Category Archives: Surigao City

25 adults, 43 minors ‘arrested’ for violating ‘general curfew’ in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 Jan) – A total of 25 adults and 43 minors were brought to the police station for two consecutive days for violating the “general curfew” that the police implemented starting Monday. All, however, were released immediately after they were informed about the “general curfew,” said Supt. Jay Baybayan, city police […]

LPA spotted east of Surigao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 December) — A low pressure area (LPA) that may develop into tropical depression ‘Agaton,’ has been spotted 850 kilometers east of Surigao City as of 3 p.m. Sunday, the state weather bureau said. In its weather advisory issued at 4 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration […]

Reds postpone release of captive cops in Surigao

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/12 December) — Communist rebels called off the scheduled release of the two police officers they abducted in Placer town in Surigao del Norte early last month, citing the military’s refusal to suspend operations to facilitate the captives’ safe return to their loved ones. Ka Maria Malaya, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front […]

NPA launches series of attacks in Surigao City

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 Dec) – Communist rebels here launched a series of strikes in this city Sunday. According to Supt. Jay Baybayan, chief of police of Surigao City, alleged New People’s Army (NPA) rebels ambushed a police patrol car of the municipality of Claver in Surigao del Norte Sunday morning. The said police […]

Surigao dock workers end strike

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/06 October) — Dock workers at Surigao City base port ended on Friday their strike after their employer ended its contract on the same day with the Philippine Ports Authority-Surigao. Members of the Surigao Dock Workers Union numbering 102 staged a strike against their employer, the Prudential Customs Brokerage Services Inc. (PCBSI) after the latter refused to increase their salary and benefits based on […]

SPEECH: Through this Change, we will fix and put an end to the age-old problems of Philippine society

(Speech of Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III  at the 116th Founding Anniversary of “One Surigao” at the Provincial Gymnasium, Surigao City, Surigao del Norte on May 15, 2017) Marajaw na buntag sa ijo hurot! Salamat kaayo kaninyong tanan sa inyong malumong pagimbitar kanako. Today has been declared by the President a special non-working day […]

Car on fire

Bureau of Fire Protection personnel spray water on a car that burns as it passes along Kilometer 2, National Highway, Barangay Luna in Surigao City on Tuesday noon (March 14, 2017) The driver and passengers were able to escape before the fire escalated…


Carlita Awatin of Barangay Washington leaves the Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao City after getting treatment from burns she sustained when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck at 8:08 a.m. Sunday, 5 March 2017 just as she was pouring boiled water on a cup. A resident succumbed to cardiac arrest while 37 others were injured, including Awating. […]

High Price

Prices of fish in Surigao City have increased after the 6.7-magnitude quake that hit Surigao del Norte las February 10. Vendors cited the low supply of fish due to bad weather as the reason for the price increase. Photo taken on February 18, 2017. Min…


The second floor of Cuizon Lodge along P. Reyes Street in Barangay Taft in Surigao City collapses on February 18, 2017, a week after a 6.7-magnitude quake hit Surigao del Norte. No one was reported hurt. Aftershocks continued to be felt in the city. City officials have ordered occupants of Palasso Hotel located beside the […]

Price freeze remains in force in quake-hit Surigao – DTI

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) — A price freeze on basic commodities continues to be enforced in the city, an official reminded local businessmen and consumers. Celestino Negapatan, provincial director of the Department of Trade and Industry in Surigao del Norte told MindaNews in a phone interview Friday that the price freeze was based on Resolution No. […]

Surigao Norte town declares state of calamity

SAN FRANCISCO, Surigao del Norte (MindaNews/14 February) — This town has been placed under a state of calamity due to damage sustained by several infrastructures when a 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the province and Surigao City last Friday. Vice Mayor Val Pinat told MindaNews in an interview that the municipal council approved the resolution declaring a […]

Surigao quake death toll now at 8

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 Feb) – The death toll in the magnitude 6.7 earthquake has risen to eight people, with those injured likewise rising to 203, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. Ramon A. Gotinga, assistant provincial administrator and officer-in-charge of PDRRMO-Surigao del Norte, said seven of the fatalities were […]

Aftershock Panic

AFTERSHOCK PANIC. Surigao City residents lining up the streets awaiting President Rodrigo Duterte’s arrival noon Sunday (12 February 2017) run away from tall buildings when an aftershock occurred. Dozens of aftershocks followed the magnitude 6.7 eart…

Aftershocks Galore

The magnitude 6.7 earthquake near Surigao City late evening of 10 February 2017 caused numerous aftershocks that continue to worry residents in affected areas. Based on PHIVOLCS’s Seismicity Maps, MindaNews included aftershocks mainly close to the epicenter of the main quake (marked green), but also those in the eastern half of Mindanao. We counted a […]