LPA spotted east of Surigao

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/20 March)–A low pressure area spotted 270 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur at 4 a.m. on Thursday will bring light to moderate rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms… »

2 quakes hit Surigao

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 17 March) – Two earthquakes hit Surigao del Norte and Surigao City on Monday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The first tremor hit… »

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… »

Cheating Death

Josie Togonon describes how the storm surge caused by super typhoon Yolanda killed hundreds of people in their community in Old Road Sagkahan in Tacloban City. Josie’s husband Ronnel (right)… »

‘Four of us drowned’: Yolanda survivors recount escape to Surigao by sea

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/20 November) – Wanting to escape from hunger and the sight of death and destruction around them, 226 individuals mostly from Tacloban City in Leyte arrived here last… »

Surigao groups conduct relief drive for ‘Yolanda’ victims

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/11 November)—Various groups here have appealed for donations for victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in the provinces of Leyte and Samar. Local radio stations affiliated with the Kapisanan… »

Power still down in some areas in Dinagat, Siargao and Bucas Grande

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 November) – Power supply has yet to be restored in several villages in Dinagat Islands province and the islands of Siargao and Bucas Grande in… »

Forest fire razes mining firm structures, police patrol base in Surigao Sur

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 14 Oct) – A six-hour forest fire devoured two structures of a mining firm and a police patrol base in Surigao del Sur on Friday, a belated… »

Locals want ban on export of mineral ore

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/13 October) – Residents and officials in Surigao del Norte are supporting the proposed ban on the export of mineral ore, claiming it is more advantageous if the… »

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… »

Death toll in ship collision now 38; 82 still missing

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 Aug) —  The death toll from Friday night’s collision of  two ships off  Talisay in Cebu has risen to 38 with 82 passengers still missing. As of… »

Surigao poll board grills ‘questionable’ voters

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/15August)—The Election Registration Board (ERB) here has conducted a series of hearings involving “questionable” registrants for the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections this October. Lawyer Irish Novern Pasco,… »

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… »

No Takers

 Three Mamanwa women sell native products on the sidewalk along Borromeo Street in Surigao City on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto

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… »

Surigao miners call for appointment of MGB regional director

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 5 July) ­– The Chamber of Mines of Caraga is calling on President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and Environment Secretary Ramon Paje to appoint a regional… »

Bridge to link Dinagat and Surigao mulled

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 30 June) – A bridge to connect Dinagat Province and Surigao City is being planned by newly-elected Dinagat Rep. Arlene “Kaka” J. Bag-ao. She has been… »

Typhoon ‘Gorio’ forces suspension of boat trips, classes in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/28 June) –The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) cancelled boat trips while the city government suspended classes here Friday due to the strong rains brought by typhoon “Gorio.” Cebu… »

New Surigao officials sworn to office

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/28 June)—Seven of the 12 newly elected city officials here took their oath of office Friday morning before Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Victor Canoy at the city’s… »

Surigao City to have CCTVs this year, says police chief

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/27 June)—Saying it could deter criminality, the City Development Council (CDC) here has urged city hall to allocate funds for the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in… »

Mamanwa tribesmen lift barricade vs mining firm

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/26 June)—Members of the Mamanwa tribe have lifted their barricade against the Adnama Mining Resources Inc. (AMRI) after they were paid P10 million in royalty fees. Datu Reynante… »

Surigao bars sargassum trading as marine product traders complain of dwindling stocks

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) —Amid the rising complaints due to the massive harvesting and trading of sargassum, locally known as “samu,” Mayor Ernesto Matugas has issued an executive order barring… »

Start of water rationing in Surigao due to drought irks consumers

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/07 June)—Some water consumers in the city got mad Friday on the first day of water rationing by the Surigao Metropolitan Water District (SMWD). The city’s lone water… »

Name Search

A boy helps his mother look for her name in the voters’ list at the Mariano Espina Memorial Central Elementary School in Barangay Taft in Surigao City on 13 May 2013.… »

Save Mother Earth

Priests from the Iglesia Filipina Independiente march along the national highway of Surigao City to commemorate Earth Day on Monday April 22, 2013. MindaNews photo by Vanessa Almeda

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”  … »

Surigao Norte pushes convergence for growth of MSMEs

SURIGAO CITY(MindaNews/09 March) –In a bid to enhance the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Surigao del Norte, the provincial government gathered Friday various government line agencies… »

MGB-Caraga hit for ‘rationalizing’ LGU membership in committees under mining law

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/26 February) – Some local government officials in mining areas in Surigao have protested the move of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-Caraga to “rationalize” their memberships in committees… »

Health officials raise alarm bells on HIV cases in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 9 Jan) – Local health officials are raising alarm bells on the rate of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in the city as the number of… »

Survivors tell tales of horrors at sea

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/08 December)– Death beckoned twice for boat captain Leopoldo S. Arias, a seasoned sailor in the vast seas of the Pacific, when his light boat Mark Anthony 35… »

Surigao bishop calls on flock in campaign vs mining

CANTILAN, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/6 Oct) – Tandag Bishop Nereo P. Odchimar has called on the people of Surigao del Sur to renew their commitment against mining and in the… »

Tunnel survivor lives to tell the tragic tale

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/14 May) – “Unsaon man, dawaton na lang kay disgrasya man” (What can we do, it was an accident), says 18-year-old Berdan Avila, the lone survivor in a mining tunnel tragedy that killed seven young men early morning Thursday last week.

Tension grips Red Mountain anew as Mamanwas take over minesite

KM. 90,  Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/06 May) – Tension has gripped another mining company here as at least a hundred members of the Mamanwa tribe have taken over the minesite… »

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… »

EMB asks Surigao Norte gov to order small-scale miners to build settling ponds

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/31 March) — The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Caraga has asked Surigao del Norte Governor Sol F. Matugas to order the small scale mining group operating in and… »

Mining firms told to clean up Claver Bay, ‘chocolate river’ by 2013

CLAVER, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/29 March) — Mining companies operating along Claver Bay have until next year to clean the coastlines and the “chocolate river” of Hayanggabon, the House committee… »

Fund lack hounds rehab plans for Caraga’s infra, industries damaged by floods

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/22 January) — President Benigno C. Aquino III has ordered Caraga’s local officials to implement rehabilitation programs in the wake of the flooding that displaced thousands and took… »

Q and A with Jorge Madlos: “We were wrong in our political line”

SAN AGUSTIN, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/07 January) – Jorge Madlos aka Ka Oris explains what happened to the revolutionary movement between the first Aquino administration and the second Aquino presidency.

NDF holds forum with supporters in Surigao Sur; NPA parades young recruits

SAN AGUSTIN, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews/27 December) – The crowd of supporters chanted “peace” as the speaker standing on a makeshift stage asked if the National Democratic Front (NDF) should… »

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