Cebu City gives cash aid, ambulance to quake hit-municipality in Surigao

Therese Mae Alegado 12/20/2017

The Cebu City government gave cash assistance worth P2 million and one ambulance to San Francisco, Surigao del Norte following the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the municipality early this year. San Francisco Mayor Guia Sabanal, together…

P2M Surigao cash aid to push through – Tom O

Inna Gian Mejia 11/17/2017

THE Cebu City government will push through with the P2-million donation for the earthquake-stricken town in Surigao del Norte, but they will remain firm in canceling the P10-million cash assistance for Ormoc City. Mayor Tomas Osmeña said…

Surigao congressman: Our execs did their part

Doris Mondragon, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/16/2017

They did their part and were just waiting for updates and instructions from Cebu City government regarding the donation. Rep. Francisco Jose Matugas II, Surigao del Norte 1st district, said this yesterday as he denied the Cebu…

Osmeña cancels aid to Ormoc, Surigao

Inna Gian Mejia, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/14/2017

For showing “disinterest” in getting the aid, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña said he will be canceling at least P12 million worth of assistance program to the earthquake-stricken areas of Ormoc City and a town in Surigao…

The real gems of Surigao

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 10/11/2017

A woman. A playhouse. A city.  Surigao City —The invitation to attend the launching of a playhouse in this part of the Philippines reached my inbox with a question: “Nanay, you like?” It was my lifestyle editor…

My cousin, the soldier

Radel Paredes 09/30/2017

It was sometime during the first weeks of the war in Marawi when I talked about it with my cousin, who had spent some time in the Islamic city as part of his tour of duty when…

Rains to continue in Cebu, Central Visayas this week

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/23/2017

Cebu and the entire Visayas will continue to experience light to moderate rains due to two low pressure areas (LPAs) enhancing the southwest monsoon inside the country. Weather specialist Romeo Aguirre of the Mactan office of the…

NPA raids house of Surigao Sur vice mayor, seizes guns

Inquirer.net 07/18/2017

BUTUAN CITY — Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels raided the house of Vice Mayor Emmanuel Suarez of Cortes town in Surigao del Sur on Tuesday morning, carting away firearms. Senior Insp. Clark Abiya, Cortes police chief,…

Why a BPO firm chooses to invest in rural areas

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 06/06/2017

SIX COUNTRYSIDE CENTERS EYED A homegrown business process outsourcing (BPO) company is expanding its operations in countryside locations, citing direct access to local talents, high retention rate and strong local government support as the main reasons for…

Batang

Radel Paredes 03/18/2017

In the native Filipino folklore, driftwood often comes alive, metamorphosing into a mermaid or some other mythical creature. In my hometown in Surigao, the floating piece of log that is believed to possesses such spirit, is called…

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