Surigao radio commentator, 12-year old son survive ambush

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 30 June) — An anti-drug radio commentator and his 12-year-old  son survived an ambush by two men riding on a motorycycle in Surigao City Thursday… »

12-hour blackout to hit Surigao provinces on Sunday

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) — Most areas of Surigao del Norte and parts of Surigao del Sur will experience a 12-hour blackout from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday,… »

Surigao City grapples with water shortage

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – The water utility here has admitted it has been unable to provide enough water to its consumers since last month due to the… »

More victims of human trafficking recorded in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/19 June) – More victims of human trafficking have been recorded here in the first two quarters of 2016, most of them shipped out from Pantalan 1 and… »

Robbers hit rural bank in Surigao Norte; another robbery foiled in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/15 June) — A rural bank in Placer, Surigao del Norte fell victim to a group of robbers while another robbery attempt targeting a shipping company in Surigao… »

Surneco assures no brownout despite power plant maintenance shutdown

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/15 June) — A scheduled maintenance shutdown of a power supplier of Surigao del Norte Electric Cooperative won’t result in a brownout as a standby modular generation set… »

3 suspected drug dealers killed in Surigao Norte this month

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/14 June)– Three suspected drug dealers have been killed in Surigao del Norte within the first week of this month, police said. The latest incident occurred on June… »

Long Wait

Mothers carrying their babies wait for hours in one of the polling precincts in Margarita R. Espina Elementary School in Barangay Luna, Surigao City after some vote-counting machines malfunctioned on… »

IFI Bishop confirms massive vote-buying noted in Surigao City, del Norte

  SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/08 May) — Massive vote-buying has been reported in all towns including this capital city with the amounts ranging from as low as 20 pesos to as… »

Smuggled Wildlife

Animals such as monkeys, birds and a deer were seized at Lipata Port in Surigao City on Palm Sunday, 20 March 2016. The animals are believed to have come from… »

Coin Divers

Sea gypsies popularly called Badjaos wait for passengers aboard MV Dinagat at the port in Surigao City to throw coins into the water which they would catch by driving on… »

Surigao Fire

Firemen put out the last remaining embers of a fire along Nueva Extension in Barangay Taft, Surigao City Thursday afternoon (18 February 2016) that gobbled up close to a hundred… »

“Pinoy Aquaman” to cross English Channel in August

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/14 February) – This time, the English Channel. Triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine is now preparing to set a new record in August by being the first Filipino… »

253 dogs euthanized in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/21 January) — At least 253 stray dogs have been euthanized here since 2013 as part of the city’s campaign against rising cases of dog bites, Dr. Maridel… »

‘Pinoy Aquaman’ does another first in Surigao

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/19 January) — As he is wont to do, triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquman” Macarine did another first on Sunday: swim the treacherous waters from Sumilom Island… »

9 of 25 Surigao fishermen languishing in Indonesian jail are ill

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Jan) – Nine of the 25 fishermen from this city who are languishing in jail in Indonesia are ill, according to their boat captain. Rodrigo… »

25 fishermen from Surigao jailed in Indonesia

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 Jan) – Twenty-five fishermen from this city are now languishing in jail in Indonesia due to illegal fishing, according to two barangay chairmen. Josselyn Mantilla,… »

Harvest Time

A fisherman takes out lobsters from his fishcage in Barangay Day-asan, a fishing village in Surigao City, on Tuesday (22 Dec 2015). Fishermen sell live lobsters at P2,400 a kilo. MindaNews photo… »

Dengue cases in Surigao City down from 859 last year to 393 this year

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 December) — Cases of dengue here dropped to 393 from 859 last year, Garosfe Menor, dengue program coordinator of the City Health Office (CHO) said.… »

1,300 families seek shelter at evacuation centers in Caraga

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/19 December) — At least 1,313 families or 5,801 individuals sought refuge in different evacuation centers in Caraga region as tropical depression ‘Onyok’ which eventually weakened into a… »


Crew members of cargo trucks secure their things while waiting for clearance to travel in Lipata Port, Surigao City on Friday afternoon, December 18, 2015 due to tropical depression Onyok. At… »

‘Onyok’ strands passengers, cargoes in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 December) — Close to a thousand passengers and 108 rolling cargoes were stranded at the Lipata Port in Surigao City as authorities braced for Tropical Depression Onyok… »

Preparing for ‘Onyok’

Fishermen in Barangay Sabang in Surigao City move their boats away from shore on Friday (December 18, 2015) tropical depression “Onyok” approaches the area. MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto

10 HIV cases in Surigao Norte from Jan-Sept

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/17 December) — At least 10 people were found positive of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Surigao del Norte from January to September this year, a health official… »

Road Closed

Motorists who are not residents of the Ouano-Cenisa Heights subdivision are barred from accessing Ceniza Road, a private road that serves as shortcut going to downtown Surigao City. The homeowners’… »

Unabated crimes lead to road closure in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Dec) – Because of a series of crimes occurring inside a subdivision here, its residents have decided to close a private road from the rest… »

Coin Divers

Sea gypsies popularly called Badjaos find time to play on Thursday (December 10, 2015) at Surigao City Port while waiting for passengers aboard M/V Renie Maria Magdalena to throw coins… »

Robredo in Surigao City

Camarines Sur 3rd District Representative Leni Robredo speaks before hundreds of students in Boulevard in Surigao City on Monday (December 7, 2015). Robredo is running for vice president under the… »

97 police trainees hospitalized in Surigao City; now back in training school

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 29 November) — At least 97 trainees of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were rushed to the Caraga Regional Hospital on Friday afternoon in Surigao City after complaining… »

Police trainees

At least 97 police trainees were admitted at the Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao City on Friday afternoon after complaining of diarrhea. Only 27 trainees remained in the hospital when this photo… »

Slow Day

Only a few applicants for driver’s license show up at the Land Transportation Office in Surigao del Norte on Thursday afternoon (November 26, 2015). The new LTO order requiring applicants… »

Surigao City to address illegal structures

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 Nov) – To address the problem of illegal structures built around the city, the city government is bent on creating the Office of Building Official… »

Surigao City mulls no-helmet policy to prevent crimes

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Nov) – A legal officer of the city government here said it may be possible to ban the use of helmets as a deterrent to… »

Power Outage

A candle lights up a sari-sari store in Barangay Punta Bilar, Surigao City Sunday night (22 Nov 2015) as the city and 18 towns of Surigao del Norte suffered prolonged… »

17-hour blackout hits Surigao City, 2 Surigao Norte towns

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/24 November) — A prolonged blackout in the city on Sunday and Monday drew flak from residents who blamed it on the local power distribution firm. Sunday’s scheduled… »

Surigao council bet faces disqualification

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/15 Nov) – A former city prosecutor in this city has filed a disqualification complaint against a candidate for councilor here. Lawyer Clarito P. Servillas, a former city… »

Surigao mayor mulls banning use of motorbike helmets

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) — City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas on Wednesday said he will ask the city council to ban the use of helmets by motorcycle riders as a… »

Security in Surigao banks not lax – bankers group

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/13 November) – An official of a local bankers group refuted claims by Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas that banks in Surigao City were either lax in… »

Banks in Surigao City lax in security – mayor

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Nov) – Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas said there is lax in security on the part of the banks in the city, particularly on the recent… »

Surigao police forms tracker team to run after bank robbers

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Nov) – The city’s police force has created a tracker team to run after the robbers who carted away P4.4 million in cash from a… »

Burned Church

Lay members of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in Surigao City watch their church gutted by a fire on Tuesday morning (Nov. 10, 2015). No one was… »

P4.4M lost in Surigao bank heist

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) — Robbers took a total of P4.4 million in cash in yesterday’s bank robbery in Surigao City, a bank official said. Allaniel Bumanglag, bank manager of… »

Church burns in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/10 November) – Fire gutted the upper floor of the 27-year old church building of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in this city on Tuesday… »

Bank Robbery

Police scene of the crime operatives in Surigao City pick up evidences inside the United Coconut Planters Bank branch in Surigao City on Monday (Nov. 9, 2015). Four armed robbers… »

UCPB in Surigao City robbed

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/09 November) — The local branch of the United Coconut Planters Bank lost a still undetermined amount of money to four armed robbers on Monday morning. The robbers… »

TRAVEL Surigao City’s ‘thrill’ mountain

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Oct) – First, you need to have strong knees. But worry not, the ascending footsteps that are threatening vertical high are cemented, all 340-plus. It… »

Molmol the Parrot Fish meets school children and communities

“Hello Molmol,goodbye Nemo!” giggled the mothers huddled together as they watched their children do a theatrical reading of “Ang Dangpanan ni Molmol” (Molmol’s Refuge) in the barangay hall of San… »

“Pinoy Aquaman” conquers Sarangani Bay

GLAN, Sarangani (MindaNews/10 May) — Triathlete-lawyer Ingemar Macarine knocked out boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s province by setting a personal record as the first man to have crossed Sarangani Bay on Sunday.… »

10 killed, 1 wounded in series of shooting incidents in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 Apr) – Police are now investigating the spate of killings in the city that claimed at least 10 lives in a span of eight days… »

Under Receivership

This bank, photographed Wednesday (29 April 2015) is now under receivership of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) starting April 24. The PDIC has assured depositors they will get their… »

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