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DPWH PAVES COFFEE FARM ROAD IN SURIGAO DEL SUR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is paving a local road to support coffee, coconut, and palm growers in Tagbina, Surigao del Sur. In his report to DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado, Regional Office 13 Director Pol delos Santos said that a total of 12.48 kilometers road will be concreted with provisions of drainage, […]

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COMELEC DISMISSES DISQUALIFICATION CASE VS PICHAY

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has junked the disqualification case against Deputy Speaker Representative Prospero Pichay Jr. of Surigao del Sur for his congressional bid in the upcoming May 2022 elections. In a resolution rendered on February 15, the Comelec’s former First Division dismissed the petition filed in November last year to cancel the Certificate […]

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BISLIG MEDICAL CENTER BILL GETS HOUSE PANEL OK

The conversion of the Bislig District Hospital into a medical center will further bolster the medical infrastructure and health services in the area, especially in the second district of Surigao del Sur. Surigao del Sur 2nd District Representative Johnny Pimentel welcomed the approval of the House Committees on Health and Appropriation of House Bill 9837 […]

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DPWH OPENS NEW BRIDGE IN TAGO, SURIGAO DEL SUR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completely replaced the old and unsafe Sitio Pague-Pague – Camagong wooden bridge in Tago, Surigao del Sur. Secretary Mark Villar said that the bridge will improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability for agriculture in the area. “The bridge will improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability for […]

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DPWH TO FINISH LIANGA COASTAL BYPASS ROAD BY 2022

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is fast-tracking the construction of a 3-kilometer coastal bypass road in the town of Lianga, Surigao del Sur. “The Lianga Coastal Bypass Road is a major infrastructure project that will increase economic growth in the municipality and boost tourism by making the area a main stopover for […]

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10K CANTILAN FAMILIES GET FOOD AID – LOPEZ-PICHAY

The local government of Cantilan in Surigao del Sur has begun the distribution of food packs for at least 10,487 households. “I am reminding everyone that the food packs will be delivered to every household,” Cantilan town Mayor Carla Lopez-Pichay said in an announcement. Pichay said the local government is targeting 10,487 families to receive […]

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TRIAL FOR SLAIN SURIGAO DEL SUR BROADCASTER BEGINS – SY EGCO

Rolly Mahilum, the prime suspect in the brutal murder of Surigao del Sur DXBF Prime Broadcasting Network manager and anchor Christopher Iban “Chris Rapido” Lozada in October 2017, was finally brought to trial. This welcome development was announced by the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS), the lead government agency tasked to investigate violence […]

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SUSPECT IN SURIGAO DEL SUR RADIOMAN’S MURDER ARRESTED – SY EGCO

Rolly Mahilum, the main suspect in the murder of DXBF Prime Broadcasting Network operations manager and anchor Christopher “Chris Rapido” Lozada in October 2017 has been arrested by the Surigao Del Sur Police Provincial Office. A report sent to the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) Secretariat in Malacañang said Mahilum was arrested on March […]

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FORMER REBELS, IPs FINISH TESDA TRAINING COURSES IN SURIGAO — NOGRALES

A mass graduation ceremony for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and former rebels was held last October 1 at Sitio Ibuan, Bgy. Mampi, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur after they finished skills courses under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Present during the event were Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña, TESDA Director General, Undersecretary Atty. Jo Ann […]

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GO TO SURIGAONONS: I WILL NOT FAIL YOU

The day after his oath taking with President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang, newly-elected Senator Bong Go spent time to visit the 344 families who have been displaced by fire in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. It was reported that one person died due to cardiac arrest, while six were hurt when a big part of […]