Category Archives: siargao

Siargao’s Sugba Lagoon reopens but number of guests limited

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews / 9 March) – A popular tourist destination in Del Carmen town in Siargao Islands that had been closed for maintenance and facility upgrade works reopened last March 5, town officials said. But Leilani C. Lipio, municipal tourism officer, said via mobile phone that they now limit the number of […]

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No catch

A fisherman in Barangay Union, Dapa town in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte returns home on Saturday, March 3, 2018, with no catch of mud crab. Overfishing, unsustainable fishing that includes using dynamite remains unabated in this village. MindaNew…

TINGOG SA SUBA: Ayayay, Boracay!

Ngano man diay kung wala na’y Boracay wala na ba lain, Inday? Unsaon pataka man sila pang-labay mga basurang inatay dili ka ganahan motan-aw samot na sa dagat mo-kapaykapay grabe pa ka-mahal presyo panimalay no-afford si nanay ug tatay bisan suweldo white-collar sa tag-iya ipamudmud ang dollar Nganong dili na lang moadto sa Camiguin, Britania […]

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Jet carrying 73 passengers overshoots Siargao runway due to bird strike

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 27 Feb) – A passenger jet plane carrying 73 people overshot the runway in Siargao Island Tuesday morning apparently because of a bird strike, but nobody was injured in the incident. The Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office of Del Carmen town in Siargao said the Skyjet plane ended up on […]

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Siargao Sunset

SIARGAO SUNSET. A tourist enjoys the beautiful sunset by the beach in General Luna, Siargao Island Thursday (8 February 2018). The white sand beach in this surfing capital extends to more than five kilometers. MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

Island Paradise

These motorized bancas, seen sitting idly by the beach last Tuesday (9 January 2018), are the main mode of transportation of tourists coming to the beautiful white sandy beach of Daku Island in General Luna, Siargao Island. The island was energized by …

‘Agaton’ makes landfall over Dinagat-Siargao; over southern Negros Oriental as of 8 a.m.

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 02 January) — Tropical depression ‘Agaton’ made landfall over Dinagat-Siargao islands in Mindanao before 1 a.m. on Tuesday and was monitored over southern Negros Oriental in the Visayas as of 8 a.m. Storm signal 1 over Mindanao has been lifted as of 8 a.m. As ‘Agaton’ was approaching Monday, Signal 1 […]

Clown Fish

Clown fish are among the few species found in one of the marine sanctuaries in General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, as shown in this picture taken Wednesday (27 September 2017). MindaNews photo by ROEL N. CATOTO

2 Pinoy surfers remain unbeaten in Siargao int’l surfing tilt

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews/26 September) — Two of the country’s surfing stars on Tuesday continued to shine in the 23rd edition of the Siargao International Surfing Competition by eking out convincing wins against foreign rivals. The Filipino duo of John Mark “Marama” Tokong and Edito “Piso” Alcala continued their dominant run on day three of the competition, both […]

Champ from Siargao, other Pinoy surfers fall in int’l surfing tilt

GENERAL LUNA, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/25 September) — Dismay greeted local spectators when a strong hometown bet failed to advance against foreign competitors in the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup on Monday afternoon. Philmar Alipayo, 25, who bagged the championship in the 19th Siargao National Surfing Cup last Saturday, bowed to Kiron Jabour of Hawaii and Raoni Montereiro of Brazil. “I […]

Filipino surfers draw first blood in 2017 Siargao International Surfing Cup

CLOUD NINE, General Luna, Siargao Island (MindaNews) – Filipino surfers vying for the 23rd Siargao International Surfing Cup have drawn first blood in the series of elimination rounds while some foreign surfers from different countries have managed to advance for the next rounds here at the surfing capital of the country. The opening day Sunday […]

Injured surfer wins 19th Siargao Surfing Cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/22 September) — A homegrown talent bucked an injury in his lower back to reign supreme in the 19th Siargao Surfing Cup Thursday. “I’m really glad to win this competition. My preparation and training helped me a lot to capture the championship crown,” Philmar Alipayo told MindaNews Friday. “I have an injury in my lower back. It’s […]

World’s best women surfers battle for Siargao Cup

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island — It’s a battle royale among the world’s best woman surfers here in the country’s surfing capital when the Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup Qualifying Series 1,000 starts on Wednesday at Cloud Nine. Event director Gerry Deagan said 24 competitors from across the globe will flaunt their talent. “It’s pretty exciting to see these competitors who will […]