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NEW HOUSES FOR SURIGAO NORTE TOWN ‘ODETTE’ VICTIMS

The town government of Sison in Surigao del Norte, in partnership with ACTED-Philippines, a French non-government organization (NGO), is set to rebuild 100 houses damaged by Typhoon Odette in December last year, an official said. Mayor Karissa Fetalvero-Paronia said ACTED-Philippines Country Director Fabien Courteille visited them recently and finalized the startup of the rebuilding of […]

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RELIEF GOODS DELIVERY TO SIARGAO STEADY — MATUGAS

The distribution of relief packs in the different municipalities in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte remained unhampered as support continued to grow from different sectors, both in the government and private sectors. Surigao del Norte First District Representative Francisco Jose “Bingo” Matugas II said the number of relief packs delivered to distressed residents in the […]

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FOOD, MED SUPPLIES, DOCTORS AIRLIFTED TO SIARGAO

The airlifting of food and medical supplies has begun to help the distressed residents of Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte, one of the areas devastated by Typhoon Odette. In his Facebook post, Surigao del Norte 1st District Rep. Francisco Jose Matugas said an airplane carrying 5 tons of food, including medical supplies, and a […]

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SURIGAO DEL NORTE WELCOMES FULLY VAXXED TRAVELERS

The provincial government of Surigao del Norte has allowed travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the province without the need to take a reverse transcription – polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. The new policy came via Executive Order (EO) 21-043 issued by Surigao del Norte Governor Francisco Matugas, who noted the decreasing […]

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SURIGAO DEL NORTE LAUNCHES VAX CARAVAN – MATUGAS

The provincial government of Surigao del Norte launched a vaccination caravan on Siargao Island, one of the premier tourist destinations in the country. Governor Francisco Matugas said that the caravan aims to fast-track the vaccination of the different sectors on the island for protection against the dreaded coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “The vaccination caravan will […]

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SISON RESIDENTS GET FREE TECH-VOC TRAINING

The local government unit (LGU) of Sison in Surigao del Norte province has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Surigao State College of Technology (SSCT) for the free technical and vocational training of the town’s residents. The LGU said the MOA was signed between Mayor Karissa Fetalvero-Paronia and SSCT president, Gregorio Gamboa Jr. “Residents in […]

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CLAVER LAUNCHES MOBILE VAX PROGRAM – GOKIANGKEE

The municipality of Claver in Surigao del Norte has brought COVID-19 vaccines closer to residents through its mobile vaccination program. Mayor Georgia Gokiangkee said the town’s mobile vaccination drive would tackle the challenges that prevent people from receiving the life-saving shots. The two-day vaccination activity took place in Hayanggabon, one of the biggest barangays in the town. […]

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RED CROSS OPENS 1ST COVID LAB IN SURIGAO – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon led recently the opening of the province’s first molecular testing laboratory (MTL) for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The laboratory to be operated by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is seen to boost the testing and tracing capabilities of Surigao del Norte and neighboring areas.“This is the 12th molecular testing laboratory run […]

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PRC OPENS SURIGAO DEL NORTE COVID-19 LAB – GORDON

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) opened its molecular laboratory in Surigao Del Norte after passing the proficiency test recently. The newly built molecular laboratory, which will service the entire Caraga Administrative Region and its nearby provinces for faster testing of the residents, is equipped with two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines and one ribonucleic acid […]

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SURIGAO DEL NORTE AIRPORTS TO OPEN STARTING DEC. 1

All major airports in Surigao del Norte will be opened for commercial flights starting December 1 this year.This after Governor Francisco Matugas issued an executive order that aims to balance the province’s economic recovery and preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “The move is also in line with the National Action Plan […]