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3 drug suspects netted in Surigao del Norte raid

BUTUAN City– Three suspects including a minor were arrested and more than P150thousand  pesosworth of illegal drugs, firearm and drug paraphernalia were seized by the authorities in a raid at a coastal municipality of Surigao del Norte on Wednesday afternoon. Reports reaching the regional police headquarters here on Thursday from …

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Armed men burn public van in Agsur

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––Still unidentified men burned a passenger van bound to this city from Davao City along the highway in Purok 8, Barangay San Andres, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, on Tuesday morning. Police said they were still facing a blank wall and could not say who the …

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Lightning strikes farmer in Agusan del Norte

BUTUAN City– A 27-year-old farmer died upon arrival at a local hospital after he was struck by a lightning during a thunderstorm following a heavy downpour at a municipality of Agusan del Norte Sunday past noon. Reports from Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office reaching the regional headquarters here on …

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Lightning strikes farmer to death

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY – A lighting struck a 27-year old farmer who was tending his rice paddies in Purok 1, Barangay Panaytayon, Remedios T. Romualdez (RTR), in Agusan del Norte on Sunday afternoon. The responding RTR Emergency Rescue Team (RERT) rushed the victim, Joylito Hapson Mondano, to …

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City’s largest barangay holds ‘1st responders’ drill

BUTUAN CITY – About 50 village officials, employees, village health workers and scores of volunteers participated during the “First Responders On Emergency”, a fire drill training activity of the largest barangay here, jointly conducted by the City’s Bureau of Fire Protection Central Fire Station and the Barangay Council of Brgy. …

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Councilor claims he’s under threat

By BEN SERRANO Correspondent BUTUAN City––The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the National Police over the weekend said they would investigate into the alleged death threat against a councilor here. The councilor, Engr. Sergio Pascual, has sought the help and protection of authorities. Caraga police regional director Chief Supt. Vert …

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4,000 participate in Caraga quake drill

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY – At least 4,000 individuals from private institutions, majority of whom from schools and government offices in different areas in Caraga Region participated in a nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill, an official of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD-Caraga) here, said, Friday. Manuel Luis Ochotoena, …

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Court employee, 6 others arrested for shabu use

By Ben Serrano, Correspondent BUTUAN CITY — An employee of Regional Trial Court Branch 6 of Prospeidad, Agusan del Sur and six other individuals were arrested Sunday afternoon by joint operatives of the Municipal Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Group (MAIDSOTG) of the Prosperidad Municipal Police Station, Agusan del Sur …

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Local media visit typhoon-damaged trees in two Agusan towns

BUTUAN CITY — Local news reporters and com-mentators of this city have conducted an on-site tour in two towns of Agusan del Sur sponsored by the Department of Environ-ment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) under Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo on July 8, 2015 to make …

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