Category Archives: Cortes

‘Basyang’ weakens into tropical depression upon landfall in Cortes, Surigao Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 February) — Tropical storm ‘Basyang’ (Sanba) has weakened into a tropical depression upon landfall in Cortes, Surigao del Sur, the state weather bureau said in its latest advisory. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its Severe Weather Bulletin No. 13 issued at 11 a.m. Tuesday, said […]

Cortes town in Surigao del Sur has country’s cleanest coastline

It’s a sunny morning in the fishing village of Burgos, and the narrow banca is gliding past a maze of fish corrals towards a guardhouse in the middle of lush beds of seagrass. Colored flags flutter in the cool breeze, marking the boundary of the marine sanctuary. In the depths of the clear waters are […]