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Are we postponing barangay and SK elections or not? P500M is at stake

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:02 PM

If Congress decides this at the last minute we risk tossing down the drain about a billion pesos Comelec shall have spent on the preparations

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Wednesday

Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Robert Ace Barbers House Bill 5359 seeking to postpone village and youth polls and allowing the President to appoint OICs contravenes the Constitution on at least 5 fronts

POSTPONE AGAIN? Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers files a bill to postpone village and youth polls yet again until 2020, and seeks to allow the President to appoint OICs by October 2017. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Magnitude 5.9 aftershock rocks Surigao area

Mar 05, 2017 - 10:48 AM

3rd UPDATE One woman dies of a heart attack while at least 41 people are injured civil defense officials say

Initial Surigao quake damage reaches P665.7-M

Feb 13, 2017 - 7:04 PM

Maryjul Escalante Surigao del Norte provincial information officer expects the figure could rise as updates become available

SURIGAO CITY BY AIR. A bird's-eye view of Surigao City as seen from the East. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Donate to provide water for quake-hit Surigao

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:39 PM

The DSWD is accepting cash donations which will be used to buy water for quake victims in Surigao de Norte

Fear, trauma hound quake evacuees in Surigao City

Feb 13, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Some residents of Surigao City prefer sleeping outdoors fearing another powerful tremor could strike at night

MATS ON THE FLOOR. Evacuees sleep on the floor of the Surigao del Norte Provincial Capitol on February 12, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte's P2B aid pledge for mine workers, not quake victims – Palace

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:09 AM

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar clarifies that the President wants to use P2 billion worth of aid to provide livelihood for mine workers who will lose jobs after the closure of mining operations

ON THE MOVE. President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by military officers as he arrives in Surigao City on February 12, 2017 to visit the victims of the earthquake that hit the province on February 10. Photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

Surigao quake toll now at 8

Feb 13, 2017 - 10:55 AM

The number of injured people meanwhile is now at 209

Aftermath from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked Surigao City on February 10, 2017. Contributed photo

NPA rebels declare temporary ceasefire in quake-hit areas

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:13 AM

The NPA s ceasefire covers the whole province of Surigao del Norte and the towns of Cabadbaran Tubay Jabonga and Santiago in Agusan Del Norte

DAMAGE. A portion of the Surigao Airport is damaged by a strong quake that hit evening of February 10. Photo by Cesar Chavez

Duterte to visit quake-struck Surigao

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:41 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to meet with local officials and to personally check on the people affected by the earthquake on Sunday February 12

WATCH: Red alert: DSWD activates disaster response teams in Caraga

Feb 11, 2017 - 7:14 PM

UPDATED The lead agency for disaster response will conduct round the clock monitoring of the situation in areas affected by the magnitude 6 7 quake that hit Mindanao

fDISASTER RESPONSE. The Response Cluster of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) is activated at 5pm, Saturday, February 11. Photo courtesy of DOTR Asec. Cesar Chavez

Damaged roads, bridges after Surigao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 6:29 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways gives an update on the status of roads and bridges following the 6 7 magnitude earthquake that recently hit Mindanao

Over 500 houses damaged in Mindanao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:57 PM

This Office of Civil Defense describes the earthquake damage in Surigao as ‘extensive and widespread

DAMAGED STRUCTURE. Aftermath from the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that rocked Surigao City on February 10. Contributed photo

Damage to SURNECO distribution lines 'minimal' after Surigao quake

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:38 PM

It is expected that 90 will be energized as soon as NGCP restores power the energy department says in a statement

Ex-Surigao del Norte gov Barbers charged over 2004 fertilizer fund scam

Feb 10, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Robert Lyndon Barbers is accused of buying fertilizers which were overpriced by P4 43 million

Photo from Robert Lyndon Barbers' Facebook page

NPA abducts soldier in Surigao del Norte – military

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:09 AM

The commander of Private First Class Erwin Salan is appealing to the communist rebels to release him

PEACE TALKS. The reported abduction of a soldier by the NPA is another challenge for the peace panels. File photo from OPAPP

A test for local climate adaptation

Nov 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM

What does local climate change adaptation look like? Two LGUs in Mindanao will now be able to carry out local adaptation projects funded by the People s Survival Fund

PREPARED FOR CLIMATE CHANGE? Lanuza residents living near the coast, like this fisherman say they have little knowledge of the impacts of climate change except that, when a typhoon is coming, they should heed the instructions of local authorities. Photo credit: VJ Villafranca/Oxfam

Still no Ecleo after a year of searching – NBI

Sep 08, 2016 - 8:06 PM

The NBI tells the Sandiganbayan in a report that after a year of searching for Ecleo they have yet to find him and serve him warrants of arrest

DROPPED: Fugitive Ruben Ecleo Jr. is no longer the congressman of  Dinagat Islands

Every shark counts

Jan 10, 2016 - 3:24 PM

Whale sharks also known as butanding are protected by Philippine law

Who is running in Caraga | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Caraga

IN PHOTOS: Visit these 10 magical, beautiful lagoons in the Philippines

Aug 29, 2015 - 3:59 PM

The Philippines is home to many such beautiful lagoons some of them listed below Book a ticket and take in the beauty and stillness of one or more of these

Earthquake hits parts of Mindanao, Eastern Visayas

Jul 03, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The epicenter of the magnitude 6 1 earthquake is located 41 km northeast of Burgos Surigao del Norte according to Phivolcs

NPA releases 3 captive cops to Duterte

Feb 26, 2015 - 5:55 PM

The policemen are released after being held captive by communist rebels for 3 months

GESTURE OF GOODWILL. The NPA has released 3 captive policemen. Photo by Edwin Espejo/Rappler

The hidden world of Bucas Grande Island

Feb 21, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Lagoons jellyfish cliff diving and more at Bucas Grande island

THE LAGOON. Millions of jellyfish can be seen in this area in the months of March until May and in July until August. Photos by Eleazar Cuela, Ginny Riobuya, and Joann Estiller

4 injured in Surigao Norte bus bombing

Feb 04, 2015 - 7:03 PM

The Bachelor Express bus was halfway from Surigao City to Tandag City when it was bombed in Claver Surigao de Norte

A community takes a stand to defend a threatened paradise

Jan 31, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Not everything is a surfer s paradise in Siargao In poor rural communities away from the surfer s beaches residents are working hard to prevent another environmental disaster

THREATENED PARADISE. Siargao Island’s 8,620 hectares of mangrove forests are one of the largest in the country. Photo contributed by SIKAT

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocks Surigao del Norte

Dec 30, 2014 - 10:28 PM

The tremor is felt 61 kilometers northeast of Burgos Siargao Island Phivolcs says Authorities are not expecting any damages

Communist rebels release 4 policemen

Jul 29, 2014 - 5:49 PM

2nd UPDATE The 4 showed no signs of being maltreated while in custody

RELEASED. The 4 policemen captured and declared

Cops held by NPA to be freed this week

Jul 27, 2014 - 4:45 PM

The rebel group agreed to release the cops on the condition that a five day ceasefire will be observed

NPA rebels seize 4 cops in police station attack

Jul 11, 2014 - 8:16 AM

The attack in Alegria Surigao del Norte kills 2 rebels and wounds 2 cops

Basyang: Forced evacuation in Surigao del Norte villages

Jan 31, 2014 - 2:38 PM

Thousands of Mindanao residents are again preparing for the worst due to Tropical Storm Basyang

Storm surge destroys houses in Surigao del Norte

Jan 20, 2014 - 1:09 PM

A storm surge destroys at least 13 homes in Gigaquit Surigao del Norte

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

Mamanwa tribe perform ritual to lift mine suspension order

Dec 05, 2013 - 3:37 PM

They say the stopped operations has led to loss of livelihood and money for education and health programs

RITUAL. A Mamanwa native priest performs a ritual called 'padugo' which includes the slaughtering of a native pig, incantations and drinking pig's blood with a local wine in order to cast away 'evil' spirits 'clouding the judgement' of DENR officials. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

LPA spotted off Surigao City

Nov 23, 2013 - 8:36 AM

A potential cyclone which may cause flashfloods and landslides hovers near northeastern Mindanao

Typhoon Yolanda destroys houses, cuts power in Surigao

Nov 08, 2013 - 10:27 AM

At least 28 000 residents seek temporary shelter in different evacuation centers

YOLANDA. PAGASA's 8:30 am updated satellite picture of Typhoon Yolanda.

HIGHLIGHTS: Siargao Intl Surfing Cup 2013

Sep 26, 2013 - 7:17 PM

Enjoy these video from ASC Media

MAGNIFICENT BARREL. Mike Escoltura on day 2 of the Siargao International Surfing Cup 2013. Photo by Tim Hain/ASC Media

Semifinalists decided in Siargao Intl Surfing Cup day 2

Sep 26, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Filipino Osot Alcala is still in the competition

DAY 2. Here's a breakdown of 2nd day victories in Siargao's Cloud 9. All photos by Tim Hain/ASC Media

Locals post highest scores in Siargao Int'l Surfing Cup day 1

Sep 25, 2013 - 6:21 PM

Siargao locals make waves at the Asian Surfing Championships Men’s Open Division of the 19th Annual Siargao Int l Surfing Cup

Nickel Asia opens plant in Surigao del Norte

Sep 05, 2013 - 9:43 PM

The country s largest nickel producer opens a processing plant in Surigao del Norte

Get stoked: 7 lesser-known PH surf spots

Aug 29, 2013 - 8:00 PM

‘Tis the season of rains typhoons and surfing

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SURFING. Surfers are in for a treat with the typhoon-brought waves this rainy season. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Siargao among CNN's best surf spots

Jul 01, 2013 - 7:36 PM

Cloud Nine in Siargao Island is the 9th best surf spot in the world according to CNN

DEATH RIDE. Cloud Nine is up on CNN's surf list. Photo from the Cloud Nine Surf Facebook page

Philex, Meralco eye power project in Surigao del Norte

Jun 26, 2013 - 1:31 PM

Philex is in talks with Meralco for the possibility of putting up an 8 megawatt coal fired plant in Surigao del Norte

MORE POWER Meralco and Philex may put up a new power plant in Surigao del Norte. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

MGB suspends Surigao Norte firm's mineral processing

Jun 10, 2013 - 2:21 PM

The agency found a tension crack in the miner s tailings storage facility in the province

SUSPENDED. The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) suspends operations of gold miner Greenstone in Surigao del Norte due to a "tension crack" in its site.

Minor quakes in Surigao del Norte since Thursday

Mar 31, 2013 - 11:05 AM

The strongest was a 5 2 magnitude quake that occurred 27 kilometers southeast Burgos town on Saturday morning

EARTHQUAKE. All 3 minor earthquakes monitored on Saturday occured near the town of Burgos in Surigao del Norte. Photo from Phivolcs

Sumitomo to open rare earth plant in Palawan

Mar 11, 2013 - 5:52 PM

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd SMM is looking to construct a scandium recovery pilot plant at the facilities of its Palawan based subsidiary Coral Bay Nickel Corporation CBNC

5 quakes hit Surigao del Norte

Jan 31, 2013 - 11:19 AM

The strongest is magnitude 5 5 Phivolcs says

Local bank helps IPs, CCT recipients save

Dec 09, 2012 - 4:34 PM

A Surigao based local bank Cantilan Bank Inc is now doing what most banks would deem crazy: convert the unbanked poor and indigenous peoples into saving communities

'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.