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Judge in narco list slain

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent A retired court magistrate, who was included in the “narco list” of President Rodrigo Duterte, has been killed by unidentified gunmen in his residence in Surigao del Norte. Lt. Col. Christian Rafols II, Caraga regional police spokesman said retired magistrate Exequil Dagala, 48, was sleeping …

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Cops nab group with endangered animals

By FROILAN GALLARDO, Special Correspondent POLICE manning a checkpoint in Tandag City on Sunday intercepted vehicles with exotic and endangered animals believed to be Metro Manila-bound for a lucrative market there. Three persons behind the transport of wildlife that would be sold in Manila were arrested Sunday, October 27, 2019 …

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Battle of Surigao Strait museum opens

By Erwin M. Mascariñas, Correspondent Surigao City — The Battle of Surigao Strait (BOSS) Memorial and Museum officially opened to the public here with the presence of dignitaries and ships from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the Philippine Navy (PN) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PSG). AUSTRALIAN FRIGATE. Two tug-boats …

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The first modern corvette of the Philippine Navy, the Pohang-class BRP Conrado Yap (PS-39) anchored along the waters of Surigao City bay to take part in the 75th year commemoration of the Battle of Surigao Strait. Photo by Erwin Mascariñas. Read the Latest News and Updates in Mindanao

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Pinoy bags Siargao int’l surfing cup

CLOUD NINE, Siargao Island — It was a neck-to-neck battle between Hawaii and the Philippines in the final game match up but home-grown surfer John Mark “Marama” Tokong has reigned supreme, capturing the 25th Siargao International Surfing Cup title. AIR SHOW. John Mark “Marama” Tokong makes a barrell-to-aerial combination at …

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Wave riders from 13 countries vie for Siargao surfing tourney

By Erwin M. MascariñasCorrespondent General Luna, Surigao del Norte — Some 64 participating surfers from 13 countries returned to Siargao Island to compete at the Philippines longest-running and biggest annual international sporting event, the Siargao Cloud 9 International Surfing Cup in General Luna town, Surigao del Norte last Friday. SURFING …

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