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First Teachers’ Congress: Luistro mum on tribal school attacks

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent SURIGAO City—Claiming reforms will not happen from the central or regional offices but from the school level, Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro told some 6,000 delegates of the 1st Teachers’ Congress. Luistro urged the educators to visit the farthest, remotest villages if possible where the ...

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‘Aquaman’ sets another record

By Roel Catoto SHEER guts and determination led Surigao’s triathlete-lawyer Ingemar “Pinoy Aquaman” Macarine into another record-setting swim on Sunday. Macarine, 39, defied the rough waters to cross the 15-kilometer stretch from Pamilacan Island, which is part of Baclayon town, to Baclayon proper in Bohol up north. He left the ...

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Fisherfolk detained in Indonesia asks for fares

By BEN SERRANO, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — Surigao City Mayor Ernesto Matugas and the City Social Welfare Office are doing everything to save and help free the 22 fishermen, all bonafide residents of Surigao City and three other fishermen from Municipalities of Placer and Sison, Surigao del Norte province now ...

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Dengue cases in Surigao down by nearly 50%

Roel Catoto SURIGAO City––Cases of dengue here dropped to 393 from 859 last year, Garosfe Menor, dengue program coordinator of the City Health Office (CHO) said. But Menor urged residents not to take any chances especially this rainy season. Dengue cases in Surigao City down from 859 last year to ...

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Fire breaks out, damages UCCP in Surigao city

SURIGAO City––Fire gutted the upper floor of the 27-year old church building of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines in this city on Tuesday morning. The church is located along Narcisco corner Sarvida Streets. Fire Officer 3 Reil Politcher, fire investigator of the Bureau of Fire Protection-Surigao City, ...

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Fresh clashes lead to more evacuations in Marihatag

By FROILAN GALLARDO Contributor MARIHATAG, Surigao del Sur—A fresh wave of fighting between Army soldiers and an armed group triggered a new round of evacuation in this town on Friday. Marihatag Mayor Allan Pelenio told a Senate Committee on Justice public hearing in Tandag town that over 200 Manobo families ...

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