RP seeks clemency for OFW on Kuwait death row

MANILA, Philippines -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Vice President Noli de Castro and Foreign Secretary Alberto Romulo have sought executive clemency for Filipino domestic helper Marilou Ranario as she appeals her death sentence in Kuwait. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwa…

3rd National Phil-Aus Alumni Association Assembly set in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (November 16) -- The 3rd National Philippine-Australian Alumni Association, Incorporated (PA3i) Assembly would be held on Nov. 22-23, 2007 at the Provincial Convention Center, this city. Carrying the theme "Linking PA3i Expertise to Community Development,&…

Estrada pardon draws positive reaction in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY, Philippines -- In contrast to the largely negative reaction in the Visayas, the pardon given by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to ousted president Joseph Estrada drew mostly favorable comment from politicians in Mindanao, including a visiting opposition senat…

6 more provinces beat malaria -- DoH

MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DoH) has declared six more provinces as malaria-free, bringing to 22 the number of provinces which have eliminated the mosquito-borne disease. In a statement, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Marinduque, Sorsogon, Alb…

Mutilated body of kidnapped 7-year old boy recovered

The mutilated body of a seven-year-old child was recovered in a creek in Basilisa, Dinagat Province after being reported kidnapped, ABS- CBN Regional Network Group reported Thursday. The body of 7-year-old Cedie Estoconing was recovered at a creek in Barangay Diegas in Basil…

Have mercy, Surigao gov asks

SURIGAO del Norte Gov. Ace Barbers yesterday wrote and appealed to the Emir of Kuwait to spare the life of Filipino overseas worker Marilou Ranario who was sentenced to death by the Court of Appeals of Kuwait last February for allegedly killing her employer in January 2005.…

DA lists areas where bird flu may enter RP

MANILA, Philippines -- Agriculture Secretary Arthur C. Yap has appealed to local government units and the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) to keep a tight watch on migratory birds during the months of October to December. To keep the Philippines one of the only three countrie…

Military send more troops to Bukidnon vs NPA

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines -- The military has announced the deployment of additional troops to Bukidnon province and the Caraga region, saying it was stepping up operations against the New People's Army (NPA). Major General Jose Barbieto, chief of the 4th Infantry…

Citizens speak: Prevent janitor fish, save Lake Mainit

Surigao del Norte (November 14) -- Prevent the population increase and spread of Janitor fish in Lake Mainit. This was the appeal of the people to the officials and leaders of the municipalities surrounding Lake Mainit that include municipalities of Mainit, Alegria, Santiago…

Authorities warn of dengue outbreak in Surigao City

Surigao City (November 7) -- The City Health Office here warned the public of a possible dengue epidemic in the coming weeks after a number of infections in the city continue to rise. Recently, the dreaded dengue disease claimed a three-year old child. City Health Officer D…

Surigao Norte urges PGMA to help save Ranario from death row

Surigao City (November 7) -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Surigao del Norte have joined various, organizations and individuals to intensify measures to save Marilou Ranario from death row in Kuwait. In a resolution passed recently by the SP, presided by Vice Governo…

Surigao fire burns city block to ashes; 12 houses damaged

Surigao City (November 7) -- A fire razed business streets of this city leaving the entire block of Kaimo-Ginema and Kaimo-Borja streets almost to ashes leaving the Claejesan family building and the building occupied by the Department of Trade and Industry ( DTI ) with their …

Surigao WiFi Hotspots

If you are traveling in Surigao and have a laptop or other portable computing device, check out the WIFI hotspots in the city. Hotel Tavern Surigao Borromeo Street, Surigao City Philippine Gateway Hotel National Highway, Surigao City Leomonde Hotel Borromeo Street, Surigao City …


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