Lakas defections start in South, Gov. Ace led NP oathtakers in Surigao

Lakas defections start in South, Gov. Ace led NP oathtakers in Surigao
The exodus of administration allies to the opposition camp has begun in a key province in the south. Surigao Del Norte Governor Robert Ace Barbers, a stalwart of the old Lakas-CMD party, on Tuesday led more than 200 local officials in defecting to the Nacionalista Party, a m…
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Arrest of suspect in violation of article 254 of revised penal code

On September 24, 2009 around 7:00 in the evening at Barangay Mabua, Surigao City, Surigao City Police Station (SCPS) personnel apprehended a certain Gil Tabilin Biancaflor, 44 years old, married, a businessman residing at Purok-2 Barangay Mabua, Surigao City for Illegal Dis…
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Police confiscates illegally-sawn lumber in Libjo

Sanggunian Bayan members of Libjo, Dinagat Islands, Hon. Rogelio Magpatoc and Hon. Francisco Areglo reported to Libjo Municipal Police Station that on September 24, 2009 around 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon, they were able to confiscate abandoned sawn lumber at Sitio Vi…
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Cargo vessel, misangad sa Basul Island sa Surigao City

Nasangad sa Basul Island sa Surigao City ang cargo vessel nga MV Bayang nga gikargahan og mga puthaw gikan sa Cebu City human nga wala makita sa crews ang isla nga ila untang posibleng dungguan pasado alas-2:30 ning mi-aging kaadlawon. Sigon ni Senior Chief Petty Officer Vi…
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Siargao airport rehab project nears completion

Siargao airport rehab project nears completion
The Siargao airport in Surigao del Norte is nearing completion after failing to open in the first quarter of this year, the Transportation and Communications department said. The P197-million airport rehabilitation project included the runway’s extension to accommodate bigge…
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Gov. Ace Barbers labing gipangandaman na karon ang ika – 15 nga Siargao International Surfing Cup sa Lungsod sa Gen. Luna

Gov. Ace Barbers labing gipangandaman na karon ang ika – 15 nga Siargao International Surfing Cup sa Lungsod sa Gen. Luna
Malipayon ug madasigong gibutyag ni Gov. Ace Barbers uban sa hugot nga suporta nga gihatag usab sa buhatan sa Provincial Tourism Office nga andam na ang probinsya sa laing dakong kalihukan na usab nga pagahimuon dinhi sa atong probinsya, partikular na diha sa Lungsod sa Gen…
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Bantugang mga Adventurist-Friendship Kayak Expedition moari sa probinsya sa Surigao del Norte

Sa makausa pa, mapagarbuhon na usab ang mga Surigaonon diin nahiapil na usab ang probinsya sa Surigao del Norte sa usa sa mga ruta nga paga agihan sa mga batikan ug bantugan nga mga adbenturista sa kayak, nga gitawag nga Friendship Kayak Expedition. Niadtong Setyembre 23, mi…
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PNP arrests wanted person in Placer

PNP personnel of Placer Municipal Police Station led by PSI Alejandro Galido Recimo, Chief of Police, arrested one Sammy Hora Parnada, 38 years old, single and a resident of Barangay Sani-Sani, Placer, Surigao del Norte on September 21, 2009 at around 10:00 o'clock in t…
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15 million Filipinos can’t read, write

There are a total of 15 million illiterate Filipinos, 11 million of them suffering from functional illiteracy and four million suffering from no basic literacy skills. The Civil Society Network for Education Reforms (E-Net Philippines) bared this Thursday after discovering t…
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In Surigao and Caraga Region, a Brutal Push for Investments

When the Armed Forces of the Philippines launched in recent months military operations in the Caraga region that led to the displacement of thousands of Lumad residents, officials defended it as part of their campaign to defeat the communist movement by 2010. But a closer lo…
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Report on alleged accidental explosion in Claver

On September 20, 2009 at 5:45 in the afternoon, an alleged dynamite explosion transpired at the vicinity of Purok 2, Barangay Lapinigan, Claver, Surigao del Norte victimizing the following persons to wit: Saturnino Najial, 38 years old, married, fisherman; Norberto Sumbilla…
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Canadian Miner gets funding

CANADIAN MINER MBMI Resources, Inc. has secured a $200,000 loan from a European bank to fund its nickel exploration projects in southern Luzon and eastern Visayas. The amount, which bears an annual interest rate of 10%, is the third and final tranche of the total $3-million …
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Surigao, DOH officials lead Caraga's first rehab center groundbreaking rites

Surigao, DOH officials lead Caraga's first rehab center groundbreaking rites
City Mayor Alfonso Casurra and DOH Assistant Secreatry Dr. Elmer Punzalan led the groundbreaking last September 15 of the P35-million Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Center to be constructed in Barangay Anomar this city. Mayor Casurra revealed that the lot for the propose…
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Ecleo case resumes trial next month

Ecleo case resumes trial next month
THE seven-year-old parricide case against cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr. would have to wait for a couple of weeks more before the court resumes trial. Regional Trial Court (RTC) Soliver Peras of branch-10 yesterday moved for the resumption of the Ecleo's case from Sept. 23 …
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Usec. Sering urges Surigaonons to act versus Climate Change

Usec. Sering urges Surigaonons to act versus Climate Change
In preparation to prevent the outcome of climate change in the coastal City of Surigao, Atty. Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering, Undersecretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), has urged the City LGU, barangay executives and the public to abide with t…
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Cong. Matugas donates 100 motorbikes to Siargao Brgys

Cong. Matugas donates 100 motorbikes to Siargao Brgys
To hasten the delivery of public service in terms of mobility in the communities of Siargao Island and Bucas Grande, Cong. Francisco Matugas recently handed out 100 units of 150cc motorcycles to recipient barangay councils covering the nine towns of District 1. The turn-ove…
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BFP Caraga introduces first women firefighters in the country

BFP Caraga introduces first women firefighters in the country
Surigao City - To be a firefighter is one of the most laudable careers a person can have. It is also one of the most dangerous yet very challenging jobs. Just recently, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Caraga Regional Director FSr./Supt. Warlito Daus presented a company of 1…
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Surigaonons to join Clean-up Drive to fight Climate Change

Surigaonons to join Clean-up Drive to fight Climate Change
Surigaonons throughout the province will again join the world’s most successful community-led global environment campaigns, the “Clean Up the World” drive to address the effect on climate change on Friday Sep. 18, 2009. Now in its 3rd year of implementation in the province, …
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Gov. Ace Barbers mihimo na usab ug mga kalihukan nga maghatag dugang kahibalo sa mga kabatan-onang Surigaonon

Kanunay gayud nga gipanglantawan ni Gov. Ace Barbers ang kaayuhan ug kalambo-an sa tanang kabatan-onang Surigaonon, diin sugod niadtong adlaw nga Lunes, Setyembre 14, 2009, ubay-ubay nga mga kalihukan mahitungod sa paghatag dugang kahibalo ug paghatag usab sa kahigayunan sa…
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CEB October seats up for grabs;Any domestic destination for P899

CEB October seats up for grabs;Any domestic destination for P899
The country’s leading domestic carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB), offers P899 ‘Go Lite’ seats to any domestic destination from September 17-18, 2009 only, for travel from October 1-31, 2009. Passengers with check-in luggage will just add P100 upon booking. CEB, also Asia’s third-la…
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6th CARAGA Regional Human Resources Managers Convention ipahigayon sa Surigao Norte

Gikalipay ni Gov. Ace Barbers nga ang probinsya sa Surigao del Norte maoy gipili sa Civil Service Commission ug CARAGA Regional Council of Human Resource Managers’, Inc. nga maoy ilang venue sa ilang 6th CARAGA Regional Council of Human Resource Managers Convention nga mags…
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Anglo eyes 3 RP areas for copper, gold

Global miner Anglo American Plc. is looking to explore copper and gold in the northern Philippines after selling its stake in a gold and copper project in southern Mindanao island, a senior official said on Wednesday. "We've been focusing on greenfield exploration i…
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Enrile cites mining-industry potentials

SENATE President Juan Ponce Enrile advised major players in the local mining industry to adopt best practices in their operations to “prevent environmental disasters of catastrophic proportions.” “Exercise prudence and extreme caution in your mining activities for, if you do…
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SC votes 8-7 on illegal-campaign case, Mayor Penera disqualified from holding office of Santa Monica

THE Supreme Court (SC), voting 8-7, has issued a decision declaring that Section 80 of the Omnibus Election Code, banning election campaign outside the campaign period, remains in effect despite implementation of Republic Act 9369, or the poll-automation law. In a 34-page d…
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Sumitomo helps put up $1.3B Surigao plant

SUMITOMO METAL MINING OF Japan and Nickel Asia Corp., the country’s biggest nickel mining group, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding in Japan to proceed with a $1.3-billion nickel-processing plant in the municipality of Claver, Surigao del Norte. Nickel Asia said …
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Chiz: Power shortage looms in Mindanao

Chiz: Power shortage looms in Mindanao
Opposition Sen. Chiz Escudero yesterday warned that the power supply of Mindanao could reach critical levels soon if the development of more power plants on the island is not fast-tracked. “If nothing is done to address the impending shortage, the national economy will take …
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1 dead, 8 hurt in road accident

1 dead, 8 hurt in road accident
A multicab driver died while eight of his passengers were injured when a passenger bus hit the vehicle they were riding in along the national highway in Bacuag, Surigao del Norte, a police official said yesterday. Chief Inspector Nelly Villagarcia, chief information officer…
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Gov. Jade, the singing governor

Gov. Jade, the singing governor
Ai Ai delas Alas (left) has a new co-performer in Face to Phase...of Love, Life, Laughter and Beauty, which set last Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 p.m. at Aliw Theater. She’s Jade Ecleo (right), the governor of Dinagat Islands. The bubbly lady not only breaks into a weepy Didith Reye…
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GMA signed Special Patent 3745 106 HECTARES NONOC ECO-ZONE: “CASURRA LEGACY” to Surigao

GMA signed Special Patent 3745 106 HECTARES NONOC ECO-ZONE: “CASURRA LEGACY” to Surigao
As he bid farewell to the City in 2010, the country’s Most Outstanding City Mayor Pons Casurra now have a monumental legacy for the Surigaonons, as President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo finally signed the Special Patent No. 3745 declaring the One Million Sixty Four Thousand Sev…
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Surigao High grabs 1st place in Bonok-bonok Festival 2009

Surigao High grabs 1st place in Bonok-bonok Festival 2009
The contingent of Surigao del Norte National High School (SNNHS) walked away triumphant from this year's Bonok-bonok Maradjaw Karadjaw Festival after bagging the championship crown in the competition held Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at the newly refurbished Sen. Robert…
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Miner seeks loan

Canada’s MBMI Resources, Inc. is aiming to obtain the second tranche of its $3-million secured loan from a European bank to fund nickel exploration projects, the miner told the Canadian bourse late last week. “Up to $1.8 million will be advanced to MBMI in the form of a secu…
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More Caraganons benefit PCSO’s “charity virus”

More Caraganons benefit PCSO’s “charity virus”
More Caraganons benefitted the simultaneous medical, dental and feeding mission of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) held Sunday, September 6 throughout the country. In Caraga Region, the activity opened at eight o’clock in the morning in key cities, provinces…
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Century Peak comes closer to official listing

Century Peak Metals Holdings Corporation (CPMHC) has met the requirements of the Philippine Mineral Reporting Code, or PMRC, becoming the first mining applicant company to comply with the Code as a pre-requisite for initial listing in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE). T…
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Nickel miner pays stock dividends

ZAMORA-LED Taganito Mining Corp. has hiked its authorized capital by more than three times to P2 billion to pay investors their share in the company’s profits, documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) showed. Of the new shares, P850 million were issued as…
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PGMA enjoins Mindanao leaders to continue reform agenda

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo asked Mindanao local executives to help in the implementation of the government's reform agenda. The President made the call at the closing ceremonies of the Mindanao-Island Cluster Conference, which was sponsored by the League of Munic…
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Feature: PCSO continues to spread charity virus

Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Agusan del Norte Field Office is in the final stage of preparation for the upcoming nationwide medical, dental, feeding and information-gathering mission on Sunday, September 6, as part of the effort to "spread the charity v…
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Philex Mining output down

THE MINERAL output of Philex Mining Corp. dropped by 7.5% last month, the listed miner told the stock exchange yesterday. Philex Mining, the country’s largest miner, said output stood at 663,762 dry metric tons (MT). It produced 272,457 grams of gold, 1.201 million kilograms…
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Improving the lives of Filipinos through accelerated hunger-mitigation program

Alarmed with the rising hunger incidence, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo initiated in July 2006 the Accelerated Hunger-Mitigation program or AHMP, an all-out campaign to curb, if not eradicate, hunger. The AHMP is a package of strategies and interventions to address hung…
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