Agusan del Norte - updates

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Agusan del Norte mayor, ex-police chief guilty over violent protest dispersal

Oct 30, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The Sandiganbayan says there was no valid justification for the firing of a water cannon at protesters in Tubay, Agusan del Norte, in 2006

Sibling rivalries weaken Amante, Plaza clans in Agusan provinces

May 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur governors who sought House seats in 2019 win

NEW LAWMAKERS. Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza (L) and Agusan del Norte Governor Maria Angelica Amante Matba win as representatives in the May 2019 elections. Photo of Plaza from Facebook, photo of Amante Matba from PIA

Newly-assigned doctor in Agusan del Norte killed in hit-and-run

Feb 08, 2019 - 1:07 PM

The victim is identified as Dr Zuriel Arambulo, 28, a resident of Cainta, Rizal

Gawad Kalasag: 3 heroic teenagers save passengers of sinking boat

Dec 27, 2017 - 1:03 PM

It takes courage to save lives like what these young men did

HERO. Jonathan Palen, Steven Sabuero and Kenzo Wahing receives the Gawad Kalasag Heroic Act award on December 11, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Hotel. Photo by Abigail Abigan/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Duterte back in public eye

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:06 PM

In his first public appearance in 5 days President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a speech at the 50th founding anniversary of Agusan del Norte in Cabadbaran City then visits troops at the 4ID command post in Butuan City

CHOPPER RIDE. President Rodrigo Duterte waves at his supporters before leaving the Caraga State University in Cabadbaran City on June 17, 2017. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

3 dead after NPA attacks soldiers in Agusan del Norte

Feb 12, 2017 - 2:54 PM

The incident is a violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law the military says

NDRRMC to LGUs: Don't take low pressure area lightly

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:45 PM

A low pressure area LPA east of Surigao City might bring floods and landslides to parts of the country

2 cops abducted at 'NPA checkpoints' in Bukidnon

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Two cops are declared prisoners of war as the New People s Army sets up checkpoints in 3 Mindanao provinces

REBELS. NPA guerrillas belonging to the Front 73 Guerrilla Command in formation during the release of a government soldier they held as 'prisoner of war' in June. File photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

NPA to candidates: Coordinate with us for 'smooth' campaigning

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:02 AM

The New People s Army sets up checkpoints in Misamis Oriental Bukidnon and Agusan del Norte

Agusan del Norte mayors back Duterte's presidential bid

Mar 06, 2016 - 9:45 AM

The mayors representing 10 towns and one city break party lines and throw their support behind the standard bearer of PDP Laban

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, presidential candidate under PDP-Laban, speaks during a rally in Butuan City, March 5, 2016. Photo by Editha Caduaya/Rappler

Who is running in Caraga | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Caraga

NPA attacks Agusan del Norte governor's convoy

Mar 27, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Agusan del Norte Governor Maria Angelica Amante Matba survives the attack but one of her police escorts is wounded

AMBUSHED. Agusan del Norte Governor Maria Angelica Amante-Matba survives a suspected NPA attack on her convoy. Photo from her Facebook page

Mother cries foul over 'cruel hospital'

Aug 12, 2014 - 5:27 PM

I cannot bring back my daughter s life back but at least I can do something to what happened to her even to just lessen the pain that we are going through says the bereaved mother

P700,000 worth of illegal lumber apprehended at Manila port

Mar 15, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The lumber the equivalent of 12 mature Lauan trees at least 20 years old come from Nasipit Agusan del Norte

APPREHENDED. Two container vans containing around 14,000 board feet of Lauan lumber are apprehended by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Bureau of Customs. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

2 provinces, 24 LGUs in Mindanao under state of calamity

Jan 21, 2014 - 7:27 PM

More than 809 000 people have been affected by the low pressure area which could turn into a tropical depression again

REPAIRS. DPWH personnel install a footbridge at the damaged Baogo bridge in Caraga, Davao Oriental. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Mindanao still on alert for Agaton

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:45 AM

Communities in areas affected by Tropical Depression Agaton continue to brace for the worst as the storm hovers just southeast of Mindanao

FLOODED. Residents gather next to a flooded basketball court at a village in Butuan City on January 17, 2014, as floods inundated villages and towns after heavy rains. Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

Soldiers, NPA clash near polling precinct in Agusan

May 11, 2013 - 2:41 AM

It was unclear if the communist fighters were planning to disrupt the elections in Barangay San Isidro Kitcharao Agusan del Norte

PCOS battery stolen from Agusan del Norte school

May 10, 2013 - 8:18 PM

The precinct count optical scan machine runs on battery in case of power outage

BATTERY GONE. The battery pack of a PCOS machine in Agusan del Norte was stolen. Photo by John Javellana

Magnitude 4 earthquake jolts Caraga

Apr 13, 2013 - 12:40 PM

A magnitude 4 earthquake rattled Caraga region on Saturday morning April 13

'So long, Lolong'

Feb 11, 2013 - 6:05 PM

Dr Adam Britton says Lolong helped raise awareness of crocodiles and raise funds for the conservation of the Agusan Marsh

CROC GURU. Dr. Adam Britton has been studying crocodiles for over 20 years and is now a senior partner at a research firm in Australia. Photo courtesy of Big Gecko Crocodilian Research & Consulting

RH and elections: Pols knew there’s no Catholic vote

Dec 29, 2012 - 6:04 PM

How the bishops misread the signs miscalculated their strength misjudged lawmakers’ definition of ‘political survival’

'Pablo:' 40,000 in evacuation centers

Dec 04, 2012 - 5:18 AM

UPDATED The typhoon with international codename Bopha made landfall over Baganga Davao Oriental early morning Tuesday December 4; Pablo now raking across Mindanao

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 11:00 a.m., 04 December 2012. At 11:00AM 4/DEC/2012, the eye of Typhoon #PabloPH was located in the vicinity of Malaybalay, Bukidnon (8.3°N 125.0°E). Max winds/gust (160/195kph). Moving West Northwest @ 20kph. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

Tropical storm 'Ofel': Entire Visayas, CARAGA under storm signals

Oct 24, 2012 - 11:30 AM

UPDATED The entire Visayas CARAGA under public storm warning signals as tropical storm Ofel Son Tinh accelerated towards the area Wednesday morning

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 10:30 a.m., 24 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Ofel': Passengers stranded in 12 Visayas, Mindanao ports

Oct 24, 2012 - 7:44 AM

A total of 1 480 passengers and more than 80 vessels are stranded in several ports in the Visayas and Mindanao as tropical storm Ofel Son Tinh moves closer

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 6:30 a.m., 24 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

'Ofel': Signal #1 in 10 provinces

Oct 23, 2012 - 7:35 AM

Ofel was last spotted 460 km east of Surigao City carrying maximum sustained winds of 55 km h near the center and moderate to intense rainfall 5 20 mm h

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 5:30 a.m., 23 October 2012. Image courtesy of PAGASA.

NFA chief Lito Banayo running for Congress

Sep 25, 2012 - 7:52 PM

NFA Administrator Lito Banayo is running for congressman of the 1st district of Agusan del Norte

DOTC to to spend P327-M for 7 provincial airports

Jun 15, 2012 - 12:26 AM

To support the rapid trade and tourism growth in 7 provinces the transportation department will commence the rehabilitation and expansion of airports in these areas