Etrike starts running in Surigao

The eco-friendly electric tricycle of Etrike started running in this city. With the growing concern over noise and air pollution, the city government on Wednesday encouraged transportation owners to use this eco-friendly electric tricycle. The Etrike runs 80 kilometers in jus…

Environment chief set to meet Caraga folk in Surigao City “People’s Hour”

Environment Secretary Horacio C. Ramos is expected to hold a “one-on-one” dialog with the different clients of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during the “Peoples Hour” on Wednesday, June 16, at the Surigao City Cultural Center in Surigao City. “Se…

Chinese team tagging copper, nickel-rich areas

A team of Chinese geochemical surveyors will start mapping out copper and nickel-rich zones which is expected to further stir interest in Philippine mining. Mines and Geosciences Bureau Director Edwin Domingo said the results of the study can be used as data for exploration…

Feature: Dearth of engineers a bane to mining industry: PSME

EVEN with resurgence of the mining industry and above par salary grade, mining engineers in the country are still a dime a dozen. The Philippine Society of Mining Engineers, in fact, rued that its members are already in their sunset years with no sufficient number of graduat…

93 ferry passengers, crew rescued off Surigao City

A total of 93 people aboard a passenger ferry that ran aground off Surigao City were rescued past noon Wednesday, a Coast Guard official said. Philippine Coast Guard Commander Nestor Torre of Surigao City told GMANews.TV that 86 passengers and seven crew members of M/B Pilar…

Socorro's De Oro Farmers Org announces continued stay on conventional farming

People are engorging on a binge that worn out the energy of the agriculture industry. We are traversing on a trend which, in part, has made those who stay in the turf of conventional farming cry in exasperation on how their farming career stood in the brink of disintegratio…

1,797 household beneficiaries receive cash grants from 4P’s Set 3 program in Surigao del Norte

The poverty alleviation program of the government, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of 4Ps continues to serve this northeastern tip city and province of Surigao del Norte in Northeastern Mindanao as 1,797 new household benefited under its Set 3 program. According to C…

Migrant Workers Day kicks off in Surigao City

The "Araw ng Pasasalamat 2010" or the Migrant Workers Day officially opens in Surigao City today, June 7, 2010. Thousands of OFWs along with their families throughout the region converged in the newly refurbished provincial gymnasium this morning to celebrate this…

Ecleo’s trial resumes; security up

THE trial of the eight-year-old parricide case against cult leader Ruben Ecleo Jr. will resume this afternoon. After being stalled for more than two months, Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Soliver Peras of Branch 10 will conduct a hearing to find out whether or not Ecleo ha…

2,671 new 4Ps beneficiaries receive cash cards in Surigao provinces

The poverty alleviation program of the government, the expanded Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps, continue to hit in far-flung villages as at least 2,671 new household beneficiaries received their cash cards in Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur. Caraga region’s…

Phoenix-based mining firm interested in Siana, Mainit project

ONE OF the world’s largest miners, the Phoenix, Arizona-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc., has expressed interest to invest as much as $5 billion in a mining project in either Kalinga or Surigao del Norte, a Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) official said. “Fre…

16,366 foreign job openings is set in Surigao City mega job’s fair

At least 16,366 job openings for overseas workers is set in Surigao City mega job’s fair in the first week of next month. Ms. Annette Lovete, head programs and services of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) for Northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) said these for…

Caraga Region boosts of enough rice supply

A National Food Authority (NFA) official Tuesday said Caraga Region is now practically flooded with locally harvested and imported rice as another boat containing some 150,000 bags of newly-imported rice arrived anew at the port of Surigao City. NFA Caraga Regional Director …

Dinagat Islands officials ask SC to reverse ruling

Officials of Surigao del Norte on Tuesday said they are set to ask the Supreme Court again to reconsider its earlier ruling that declared the creation of Dinagat Island as a separate province was unconstitutional. The SC nullified for the second time a law creating the prov…

Surigao del Norte piloted for disaster mitigation project

Municipalities in Surigao del Norte were chosen as pilot areas for a project that would help local government units (LGUs) identify disaster risks and incorporate mitigating measures into their local development plans. The "Integrating DRR/CCA Project," or Integrat…

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