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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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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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