Vienna murder mystery: Filipina helper from Tubod named

The Philippine Embassy and police authorities in Vienna, Austria, are looking into the murder of the Filipino woman whose body was found on Tuesday in the cellar of the Lebanese ambassador’s residence in that country. Eduardo Malaya, spokesperson of the Department of Foreign…
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Vice mayor candidate in Surigao del Norte shot, wounded

A barangay chairman, who is running for vice mayor in the 2010 local elections, was wounded after he was shot outside his house in Tagana-an town in Surigao del Norte province Tuesday evening. Chief Superintendent Lino Calingasan, Police Regional Office 13 director, identifi…
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NPA warns politicians about ‘illegal’ campaign funds

Politicians deriving their campaign funds from illegal activities will be the target of "tactical offensives" by the New People’s Army, a rebel spokesperson said. Jorge Madlos of the National Democratic Front in Mindanao did not say specify the nature of the "…
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PitPit Alipayo captures Philippine top grom title at the 2009 Billabong Grommet Competition in La Union

Under consistent 3-4 foot sets rolling into the Mona Lisa Point in La Union, 16-year old Siargao Island local boy PitPit Alipayo threw together an impressive combination of floaters and backside hacks thus successfully recapturing the Philippine top grom title at the 3rd A…
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Cebu Ferries expands services to Surigao

Cebu Ferries has expanded its services with the recent call in Surigao City which was as welcomed by the “Surigaonons” headed by Mayor Pons Casurra. The formal launching of Cebu Ferries was held at Tavern Hotel in Surigao City, attended by Cebu Ferries assistant vice preside…
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Cebu Pacific offers peak season travel tips to passengers

Cebu Pacific offers peak season travel tips to passengers
Cebu Pacific (CEB) gives travel reminders to its passengers for the holiday season. "Now that we are in the peak of peak of travel seasons, we have a few friendly reminders and travel tips for our guests to ensure a stress-free and truly enjoyable trip on board Cebu Pa…
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Moderate growth expected in job-generating foreign investments

Foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Philippines is expected to grow moderately next year amid a fragile global economic recovery, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said. Based on the latest balance of payments (BOP) projections, BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said the FDI…
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Biyaheng Totoo explores RP's ten poorest provinces, includes Surigao del Norte

A 2006 study of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) shows that 33 out of 100 Filipinos are considered poor. That means 27.6 million Pinoys did not make it beyond the national poverty threshold of 6,274 pesos (around 130 USD) per month, for a family of five. Mo…
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Matugas leads Lakas candidates in Surigao

Matugas leads Lakas candidates in Surigao
The banner of Lakas-Kampi-CMD in the gubernatorial fight in Surigao del Norte will be led by Sol Matugas who recently retired from the Department of Education (DepEd) as a regional director after more than 43 years of dedicated and meaningful service in government. Matugas w…
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Government completes 3 vital infra projects in Caraga Region

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) disclosed that three big projects under President Arroyo’s State-of-the-Nation Address (SoNA) in the Caraga Region have been completed. The DPWH said the completed projects include the Cortes-Tandag-Marihatag Section under P…
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Coffee farming strengthens Surigao community

Coffee farming strengthens Surigao community
A sense of community, solidarity and hope has bonded together the farmers of Barangay Kahayagan, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur, thanks to the lessons they learned and the benefits they reaped from coffee farming. This has spurred them to form their own cooperative, the Kahayagan…
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Casurra not shaken by political noises

Casurra not shaken by political noises
City Mayor and congressional wannabe Alfonso S. Casurra is not in any way shaken by political noises that “he will be facing an iron wall”, after he filed his certificate of candidacy as an aspirant for congress in district II before the office of the Commission on Election…
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Lakas-Kampi-CMD Surigao ticket bared

Lakas-Kampi-CMD Surigao ticket bared
Two reelectionist congressmen, a retired regional director of the Department of Education (DepEd) and an engineer who is the president of a corporation engaged in constructing and developing housing projects lead the powerhouse ticket of Lakas-Kampi-CMD in Surigao del Norte…
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Mayor Pons Leads the Blessing and Turnover Ceremony of 5 Unit-classrooms in Surigao City

Mayor Pons Leads the Blessing and Turnover Ceremony of 5 Unit-classrooms in Surigao City
Mayor Pons Casurra, together with SP Committee Chairperson on Education Hon. Peñaflor Laxa, City Schools Division Supt. Ms. Teofila Cabatuan, and Assistant City Schools District Supervisor Evelyn Fetalvero, led the formal blessing and turnover ceremony of the 5 unit-classro…
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Mayor Pons awards Insurance Cards to SC Brgy. Tanods and members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa

Mayor Pons awards Insurance Cards to SC Brgy. Tanods and members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa
Under the spirit of voluntarism the services of the Brgy. Tanods and Lupong Tagapamayapa are free and self sacrifice. Knowing their predicaments City Mayor Pons Casurra in coordination with the Philippine National Red Cross’ Administrator Marilou Talingting decided to provi…
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More flights to benefit Surigao

More flights to benefit Surigao
Economic boom continues to spur in this nickel city of Northeastern Mindanao as a leading domestic carrier is expected to increase its flights due to the continuing demand, it was learned Tuesday. Surigao del Norte Rep. Francisco T. Matugas said the additional air and sea se…
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Century Peak Metals eyes foreign partner for ore processing

Century Peak Metals Holdings Corporation is negotiating for a deal with Fuju Com Resources Inc., a firm incorporated in the Republic of Seychelles, for the processing of nickel and chromite ore. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Monday, CPM corporate inf…
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294 Trainees Graduate at the Livelihood Training and Productivity Center

The City Government once again showed its commitment to help its constituents alleviate from poverty through its Skills Training Program. December 11 marked the culmination of the three months training of the 34th batch consisting of 294 trainees of the Livelihood Training …
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Landslide buries miners in Dinagat

A miner was killed when a landslide occurred in a chromites area at Sitio Campayas in Barangay Navarro, Tubajon town, Dinagat Islands Province, a report reaching the Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) on Sunday stated. The report also said that another miner was recovered fr…
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Fungi can rehabilitate barren mine waste dumpsite - study

A technology that can bring back life to a once barren mine waste dumpsite has been proven viable. The technology entails the inoculation of forest trees with the versatile fungi Mycorrhiza before these are planted in once degraded areas. It made wonders on the mine waste dum…
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Pres. Arroyo to sign House Bill 5110 establishing the Caraga State University

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to sign House Bill 5110 on Monday, December 14, 2009 establishing the Caraga State University (CSU) in the Caraga Region by integrating the Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology (NORMISIST) in Ampayon, this city…
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3 fishermen from Samar rescued off Dinagat Islands

Three fishermen from Samar were rescued off Dinagat Islands province in the Caraga Region late Thursday afternoon, according to a flash report reaching the regional command and tactical operation center here of the Police Regional Office 13. The report received by PRO-13 reg…
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PGMA to inaugurate new Mainit Kasili Lakeside Legacy Resort

PGMA to inaugurate new Mainit Kasili Lakeside Legacy Resort
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is set to inaugurate the newest lakeside resort-hotel in Lake Mainit – the Mainit Kasili Lakeside Legacy Resort at Mainit town this province on Monday, December 14, 2009. The inauguration of Mainit Kasili Lakeside Legacy Resort is expected t…
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CEB increases frequency for Cebu-Surigao flights

CEB increases frequency for Cebu-Surigao flights
Leading domestic carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) will increase its Cebu-Surigao flights from four to five times weekly, starting January 13, 2010, to further stimulate the travel market in the area. The current schedule leaves Cebu at 10:40am and the return flight departs Surigao…
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Peñablanca East Central voted RP's most sustainable, eco-friendly school, Bad-as Elem School in 3rd place

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) and in partnership with Smart Communications has recognized the Penablanca East Central School, Agugaddan-Malibabag Penablanca, Cagayan as national champion in the rec…
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Taganito Mining Corp mihatag ug hi-lux cars, mga motor ug 5 milyones sa mga Mamanwa sa Claver

Taganito Mining Corp mihatag ug hi-lux cars, mga motor ug 5 milyones sa mga Mamanwa sa Claver
Dako ang pasalamat sa mga Mamanwa sa Brgy. Urbiztundo ug Taganito sa lungsod sa Claver pinaagi sa ilang kapunungang Asosasyon sa Madazaw na Panagkaisa nan mga Tribong Mamanwa sa Taganito ug Urbiztondo o AMPANTRIMTU ngadto sa Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) diin sa makausa…
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Masadyang Gisaulog Sa Mga Lolo Ug Lola Ang Senior Citizens Day Ug Christmas Gathering Sa Probinsya

Dako ang kalipay sa Senior Citizens Federation sa probinsya sa pagpangulo ni Mr. Ramon H. Carlota, Jr. sa gipahigayon nila nga tinuig nga selebrasyon, ang Senior Citizens Day ug Christmas Gathering niadtong, Disyembre 4, 2009 sa Provincial Convention Center. Mapasalamaton an…
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Zest Air resumes flights to Siargao, Surigao City next year

Zest Air resumes flights to Siargao, Surigao City next year
Alfredo Yao’s budget airline Zest Airways Inc. (Zest Air) plans to resume flights to Siargao Island and Surigao City this January of 2010. Reports revealed that the airline's flight from Manila to Siargao will commence its operation on January 16, 2009. Flight Z2 378 is …
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Burgos chosen Surigao Norte's cleanest, greenest municipality

For the first time, the town of Burgos in Siargao Island bested other municipalities of Surigao del Norte in this year's search for the clean and green program organized by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte. Burgos Mayor Sulueta Rayos received the award dur…
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Incumbent Officials in Caraga still loyal to Lakas

Majority of the incumbent local officials in the five provinces and 70 municipalities in Caraga Region who have already filed their respective COCs remained loyal to President Arroyo’s administration party Lakas-Kampi-CMD, except with the Barbers and Casurra groups who affi…
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Miner gets 25-year concession over state limestone asset

Listed Century Peak Metals Holdings Corp. has won a 25-year contract for a limestone project in Central Visayas, the miner told the stock exchange yesterday. Century Peak said a Notice of Award from the state-run Philippine Mining Development Corp. (PMDC) was given to subsid…
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Barbers, Casurra filed COC under NP

The Nacionalista Party who fielded a complete slate for Surigao del Norte’s elective posts from municipal councilors to mayors of the province’s 20 towns and one component city filed their respective COCs on Saturday, records obtained from the Surigao del Norte Provincial C…
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American collared for abusing partner in Surigao City

For allegedly calling his Filipina live-in-partner “prostitute, thief and a liar,” an American national was arrested by Surigao City police on Tuesday morning after complaints of violation of RA 9262 otherwise known as Anti-Violence law Against Women and Children was filed …
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Giants derail Realtors in Surigao del Norte

Purefoods caught up with Sta. Lucia at fifth place halfway through the KFC PBA Philippine Cup double-round elimination phase as the Giants topped the Realtors, 68-63, in their out-of-town duel at the Robert Barbers Memorial Sports Center in Surigao del Norte last night. The …
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‘Urduja’ causes floods in Northern Mindanao

Typhoon “Urduja” caused flashfloods, landslides and the evacuation of 1,664 families or some 8,000 persons in Region X, according to reports from the National Disaster Coordinating Center (NDCC). Sources said that evacuation started since Tuesday evening in eight barangays …
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Surigao City receives high net trust rating in SWS survey

Surigao City receives high net trust rating in SWS survey
The City Mayor and all the other local officials and institutions in the city including the barangay, the police, business and civil society organizations continue to enjoy positive net trust ratings from the local populace. Receiving a very high net trust rating of +62, th…
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'Urduja' maintains strength

Tropical depression Urduja as maintained its strength as it continued to move slowly near Surigao City on Wednesday, weather bureau PAGASA said. The storm was last spotted at 70 kilometers east of Surigao City at 5 a.m., packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per h…
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'Urduja' approaches Leyte

Tropical depression “Urduja” is moving closer to Leyte province where it is expected to make landfall Tuesday morning, weather bureau PAGASA reported. The storm was last spotted at 4 a.m. in the vicinity of Dinagat or 50 kilometers east northeast of Maasin, Southern Leyte. I…
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Voyage of the Balangay Arrived Safely in the Shores of the City of Surigao

Amidst heavy rains but under a relatively good sea condition, the crew of the Voyage of the Balangay arrived at Brgy. Lipata at half past 12 noon today after sailing from Limasawa Island in Leyte. They were on board Diwata Ng Lahi, a replica of the ancient boat balangay and…
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Surigao Norte bares plan for Mindanao Week of Peace

The provincial government of Surigao del Norte is now in full gear for the preparation of this year's Mindanao Week of Peace, which is scheduled on November 26 to December 2, 2009. The theme for the celebration is "Think Mindanao, Feel Mindanao, Bring Peace to Mind…
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CEB brings back PHP 1 seat sale due to demand ; More than 50,000 seats up for grabs

Asia’s third-largest low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) brings back its ‘Go Lite’ PHP 1 seat sale to all international and domestic destinations for the promo period of November 21-22, 2009 only, or until more than 50,000 seats have been sold out. Travel period is June 15-…
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Weather disturbance intensifies into LPA, nears Mindanao

A weather disturbance that threatens to become yet another cyclone intensified into a low-pressure area and moved closer toward Mindanao early Friday. According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the LPA was estimated…
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Smart hosts awarding of ‘greenest’ schools

Smart hosts awarding of ‘greenest’ schools
Forty-two schools are vying for the prestige of being proclaimed the "greenest" school during the culminating event of the National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools today at the SM City North Edsa. The top three winners proclaimed for each level (ele…
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One shot Dead Inside a Cockpit Arena and Wounding 3 by Stray Bullets

A commotion happened on November 12 at 2:30 on the afternoon inside the Cockpit Arena located at Brgy Quano, Alegria, Surigao del Norte, when one Ronald Mirasol Baloran, 49 yrs old, married and resident of P-6, Brgy Alipao, Alegria was shot to death by unidentified suspects…
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