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Ex-Surigao del Norte mayor, 5 others face graft case over land deal

Ex-Surigao del Norte mayor, 5 others face graft case over land deal

The Office of the Ombudsman has indicted former Sta. Monica, Surigao del Norte Mayor Rosalinda Penera and five others for graft charges over an allegedly anomalous land purchase. In a statem...

Lifestyle

Kaliga Festival’s scene-stealing characters

Kaliga Festival’s scene-stealing characters

By RJS A big salute to the indigenous people and organizers of Gingoog City Charter Day celebration’s Kaliga Festival (July 23) with its colorful street-dancing and grand showdown made even ...

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NEWSPIX: ‘Lumad’ evacuees who fled military presence in Surigao del Sur return home

More than 1,000 Manobo “lumad” evacuees from nine hinterland villages in two towns in Surigao del Sur, who fled their homes, for fear of increasing military presence have returned to their comm...

NEWSPIX: Surigao del Sur banana plantations close, cite security, other issues

Multinational banana firm Dole-Stanfilco has announced it was finally phasing out its plantations in Surigao del Sur province due to security threats, low-productivity and plant disease. Dol...

NEWSPIX: Love Wins: Lesbian couple ties the knot in Caraga’s first same-sex wedding

  Two women tied the knot on Thursday in Caraga’s  first same-sex marriage, a move lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates hailed as a historic moment. Alice Cris...

NEWSPIX: 9 nabbed for hunting wild birds in Surigao Norte

  Police  authorities on Tuesday arrested nine men on charges of illegally hunting wild birds in Alegria town in Surigao del Norte province. The Alegria police said migratory birds known...

  • NEWSPIX: ‘Lumad’ evacuees who fled military presence in Surigao del Sur return home
  • NEWSPIX: Surigao del Sur banana plantations close, cite security, other issues
  • NEWSPIX: Love Wins: Lesbian couple ties the knot in Caraga’s first same-sex wedding
  • NEWSPIX: 9 nabbed for hunting wild birds in Surigao Norte

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Tourism

Sleeping atop a volcano’s crater, a mountaineer never forgets

Sleeping atop a volcano’s crater, a mountaineer never forgets

By Ramon Jorge Sarabosing I was 19 years old when I climbed Mt. Hibok-Hibok in Camiguin Island in 1981. It was my first climb ever and I told myself I would never do it again. One year af...

Arts and Culture

Mutya Hong Butuan Talents Night: This time they really meant it

Mutya Hong Butuan Talents Night: This time they really meant it

By Saturnino "Saurn" De La Cruz If you have seen last year's Mutya Hong Butuan talents competition, you end up asking, where are the talents? It's all suspect. Not this year because I think the organizers really made sure each candidate'...

Sectoral Concern

The fallacy of ‘farm to market road’ blah blah

The fallacy of ‘farm to market road’ blah blah

By Nestor Garcia I am 70 years old and many decades ago I often heard our local high-ranking officials before and after elections talked and promised about developing the countryside but they were all talk-empty and lots of bull! Now the pol...


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