Category Archives: Caraga region

11 of 27 Mindanao provinces under Signal No. 1 due to ‘Basyang’

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 11 Feb) – Eleven of Mindanao’s 27 provinces have been placed under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 as a tropical storm ‘Basyang’ entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility Sunday night. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its Severe Bulletin Weather #2 issued at 11 p.m. Sunday said  the center of […]

No new jobs for displaced workers if mining firms are closed — Caraga officials

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/06 March) — Workers who will be displaced by the impending closure of 14 large-scale mining companies in Caraga will face the difficulty of finding new jobs, three governors and some mayors in the region said. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez has ordered the closure of several mining firms […]

Close to 30,000 displaced by floods in Caraga

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/20 January) – Close to 30,000 individuals in three provinces in the Caraga Region have evacuated because of floods triggered by heavy rains, the Office of Civil Defense said. In a statement issued at 2 p.m. Friday, OCD said a total of total of 5,795 families or 29,948 individuals from Agusan del Norte, […]

Caraga on red alert due to heavy rains

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Jan) – The Caraga Region has been placed under red alert status because of the incessant heavy rains, flooding several communities, according to the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. RDRRMC Chairperson Rosauro Arnel Gonzales Jr., who is regional director of the Office of Civil Defense, said the rains are […]

15 of Mindanao’s 27 provinces, 6 in Visayas under Signal 1

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 January) — Fifteen of Mindanao’s 27 provinces and six in the Visayas have been placed under storm signal 1 as “Auring” continues to move closer to the Surigao provinces, according to the Severe Weather Bulletin 5 issued at 5 a.m. Sunday. At 4 a.m., SWB 5 of the Philippine Atmospheric, […]

“Auring” intensifies; Signal 1 now over 9 Mindanao provinces

DAVAO CITY (MindNews / 07 Jan) —  Typhoon Singal number 1 has been raised nine Mindanao provinces, four more from the five-province Caraga region listed in Severe Weather Bulletin 1 issued at 11 a.m. Saturday. As of 5 p.m., Severe Weather Bulletin 2 of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed the provinces […]