PNoy allocates P110-M to modernize Siargao airport

PNoy allocates P110-M to modernize Siargao airport
By Eugenio Lira, Jr. DAPA, Surigao del Norte — Malacañang Palace has announced on Wednesday, March 27, a P110-million financial grant from the Social Fund of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for the modernization of the Siargao airport. The move was seen as Malacañang’s…
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Junk disqualification case, Matugas asks Comelec

Junk disqualification case, Matugas asks Comelec
By Eugenio Lira, Jr. SURIGAO CITY — First District Representative Francisco Matugas recently asked the Commission on Election (Comelec) to dismiss the Petition for Disqualification filed against him by a rival candidate for lack of cause of action and/or failure to state a ca…
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PNoy approves LTO District for Siargao

PNoy approves LTO District for Siargao
By Jun Lira SURIGAO CITY - First District Representative Francisco Matugas’ dream of creating a separate district office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) for Siargao Island came into fruition with the recent landmark approval of Republic Act No. 10391 which was signed…
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Siargao welcomes Ruffa Guttierez, Willie Revillame

Siargao welcomes Ruffa Guttierez, Willie Revillame
By John Glenn A. Platil SIARGAO ISLAND - After Queen of All Media Kris Aquino, Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla, Holywood Matinee Idol Brad Pitt and Fashion Icon Gretchen Barreto, here comes Beauty Queen Ruffa Guttierez and TV host Willie Revillame.  On March 24, Ruffa tweeted tha…
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Surigao bishop on mining: ‘Let’s talk, not antagonize’

Surigao bishop on mining: ‘Let’s talk, not antagonize’
By Vanessa L. Almeda / MindaNews SURIGAO CITY – Debunking public perception that the Diocese of Surigao has been “silent” on mining and environment issues, Bishop Antonieto Cabahog says he is not a person who will incite antagonism but will rather chose the path of dialogue,…
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Workers in Surigao don’t want wage hike? Not true, says KMU

Workers in Surigao don’t want wage hike? Not true, says KMU
By Vanessa Almeda/MindaNews SURIGAO CITY – A leader of the militant Kilusang Mayo Uno in Caraga Region said it isn’t true that the entire labor sector in Surigao is not keen on demanding a wage increase this year as declared by a member of the Regional Tripartite Wages and P…
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HIV cases in Caraga up - DOH

HIV cases in Caraga up - DOH
BUTUAN CITY (PIA) -- The Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-Caraga on Friday said cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the region increased from 1995 to January 2013.  During the recent media forum spearheaded by the region’s health depart…
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Surigao Runners Club to run Dabaw Phoenix Marathon 2013

Surigao Runners Club to run Dabaw Phoenix Marathon 2013
By FTAParedes SURIGAO CITY - The members of Surigao Runners Club (SRC) trained hard in preparation for the Dabaw Phoenix Marathon 2013 on March 10. Last March 3, they routed 18.6 kilometers, the last long road run in preparation for the forthcoming event, back and forth from…
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Enforce suspension against Dapa mayor, DILG asked

By Roel N. Catoto, Managing Editor/Agusan-Surigao Enquirer SURIGAO CITY —The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) should implement the suspension order against Dapa Mayor Peter P. Ruaya, lest the punishment meted out against the official would become moot and ac…
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Matugas files perjury case vs. Almeda, et al

Matugas files perjury  case vs. Almeda, et al
By Jun Lira SURIGAO CITY — Exactly thirty days after an alleged plunder case was filed against him, Representative Francisco Matugas gave his adversaries a lesson they would never forget when on March 1 he filed a perjury case with a P10-million claim for moral damages before…
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Kris Aquino is in Siargao

Kris Aquino is in Siargao
Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino celebrated her forty-second birthday (Feb. 14) at Dedon Resort in Siargao Island. Because she’s without a boyfriend to spend her birthday/Valentine’s Day with, she’s celebrating it with her two kids and friend Zsa Zsa Padilla, plus some frie…
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Rep. Matugas laughs off plunder charges

Rep. Matugas laughs off plunder charges
By Jun Lira SURIGAO CITY --  Instead of creating a fuss, the much ballyhooed plunder charges filed against Rep. Francisco Matugas was met with laughter by the first district solon during a recent press conference held at the Philippine Gateway Hotel, this city. “There’s nothi…
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Surigao tricycle drivers harnessed as tourism promoters

Surigao tricycle drivers harnessed as tourism promoters
By Vanessa L Almeda SURIGAO CITY — At least 1,500 drivers of tricycles — the city’s main public transport — have been trained as tourism promoters, an official said.  “A tourist uses a plane, a ship, a boat or a jeep in order to reach a resort or a tourist spot. In our city, …
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‘Underdog’ Barbers brothers vow good fight vs rival Matugas family

‘Underdog’ Barbers brothers vow good fight vs rival Matugas family
By Vanessa L. Almeda SURIGAO CITY (7 February) – Considered the “underdogs,” the Barbers brothers vowed to give their rival Matugas family a good fight in the May 2013 local political race. Ace and Lyndon Barbers, both former governors of Surigao del Norte, told the local med…
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