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5.5-magnitude quake rocks Surigao del Norte, aftershocks expected

Surigao Del Norte quake

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake rocked Surigao del Norte Monday afternoon, and aftershocks are expected to occur, the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

AFP declares 5-day ceasefire with NPA rebels in Surigao, Agusan

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Due to the requests from the higher-ups, the Eastern Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines has declared a ceasefire against the New People’s Army in Surigao del Norte and Agusan del Norte.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Army general rejects calls of NPA to stop military ops in Surigao

The New People’s Army. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

An Army general rejected the call of the New People’s Army to stop the military operations in Surigao in order for the rebels to free their captured policemen.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

5.1-quake, 14 aftershocks jolt Surigao


A 5.1 magnitude earthquake in Surigao on Friday night has so far caused at least 14 aftershocks, state volcanologists said.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Free-for-all gold hunt in Surigao

IT HAS BECOME a free-for-all hunt for gold in the village of Tambis in Barobo town, Surigao del Sur province. The supposed small-scale mining operations have led to craters this big in areas that used to be farms. CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Supposed small-scale operators allegedly with a permit from the province’s governor have turned to open-pit mining, turning vast tracts of farmlands in a gold-rich village in this town into what looks like craters the size of coliseums.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »