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1 soldier killed, 6 other wounded in Agusan ambush

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An Army sergeant was killed and four other troopers from the 9th Special Forces Company were wounded in an ambush by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in the municipality of Prosperidad at noon Tuesday, police said.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Suspected hitman shot dead during attack on forest ranger


A suspected hitman was gunned down by an unidentified assailant while allegedly trying to kill a forest ranger here on Thursday morning.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LBC branch in Agusan del Sur town robbed of cash

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Armed robbers barged into the cargo forwarding firm of the LBC branch here on Tuesday night and carted away an undetermined amount of cash.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Let there be light through DAP

ELECTRIC posts stand in the middle of a community of houses on stilts in the Agusan Marsh that was recently energized through two programs funded by the DAP. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

For many years, residents living in houses on stilts in the remote villages of Sabang Adgawan in La Paz town and Sabang Gibong in Talacogon town have been groping in the dark.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Personal grudge eyed in killing of Surigao Sur radioman


Personal grudge is seen as the motive behind the killing of a radio station supervisor in Tandag City.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Agusan Sur cancels Christmas party, gives aid to Yolanda victims

The government has so far released P19.405 billion for the rehabilitation of “Yolanda”-stricken areas, according to administration ally and Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone, whose own province was one of those devastated by the super typhoon. AP FILE PHOTO

Workers at the provincial government here will forego the traditional Christmas party celebration this December after Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza decided to cancel it anew.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Mines bureau probes drying up of spring in Agusan

rosario agusan

Officials here said about 16 illegal small-scale gold mining tunnels reportedly operated by a top local official of this gold-rich town could be to blame for the drying up of natural spring that caused a water crisis to thousands of households.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 ex-NPA captives winners in Agusan Sur village polls


Even if they were held in captivity by communist rebels, three village council candidates still won in the barangay (village) elections last October 28.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Town’s water source gone after 7.2-maagnitude quake

Photos show the natural spring bustling before with potable water captured by the intake water box (top) and the dried-up spring and pipes after the earthquake on Tuesday that also shook Rosario town, Agusan del Sur province. PHOTOS BY CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN AND COURTESY OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

The spring that residents of eight of this town’s 11 villages depend on for their drinking water dried up following Tuesday’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Bohol province and other parts of the Visayas and Mindanao.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Agusan town loses water supply after Tuesday’s earthquake

maputi spring agusan del sur

The spring that supplied practically the entire municipality of Rosario with drinking water dried up following Tuesday’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Bohol and other parts of the Visayas as well as Mindanao, killing up to 180 people.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Local execs seek relief of Agusan town’s police force


Local officials of this town want its entire police force sacked for sleeping on the job and failing to prevent burglars from stealing a total of P172,000 cash from several offices in the town hall, located just a few meters from the police station a week ago. It was the second town hall burglary since last month.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Illegal logging continues in Agusan watershed despite drive vs tree-cutting


Forest guards found and seized illegally cut logs inside the Mt. Magdiwata watershed here despite an intensified drive to protect the mountain from loggers.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Blast highlights town woes

SOLDIERS carry a comrade wounded during the land mine blast. CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN

On Thursday, five Army soldiers were seriously wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in the village of Kauswagan. Col. Jose Leonard Gille, commander of the 26th Infantry Battalion, said the land mine was planted by communist rebels and was intended to drive away a government team led by Mayor Dario Otaza, who proceeded to the area despite receiving reports of the 7 a.m. blast.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

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