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Matugas launches provincial scholarship program

By Winston P. Ensomo, Correspondent SURIGAO City — Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas has promised to give assistance for the education of some 600 graduate students who graduated from the DepEd program’s Alternative Learning System (ALS), here. Through the Matugas administration’s program called ‘Iskolaran’ which supports and grants assistance ...

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10 drug suspects sentenced to rehab

By Winston P. Ensomo, Correspondent SURIGAO City — The 10 accused drug personalities would be confined for six months of rehabilitation for violating the Section 5, Article II of RA 9165 or Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, after Judge Cesar Bordalba of RTC branch 30, Surigao City found them guilty ...

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Sursur board member survives assassination

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN City — A provincial board member of the second district of Surigao del Sur province survived an assassination attempt when unidentified gunmen waylaid his vehicle along the national highway in Sitio Tandawan, Barangay San Vicente, Bislig City on Thursday at about 1:25 pm, police reported ...

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3 gold miners die in tunnel

By Winston P. Ensomo, Correspondent SURIGAO City — Three gold miners died after suffocating on poisonous gas inside a mining tunnel in Barangay Ellaperal, Placer town in Surigao del Norte on Friday. The fatalities were identified as Joar B. Olayvar, 30, Francisco Daniolco, 27, and a certain Ritsobal –– all ...

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Nine ‘chololots’ seized in Surigao city

By Winston P. Ensomo, Correspondent SURIGAO City — The police office here have confiscated units of illegal electronic gambling machines, locally known as chololots, in different parts of this city on Friday. Newly installed Officer-in-charge, Supt. Noel E. Silvosa, directed the Intelligence Operatives to conduct simultaneous raids against illegal gambling ...

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Hundreds rendered homeless in Surigao slum fire

By WINSTON ENSOMO, Correspondent SURIGAO City — An estimated one hundred houses made of light material were razed to the ground by a fire in a slum area along Nueva Extension in Barangay Taft, here on Thursday afternoon. According to the investigation of the city Bureau of Fire Protection, the ...

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