63 rescued from drifting ferry

All 63 passengers and crew of a disabled inter-island ferry were rescued Friday after drifting for eight hours off Surigao Del Norte province, the Coast Guard said Saturday. Chief Petty Officer Vivencio Bionaldo, deputy station commander of the Coast Guard station in Surigao…
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All-out war is not the solution

All-out war is not the solution
I AM a full-blooded Mindanaoan. I was born and grew up in Dipolog City. My heart bleeds every time I hear about the armed conflict in the island. I can only ask myself: Can we really achieve genuine and lasting peace in what is known as the Land of Promise? But I have to cl…
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Former Mayor Sering Debunk His Political Critics

Former Mayor Sering Debunk His Political Critics
It appears that camps against the up-coming candidacy of Cocoy for City Mayor is concentrating on their attacked on me rather than of my son. Probably because, no issue they can point on to cocoy sering’s political career and character. The former City Mayor said, that criti…
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SOMEONE ELSE'S WINDOWS: Democratizing the ecotourism industry

Introduction This article attempts to gather some insights on ecotourism, in particular the contentious issues that have cropped up in relation to theory and actual practice. It proceeds from the framework that ecotourism is one potential area of investment whose larger bene…
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Cebu Pacific adds more flights to Cebu hub, Adds Ozamiz, Surigao, and Busuanga to domestic network

Cebu Pacific adds more flights to Cebu hub, Adds Ozamiz, Surigao, and Busuanga to domestic network
Cebu Pacific (CEB) will fly to more local cities from its Cebu hub and will base two ATR72-500 aircraft in Cebu on top of the current Cebu-based four Airbus aircraft. CEB will fly from Cebu to Dipolog, Ozamiz and Surigao. It will also start operating a Manila-Busuanga servic…
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CAT Caraga calls for TB-free Philippines by 2020

"TB-free Philippines by 2020", this is the call of the newly created Coalition Against TB of Caraga Region (CAT-Caraga) during its launching in Butuan City recently. The coalition is formed to generate, achieve and sustain commitment on National Tuberculosis Contr…
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Ex-Surigao City mayor absolved of malversation raps

A former congressman of Surigao del Norte has been absolved of the malversation charge alleging that he pocketed P1.81 million in cash when he was still mayor of Surigao City. The Sandiganbayan's Second Division acquitted former Surigao del Norte Rep. Constantino Navarro…
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Condemn Bloods and Crips! -MIFSA

Petition Message : Condemn Bloods and Crips! Stop Calling Bloods and Crips as Fraternity and Sorority! Identify/Call them as a GANG! Marajaw Inter-Fraternities and Sororities Association (MIFSA) or The Union of Fraternities and Sororities MIFSA was organized on December 26, 2006 …
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Barangay Kapitanes Dako ang Pasalamat kang Gov. Barbers sa Gihatag nga Suporta sa mga Kabarangayan labi na sa ilang Maayong Panglawas

Barangay Kapitanes Dako ang Pasalamat kang Gov. Barbers sa Gihatag nga Suporta sa mga Kabarangayan labi na sa ilang Maayong Panglawas
Ubay-ubay na ang gihatag nga suporta ni Gob. Ace Barbers sa hilit nga mga kabarangayan dinhi sa atong probinsya labi na sa natad sa maayong panglawas. Ang mga Punong Barangay nga sila si Esteban Balbada sa Cantugas-Mainit, Crisanto Larong sa Gacepan-Sison, Teofilo Napoco,Sr.…
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Editorial: Business as usual

DAVAO has shown the way with the successful weeklong run of Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival. Now comes several other festivals and major gatherings: The tuna festival of General Santos City, the Kagay-an Festival in Cagayan de Oro City, the Hugyaw Madayaw Samal of the Island Ga…
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DILG nagpahigayon ug orientation sa local management procedures para LGUs

Niadtong Agosto 20, si Gov. Robert Ace Barbers mitambong sa gipahigayon nga orientation/forum sa updated Local Planning Investment Programming, Revenue Administration, Budgeting & Accounting Procedures for LGUs nga gipasiugda sa DILG sa Provincial Convention Center. Ang…
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OFW Surigaonons launch tourism, investment drive

After two successful projects of granting scholarships to deserving college students and providing old but still usable textbooks to elementary schools in the Philippines, the United Surigaonon Association in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia (USA-EPSA), a regional organ…
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Commentary: NPA burning of properties, a clear terrorist act

It is not justice that the New People's Army (NPA) are fighting for, but in truth… their thrust is violence and fear as a way to control the people! The recent atrocity that the NPA did to Barangay Ladgaron, Claver, Surigao del Norte and Barangay Salvacion, Trento, Agus…
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Del Carmen police arrests wanted persons

PNP elements of Del Carmen Municipal Police Station led by PO3 Ruel T Perlas arrests suspects identified as Anafel Asupan Balde, 32 years old, married, housekeeper and Felizardo Asupan, 78 years old, married, jobless and both are resident of Barangay Cabugao, Del Carmen, Su…
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City Barangay Officials Throw Support For Cocoy Candidacy For Mayor in 2010

The recent count of support thrown by barangay officials in the city of Surigao for the coming bid of Vice Mayor Salvador Rico Sering, for city mayor in 2010, has reached 78% or a total of 42 barangay captains out of 54 barangays comprising the city of Surigao, together wit…
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Mga kalandrakas nga mga isyu sa palibot

Mga kalandrakas nga mga isyu sa palibot
MATA SA PALIBOT ni TONY C. ESPERAME Sa politikanhon kahimtang unahon ta ang Siargao sa pagka kuman kon dunay buot moatbang karon uma-abot piniliay lisud pildihon si Kongresman Matugas tungod kay ubay-ubay ang mga lig-on nga mayor anaa nagpaluyo kaniya…ug labi na karon nagkad…
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Search for Mutya Nan Surigao 2008 is On

Search for Mutya Nan Surigao 2008 is On
After an absence last year, organizers have again set in motion collective resources and efforts to revive the Search for Mutya Nan Surigao and bring fame to Surigao by finding a true representative of beauty, intelligence and elegance! She and her entourage will become Sur…
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Secretary Durano exudes optimism over Greet, Turismo Mismo programs

Secretary Durano exudes optimism over Greet, Turismo Mismo programs
Tourism Secretary Joseph "Ace" Durano is optimistic that these twin programs of the Department of Tourism (DOT), GREET and TURISMO MISMO would boost the Philippine's prospect of becoming globally competitive tourist destination, it was gathered. Foreign-touris…
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Feature: Empowering Badjaos through literacy

Feature: Empowering Badjaos through literacy
Carefully holding a pencil in her hand, Fe draws a straight line and a curve forming the letter "r" to complete the word "mother." Beside her are fellow learners - parents and children seated closely together so that each has a portion in the small table…
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“Batasan ug Kina-ija sa Media Nagkalain-lain…”

MATA SA PALIBOT ni TONY C. ESPERAME Dunay mapa-inubsanon,dili garaon ug hambogero… duna sab kusog mopasiatab ug mopasikat sa ija kaugalingon…bisan kon bulok magpakarung-ingnon bright, bisan kon pobre, magpakadato ug adunahan. Dunay sugounon ra ug binayaran tungod kay suloguon…
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P5-M damaged on Globe cell site bombed by NPA rebels; tower remains unserviceable

Authorities and Globe officials placed at P5 million the damages at the cell site bombed by suspected New People's Army (NPA) rebels early dawn Sunday in Claver, Surigao del Norte. The cell site remained not serviceable, the officials also said. Caraga Police Information…
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Reds bomb cellular phone relay in Claver, Surigao del Norte

Suspected communist rebels bombed a cellular phone relay tower in the Surigao del Norte town of Claver Sunday, cutting off communication lines for thousands, the military said. Troops launched a manhunt for the New People's Army (NPA) rebels who attacked the Globe Teleco…
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DOTC, PIA 13 ink MOA on 'Presidential Branding' campaign

The Regional Office of the Department of Transportation and Communication, Caraga Region (DOTC-13) and the Philippine Information Agency, Caraga (PIA-13) signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) and launched subsequently the implementation of the "Presidential Branding C…
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Car thieves escape with police official's pickup

Car thieves struck in Quezon City again, this time taking away a police official's pickup truck, radio dzMM reported Wednesday. The report said unidentified men took a gray Mitsubishi Strada (LES-843) owned by Senior Superintendent Benhur Mongao, director of the Surigao …
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NPA to suspend offensives during Siargao surfing fest

The communist New People's Army (NPA) won’t mount offensives in Siargao Islan during the invitational surfing competition there, the National Democratic Front has said. "We guarantee this to the people of the island and to the international and local tourists who wi…
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Surigao Norte to hold 1st adventure sports tourism activity this August

Surigao Norte to hold 1st adventure sports tourism activity this August
As the province of Surigao del Norte is now fast becoming an adventure tourism destination in the country, the provincial government through the Provincial Tourism & Culture Office is set to hold a 1st Adventure Sports Tourism Activity this month of August. In coordinat…
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Surigao City invites cultural groups to join Bonok-Bonok Festival 2008

Surigao City invites cultural groups to join Bonok-Bonok Festival 2008
The Bonok-Bonok Culture and Arts Association, Inc. through the Surigao City Tourism Office is inviting all cultural contingents in the country to participate in the 2008 Bonok-Bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival on September 9 this year. The Bonok-bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festi…
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SolCen trains anti-trafficking advocates on database in Surigao Norte

SolCen trains anti-trafficking advocates on database in Surigao Norte
Twenty-five participants from different government agencies and non-government groups in Surigao del Norte involved in anti-trafficking campaigns completed the re-training on Monitoring System, Information Technology and Data Information System in Surigao City last August 5…
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Mayor Pons mipasalamat; Gob. Barbers modugang pa og P1-M

Mayor Pons mipasalamat; Gob. Barbers modugang pa og P1-M
Dako ang pagpasalamat ni Surigao City Mayor Alfonso Casurra sa P2.5 milyones nga kantidad nga iyang nadawat alang sa buhatan sa Surigao City PNP. Ang maong kantidad gihimo pinaagi ni Surigao del Norte Governor Robert Ace Barbers. Nadawat ni Casurra ang maong kantidad niadton…
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Barbers sulod sa Power 100

Barbers sulod sa Power 100
Wala lamang damha sa kanhi kongresista sa distrito II ug karong amahan sa lalawigan sa Surigao del Norte nga mao si Robert Ace Barbers nga malakip siya sa "Power 100" kun usa ka gatos nga mga pinoy kinsa adunay dakong gahom ug impluwensya sa natad sa politika ug p…
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National validators laud Surigao City efforts to promote functional literacy

In a recent visit of the National Literacy Validators in the city, where the city of Surigao was chosen as one of the Top 5 contenders for the Most Outstanding LGU for Component City throughout the country, the former undersecretary of Department of Education, Dr. Minda C. …
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Gob. Barbers motapos sa mga proyektong nasugdan bisan kulang pundo ang lalawigan

Naninguha ang gobernador sa lalawigan sa Surigao del Norte nga taposon ang mga proyekto nga iyang nasugdan sa kanhi kongresista pa siya. Mao kini ang gibutyag ni Surigao del Norte Governor Robert Ace Barbers niadtong nakalabay nga semana human mipatawag siya og tigum sa mga…
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SCCI partners with media for "Kapihan Nan Surigao"

SCCI partners with media for "Kapihan Nan Surigao"
After a long year of hibernation, the "Kapihan Nan Surigao" has finally been revived last Saturday, August 2, 2008. Sponsored by the Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Foundation, the weekly discussion forum se…
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P25.9-M SPOTS project handed over to ARBs

The Solar Power Technology Support Project (SPOTS) worth P25,991,023.95, a government project assisted by the government of Spain, is now switched on and handed over to the agrarian reform beneficiaries in the five barangays within the Surigao City ARC III in Surigao del No…
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