Surigao Norte police placed on red alert after abduction of 2 more cops

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/21 November) — Police stations in Surigao del Norte have been placed on red alert following the series of abductions of policemen by suspected New People’s Army rebels… »

Illegal Fishing Boats

At least three “liba-liba” boats were seized on Wednesday (19 Nov 2014) off Placer town in Surigao del Norte. The seizure was conducted through joint efforts by the Philippine Navy and the… »

Checkpoint

Members of the police’s 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion request motorists to lower the window at a checkpoint along the highway in the highlands of Kitcharao town, Agusan del Norte… »

Surigao town mayor faces raps for infra projects irregularities

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Nov) – For implementing infrastructure projects that allegedly did not meet specifications in the plan, a formal complaint was lodged before the anti-graft court against… »

Third in November: 2 more cops seized by armed men in Surigao town

ALEGRIA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/17 November) – Two policemen were seized by suspected communist rebels in Surigao del Norte on Sunday afternoon bringing to three the total number of policemen… »

Cop seized by armed men in Surigao town

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/12 November) – Unidentified armed men snatched a novice policeman on Wednesday morning in Malimono town in Surigao del Norte, Senior Inspector Rosemarie Molabola, community relations head of… »

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… »

Surigao villagers fear escalation of conflict

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/04 November) – Residents of a barangay in Bacuag town in Surigao del Norte expressed fears of a possible escalation of conflict after clashes between government forces and… »

Some blood donors in Surigao have HIV, other diseases

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/13 October) — Some blood donors tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and other diseases, an official of the blood bank center at the Caraga Regional Hospital… »

Rainy Takeoff

A UH-1H Huey helicopter tries to take off amid the rain at the 30th Infantry Battalion headquarters in Barangay Bad-as, Placer town, Surigao del Norte on Tuesday, 7 October 2014. MindaNews photo by… »

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Mining workers stand near the portal of the tunnel of the Silangan Mindanao Mining Company, Inc. in Timamana, Tubod, Surigao del Norte on Monday (7 October 2014). This underground block… »

Closed season eyed in Lake Mainit to address dwindling catch

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/03 October) — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource-Caraga Region has proposed imposing a closed season for fishing in Lake Mainit to address the decrease in catch… »

Caraga lawmakers push for Lake Mainit Development Authority

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/02 October) — Two lawmakers in Caraga are pushing for the creation of the Lake Mainit Development Authority to make it a “model for sustainable development that is… »

Aliens urged to register at BI or face deportation

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/30 September) — The Bureau of Immigration (BI)-Surigao office will launch the Alien Registration Program this October to account all the foreigners in Surigao del Norte,. Carlos F.… »

Multipartite group to be created to monitor operations of Surigao mining firm

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Sept) – Following complaints from residents of the discoloration of a creek where they bathe and wash their clothes, a multipartite group will be set… »

Surigao villagers complain of ‘milky’ appearance of water in creek

PLACER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 22 Sept) – Residents of the village of Boyongan in this town are worried over the alleged polluted water in the creek where they… »

Effects of Mining

Siltation is a problem in the coastal village of Cagdianao in the municipality of Claver, Surigao del Norte, no thanks to mining operations, as shown in this file photo taken… »

Life much more difficult when mining came, say Surigao Norte fisherfolks

CLAVER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 6 Aug) – Life is getting harder and harder for fisherfolks in various villages of this town where mining companies operate. Arcasio D. Genancias,… »

Students stay away from school after NPA attack in Alegria

KITCHARAO, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews/13 July) — Teachers of Kitcharao Central Elementary School here came to school on Friday but were unable to teach because students, apparently traumatized by the… »

2 NPAs killed in Surigao Norte police station attack

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 10 July) – Two New People’s Army rebels were killed while three policemen and a soldier were wounded after a band of rebels attacked… »

Grab that Crab

A member of a local people’s organization shows off a large mud crab weighing two kilos to buyers at a crab culture and fattening facility in the town of Del… »

Surigao Norte LGU refuses to issue biz permit to mining firm for failure to pay taxes

CLAVER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews / 16 June) – Until today the municipal government of Claver in Surigao del Norte has not issued a business permit to a mining firm… »

NEA asked to explain status of Surneco’s P200-M genset purchase plan

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/09 June) – The Surigao del Norte provincial board unanimously approved a resolution Monday asking the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to shed light on the status of the… »

Mining Season

Dry season is considered as the glory days for mining companies in Surigao del Norte because they can maximize production. Photo taken Wednesday afternoon (4 June 2014) at Barangay Cagdianao,… »

‘Liba-liba’ fishing still rampant in eastern Mindanao seaboard despite ban

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/31 May)—Despite the ban, the illegal liba-liba or Danish seine fishing remains rampant in the waters off Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Islands. Nerio Casil,… »

Last days of summer

Children enjoy the last days of summer by diving into the waters from the big rock in Sitio Tigbao, Barangay Balite in San Francisco town, Surigao del Norte on Saturday… »

Shark hunting thrives in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/23 May) – Hunting of sharks has continued in the waters off Surigao City and Surigao del Norte and even in neighboring areas despite calls by conservation groups… »

Miners behind mountain’s destruction in Surigao Norte yet to be sued

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/17 May)—No one has been charged in court in connection with the destruction of portions of Mt. Patag in Barangay Jubgan, San Francisco town as a result of… »

Surneco seeks 10-MW power supply deal with mine firm

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/16 May) — Power distribution utility Surigao del Norte Electric Cooperative Inc. (Surneco) is negotiating with a mining firm Nickel Asia Corporation for a 10-megwatt (MW) supply deal… »

Woman Power

Michelle Aclo of Surigao City maintains her pace as she crosses the bridge in Barangay San Juan, 11 May 2014. She finished second in in the 21-K female category in… »

Mining firm told to stop operations in Surigao Norte village

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/10 May) — San Francisco town in Surigao del Norte has passed a resolution ordering a mining company to stop operations in a barangay in response to complaints… »

Former Surigao solon and mayor to be buried on Saturday

Former Surigao solon, mayor to be buried on Saturday SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/09 May)—Former city mayor and Surigao del Norte representative Constantino Navarro will be buried tomorrow (Saturday) at the Manila… »

Surigao villagers blame mining firm for pollution of water sources

JUBGAN, San Francisco, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/30 April) – Mining activities by a firm that has reportedly no permit to operate have polluted the sources of potable water in this… »

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… »

Homemade Bread

With her makeshift oven, a woman cooks tasty bread in Barangay Binocaran, Malimono town in Surigao del Norte on Saturday afternoon (April 5, 2014). MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto

Huge waves, strong winds pummel Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 January)—Tropical depression Agaton triggered strong winds and huge waves in Surigao del Norte since Friday, prompting naval authorities to suspend sea travel, stranding at least 250 passengers… »

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,… »

Surigaonons start evacuating

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Nov) – Residents here have already heeded the call to safety as families started evacuating to safer areas starting Wednesday night as super typhoon Yolanda… »

2 candidates in Surigao Norte win by luck

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/29 October) — Two candidates for barangay chair in Surigao del Norte never thought they would win in Monday’s village elections not by leads in the vote but… »

Mamanwa leaders nix Manobo ancestral domain claim in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 Oct) — Anticipating an emerging conflict, Mamanwa tribal leaders across Surigao del Norte issued a resolution requesting the government line agencies not to recognize the Manobo tribe… »

Officials back royalty claims of Manobos who barricaded mine firm

PUYAT, Carmen, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/21 Oct.) – Officials had endorsed the ancestral domain claim and demand for royalty by a group of Manobos that recently staged a barricade against… »

Surigao solon wants probe on operation of suspended nickel mining company

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Oct) – Surigao del Norte Rep. Guillermo A. Romarate Jr. (2nd District) is calling for a congressional investigation on a Chinese mining company in Claver… »

Tornado

Town folks in the municipality of Malimono, Surigao del Norte rush to the shoreline to look at a tornado hovering over the horizon. Two such tornadoes appeared Monday morning (14… »

Tornadoes in Surigao Norte town send villagers to panic

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Oct) – Tornadoes that appeared off the shore of Malimono town in Surigao del Norte Monday morning forced villagers to evacuate to hilly portions. (Video… »

Mandatory drug tests proposed for private employees in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/08 Oct.) – A proposed ordinance requiring mandatory drug tests for private establishments with at least 10 employees has been filed at the provincial board of Surigao del… »

2 Surigao City councilors face illegal assembly raps

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/05 Oct.) — Two city councilors and other personalities have been charged for alleged illegal assembly before the City Prosecutor’s Office. The city police office filed a complaint… »

Surigao City legislative, budget offices burglarized

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/27 September)–Thieves ransacked the city’s legislative and budget offices Friday dawn, taking away a still undetermined amount of cash and jewelries of employees, Supt. Joseph Nohara, city police… »

Surigaonons mull civil disobedience over rotating brownouts

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Sept) – Rotating brownouts that hit this city for over a month now have brought serious economic problems to small businessmen here as residents said… »

Roxas, local execs in Surigao Norte discuss disaster preparedness

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/04 September)—Interior and Local Governments Sec. Mar Roxas and local chief executives in Surigao del Norte discussed Wednesday the province’s level of preparedness in dealing with calamities and… »

About MindaNews

Mindanao News and Information Cooperative Center (MNICC) is a cooperative composed of independent, professional journalists who believe and practice people empowerment through media. We also believe that Mindanao is not all bad news and that our responsibility as journalists and information providers is to ensure a mixed balance of reports beyond the usual fare published in national newspapers or aired on radio and TV.