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Watershed in Surigao del Sur to be declared as a protected area

Consultations set

BUTUAN CITY – A series of consultations will hear the proposal to declare a watershed in Surigao del Sur as a protected area under the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 2018 (E-NIPAS).The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Caraga Region (DENR-13)… Read More


Violations found in killing of tribal leader

 February 8, 2021

BUTUAN CITY – The Commission on Human Rights in Caraga Region has found violations of human rights perpetrated by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) after the group killed last year the Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR) of Lianga town in Surigao del Sur.Rebels admitted… Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS. The dispositive portion of the investigation findings released by the Commission on Human Rights in Caraga Region dated Dec. 28, 2020 showed that human rights violations were committed by the communist New People’s Army in an ambush-slaying of Datu Hawudon Jumar Bucales, the Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR) of Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Bucales and two of his companions were killed when waylaid on Oct. 4, 2020 in Barangay Banahao, Lianga town. (Photo courtesy of 3SFBn)

Arrests of ‘communist leaders’ based on court warrants: PRO-13

 February 8, 2021

BUTUAN CITY – The arrests made by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on threesuspected top leaders of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in the Caraga Region are based on court-issued warrants.The Police Regional Office in Caraga… Read More

Caraga cops plant 200 tree seedlings in Butuan


 January 31, 2021

BUTUAN CITY – A total of 200 seedlings were planted in a tree planting activity conducted by Police Regional Office-Caraga (PRO-13) personnel in the different barangays here on Saturday.In a statement, PRO-13 Director Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat Jr. on Sunday said the tree planting activity is in… Read More


Dinagat Islands posts zero Covid-19 cases for a week

 January 25, 2021

BUTUAN CITY – The Province of Dinagat Islands continues to remain free from coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25, the provincial government said Monday.This despite the continued reports on new Covid-19 cases in other provinces and cities in Caraga… Read More

Siargao island town placed under 5-day MECQ

 January 25, 2021

BUTUAN CITY – The municipality of Dapa in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, has been placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) for five days starting Monday.In an executive order issued over the weekend, Surigao del Norte Vice Gov. Eddie D. Gokiangkee Jr. said the MECQ was… Read More

GOV’T WORKER returns P360-K cash

nt of Health in Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CAR) said.In a press conference… Read More

HONEST DPWH MAN. Bernardo de la Cruz (left) hands over the bag containing PHP360,000 cash to its rightful owner, Jean A. Hinayon (right), supervisor and cashier of San Isidro Upland Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative in the town of Santiago, Agusan del Norte. The turnover on Friday (Jan. 22, 2021) at the DPWH-13 office was witnessed by Regional Director Pol delos Santos (2nd from left). (Photo courtesy of DPWH Caraga)

DPWH-13 lauds employee

 January 23, 2021

BUTUAN CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways in Caraga (DPWH-13) lauded the honesty of one of its employees who recently returned PHP360,000 cash to its rightful owner.

DPWH-13 Director Pol delos Santos commended the “uprightness” of Bernardo de la Cruz, who works as a survey aide… Read More

NPA rebels in mass surrender as CPP marks anniversary

32 rebel fighters yield in Agusan Norte

 December 26, 2020

BUTUAN CITY – At least 32 active members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) formally surrendered to the government on December 26, the 52nd founding anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).

Agusan del Norte Police Director, Col. Martin M. Gamba, said Saturday the… Read More


Region 8 scores in fight vs. Reds amid pandemic

 December 26, 2020

TACLOBAN CITY – This year amid the pandemic, Eastern Visayas has been gaining ground in its fight against the New People’s Army (NPA) with the dismantling of more guerrilla fronts and persuading more rebel fighters to surrender.It is on track with its goal to wipe out insurgency by 2022…. Read More