairpersons did not show up when Mayor Ernesto… »

Earth Day Protest

At least three thousand people from the four provinces of Caraga Region march at Kilometer 2 National Highway in Surigao City on Wednesday (22 April 2015). Protesters reiterate calls for… »

300 cave enthusiasts gather in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Apr) – At least 300 cave enthusiasts around the country have gathered here staring Tuesday for their five-day 15th National Cave Congress. Jason Garrido, president… »

Ranking NPA leader falls in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Apr) – A ranking New People’s Army (NPA) leader was arrested here Sunday by joint elements of the Army’s 29th Infantry Battalion and the police’s… »

Surigao police placed on alert after mall blast

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/21 April) – The city has placed its police force on alert to thwart another possible bombing attempt after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off inside the… »

Cargo boat in Surigao mishap unauthorized to operate – Marina

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — A cargo boat that lost its balance when hit by big waves off Surigao City last Friday and had to be towed by another vessel… »

IED explodes in Surigao mall

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — An improvised explosive device (IED) went off inside the Gaisano Capital-Surigao mall on Sunday afternoon, police said. No one was hurt during the blast as… »

LTO-Surigao to implement anti-drunk, drug act

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 March) – The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in this city will soon implement the Anti-Drunk and Drugged Driving Act of 2013 or Republic Act 10586.… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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.… »

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… »

Getting Ready

Fishermen prepare their gears as the sunset signals another evening fishing sortie in barangay Mabua, Surigao City, January 24, 2015. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

This Shoe Glitters

Christmas lights adorn a giant replica of a shoe at the “Luneta Park” in Surigao City on Tuesday evening (December 9, 2014). Built in the 1970s, the structure houses a… »

Tabacon, Kramer win 1st Surigao Duathlon challenge

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/08 Dec) – Sunday’s inclement weather as typhoon Ruby left Mindanao did not stop at least duathletes from participating in the 1st Surigao Duathlon Challenge, which Jefferson Tabacon of Tagum… »

Surigao City moves to address water shortage

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/04 December) – The city needs to tap additional sources of potable water supply to address periodic shortages and growing demand, participants to the two-day seminar on water… »

‘Queenie’ aftermath: 4 Surigao fishermen found alive, but 1 still missing

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Nov) – Four of five fishermen in this city who were reported missing since Tropical Depression “Queenie” made landfall Wednesday were found alive in Southern Leyte on Thursday evening.… »

750 passengers stranded in Surigao sea ports

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Nov) – Although Tropical Depression “Queenie” is now out of Mindanao, a total of 750 sea vessel passengers bound for Cebu, Leyte, Siargao and Dinagat… »

Search on for 5 missing fishermen in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Nov) – Authorities here have launched a search and rescue operation for five fishermen from this city who went missing after Tropical Depression “Queenie” made… »

Village chair shot dead in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/25 November) – A barangay chair in the city was shot dead Sunday evening by an unidentified assailant, police said Tuesday. Police Supt. Julito Diray, chief of police… »

Surigao City mulls privatization of garbage collection

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 November)—Citing the growing operational expenses in garbage collection, the city government is considering to privatize it. Atty. Manuel D. Delani, city legal officer, said the local government… »

Tiresome Job

These workers take advantage of the fine weather scooping sand and gravel in Surigao River on Thursday morning (November 20, 2014). This backbreaking job is a common sight along the… »

Cement plant in Surigao extends suspension of operations

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/21 November) – Cash-strapped Pacific Cement Company Inc. (PACEMCO) has decided to extend the suspension of its plant operations for three months to complete the ongoing negotiations for… »

Surigao tourist island considered for isolation area for Ebola patients

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Nov) – Officials here are considering to use a small island four kilometers away as isolation area in case Ebola cases reach this city. Dr.… »

Surigao prepares for 1st duathlon challenge

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Nov) – Duathletes in Northern Mindanao are now gearing up for the first ever duathlon event in this city on Dec. 7. It is being… »

‘Bank remains stable’: Majority owner refuses help for troubled SRBC

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) — Manila-based businessmen had offered help to save the Surigaonon Rural Banking Corporation (SRBC) from possible bankruptcy after it was hit by a withdrawal frenzy since… »

Mass withdrawals hit bank in Surigao; owner infuses more capital

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/12 November) — Rumors that it was going bankrupt have triggered mass withdrawals from the Surigaonon Rural Banking Corporation Inc. (SRBC) since last month, the bank’s majority owner… »

Early Celebration

Surigao Del Norte provincial government employees ignore the drizzle as they continue to work on Christmas decorations at the capitol ground in Surigao City on Monday noon (November10, 2014) .… »

Surigao prepares for Ebola with expected influx of OFWs during Christmas

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/11 November) — The Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao City is now undertaking preparations against the possible entry of the dreaded Ebola virus in anticipation of the influx… »

Jaws

A boy lifts the jaws of a tiger shark in Barangay Punta Bilar in Surigao City on Sunday afternoon (9 Nov 2014). A group fishermen from this village caught a… »

Human head, leg found inside belly of tiger shark caught by Surigao fishermen

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Nov) – A group of fishermen here caught last week a huge tiger shark in the waters between Bohol and Camiguin islands, and found inside… »

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