Surigao Norte Gov reports first 100 days

Gov. Sol Matugas, wife of 1st district representative Cong. Francisco Matugas, delivered her first ever 100 days report before her constituents at the Provincial Convention Center, Thursday morning (Oct. 28). In her 30-minute speech, Gov. Matugas said that 100 days is too sh…

Sec. Robredo visits Surigao, graces 100 days report of Gov. Sol

Caraga Police Director PCSUPT REYNALDO SERRANO RAFAL, CEO VI personally met Secretary of Interior and Local Government Jessie M. Robredo yesterday morning in Surigao City from Manila via Airphil Express. Secretary Robredo was accorded with plane side honors and appropriate…

'Greatest Naval Battle' Recalled in Surigao Rites

The world's “Greatest Battle in the History of Naval Warfare” was remembered in this northeastern-tip port city of Mindanao on Monday. The commemoration was participated in not only by Surigaonons but also by American, Australian and Japanese visitors who came and once a…

Commentary: It’s final, they’re out!

By Jun Almeda "The Smile". This should have been the title of my column this week. Why so? A smile can mean an infinite lot. Of the estimated 81 million tourists who visit Paris every year, at least 33 million of them go to the Louvre museum to see the most famous …

Dinagat Vice Gov denies mauling 71 year old former Barangay Captain

Dinagat Islands Provincial Vice Governor Geraldine Ecleo Villaroman today denied mauling 71 year old Felicisimo Dumandan former Barangay Captain of Barangay Cuarenta in the island town of San Jose Dinagat Island province. Villaroman alleged she gave former Barangay Captain F…

Coin tossing settles race for barangay chairman in Siargao

As two candidates for Barangay Chairman in Siargao Island garnered the same number of votes, election officials settled the race with a coin toss, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) reported. The two candidates — Godofredo Sajol and Apple Tiu — were running for the same…

Violence, chaos mars polls in some areas in Caraga Region, Misamis Oriental

Voters who went early to different polling precincts in some areas in the Caraga Region and nearby province of Misamis Oriental particularly Gingoog City made loud noises to express their dismay after they were informed voting ins aid precincts will be delayed while some cl…

4Ps beneficiaries not to be delisted, DSWD assures

Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Surigao del Norte need not to worry of being delisted from the program if they don't vote for certain candidates for the barangay and SK elections. Reports reached DSWD said that some 4Ps beneficiaries wer…

Massive vote-buying in Surigao del Norte observed

Massive vote-buying also marred the Barangay and SK polls in Surigao del Norte. Reports reaching PIA showed that the going rate in a barangay in Surigao City was up to P500 per voter. A resident who requested anonymity said since Saturday, she received a total of P1,350.00. M…

SC says Dinagat Islands not a province anymore; Issues final entry of judgment

It’s final, the Supreme Court (SC) has finally recorded an Entry of Judgment to its decision dated February 10, 2010 nullifying a law that created the province of Dinagat Islands. In an interview, Atty. Victor Bernal, one of the 3 petitioners, said the entry of judgment was …

NEDA inks MOA on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) and the Province of Surigao del Norte. The signing is part of the project, Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)…

DAR distributes land to Dinagat farmers

The Department of Agrarian Reform is set to distribute a total of 120 Certificate of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) to 97 farmer beneficiaries in the Municipality of Tubajon, Province of Dinagat Islands on Friday, September 10, 2010. The titles will cover a total land area of 1…

OWWA-13 inks MOA with Caraga Reg’l Hospital for medical program for OFWs

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA-13) has partnered thru a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Caraga Regional Hospital (CHR) as its medical institution partner for its Health Program for Overseas Filipino Workers (HEALTHPRO). The agreement was signed by O…

Surigao Rescue Community Reassess Disaster Preparedness

To prepare the province from possible calamities now that the country is entering the typhoon season, the Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) took the initiative of gathering members of the rescue community to an informal luncheon meeting last Monday, October 18…

Surigao, DOH officials lead Caraga's first Treatment & Rehabilitation Center unveiling of marker and blessing ceremonies

City Mayor Ernesto Matugas and DOH Undersecretary Dr. David Lozada, Jr. led last October 15 the unveiling of marker and blessing ceremonies of the P35-million Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Center at Barangay Anomar this city. Mayor Matugas in his message of support said …

Surigao Chamber of Commerce bags its third Most Outstanding Chamber Award

For a third straight year, the Surigao Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. was hailed the Most Outstanding Chamber in Mindanao for 2010, entering the Hall of Fame of Awardees. The award was given by no less than His Excellency, President Benigno C. Aquino, during the con…

Surigaonons benefit from gov’t jobs fair, livelihood program

A big crowd of Surigaonons trooped to the Surigao City Cultural Center and availed themselves of the government’s jobs fair, livelihood and other poverty alleviation programs on Friday. Jubilant job seekers from this city and other parts of the province patiently lined up fo…

18,520 patients treated in Surigao del Norte’s Panambay sa Barangay Program

A total of 18,520 beneficiary patients from 19 municipalities of Surigao del Norte get medical treatment since the start of medical and dental outreach program locally known as “Panambay Sa Barangay Program”, one of the flagship project of Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Fol…

Court freezes withdrawal of P7.34-M Mamanwa tribes’ fund in Surigao del Norte banks

Judge Francisco F. Maclang of the Butuan City Regional Trial Court (RTC), Branch 3 ordered Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) Surigao City Branch and the Cantilan Bank of Claver, Surigao del Norte Branch to stop releasing the P7.34-million Mamanwa Tribes’ fund deposited in …

Recto: Additional representation for teachers, govt employees in GSIS board

In a bid to address the mounting complaints of government employees on poor services and inefficient system at the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Sen. Ralph Recto is pushing to increase their representation in the GSIS Board to give them more voice and influenc…

House Commitees got no copy of resolution yet to probe 3 Surigao mining firms, NCIP execs

Two house committees tasked to conduct congressional inquiry on alleged connivance of three mining firms and two local officials of the National Commission on the Indigenous People (NCIP) claimed the Congress House Rules Committee has not yet officially forwarded to them th…

Report on arrested wanted person in Claver

One Ronnie Delijero y Guiritan, 21 years old, single and resident of Sitio Dalit, Brgy San Isidro, Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte was apprehended by PNP elements of Claver Municipal Police Station led by SPO3 Sabino M Pagasian by virtue of WOA for frustrated murder docketed und…

3,861 Surigaonons avail of Philhealth services in Surigao City

3,861 Surigaonons avail of Philhealth services in Surigao City In behalf of City Mayor Ernesto Matugas, Vice-Mayor Danilo C. Menor in his short message revealed that the Matugas administration strongly supports the program of Philhealth. Vice-Mayor Menor said their administra…

2 Caraga solons seek probe on alleged connivance over ancestral domain row in Surigao Norte town

Surigao del Norte Congressmen Guillermo Romarate Jr. (2nd-District) and Francisco Matugas (1st-District) have filed a proposed House resolution seeking an inquiry on a complaint of alleged connivance of three mining firms and officials of the National Commission on the Indi…

Salisi Gang, ninakawan ang isang tindahan ng cellphone sa Surigao City

UMAABOT sa P100, 000 ang halaga ng mga cellphones ang ninakaw ng pinaghihinalaang miyembro ng Salisi Gang sa Surigao City. Sa sumbong ni Willie Zhou, 33 gulang, isang Chinese national at may-ari ng Z and L Marketing sa Kaimo St. sa lungsod, diumano’y 46 na cellphone ang nak…

PBMLP Pushes More Investments, Support to P-Noy's Development Agenda

The business agenda of the new leadership of the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines to all provincial legislative body is to attract more investments that make the respective provinces more economically globally competitive in the years ahead. The new leaders…

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