NPA extends suspension of all offensive operations in Surigao provinces

NPA extends suspension of all offensive operations in Surigao provinces

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 25 Aug) – The Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army has extended up to Aug. 31 its suspension of all offensive operations in Surigao del S ...

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Siltation

Siltation

A motorist stops to look at the effect of mining operations in the boundary of Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur in kilometer 90 last Thursday (28 July 2016). This is part of ...

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DENR audits mining firms in 2 Surigao provinces

DENR audits mining firms in 2 Surigao provinces

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Aug) – Mining firms in the two Surigao provinces are being audited by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). RUINED MOUNTAIN. This ...

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Duterte to big miners: “you have to stop;” small miners: “we will support you”

Duterte to big miners: “you have to stop;” small miners: “we will support you”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/05 June) -- Large-scale firms engaged in destructive mining in Mindanao have no place under the Duterte administration as President-elect Rodrigo Duterte vow ...

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Ready for Poll Duty

Ready for Poll Duty

Retrained and armed with the new Remington R4 rifle, soldiers of the Army’s 30th Infantry Battalion stand in attention before their deployment in Placer, Surigao del Norte on Tues ...

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Lumad school blames military for burning teachers’ cottage

Lumad school blames military for burning teachers’ cottage

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 November) – A network of schools for the Lumads (Indigenous Peoples) is holding the military accountable for the November 12 burning of a teachers’ cottag ...

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Ultramarathon Queen

Ultramarathon Queen

Cherry Rose Betonio wins the Ultra Runners Club Davao (URCD) 160k race on May 23-24, 2015. She will attempt to set a record by being the first woman to run from Butuan City to Sur ...

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Borrowers of bankrupt rural bank in Surigao told to pay obligations

Borrowers of bankrupt rural bank in Surigao told to pay obligations

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/07 May) -- The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), receiver of the Surigaonon Rural Banking Corporation that was closed down on April 23 is re ...

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Murder complaint vs Swiss national dismissed

Murder complaint vs Swiss national dismissed

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/25 March) -- The City Prosecution Office here has dismissed for lack of evidence a complaint for murder filed against a Swiss national who allegedly killed ...

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Start of Protest

Start of Protest

Representatives from various sectors and indigenous people from Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur raise their fist and echoed the call to stop the alleged militarization of the h ...

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“Pinoy Aquaman” to cross heavily-silted channel in Surigao

“Pinoy Aquaman” to cross heavily-silted channel in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/31 Dec) – Lawyer tri-athlete Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine will attempt another record-setting feat on January 2 by crossing the 10-kilometer Hinatuan P ...

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‘Seniang’ causes blackouts in 3 provinces in Caraga

‘Seniang’ causes blackouts in 3 provinces in Caraga

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/30 December) – Tropical storm Seniang toppled a transmission line of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines causing power outage in three provinc ...

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In Surigao, boat trips, flights cancelled as Seniang nears   

In Surigao, boat trips, flights cancelled as Seniang nears  

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Dec) -- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) here cancelled boat trips Sunday as the weather bureau placed Surigao and several other Mindanao and Visayas ...

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Climate Ride

Climate Ride

Fr. Amado “Picx” Picardal (right), who is on a 14-day journey covering 1,800 kilometers from Baclaran to Iligan City for his “Climate Ride,” is joined by MindaNews reporter Roel C ...

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Arrival of Christianity

Arrival of Christianity

A float depicting the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines joins the parade on Wednesday afternoon (November 12) in Surigao City marking the 75th year of the Diocese of Suri ...

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ADVOCACY MindaNOW: Surigao Revisited

ADVOCACY MindaNOW: Surigao Revisited

BOOM TOWN. I revisited the Caraga region these past few days. How it lately transformed to what it is today is just remarkable. Surigao City is booming with new establishments. A ...

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HIV cases in Surigao Norte up almost 50%

HIV cases in Surigao Norte up almost 50%

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/11 October)---Health officials have expressed alarm over the rising number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in Surigao del Norte. Jessica L. Nep ...

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Foreigner killed in Surigao also a Swiss national

Foreigner killed in Surigao also a Swiss national

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 Oct) – The foreigner found dead with a stab wound on his chest in a grassy portion of this city Tuesday morning is also a Swiss national, police said t ...

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Survivors, kin of sinking victims to file charges

Survivors, kin of sinking victims to file charges

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Sept) – Some survivors and relatives of passengers of the ferry that sank off Southern Leyte vowed to file charges against the boat captain and the op ...

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Coast Guard starts probe on ill-fated ferry

Coast Guard starts probe on ill-fated ferry

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Sept) – Coast Guard officials from Manila have started to investigate the ill-fated marine vessel Maharlika 2. The maritime investigation – spearheade ...

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MARINA reinspects marine vessels in Caraga for seaworthiness

MARINA reinspects marine vessels in Caraga for seaworthiness

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 17 Sept) – Shortly after the sea mishap involving MV Maharlika 2 which sank off Pintuyan, Southern Leyte, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) called ...

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Successive tremors hit Surigao

Successive tremors hit Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/02 June) – Cortes town in Surigao del Sur province has experienced earthquakes for two days already, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology a ...

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Greenpeace seeks ban on shark hunting in Surigao

Greenpeace seeks ban on shark hunting in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/30 May) -- A conservation group urged local government units in the Surigao provinces to impose a ban on the catching of all kinds of sharks. Vince Cinches ...

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Caraga anti-mining advocates to join Earth Day commemoration

Caraga anti-mining advocates to join Earth Day commemoration

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 April) – Hundreds are expected to join the commemoration of Earth Day here tomorrow as residents in the Caraga Region, in a forum today, expressed the ...

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LPA spotted east of Surigao

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 an ...

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2 quakes hit Surigao

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 (Phivol ...

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TINGOG SA SUBA: Summer na!

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 sipya ...

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Cheating Death

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 Ron ...

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

‘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 ...

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Surigao groups conduct relief drive for ‘Yolanda’ victims

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 stat ...

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

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 Surigao ...

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

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 report by Phil ...

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Locals want ban on export of mineral ore

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 i ...

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Pan de Surf

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 of two Int ...

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Death toll in ship collision now 38; 82 still missing

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 2:45 p. ...

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Surigao poll board grills ‘questionable’ voters

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 Sanggunia ...

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Sea Mishap

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 o ...

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Owner of sunken cargo to file charges vs Surigao City boat owner, arrastre firm, Coast Guard

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 he ...

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No Takers

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 ...

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UPDATE: Quakes jolt Surigao, NorthCot

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). Phi ...

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Surigao miners call for appointment of MGB regional director

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 di ...

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Bridge to link Dinagat and Surigao mulled

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 sol ...

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

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 ...

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New Surigao officials sworn to office

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 Ca ...

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Surigao City to have CCTVs this year, says police chief

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-ci ...

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Mamanwa tribesmen lift barricade vs mining firm

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 royal ...

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

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 ...

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Start of water rationing in Surigao due to drought irks consumers

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 ...

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Name Search

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. MindaNews ph ...

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Save Mother Earth

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 Alme ...

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