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Surigao del Sur under 'preventive community quarantine'

Mar 22, 2020 - 9:33 PM

(UPDATED) A curfew is strictly implemented from 8 pm to 5 am in the entire province

FALSE: ‘Sigbin’ caught in Surigao City

Feb 26, 2020 - 1:15 PM

The creature in the video is a hairless sun bear caught in Malaysia

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

FALSE: Leyte-Surigao, Samar-Sorsogon bridges to 'start construction' in 2020

Nov 26, 2019 - 3:00 PM

These proposed bridges are no longer pushing through, with the Duterte administration shelving the 'challenging' projects

Woman gives birth in Governor Kaka Bag-ao’s van

Sep 11, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Dinagat Islands Governor Kaka Bag-ao was preparing to disembark from a ferry at Surigao City when one of her fellow passengers goes into labor. She lends her van, which was waiting at the port, to the expectant mother.

NEWBORN. Baby Yashashrhe Alburo Reasol. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Kaka Bag-ao

51 injured as earthquake rocks Surigao del Sur

Jul 13, 2019 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) A magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes the northeast coast of Mindanao, sending terrified residents fleeing their homes

Keeping the Enchanted River 'bluer than blue': A lesson on conservation and community

May 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The Enchanted River's Blue Lagoon is one of the most visited places in Hinatuan

REHABILITATED. The Enchanted River’s Blue Lagoon is now only for sightseeing and picture taking, not swimming.

Agusan del Sur mayoral bet arrested over firearms

May 11, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Police in Caraga Region also arrest 4 others for violating the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act

SEIZED. Authorities confiscate guns from a mayoral bet in Rosario, Agusan del Sur, after serving a search warrant against him on May 11, 2019. Photo from CaragaPulis Pio Facebook page

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

34 more 'cocaine bricks' wash ashore in Surigao del Sur

Feb 24, 2019 - 10:15 AM

If confirmed to be cocaine, the bricks would have an estimated value of P230 million

FOUND BY FISHERMEN. The cocaine bricks are again wrapped in packaging tape and found floating towards the shore, this time in Surigao del Sur. Caraga police photo

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

Court orders PCGG probe into sale of sequestered Surigao property

Jan 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The Sandiganbayan issues the order following reports that hectares of government-sequestered land are being 'distributed and/or sold' by Surigao del Sur politicians

Surigao del Sur Governor Vicente Pimentel Jr dies at 72

Dec 25, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Surigao del Sur Governor Vicente Pimentel Jr earlier filed for reelection, but withdrew his candidacy due to health reasons

Wife of Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro shot dead

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Carmencita Navarro, wife of Bislig City Mayor Librado, is gunned down while walking at the city's baywalk

SHOT DEAD. Carmencita Navarro, wife of . Bislig City mayor, is shot dead Saturday. Photo lifted from

Wanda Teo mistakenly calls magical Surigao river 'Enchanted Kingdom'

Aug 14, 2018 - 4:20 PM

The former tourism chief mixes up popular destinations twice during the Senate hearing investigating her allegedly anomalous ad placements

KINGDOM OR RIVER? Former Tourism chief Wanda Teo mistakenly calls the beautiful Enchanted River in Hinatuan as Enchanted Kingdom, a popular theme park.

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

Alleged gunman named in killing of broadcaster Christopher Lozada

Mar 12, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The suspect, Rolly Mahilum, is said to be a 'close aide' of the family of Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro

Mud, debris fill Surigao del Sur streets after Basyang onslaught

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:11 PM

On social media, netizens posted pictures showing the damages caused by Tropical Storm Basyang.

4 dead as Basyang triggers landslide in Surigao del Sur

Feb 13, 2018 - 2:23 PM

The heavy rain triggers landslides that hit mountain villages outside the mining town of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur

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

3 children killed in grenade explosion in Surigao del Sur

Feb 06, 2018 - 5:08 PM

Based on the initial police investigation, one of the children tinkered with the live ammunition of an M203 grenade launcher

COA junks claim of contractor seeking compensation for burned equipment

Feb 04, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Construction firm CBBI wants the DPWH to pay for equipment allegedly burned by communist rebels, but COA says these equipment should've been insured

NPA fighter-turned-militiaman beheaded in Surigao del Sur – military

Jan 31, 2018 - 2:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Mar Acevedo Bocales, as member of the New People's Army, surrendered to authorities in December 2016, then joined the Cafgu

Australian yachtsman dies, two rescued off Siargao

Dec 19, 2017 - 10:57 PM

A police report says North Queensland resident Anthony John Mahoney, 73, died in a hospital from dehydration shortly after their December 17 rescue by local fishermen

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

House panel cites Imee Marcos' Singaporean boyfriend in contempt

Oct 09, 2017 - 4:51 PM

The House of Representatives committee on good government will order the arrest of Mark Chua should he fail to show up a 3rd time for the hearing on Ilocos Norte funds

WHERE IS MARK CHUA? The House panel cites Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (in picture) boyfriend Mark Chua in contempt for again skipping the House probe. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

What to do during aftershocks

May 26, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Here are 3 things to do during aftershocks

EARTHQUAKE DRILL. Employees of the Office of Civil Defense simulate an evacuation.  Photo from the OCD

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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

Cebu Pacific to resume Surigao flights on March 11

Feb 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The airline is sending a team to assess the partially repaired runway of the Surigao Airport which had been damaged by the February 10 earthquake

Surigao airport resumes operations

Feb 23, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says it would take 4 months to completely renovate the airport terminal and 9 months to fully restore the entire runway

OPEN FOR OPERATIONS. The Surigao airport resumes operations two weeks after a strong earthquake struck Surigao del Norte. Photo courtesy of CAAP

News Briefs: February 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Thursday February 23

News Briefs: February 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017 - 1:46 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 17

Robredo to visit quake-hit Surigao

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:58 PM

The Vice President will turn over rescue equipment when she meets with local officials and government seismologists on Friday February 17

QUAKE-HIT. A vehicle is struck by debris from a damaged school building after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck overnight in Surigao City on February 11, 2017. AFP file photo

Surigao del Sur gov joins miners vs Gina Lopez

Feb 15, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Surigao del Sur Governor Vicente Pimentel Jr whose province hosts 3 big firms facing closure says the environment chief has shut her eyes and ears to the pleas of the mining industry

'RESPONSIBLE MINING.' Surigao del Sur Governor Vicente Pimentel defends 'responsible' mining operations in his province. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Gunmen fire on aid convoy in quake-hit Surigao

Feb 14, 2017 - 11:49 PM

UPDATED The 30th Infantry Battalion platoon was traveling with members of the ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation when gunmen fired at them the Armed Forces of the Philippines says

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