‘Surigao Shakedown’ civil defense exercise held in Surigao City

‘Surigao Shakedown’ civil defense exercise held in Surigao City
The week-long civil defense exercise dubbed “Surigao Shakedown” was successfully held in the city on July 18-22, 2011. July is National Disaster Consciousness Month. The opening celebration began with the launching of the “Surigao Shakedown” with city mayor Ernesto T. Matug…
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TESDA awards P2.4M scholarship grants for Surigao Norte

TESDA awards P2.4M scholarship grants for Surigao Norte
The Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) awarded recently around P2.4 million in scholarship grants for this school year to the province of Surigao del Norte under the Private Education Student Fund Assistance (PESFA) program. The awarding of certifi…
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NCIP Surigao Norte office now has two Provincial Directors

NCIP Surigao Norte office now has two Provincial Directors
The National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) Surigao del Norte Provincial office now has two Provincial Directors after the office Provincial Director Vicente Baldoza allegedly refused to vacate his office paving the way for newly designated OIC Randy Rosas to tempor…
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House to drop Rep. Ecleo from roll soon

House to drop Rep. Ecleo from roll soon
The House of Representatives is going to drop Dinagat Islands Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr. from its roll soon as the Supreme Court (SC) rules with finality on the three cases against him. Belmonte explained that all three cases are interrelated and that one is still pending before …
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Fire razes Cong. Romarate’s guest house in Butuan City

Fire razes Cong. Romarate’s guest house in Butuan City
A fire gutted the guest house of Surigao del Norte Rep. Guillermo Romarate Jr. before noon Saturday at Casa Rivera, Kilometer 3, Barangay Libertad, this city. The lawmaker and his relative occupying the house were not around when the incident took place at 11:53 a.m. The fi…
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Bacuag mayor highlights education in first SOMA

Bacuag mayor highlights education in first SOMA
League of the Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Surigao del Norte Chapter President and Bacuag Mayor Sheila Mae Orquina-Cebedo in her State-of-the-Municipality Address (SOMA) underscored her program on education. In her first SOMA delivered before a jam-packed municip…
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No place for mining under my watch, says Bacuag mayor

No place for mining under my watch, says Bacuag mayor
Citing possible environmental destruction, a town mayor in Surigao del Norte said she will not allow mining operations in her place. Bacuag town Mayor Sheila Mae Orquina-Cebedo said she had in fact already junked two mining applications, adding similar permissions will be t…
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Two Surigao solons want export of mineral ores banned

Two Surigao solons want  export of mineral ores banned
First District Surigao del Norte Rep. Francisco Matugas and Second District Surigao del Sur Rep. Philip Pichay stand firm in banning exports of all mineral ores. The lawmakers also urged mining firms to develop mineral processing plants in the area where they operate. Speak…
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World Junior Surfing finals to be held in Siargao Island in September

World Junior Surfing finals to be held in Siargao Island in September
Over 200 junior surfers from 40 different countries are expected to join the prestigious World Junior Surfing Competition in General Luna town in Siargao Island in September this year. During the 68th Caraga Regional Development Council meeting, First District Rep. Francisc…
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Pamilya ng guro na namatay sa pagsisilbi sa nagdaang eleksiyon sa Surigao, humihingi ng tulong

Pamilya ng guro na namatay sa pagsisilbi sa nagdaang eleksiyon sa Surigao, humihingi ng tulong
HUMIHINGI ng tulong ang pamilya ng guro na namatay habang nagsilbi noong nakaraang eleksyon. Itoý matapos nahulog sa sinasakyang single na motorsiklo habang dala-dala ang ballot box mula sa Mainit, Surigao del Norte papunta sana sa lungsod para sa pagpaabot ng resulta ng …
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DPWH starts P64.9-M road projects in Siargao Island

DPWH starts P64.9-M road projects in Siargao Island
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started the implementation of three road concreting projects worth P64.9 million in Siargao Island recently. Among these are the P18.720 million Junction Cancohoy-Pilar Road (Cancohoy-Pilar Road Section), P27.495 millio…
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DPWH Surigao Norte implements big ticket projects

DPWH Surigao Norte implements big ticket projects
Massive road rehabilitation projects worth P181,767,000 million pesos are being implemented by the DPWH, Surigao del Norte 1st Engineering District, Surigao City, under the stewardship of OIC –District Engineer Linda A. Uypala. The project implementation is along the stretc…
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Turn-over sa cash assistance sa 4-H Club sa Surigao City malampuson nga gipahigayon

Turn-over sa cash assistance sa 4-H Club sa Surigao City malampuson nga gipahigayon
Malampuson nga gipahigayon ang pagturn-over sa cash assistance ngadto na sa mga miyembro sa 4-H Club o Head, Heart, Hand, and Health Club nga gikan sa Brgy. Orok ug Brgy. Poctoy ning syudad niadtong miaging adlaw, Hulyo 14, 2011. Ang maong cash assistance gidawat pinaagi na…
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Mindanao’s budget for 2012 increases, MinDA chief says

Mindanao’s budget for 2012 increases, MinDA chief says
Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Sec. Luwalhati Antonino on Thursday said the agency’s advocacy to increase budget for Mindanao has been successful. Speaking before the members of the Regional Development Council in Caraga Region during the Full Council Meeting, Anton…
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Sec. Antonino opens Mindanao Development Authority Caraga Area Office in Surigao City

Sec. Antonino opens Mindanao Development Authority Caraga Area Office in Surigao City
Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Sec. Luwalhati Antonino led the formal opening of MinDA Caraga Area Office last July 13 in Surigao City. Antonino revealed that it is the first ever MinDA office outside Davao City. With the opening of the new office, Antonino said dev…
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Mayor Nitoy to sue block timers over P5M Gaisano check

Mayor Nitoy to sue block timers over P5M Gaisano check
Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas is determined to press libel charges against two radio block-timers and a businessman who accused him of irregularity in accepting a P5-million check from a mall magnate. As soon as his lawyers have prepared the charges, Matugas said he…
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Robbers ransack LTO office in Surigao City

Robbers ransack LTO office in Surigao City
An undetermined number of robbers ransacked the cashier's office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Surigao City on Monday and carted away close to P110,000 cash, a belated report to the Police Regional Office 13 (PRO 13) here on Wednesday stated. The PRO 13 rep…
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‘Panambay sa Barangay’ serves thousands of Surigaonons

‘Panambay sa Barangay’ serves thousands of Surigaonons
The Panambay sa Barangay (Barangay medical mission) in the entire province has benefited 46 thousand Surigaonons, a year after Gov. Sol Matugas assumed office. The office of the governor has conducted the Panambay sa Barangay in all 20 municipalities and 15 barangays of the…
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Cebu Pacific promo for Surigao - Cebu P588, Manila - P888

Cebu Pacific promo for Surigao - Cebu P588, Manila - P888
The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) slashes fares to Singapore and Hong Kong from now until July 14, 2011 or until seats last. For travel from September 1 to October 31, 2011, buy discounted seats from Clark to Hong Kong or Singapore at PHP555…
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LGUs to get less in NG tax share, Dinagat Islands' budget still pending

LGUs to get less in NG tax share, Dinagat Islands' budget still pending
LOCAL GOVERNMENT units (LGUs) will have to share a smaller pool of money next year as their internal revenue allotment (IRA) shrank slightly, according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). A total of P273.31 billion is earmarked for the 2012 IRA, which is the s…
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Gov. Matugas bares plans for Surigao Norte, will not tolerate corruption

Gov. Matugas bares plans for Surigao Norte, will not tolerate corruption
Governor Sol Matugas, in her first State of the Province Address (SOPA) Wednesday, Jul. 6 bared her plans and programs in the next years of her administration. Speaking before local government officials and employees, officials and representatives of line agencies, non-gove…
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Transcript of Gov. Sol Matugas' State of the Province Address (SOPA) on July 6, 2011

Transcript of Gov. Sol Matugas' State of the Province Address (SOPA) on July 6, 2011
I. INTRODUCTION "If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress." These words from a US President, so simply, yet eloquently echo what has always been my life’s mantra. In government parlance, this bas…
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POEA Caraga office faces closure due to unpaid rent

POEA Caraga office faces closure due to unpaid rent
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) satellite office in this city, which serves 20 to 50 jobseekers daily throughout the Caraga region, faces closure due to six months of unpaid office rental. The POEA office has served some 15,000 OFWs in Caraga and ne…
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Surigao Norte stalwarts end speculations of party disunity

Surigao Norte stalwarts end speculations of party disunity
Three political figures in the province finally stopped the speculations that they will now go in separate ways in the next polls. 1st district Cong. Francisco “Lalo” Matugas, 2nd district Cong. Guillermo “Jun” Romarate, Jr., and City Mayor Ernesto “Nitoy” Matugas told jour…
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