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Ban on Plastics

A young boy looks at the art works being displayed at the boot of SEA Movement, an environmental NGO in General Luna, Siargao Island on Thursday (September 28, 2018). For the first time, visitors are disallowed to bring plastic items to Cloud Nine area where the National Surfing tilt (Sept. 23-27) and Siargao International Surfing […]

Wow Siargao

Eight contingents from different towns in Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte join the Sajaw Siargao 2018 on Thursday (September 28, 2018) held in General Luna town, the province’s foremost tourist destination and the country’s surfing capital. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

Siargao town first in Surigao del Norte to ban use of plastic bags

PILAR, Siargao Island  (MindaNews / 11 March) — Single-use plastic bags are no longer allowed in this town, the first to do so in the entire Surigao del Norte. The municipal council approved the ban in late February, amid mounting calls from local conservationists. Eladio Napil, officer-in-charge of Pilar Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office […]

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Plastic bags with sand and wooden shrimp bait used to catch squid in Siargao

ANAJAWAN, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 10 March) — While non-government organizations are calling for a ban on plastic bags in the country’s surfing capital, General Luna, hundreds of plastic bags of white sand with wooden shrimp baits are dropped into the sea every day by the fisherfolk here, to catch squid. Every day […]

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Volunteer docs provide health care for Siargao Island communities

SANTA MONICA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 22 Feb) – A screaming 12-year-old boy, his legs flailing, is held prone on the chair set up at the Santa Monica Health Center as a dentist extracts a tooth that has decayed beyond the gum line. The boy will have two teeth pulled in all, a victim of […]

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Foreign surfers boot out 2 Filipino ex-champs

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 27 Sept) – Two former Filipino surfing champions fell short in their bid in the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup here Wednesday morning. John Mark “Marama” Tokong, who was highly expected to pull through after making waves in the earlier elimination rounds, lost in the hands of […]

Siargao Cup

Australians Philippa Anderson (in pink rash guard) and Mikaela Greene (in blue) seen here catching up the waves at the same time at the final matches during the 9th Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup held in Cloud Nine, General Luna, Siargao Island on Saturday afternoon, 06 May 2017. Anderson retained her crown. MindaNews photo by […]

Aussie surfer retains crown in 9th Siargao Int’l Women’s Surfing Cup

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 07 May) — Australian surfer Philippa Anderson reigned supreme in the World Surf League (WSL) sanctioned 9th Siargao Women’s International Surfing Cup Qualifying Series 1,000 which ended here on Saturday afternoon. Anderson, last year’s defending champion, outplayed 24 top-seeded surfers across the globe at the perfect right-hand […]

4 Places To Visit In The Philippines Even During The Rainy Season

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So, all right, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) guys may have declared the start of the rainy season but hey, who are we kidding? It’s forever summer here in the…

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“Auring” leaves Surigao provinces without power

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/10 January) — Surigao del Norte and parts of Surigao del Sur had been without electricity since late Monday evening after Tropical Depression Auring made landfall in these provinces. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said Auring destroyed several of its towers on Monday. NGCP spokesperson Glory Reblanza told MindaNews on […]

Classes suspended in all levels in Surigao Norte on Monday as “Auring” makes landfall over Siargao Island

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 08 January) — Classes in all levels in Surigao del Norte have been ordered suspended by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRC) chaired by Governor Sol Matugas, as typhoon “Auring” made landfall over Siargao Island Sunday afternoon. Agusan del Norte Governor Rosedell Amante-Matba, who earlier ordered the suspension of […]

Surfing paradise Siargao Island Surigao – How To Get There

Best known as one of the world’s most amazing surfing destinations, Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines is also home to some of the country’s beautiful beaches, natural salt water pools and abundant marine life. And, as you can see below, it’s also where you can catch gorgeous sunsets! Since Siargao Island is where you can find the infamous “Cloud 9,” or those thick, high, hollow tubes of surf waves, lots of regular surfing competitions (both local and international ones) are held here. For non-surfers or just mere sun worshippers, there are also a couple of islands near

Siargao Island Hopping: Guyam, Daku, Naked Islands

Siargao Island is a tear drop shaped island located at Surigao del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. Although it has carved quite a name worldwide as a surfing destination, Siargao Island also offers other fun activities for non-surfers. One of these is island hopping. Siargao island hopping is surely a must-do! Off the coast of Poblacion, General Luna (formerly known as Cabuntog), Siargao, there are 3 islands that you can visit – Guyam, Daku and Naked islands. General Luna is at the southern part of the island and is where you can find “Cloud 9″ or those thick, high, hollow surfing waves.