Reds to free 5 cops in Surigao

Reds to free 5 cops in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 August) -- The New People’s Army will release this week five police officers held captive in the two Surigao provinces as a gesture of goodwill for the ...

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Ex-Surigao rep: I’m not involved in illegal drugs trade

Ex-Surigao rep: I’m not involved in illegal drugs trade

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/07 August) -- Former Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Guillermo A. Romarate Jr., has denied involvement in the illegal drugs trade. "I am sadd ...

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7 more illegal fishermen yield in Surigao Norte

7 more illegal fishermen yield in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 Aug) – Seven more fishermen allegedly engaged in illegal fishing in Claver town in Surigao del Norte have been added to the list of surrenderees as the ...

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15 illegal fishermen surrender in Surigao Norte after police campaign ala ‘Tokhang’

15 illegal fishermen surrender in Surigao Norte after police campaign ala ‘Tokhang’

CLAVER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 3 Aug) – Inspired by “Oplan Tokhang,” the police here conducted “Oplan Panagat” in the coastal villages, resulting in the surrender of 15 fi ...

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8 hurt in Surigao quake

8 hurt in Surigao quake

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 July) – Eight people were hurt while at least 38 more evacuated when a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck Surigao City Tuesday evening. The eight injured ...

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NPA abducts 3 cops in Surigao Norte

NPA abducts 3 cops in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 26 July) Three policemen and a non-uniformed police worker were abducted by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas in a cockpit arena in Malimono t ...

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Surigao Norte bishop calls for military pull out

Surigao Norte bishop calls for military pull out

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 15 July) – Bishop Rhee Timbang of the Philippine Independent Church (PIC) in Surigao del Norte has called on the military to pull out from the village of ...

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200 villagers seek refuge in Surigao town

200 villagers seek refuge in Surigao town

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 July) – A total of 214 families have sought refuge in Malimono town in Surigao del Norte following reports of recurring armed conflict between governm ...

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300 drug suspects yield in Surigao Norte town

300 drug suspects yield in Surigao Norte town

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/12 July) -- About 300 suspected drug peddlers, three of whom were considered notorious, have surrendered to authorities in this surfing ...

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780 drug pushers, users yield in Surigao Norte

780 drug pushers, users yield in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 July) – At least 780 persons who claimed to be pushers and users of illegal drugs have surrendered to the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Surigao ...

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Surigao Norte mayor, sister face graft raps

Surigao Norte mayor, sister face graft raps

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/04 July) -- The Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao has filed a case before the Sandiganbayan against a mayor in Surigao del Nor ...

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Deep and Cool

Deep and Cool

Tayangban Cave Pool in Barangay Datu in Pilar town in Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte has been drawing tourists for its cold, deep water and a cave system which hosts hundreds ...

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12-hour blackout to hit Surigao provinces on Sunday

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, three power ut ...

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12 cops in Surigao Norte who tested positive in drug test facing charges

12 cops in Surigao Norte who tested positive in drug test facing charges

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 June) – Twelve police officers in Surigao del Norte are now facing administrative charges after being found positive during random drug testing. Accor ...

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Outgoing mayor in Surigao Norte to drug suspects — surrender before June 30

Outgoing mayor in Surigao Norte to drug suspects — surrender before June 30

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/20 June) -- An outgoing town mayor in Surigao del Norte has urged persons suspected of involvement in illegal drug trade to surrender before her third term ...

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9 more drug suspects surrender in Surigao town

9 more drug suspects surrender in Surigao town

PLACER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 17 June) – Nine more persons who claimed to be engaged in the illegal drug trade in this municipality have voluntarily surrendered to author ...

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Surigao priests campaign against proposed limestone quarry

Surigao priests campaign against proposed limestone quarry

GIGAQUIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 16 June) – Roman Catholic priests in this municipality have been reiterating their call against the planned limestone quarry activities in ...

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

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 Surig ...

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Surneco assures no brownout despite power plant maintenance shutdown

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 ...

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3 suspected drug dealers killed in Surigao Norte this month

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 occurre ...

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Suspected illegal drug peddlers who surrendered in Surigao town reach 53

Suspected illegal drug peddlers who surrendered in Surigao town reach 53

PLACER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/13 June) -- The number of self-confessed illegal drug peddlers in this town who have surrendered to authorities has reached 53 as of Monday, a ...

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40 suspected shabu peddlers in Placer “surrender,” vow not to engage in illegal drugs

40 suspected shabu peddlers in Placer “surrender,” vow not to engage in illegal drugs

PLACER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 04 June) -- At least 40 suspected shabu drug pushers in this mining town have voluntarily “surrendered” to authorities and vowed not to enga ...

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Siargao Island seeks 3-MW modular genset

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 s ...

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

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 hig ...

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Political organizers in Siargao get death threats

Political organizers in Siargao get death threats

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/03 May) -- Several political organizers in Siargao Island received death threats last week from armed men believed to be goons of politicia ...

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3 Surigao journalists say article vs mayoralty bet not libelous

3 Surigao journalists say article vs mayoralty bet not libelous

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Apr) – Three local journalists here had filed their counteraffidavit before the city prosecutor’s office Tuesday afternoon, saying the libel case file ...

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Village in Surigao Norte declared off-limits to mining, quarry

Village in Surigao Norte declared off-limits to mining, quarry

GIGAQUIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/26 February) -- A village in this town has issued a resolution declaring the place off-limits to mining and limestone quarry operations, it ...

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Jump

Jump

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 ROE ...

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First election casualty: Surigao Norte councilor bet shot dead

First election casualty: Surigao Norte councilor bet shot dead

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Jan) – A retired police official running as councilor in the municipality of Tagana-an in Surigao del Norte was shot dead by riding-in-tandem suspects ...

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Surfers’ destination

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. CAT ...

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Whale shark found dead in Surigao Norte

Whale shark found dead in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/05 January) -- A huge whale shark was found dead at the shoreline of Pamosaingan village in Socorro town in Bucas Grande Islands, Surigao del Norte. The wh ...

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Illegal drugs cases top list of offenses filed in Surigao Norte courts

Illegal drugs cases top list of offenses filed in Surigao Norte courts

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Dec) – Illegal drugs, estafa and violence against women and children have topped the list of criminal cases filed at the Surigao del Norte Regional Tr ...

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10 HIV cases in Surigao Norte from Jan-Sept

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 he ...

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Mayor threatens to close mining firm if found responsible for fish kill in Lake Mainit

Mayor threatens to close mining firm if found responsible for fish kill in Lake Mainit

MAINIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 15 Dec) – If there would be concrete evidence to show that mining activities upstream have caused the fish kill in lake Mainit, the mayor of ...

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Can’t go fishing

Can’t go fishing

Fisherfolk like Rolando Zamora of Barangay Poblacion, Mainit town in Surigao del Norte, can’t go fishing following the fishkill in Lake Mainit that started three weeks ago and lef ...

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Mayor, fisherfolk suspect mining caused fishkill in Lake Mainit

Mayor, fisherfolk suspect mining caused fishkill in Lake Mainit

MAINIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 13 December) – The mayor of Mainit town and fisherfolk living around Lake Mainit want to know if mining operations upstream caused the massi ...

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Mamanwa ‘bakwits’

Mamanwa ‘bakwits’

Mamanwa evacuees packed like sardines have been seeking shelter at Sitio Banban, Barangay Camam-onan, Gigaquit town in Surigao del Norte since November 13 when they heard firefigh ...

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211 Mamanwas still afraid to go home

211 Mamanwas still afraid to go home

GIGAQUIT, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 7 Dec) – Afraid that they will be caught in a crossfire, at least 211 Mamanwas in 43 families are still seeking shelter in the lower areas ...

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Catch a fish

Catch a fish

A man catches fish along the river in Barangay Camam-onan, Gigaquit town in Surigao del Norte  on Saturday, December 5, 2015. MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto ...

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Value of mine exports from Surigao, Dinagat falls

Value of mine exports from Surigao, Dinagat falls

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/04 December) -- Prices of nickel export products have continued to plummet in the world market affecting profits of large-scale mining companies, Lilibeth ...

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Blackout to hit Surigao provinces on Saturday

Blackout to hit Surigao provinces on Saturday

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/04 December) -- Power consumers in Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur were told to brace for a 12-hour blackout on Saturday (Dec. 5). Bambie Capulong, s ...

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Slow Day

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 ap ...

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Fewer applicants for driver’s licenses in Surigao blamed on new LTO order

Fewer applicants for driver’s licenses in Surigao blamed on new LTO order

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/27 November) – The number of applicants for driver’s license dropped to an all-time low in Surigao del Norte after the Land Transportation Office imposed a ...

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Surigaonons ask: Where are the generators?

Surigaonons ask: Where are the generators?

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Nov) – Power consumers here are asking why the multimillion-peso modular generator sets purchased by the Surigao del Norte Electric Cooperative Inc., ...

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Power Outage

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 power outage ...

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

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 ...

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Riding the Wave

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 ...

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Molmol the Parrot Fish meets school children and communities

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 bara ...

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Ombudsman dismisses graft complaint vs Surigao Norte town mayor

Ombudsman dismisses graft complaint vs Surigao Norte town mayor

The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed the complaint against Mayor Sheila Mae Orquina-Cebedo of Bacuag town in Surigao del Norte and two other respondents for alleged violation ...

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Food poisoning cases in Caraga region reach 1,699; candy-maker denies responsibility

Food poisoning cases in Caraga region reach 1,699; candy-maker denies responsibility

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 July) -- Authorities in Caraga region are on alert after the number of food poisoning cases rushed to hospitals overnight since Friday in Surigao ...

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