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Agaton winds lash out Surigao del Norte, Dinagat; 8,000 in evacuation centers

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Rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team evacuate residents who were trapped in flooding of Compostela Valley and nearby provinces in southern Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Moderate to strong wind continued to lash out Surigao del Norte and Dinagat provinces on Sunday afternoon, since tropical depression “Agaton” began its onslaught Saturday evening.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Surigao groups protest illegal assembly case filed vs anti-pork barrel protesters

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StudentS join the Anti-Pork Barrel rally at Plaza Independencia in Cebu City. CDN FILE PHOTO

Local activists and civil society groups here are protesting the illegal assembly case slapped against hundreds of anti-pork barrel protesters, saying the charge was politically motivated.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Surigao Norte lawmaker denies pressuring power coop

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Surigao del Norte Representative Francisco Matugas Photo from www.congress.gov.ph

A lawmaker who has been accused of interfering in a power cooperative deal here has been forced to issue a denial that he had tried pressuring a local power utility into buying overpriced generator sets.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

P64M in pork used as ‘intel funds’

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FRANCISCO Matugas, facing a plunder case for alleged pork misuse, holds a press conference Aug. 30 to deny wrongdoing. DANILO ADORADOR III / INQUIRER MINDANAO

A not-so-intelligent move: convert pork barrel into
intelligence funds for local government officials.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Dreams drown with sinking ship

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DEATHS IN THE FAMILY Members of the Villanueva family confirm that three of their five siblings were among the dead in the sinking of the MV St. Thomas Aquinas after colliding with a Sulpicio cargo vessel off Talisay City in Cebu. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

They boarded the ill-fated St. Thomas Aquinas with a bounty of dreams: a young woman meeting her American fiancé, two sisters headed for Singapore to become domestic workers, a young father looking for work in Manila and an elderly couple seeking respite from age-related diseases.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Sacked MGB worker wants agency chief suspended for corruption

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An employee of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, who was recently removed from his post, has asked the Ombudsman to suspend MGB chief Leo Jasareno for allegedly committing corrupt practices.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Polls worsen clan feud in Dinagat

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Jade Ecleo. DANILO ADORADOR

After suffering a narrow loss in the gubernatorial race, outgoing Dinagat Vice Gov. Geraldine “Jade” Ecleo hoped to be reconciled with her mother and siblings. What she got instead was a snub.

Posted: June 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bulldozer sold as scrap monument to Butuan scam

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A CATERPILLAR bulldozer that had been sold by the Butuan City government as scrap metal for P2 per kilogram is now looking new after its buyer reconditioned it, increasing its value to at least P1.3 million. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

An aged piece of heavy equipment has become this city’s newest campaign season celebrity of sorts.

Posted: April 27th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘One-term’ Surigao pol raffles off monthly pay

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guyito

Business must be good for this mortician. He now owns his business and, since turning to politics, can even afford to raffle off his monthly salary as a public official to his constituents.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

What’s wrong with Akbayan Rep?

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Akbayan Partylist Representative Arlene "Kaka" Bag-ao. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Surigao del Norte First District Rep. Francisco Matugas on Thursday defended Akbayan party-list Rep. Kaka Bag-ao’s designation as caretaker of Dinagat Islands.

Posted: January 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Surigao cult blames corruption for ‘delay’

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Call it post-doomsday recrimination. A cult leader in Surigao del Norte province on Friday blamed corrupt government leaders for the “delayed” coming of their “Divine Government,” even as members of the Ecleo family of Dinagat Islands, who controls the Philippine Benevolent Missionary Association (PBMA), are locked in a doomsday-related tit for tat.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Doomsday group converge on hill in Surigao for end of the world

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Over the past several months, followers of a cult said to be led by a little-known movie actor have been converging on a hill in preparation for the beginning of what they believe will be doomsday.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Doomsday watch launched in Surigao

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guyito

A countdown has been launched here in the run-up to the Dec. 21 “doomsday” prophecy—the day when the end of the world is supposed to come.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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