Fortun, Lagnada announce team-up in 2016 elections

By PAT SAMONTE

BUTUAN CITY – Ending weeks of speculation, Agusan del Norte First District Representative Lawrence Lemuel Hernandez Fortun and construction mogul Engr. Ronnie Vicente Conde Lagnada have announced on Tuesday their team-up in next year’s elections before wildly-cheering 3,000 chairpersons, council members and supporters from all of this city’s 86 barangays at Big Daddy’s Convention Center here. Read more about Fortun, Lagnada announce team-up in 2016 elections

Soldiers did not engage killers of Lumads in Surigao Sur to protect hostages – Army

BUTUAN City–The presence of many civilian hostages prevented a military patrol from engaging a paramilitary group that was accused of killing three Lumad leaders in Surigao del Sur on Sept. 1, a copy of the Army Board of Inquiry obtained by MindaNews said. Read more about Soldiers did not engage killers of Lumads in Surigao Sur to protect hostages – Army

SurSur tribal leaders hold meeting; come out with joint declaration

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur–The Surigao del Sur Tribal Leaders Confederation, through the initiative of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples’ (NCIP) headed by Engr. Charlyn Binghoy, held a two-day conference/dialogue here on September 21-22, 2015, then came out with a Joint Declaration regarding the five “challenges” being faced and the four “actions that must be undertaken.” Read more about SurSur tribal leaders hold meeting; come out with joint declaration

OWWA kicks off capability building series for Caraga PESO managers

BUTUAN City–The increasing number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents in Caraga region entails the rise of issues and cases encountered by OWWA members as well as their beneficiaries. Clients from distant provinces take long ways of travel to report incidents and address their complaints to the regional office which involves both financial and non-financial costs (time, effort). Read more about OWWA kicks off capability building series for Caraga PESO managers

SurNor LGU inks MOA with 4ID, PA for insurgency-free province

BUTUAN City–A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the declaration of Siargao Islands as ‘insurgency-free’ and Surigao del Norte as ‘conflict manageable and ready for further development’ is signed on Sunday in General Luna, Siargao between the provincial government of Surigao del Norte led by Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) chairperson and governor Sol Matugas and Task Force Diamond, 4th Infantry Division (4ID), Philippine Army (PA) represented by Col. Henry Dar. Read more about SurNor LGU inks MOA with 4ID, PA for insurgency-free province

Caraga RPOC chair calls for support to PA, PNP

BUTUAN City–The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) chaired by Butuan city mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. has issued statement urging a stop on the harsh and carping judgment to the military forces and encouraging support to them, together with the Philippine National Police (PNP), as they activated the ‘Joint Task Force Tejero’, a special operation to go after the suspects of the killings of Emerito Samarca, executive director, Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural Development (ALCADEV) and two others in Surigao del Sur recently. Read more about Caraga RPOC chair calls for support to PA, PNP

PIA Caraga condemns allegations to PA on ALCADEV leader killing

BUTUAN City–The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga through its regional director Abner M. Caga expressed profound condemnation on the accusations against Philippine Army (PA) as allegedly the ones who have the influence and hands on the ruthless killings of Emerito Samarca, executive director, Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural Development (ALCADEV); Dionel Campos, chair, Malahutayong Pakigbisug alang sa Sumusunod (Mapasu); and Aurello Sinzo, a civilian. Read more about PIA Caraga condemns allegations to PA on ALCADEV leader killing

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