Surigao del Norte - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Surigao del Norte


Surigao del Norte court orders arrest of singer Yeng Constantino

Jan 10, 2020 - 12:49 PM

(UPDATED) In July 2019, the singer came under fire for 'doctor shaming' when she posted a vlog ranting about the poor medical services her husband received in Siargao

YENG CONSTANTINO. The singer attends the ABS-CBN Ball in 2018. She is facing an arrest warrant after being accused of violating the Cybercrime Prevention Act. File photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Unusual deliveries lead army, PNP to CPP's plenum site

Dec 30, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Interrogations on two Skylab motorcycle drivers delivering goods show the transported items were ordered by Ka Jacob, commanding officer of the New People's Army Guerrilla Front 16C, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee

ANNIVERSARY. Armed members of the New People's Army-Melito Glor Command gather on a clearing in the lower Sierra Madre mountains in Quezon Province, south of Manila, to celebrate the 50th year founding of the Communist Party of the Philippines on December 26, 2018. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

CPP aborts annual plenum in Surigao del Norte citing security concerns

Dec 29, 2019 - 11:47 PM

(UPDATED) Ka Oto, spokesperson of the Guerrilla Front 16, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Command, says the situation in Bacuag is tense as soldiers from the 30th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army's 4th Infantry Division are in the town

Siargao among Conde Nast Traveler’s ‘Best Holiday Destinations for 2020’

Dec 24, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The surf paradise in Surigao del Norte makes it to the list along with destinations such as Kyoto in Japan, Galway in Ireland, and Pakistan

TOP DESTINATION. Siargao's Sugba Lagoon is among the many attractions that the small island in Surigao del Norte has to offer. File photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

MAP: Where P2.8-B cocaine ended up in PH over past decade

May 02, 2019 - 2:34 PM

In the past 10 years, at least 481 cocaine bricks have ended up in Philippine shores. We map where they were found.

COCAINE FINDS. There are over 30 incidents of Filipinos finding cocaine in Philippine shores and waters.

40 bricks of cocaine float off Surigao del Norte shores

Apr 08, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Police suspect the bricks to contain cocaine, which could be worth P212 million

MORE BRICKS. 40 cocaine bricks float to Burgos town in Surigao del Norte. PNP photo

Philex Mining eyes high-grade ores by 2022

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Philex Mining says that there are now strong indications of higher mineral resources compared to prior declared levels

CUSHIONING IMPACT. With pressure on metal prices, Philex Mining continues to manage costs and reduce expenses. Background image from Wikimedia

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits Surigao del Norte

Mar 09, 2019 - 12:43 AM

Phivolcs says no damage is expected after the earthquake

Image from Phivolcs

A week's haul: P472.6-M cocaine bricks found on Philippine shores

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Cocaine bricks are found on the shores of Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Camarines Norte, and Quezon

Which tourist spots will be rehabilitated after Boracay?

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:00 PM

All tourism destinations will be up for assessment by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, but some areas are on top of the list

In Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, barangays are rewarded for being healthy

May 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Mayor Alfredo Coro II has introduced a system where barangays earn monetary rewards according to how they meet health indicators every year

IMPROVED HEALTH NUMBERS. The number of infant deaths in Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte, has dropped significantly, and the communities are able to detect major communicable diseases even before they became uncontrollable. Photo by Kaya Natin! Movement

Surigao del Norte governor orders 24/7 medical assistance in Siargao

Mar 31, 2018 - 9:33 PM

Broadcast journalist Karen Davila shares the actions made by the provincial government of Surigao del Norte following her son's surfing accident in Siargao Island

SIARGAO EXPERIENCE. Karen Davila says she was very upset that the surfing instructor assigned to her son David disappeared after an accident during a surfing lesson in a Siargao resort during the Holy Week break. Screenshot from Instagram/@iamkarendavila

Another Lumad leader 'shot to death' in Surigao del Norte

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:34 AM

Dakula Guillermo Tiambong, who had met with President Rodrigo Duterte in a Lumad summit, was killed by suspected members of the NPA, says the military

Duterte appoints 3 provincial board members

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The President fills in vacancies in the provincial boards of Kalinga, Bukidnon, and Surigao del Norte

Demand accountability for the postponement of barangay election

Oct 07, 2017 - 10:00 AM

After having spent an estimated P700 million for the preparations, what is the practical value of moving the elections, at the last minute, to 7 months after?

SC sacks for immorality judge in Duterte's narcolist

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:44 AM

To pave the way for its investigation, the SC rejects an attempt by Judge Exequil Dagala to resign in 2016

SACKED. The Supreme Court (SC) sacks a trial court judge over immorality and gross misconduct charges. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Surigao del Norte vice mayor punches, chokes newspaper editor

Sep 26, 2017 - 5:55 PM

Dapa Mayor Francisco Matugas Gonzales attacks Edito Mapayo, editor-in-chief of 'Diaryo Balita,' for an unfavorable article published 2 years ago in another paper

Are we postponing barangay and SK elections or not? P500M is at stake

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:02 PM

If Congress decides this at the last minute, we risk tossing down the drain about a billion pesos Comelec shall have spent on the preparations

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Mar 29, 2017 - 11:26 AM

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Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Robert Ace Barbers' House Bill 5359, seeking to postpone village and youth polls and allowing the President to appoint OICs, contravenes the Constitution on at least 5 fronts

POSTPONE AGAIN? Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers files a bill to postpone village and youth polls yet again until 2020, and seeks to allow the President to appoint OICs by October 2017. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Magnitude 5.9 aftershock rocks Surigao area

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:48 AM

3rd UPDATE One woman dies of a heart attack while at least 41 people are injured civil defense officials say

Initial Surigao quake damage reaches P665.7-M

Feb 13, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Maryjul Escalante Surigao del Norte provincial information officer expects the figure could rise as updates become available

SURIGAO CITY BY AIR. A bird's-eye view of Surigao City as seen from the East. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Donate to provide water for quake-hit Surigao

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The DSWD is accepting cash donations which will be used to buy water for quake victims in Surigao de Norte

Fear, trauma hound quake evacuees in Surigao City

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Some residents of Surigao City prefer sleeping outdoors fearing another powerful tremor could strike at night

MATS ON THE FLOOR. Evacuees sleep on the floor of the Surigao del Norte Provincial Capitol on February 12, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte's P2B aid pledge for mine workers, not quake victims – Palace

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar clarifies that the President wants to use P2 billion worth of aid to provide livelihood for mine workers who will lose jobs after the closure of mining operations

ON THE MOVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by military officers as he arrives in Surigao City on February 12, 2017 to visit the victims of the earthquake that hit the province on February 10. Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

Surigao quake toll now at 8

Feb 13, 2017 - 10:55 AM

The number of injured people meanwhile is now at 209

Aftermath from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked Surigao City on February 10, 2017. Contributed photo

NPA rebels declare temporary ceasefire in quake-hit areas

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:13 AM

The NPA s ceasefire covers the whole province of Surigao del Norte and the towns of Cabadbaran Tubay Jabonga and Santiago in Agusan Del Norte

DAMAGE. A portion of the Surigao Airport is damaged by a strong quake that hit evening of February 10. Photo by Cesar Chavez

Duterte to visit quake-struck Surigao

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to meet with local officials and to personally check on the people affected by the earthquake on Sunday February 12

WATCH: Red alert: DSWD activates disaster response teams in Caraga

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:14 PM

UPDATED The lead agency for disaster response will conduct round the clock monitoring of the situation in areas affected by the magnitude 6 7 quake that hit Mindanao

fDISASTER RESPONSE. The Response Cluster of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is activated at 5pm, Saturday, February 11. Photo courtesy of DOTR Asec. Cesar Chavez

Damaged roads, bridges after Surigao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways gives an update on the status of roads and bridges following the 6 7 magnitude earthquake that recently hit Mindanao

Over 500 houses damaged in Mindanao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:57 PM

This Office of Civil Defense describes the earthquake damage in Surigao as ‘extensive and widespread

DAMAGED STRUCTURE. Aftermath from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked Surigao City on February 10. Contributed photo

Damage to SURNECO distribution lines 'minimal' after Surigao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:38 PM

It is expected that 90 will be energized as soon as NGCP restores power the energy department says in a statement

Ex-Surigao del Norte gov Barbers charged over 2004 fertilizer fund scam

Feb 10, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Robert Lyndon Barbers is accused of buying fertilizers which were overpriced by P4 43 million

Photo from Robert Lyndon Barbers' Facebook page

NPA abducts soldier in Surigao del Norte – military

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:09 AM

The commander of Private First Class Erwin Salan is appealing to the communist rebels to release him

PEACE TALKS. The reported abduction of a soldier by the NPA is another challenge for the peace panels. File photo from OPAPP

A test for local climate adaptation

Nov 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM

What does local climate change adaptation look like? Two LGUs in Mindanao will now be able to carry out local adaptation projects funded by the People s Survival Fund

PREPARED FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? Lanuza residents living near the coast, like this fisherman say they have little knowledge of the impacts of climate change except that, when a typhoon is coming, they should heed the instructions of local authorities. Photo credit: VJ Villafranca/Oxfam

Still no Ecleo after a year of searching – NBI

Sep 08, 2016 - 8:06 PM

The NBI tells the Sandiganbayan in a report that after a year of searching for Ecleo they have yet to find him and serve him warrants of arrest

DROPPED: Fugitive Ruben Ecleo Jr. is no longer the congressman of  Dinagat Islands

Every shark counts

Jan 10, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Whale sharks also known as butanding are protected by Philippine law

Who is running in Caraga | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Caraga

IN PHOTOS: Visit these 10 magical, beautiful lagoons in the Philippines

Aug 29, 2015 - 3:59 PM

The Philippines is home to many such beautiful lagoons some of them listed below Book a ticket and take in the beauty and stillness of one or more of these

Earthquake hits parts of Mindanao, Eastern Visayas

Jul 03, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The epicenter of the magnitude 6 1 earthquake is located 41 km northeast of Burgos Surigao del Norte according to Phivolcs

NPA releases 3 captive cops to Duterte

Feb 26, 2015 - 5:55 PM

The policemen are released after being held captive by communist rebels for 3 months

GESTURE OF GOODWILL. The NPA has released 3 captive policemen. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

The hidden world of Bucas Grande Island

Feb 21, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Lagoons jellyfish cliff diving and more at Bucas Grande island

THE LAGOON. Millions of jellyfish can be seen in this area in the months of March until May and in July until August. Photos by Eleazar Cuela, Ginny Riobuya, and Joann Estiller

4 injured in Surigao Norte bus bombing

Feb 04, 2015 - 7:03 PM

The Bachelor Express bus was halfway from Surigao City to Tandag City when it was bombed in Claver Surigao de Norte

A community takes a stand to defend a threatened paradise

Jan 31, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Not everything is a surfer s paradise in Siargao In poor rural communities away from the surfer s beaches residents are working hard to prevent another environmental disaster

THREATENED PARADISE. Siargao Island’s 8,620 hectares of mangrove forests are one of the largest in the country. Photo contributed by SIKAT

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocks Surigao del Norte

Dec 30, 2014 - 10:28 PM

The tremor is felt 61 kilometers northeast of Burgos Siargao Island Phivolcs says Authorities are not expecting any damages

Communist rebels release 4 policemen

Jul 29, 2014 - 5:49 PM

2nd UPDATE The 4 showed no signs of being maltreated while in custody

RELEASED. The 4 policemen captured and declared

Cops held by NPA to be freed this week

Jul 27, 2014 - 4:45 PM

The rebel group agreed to release the cops on the condition that a five day ceasefire will be observed

NPA rebels seize 4 cops in police station attack

Jul 11, 2014 - 8:16 AM

The attack in Alegria Surigao del Norte kills 2 rebels and wounds 2 cops

Basyang: Forced evacuation in Surigao del Norte villages

Jan 31, 2014 - 2:38 PM

Thousands of Mindanao residents are again preparing for the worst due to Tropical Storm Basyang

Storm surge destroys houses in Surigao del Norte

Jan 20, 2014 - 1:09 PM

A storm surge destroys at least 13 homes in Gigaquit Surigao del Norte