The inevitable rise of DAR’s pride, ALMUCO (Alipao Multipurpose Cooperative)

ALIPAO MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE [ALMUCO] is already fourteen years of existence, which is a proof of great resiliency. The rise of ALMUCO is a hallmark of a successful peoples’ organization in the community when full support is being provided by the Department of Agrarian …

Agig pagpalambo sa natad sa turismo, 3 ka adlaw nga Tourist Reception and Guiding Techniques Seminar/Workshop gipahigayon

Ang buhatan sa Provincial Tourism Office malampusong mipahigayon sa ilang 3-day Tourist Reception and Guiding Techniques Seminar/Workshop kagahapong adlawa, Abril 27, 2009, didto sa Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) Conference Room sulod sa Capitol Compound. …

PGMA mihatag ug 5 milyon kay Kong. Matugas para sa tambal

Kongresista Lalo Matugas nakadawat na usab ug hinabang sa kantidad nga 5 milyon ka pesos gikan ni President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo atol sa iyang pagbisita dinhi sa Surigao city niadtong April 15 ning tuiga. Dako nga pasalamat sa kongresista sa distrito uno gumikan sa iyang …

Philex ups capital to P8B

Stockholders of Philex Mining Corp. have approved the plan to increase the company’s authorized capital to P8 billion from P5 billion as it prepares to develop its high-grade copper and gold mine in Surigao del Norte. Based on company estimates, it needs as much as $500 mill…

Manila Mining to reopen Placer gold mine, Sees metal prices remaining high

Manila Mining Corp. is moving fast to reopen its Placer gold project in Surigao del Norte to take advantage of the increasing prices of the precious metal. “We are confident that we are getting closer to our goal of reopening the Placer mine,” said Lepanto Consolidated Minin…

Cebu Pacific offers seat sale

Gokongwei-owned Cebu Pacific Air, offering a seat sale from all of its hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark and Davao until Thursday for June, July, & August travel, vice-president for marketing and distribution Candice Iyog said. “We are positive that this seat sale will …

Philex says Philippine mine project may cost $500 mln

Top Philippine miner Philex Mining Corp (PX.PS) said on Wednesday it may need $500 million to develop and operate a gold and copper project in the southern Mindanao island The company told Manila's stock exchange it expects to complete a pre-feasibility study on the Boyo…

Filipino illiterates now at 5.2M

THE Department of Education (DepEd) is set to strengthen the education and literacy programs of youths and adults as the number of Filipino illiterates reached 5.2 million, and dropout rates stood at 6 percent in elementary and 7.5 percent in high school. “We are now at [a] …

Literacy level dismal despite RP programs

News from the Department of Education is dismal. Some 5.2 million Filipinos are illiterate, with the country’s school dropout rate among the highest in Asia, even higher than Indonesia and Vietnam. “We are now at the dead end of education,” Education Undersecretary Manaros Bo…

Surigao mine on hold, says Manila Mining

LISTED MANILA Mining Corp. will wait for economic conditions to rebound before moving forward with its gold and copper mine in Surigao del Norte, the head of the company said yesterday. "[The Kalayaan mine] is on hold and so far we have not done anything at the moment,&…

Surigao to hold 5th Caraga Mining Summit

Collaborative efforts by public and private stakeholders to ensure sustainable and self-reliant mining communities will be highlighted at the 5th Caraga Mining Summit, to be held here on April 23-24 at the Hotel Tavern Convention Hall. The event is organized by the Caraga Cha…

SB Corp hikes microloans

The Small Business Corp. (SB Corp.) has released a total P 176.8 million in loans to rural micro enterprises in 10 of the country’s poorest provinces. Of this total P118.4 million was funded under the Rural Micro-Enterprise Promotion Program (RuMEPP). RuMEPP, a seven-year pr…

Miners report heavy losses as exploration activities continue

PUBLICLY LISTED Lepanto Consolidated Mining Co. is expecting P150 million in profits this year given higher gold production, the head of the mining company said yesterday. The expected profit from producing 45,000 ounces of gold in its Teresa and Victoria mines in Benguet wi…

Wellex cleared to go into mining and oil exploration

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a change in the operations of Wellex Industries from a holding company engaged in manufacturing into a mining and oil exploration firm. Wellex Industries is a listed company owned by businessman William Gatchalian. Wellex wi…

RORO port spurs economic activity in extreme southern part of Panaon Island

With President Gloria Macapagal Arroyos’ inauguration of the Benit RORO Port, the hinterland town of San Ricardo will metamorphose from being a sleepy town at the extreme southern part of Panaon Island, to a town bustling with economic activities. “You see, even the Preside…

DPWH pledges to work '24/7' to complete Surigao-Davao Coastal Road project

Responding to the clamor by residents here for the expeditious completion of the Surigao-Davao Coastal Road project, Public Works and Highways Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. today pledged his agency and all the contractors involved in the project would work "24/7"…

PGMA launches Eastern Seaboard portion of SRNH in Surigao City

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo launched the eastern seaboard portion of her Strong Republic National Highway (SRNH) in festive ceremonies held this morning at the Verano Port here. Joining the President in the historic occasion were Transportation Secretary Leandro Mendoz…

PGMA to launch SRNH Eastern Seaboard enhanced route

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will inaugurate on Wednesday (April 15, 2009) the enhanced leg of the oldest roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) route of the 919-kilometer land and 137-nautical mile (sea) Strong Republic National Highway (SRNH) Eastern Seaboard trunkline. The Presid…

PGMA to launch Eastern Seaboard route of the Strong Republic National Highway (SRNH)

Just back from her successful job-hunting trip to Dubai, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is set to traverse the Philippine archipelago once again for two days starting Wednesday (April 15) to launch the Eastern Seaboard Route of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway (SRNH)…

Lakas, Kampi heads resign posts

Speaker Prospero Nograles and Camarines Sur Representative Luis Villafuerte resigned on Monday as presidents of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats and Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (Kampi, Partner of the Free Filipino), respectively, to fast-track the merger the two admi…

GMA to Inaugurate Infra Projects in Surigao City

Department of Transportation and Communication Undersecretary Thompson Lantion accompanied by high ranking government officials was in Surigao City over the weekend to make an assessment of the completion of some infrastructure projects tentatively scheduled for inauguratio…

Summer energies unleashed

Summer is the best time to explore and experience new fun activities. Whether indoors or outdoors, the possibilities are endless when it comes to summer fun. The most common summer activity is undoubtedly swimming in sandy beaches or in sparkling pools. Under the scorching h…

First drug rehab center in Caraga to open in Surigao City

A drug rehabilitation and treatment center will soon open in Caraga. In a Memorandum of Agreement signed on March 19, 2009 between the Surigao City local government unit (LGU) and the Department of Health (DOH) – Caraga, the P40-million first government-run facility will be …

NAPOLCOM-Caraga, mi-apila sa mga Caraganons

Gihangyo karon sa kadumalahan sa National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM-Caraga) ang katawhan nga motabang sa ilang buhatan aron mamahimong epektibo ang kapulisan sa tahas nga gisangon ngadto kanila pinaagi sa paghatag og feed back. Gibutyag ni Regional Director Homer Mariano C…

Kriminalidad sa Caraga Region misaka, PRO-13 na-alarma

Na-alarma na ang Police Regional Office-13 sa pagsaka sa rata sa kriminalidad sa rehiyon sa unang kwarter karong tuiga apan aminado si P/Sr Supt Nestor Fajura – hepe sa R3 Division nga ang trend sa pagsaka mao usab ang nahitabo sa ubang rehiyon sa nasud. Gibutyag sa opisyal …

Libjo town completes 9 sub-projects under KALAHI-CIDSS

Hundreds of residents in Libjo, a coastal town in the province of Dinagat Islands rejoiced as nine of its community projects funded last year by the KALAHI-CIDSS Project were inaugurated on April 1, 2 and 3, 2009. Said infrastructures consist of water system, high school bu…

Oplan Kwaresma, padayong gipatuman sa PNP Caraga

Padayong gipatuman ang Oplan Kwaresma sa Police Regional Office-13 sukad pa niadtong Miyerkules sa Badlis (Ash Wednesday) isip kabahin sa paghatag og seguridad sa tanang katawhan panahon sa pag-obserba sa Semana Santa. Sa interview sa Bombo Radyo, gipadayag ni P/Sr Supt Nest…

PNP arrests wanted persons

On April 2, 2009 at 8:00 in the morning at Sitio Campo, Barangay Bad-as, Placer, Surigao del Norte, PNP elements of Placer Municipal Police Station led by PSINSP Alejandro Recimo arrested the suspect identified as Genio Geli, 24 years old, single, fisherman and resident of …

German Ambassador visits Caraga

The Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD) and the NEDA Regional Office-XIII took the lead in coordinating the 2-day visit of the German Ambassador H.E. Christian-Ludwig Weber-Lortsch in Caraga Region last April 2-3, 2009. During the visit, His Excellency Weber-L…

Report on fatal traffic accident in Claver

On April 1, 2009 around 2:50 in the afternoon at Purok-2 Barangay Capangdan, Claver, Surigao del Norte, a resident of said place was bumped by a maroon Isuzu Jeep with plate number RBA-465 driven by "Bobby" Leyros, 26 years old, married and a resident of Barangay …

Police Report: On loose firearm

On April 5, 2009 at 9:30 in the evening at the Junction of Barangay Songkoy and Nueva Estrella, Socorro, Surigaom del Norte, PNP elements of Socorro Municipal Police Station led by PSI JOSE GORGONIO INHAYNES, COP, apprehended the suspect identified as Eduardo Dizon, 40 year…

Oil firms cut prices before Lenten break

HOLY WEEK break travelers have been given a reprieve after oil companies announced pump price cuts effective yesterday and today to reflect lower crude oil rates. In separate text messages, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., Chevron Philippines, Inc., Total Philippines Corp. a…

Road network takes shape in Mindanao

The remote eastern coastline of Mindanao would soon become a major transportation route connecting the once sleepy and disaster-battered but resource-rich coastal towns of Manay in southernmost Davao Oriental and Claver in northernmost Surigao del Norte. The different sectio…

Siayan is RP’s poorest municipality

THE municipality of Siayan in Zamboanga del Norte is the poorest locale and has the most severe form of poverty in the Philippines, according to the 2003 City and Municipal Level Poverty Estimates recently released by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The s…

2009 State of the City Address of Hon. Alfonso S. Casurra

I begin this year with a sense of urgency, but also with a deep sense of hope and renewed purpose. Our city and our country is now at the crossroads of this global economic downturn, but we must move forward and preserve the gains we have sown through the years, with close…

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