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Over 20,000 houses destroyed

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent   SURIGAO City — A total of 26,029 houses sheltering some 23,907 families in 53 barangays here have been destroyed by the recent earthquake here, according to the latest assessment of ths city’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. City Mayor Ernesto Matugas, meanwhile, has written another ...

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Biggest fishing tourney set in Siargao next month

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent   SURIGAO City- The 10th Siargao International Game Fishing Tournament will officially open on April 6, 2017 at 4pm at the Boulevard in the island town of Pilar, Surigao del Norte in Siargao Island. “Siargao Island is the surfing capital of the Philippines now also the ...

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Robredo visits quake-stricken Surigao

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent SURIGAO City — Vice President Ma. Leonor Robredo arrived early morning Friday here and did a quick visit and inspection of the damaged Anao-aon Bridge in San Francisco, Agusan del Norte. Upon her arrival here, Vice President Robredo turned over some P1 million worth of food ...

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Matugas orders resumption of classes on Monday

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent SURIGAO City — After calling for national assistance for quake victims, Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Forcadilla Matugas is now personally heading the relief operations and initiating rehabilitation as she ordered the resumption of classes at all levels in the earthquake-affected towns in the province. Matugas ...

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Narcs seize over P1m in Surigao shabu

By LITO RULONA Correspondent AUTHORITIES arrested 16 suspected drug peddlers and users, and confiscated over P1 million worth of suspected shabu from Surigao during three separate operations in Barangay Puntod and near Agora Lapasan, this city, over the weekend. Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional director Adrian Alvariño identified four ...

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Reds ready to defend PH vs invasion but…

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent Sitio Brazil, Barangay Mat-I, SURIGAO City — The younger generation of New People’s Army guerrilla commanders here expressed readiness to defend the country from foreign invaders. However, the Duterte administration should first dismantle and disarm tribal militias that have been commissioned by the Army. In an ...

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8 people hurt as quake jolts Surigao city

SURIGAO City–Eight people were hurt while at least 38 others evacuated when a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck this city on Tuesday evening. The eight injured sought treatment in hospitals after being hit by falling objects, said Wilbert Ga, spokesperson of the Caraga Regional Hospital here. He said a couple in the ...

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