• Welcome to Siargao Islands

    Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte.

  • Welcome to Siargao Islands

    Siargao is composed of 48 islands and islets-politically divided into nine municipalities.

  • Welcome to Siargao Islands

    Siargao is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte.

  • Welcome to Siargao Islands

    Siargao municipalities: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, Gen. luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica and Socorro.

  • Welcome to Siargao Islands

    Siargao Islands contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao at Del Carmen.

General Luna 138th Annual Patronal Feast


"Feast, also called festival, is a day or period of time set aside to commemorate, ritually celebrate or reenact, or anticipate events or seasons that give meaning and cohesiveness to an individual and to the religious, political, or socioeconomic community." On September 21, 2020 at about 9:00AM personnel of General Luna MPS led by PCMS Marcelo Alberca Epan Jr., Beat Patrol Supervisor under the supervision of PCPT WISE VICENTE B PANUELOS, COP conducted recoreda in line with the preventive measures against Covid 19: wearing of face mask, face shield and strict observance of physical distancing. Preventive measures against criminality are also observed during the celebration of the 138th Annual Patronal Feast. Activity ended at about 4:00PM.

Source: General Luna MPS

San Benito Zip Line Successful Grand Opening

 San Benito Zip Line Successful Grand Opening 

Congratulations to all officials and to Mayor Gina S. Menil for the great job!

San Benito Aerial Surfing Zipline

Tower Zipline

Photo Source: Municipality of San Benito

Tabuan ng Pagbabago Siargao Farmers Grand Market Day!

 "While we try to teach our children all about life, the farm teaches us what life all about"

Day 1 : Tabuan ng Pagbabago Siargao Farmers Grand Market Day!


Source: General Luna Mps

Municipality of Dapa Projects As Of June 15, 2020


MUNICIPALITY OF DAPA

COMPLETED PROJECTS
As of June 15, 2020

NAME OF PROJECT AND LOCATION

1. CONCRETING OF MUNICIPAL ROAD - BRGY. 9 POB., MABINI ST. & STO. NIΓ‘O ST.
2. CONSTRUCTION OF TICKET & SOUVENIR BOOTH - PUV TERMINAL - BRGY 7
3. REPAIR AND MAINTAIN OF COMFORT ROOM - BRGY 7.
4. CONSTRUCTION /REPAIR OF DRAINAGE CANAL (OLD PUBLIC MARKET - BRGY 7.
5. EMBANKMENT OF COASTAL AREA - BRGY 6.
6. RENOVATION OF MUNICIPAL ALLIANCE BUILDING - BRGY 7.
7. CONCRETING OF MUNICIPAL ROAD - BRGY 6. & BRGY. 11
8. POTABLE WATER SYSTEM - BRGY. CORREGIDOR, DAGOHOY, & UNION
9. CONSTRUCTION OF DRAINAGE CANAL - BRGY. 6 - BLVD. AREA
10. CONCRETING OF MUNICIPAL ROAD - BRGY. 1 (KAWIT 1)
11. EMBANKMENT OF COASTAL AREA - BRGY. 13
12. CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY PUBLIC MARKET & STALLS – BRGY. 13
13. CONSTRUCTION OF DAY CARE CENTER - BRGY. 10
14. REPAIR AND MAINTAIN OF WOMEN'S TRAINING CENTER (FOR COVID-19 PUM) - BRGY. 6 - BLVD. AREA
15. INSTALLATION OF VENTILATING EQUIPMENT OF EVACUATION CENTER (FOR COVID-19 PUM) - SITIO BINGAG, BRGY. OSMEΓ‘A
16. INSTALLATION OF STAINLESS HANDRAIL - BRGY. 6 - BLVD. AREA


ON-GOING PROJECTS
As of June 15, 2020

NAME OF PROJECT AND LOCATION

1. CONSTRUCTION/IMPROVEMENT OF BOULEVARD - BRGY. 6
2. POTABLE WATER SYSTEM - BRGY. BUENAVISTA, SAN CARLOS & STA. FE
3. CONSTRUCTION OF WAITING AREA (FOR TB PATIENTS) - BRGY. 6 – RHU
4. INSTALLATION OF RAINWATER COLLECTOR SYSTEM - COMMUNITY CENTER & WOMEN'S TRAINING CENTER
5. INSTALLATION OF GENSET DISTRIBUTION LINE AND GENSET ROOM - MUNICIPAL HALL COMPOUND
6. CONSTRUCTION OF MRF - BRGY. STA. FE
7. REPAIR AND MAINTAIN OF UNION CONVENTION CENTER/FUNCTIONAL HALL (FOR COVID-19) - BRGY. UNION
8. CONCRETING OF MUNICIPAL ROAD - BRGY. 13
9. STREET LIGHTS - BRGY. 4, 5, 6, 7, & 9 JUAN LUNA ST.
10. COMPLETION OF PWD BUILDING - BRGY. 6
11. CONSTRUCTION OF COVERED COURT - BRGY. SAN MIGUEL

Taboan ng Pagbabago


General Luna Boulevard, Siargao Islands

WE ARE BACK.

We the recent positive development on our public health situation. We will bring back the good thing that we have started.

LET'S DO IT AGAIN.

To all Siargao Hardin ng Pagbabago Farmers, it is time to prepare for the next Taboan ng Pagbabago this August 21-22, 2020.

Here is the things we should observe on the next event of Taboan:

1. Only practicing local farmers and fishermen are allowed to display and sell their respective products. No comprador or trader shall be allowed to participate in the event. This event is only for those who are part of the farm organization or individual farmer or fishermen. Individual farmer or fisherman are encourage to join the farm orgs of your respective barangay.

2. The product to be displayed and sold must be locally or Siargao produced, planted, manufactured, crafted, processed and caught.

3. No use of any synthetic packaging's, wrappings or containers except those that can be re-used. We highly encourage the farmers to make handcrafted packaging materials to promote the local craft that will not add to the waste management problem.

4. No display or selling of any prohibited fish, birds, or any animals or plants that is either endangered or essential to the balance of ecosystem.

5. All product that will be displayed should have price tags on it to encourage fair and transparent transactions.

6. Always follow the required health protocol during the duration of the event. Every farm organization must assign one (1) health protocol personnel to enforce the protocols.

SEE YOU THERE.

Source: Hardin ng Pagbabago Siargao

DepEd Self-learning Modules

The Department of Education has also prepared self-learning modules for students to help with their textbooks.

Source: PIA

How to Protect Yourself from Corona Virus


Keeping the workplace safe
Encourage your employees to…

Practice good hygiene
  • Stop handshaking – use other non-contact methods of greeting
  • Clean hands at the door and schedule regular hand washing reminders by email
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning

Be careful with meetings and travel
  • Use videoconferencing for meetings when possible
  • When not possible, hold meetings in open, well-ventilated spaces
  • Consider adjusting or postponing large meetings or gatherings
  • Assess the risks of business travel

Handle food carefully
  • Limit food sharing
  • Strengthen health screening for cafeteria staff and their close contacts
  • Ensure cafeteria staff and their close contacts practice strict hygiene


Keeping the school safe
Encourage your faculty, staff, and students to…

Practice good hygiene
  • Stop handshaking – use other non-contact methods of greeting
  • Clean hands at the door and at regular intervals
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning

Consider rearranging large activities and gatherings
  • Consider adjusting or postponing gatherings that mix between classes and grades
  • Adjust after-school arrangements to avoid mixing between classes and grades
  • When possible, hold classes outdoors or in open, well-ventilated spaces

Handle food carefully
  • Limit food sharing
  • Strengthen health screening for cafeteria staff and their close contacts
  • Ensure cafeteria staff and their close contacts practice strict hygiene

Stay home if…
  • They are feeling sick
  • They have a sick family member in their home


Keeping the home safe
Encourage your family members to…

All households
  • Clean hands at the door and at regular intervals
  • Create habits and reminders to avoid touching their face and cover coughs and sneezes
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, and handrails regularly
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning

Households with vulnerable seniors or those with significant underlying conditions
Significant underlying conditions include heart, lung, kidney disease; diabetes; and conditions that suppress the immune system
  • Have the healthy people in the household conduct themselves as if they were a significant risk to the person with underlying conditions. For example, wash hands frequently before interacting with the person, such as by feeding or caring for the person
  • If possible, provide a protected space for vulnerable household members
  • Ensure all utensils and surfaces are cleaned regularly

Households with sick family members
  • Give sick members their own room if possible, and keep the door closed
  • Have only one family member care for them
  • Consider providing additional protections or more intensive care for household members over 65 years old or with underlying conditions


Keeping commercial establishments safe
Encourage your employees and customers to…

Practice good hygiene
  • Stop handshaking – use other non-contact methods of greeting
  • Clean hands at the door, and schedule regular hand washing reminders by email
  • Promote tap and pay to limit handling of cash
  • Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, desks, and handrails regularly
  • Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning

Avoid crowding
  • Use booking and scheduling to stagger customer flow
  • Use online transactions where possible
  • Consider limiting attendance at larger gatherings

For transportation businesses, taxis, and ride shares
  • Keep windows open when possible
  • Increase ventilation
  • Regularly disinfect surfaces

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

DepEd is suspending all scheduled national and regional events


In light of recent developments in COVID-19, DepEd is suspending all scheduled national and regional events involving students from different localities, such as the Palaro Regional Meets, until further notice. The conduct of the Palarong Pambansa in May will be upon the advice of the Palaro board.

However, as announced yesterday, we are proceeding with the National Festival of Talents (NFOT) and National Schools Press Conference (NSPC), since participants are already at the venue. Heightened precautions are being implemented at NFOT and NSPC, which include foregoing elements of the programs that can be avoided (such as parades, etc.).

Decisions on other DepEd activities shall await definitive advisory from the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) that we hope to receive tomorrow, to ensure informed, coordinated and proportionate response. 

Source: DepEd

Caraga Athletic Association Regional Sports Competition 2020


WELCOME to the BIGGEST AND HISTORIC SPORTS EVENT on the ISLAND OF SIARGAO from March 14 to 19, 2020.

The CARAGA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION REGIONAL SPORTS COMPETITION 2020 will unfold the biggest and grandest sports event of the year in the region involving 9,000 student-athletes of the Department of Education at the 6-hectare lot housing the state of the art gym, convention center, track and field, swimming pool and other facilities including Siargao Sports Academy.
Thank you to Cong. Bingo F. Matugas of District 1, who invested 300 million, for making the Sports Complex a true monument of his commitment to the youth of the island. Also to Gov. Lalo T. Matugas, who made good with his HEALS 911 agenda, where sports are made as to the foundation of a strong youth development program. 

Indeed, the province is blessed to have leaders whose vision is anchored on the philosophy that says "A sound mind in a sound body.”

Come one, come all to the island where the sun rises first in Siargao.

Source: Caraga athletic Association

UV Express Service from Sayak Airport Direct to General Luna


UV Express Service from Sayak Airport Direct to General Luna, Siargao Islands, Surigao Del Norte is NOW OPEN.

Avail of this service for a Comfortable, Accessible, Reliable, Efficient / Effective and Safe Transportation for only P60.00 per passenger.

Source: LTFRB/DOT

About Siargao

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