Category Archives: surigao del norte

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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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…

Fresh catch

A fisherman pours water on newly caught tilapia from Lake Mainit in Surigao del Norte on Sunday afternoon, November 26, 2017. He sells it at 100 per kilogram along the National Highway in Alegria town in Surigao del Norte. He said tilapia population has again increased after a fish kill that happened two years ago […]

Hanging bridge

An islet in the anti-mining town of Bacuag in Surigao del Norte has become the latest tourist attraction in the province after the local government unit installed a hanging bridge that connects the mainland to the islet. Visitors can enjoy zip lines and water sports amenities. The islet is part of a marine sanctuary. MindaNews […]

NPA seizes 2 cops in Surigao Norte

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/14 November) — New People’s Army (NPA) guerrillas abducted two policemen in Surigao del Norte on Monday afternoon. Police provincial director Senior Supt. Anthony Maghari identified the policemen as Police Officer 2 John Paul Doverte and Police Officer 2 Alfredo Degamon. Both are assigned at the police station in Placer town. Doverte and Degamon were snatched by armed […]

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 […]

 Siargao hosts world’s surfing queens in May  

GENERAL LUNA, Siargao Island (MindaNews/10 April) — The country’s surfing capital will host the Siargao International Women’s Surfing Cup Qualifying Series 1,000, the much awaited event among surfing fanatics and enthusiasts on May 2 to 6 at Cloud 9, the country’s most sought after surfing haven. General Luna Mayor Jaime P. Rusillon said Monday that this is […]

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 […]

Surigao teachers undergo stress debriefing

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/18 February) — A total of 1,200 teachers who were traumatized by the 6.7-magnitude quake last February 10 underwent stress debriefing this week to help them cope with the trauma, an education official said. Dr.  Gilda Berte, Surigao City schools division superintendent said 400 teachers underwent debriefing on Thursday and Friday and 800 […]

Stairway bridge

Accompanied by Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas (L), Vice President Leni Robredo checks the Anao-aon Bridge in San Francisco, Surigao del Norte on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 during her visit to areas affected by the Feb. 10 magnitude 6.7 earthquake. Before its collapse, Anao-aon Bridge connected Surigao City to the municipalities of San Francisco […]

Globe Telecom extends help to Surigao quake victims

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Surigao Vice Governor Arturo Carlos Egay, Jr. (center) and Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) Head Ramon Gotinga (2nd from left) receive Globe Telecom call cards and SIM cards from Jeffrey Guitche, Globe…

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Relief convoy ambushed in Surigao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 February) — Suspected New People’s Army rebels fired on Army soldiers escorting a relief mission of TV network ABS-CBN in San Francisco town in Surigao del Norte Tuesday night, 4th Infantry Division spokesperson Capt. Joe Patrick Martinez said. Martinez said the rebels fired five shots at the soldiers aboard a […]