• 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.

Siargao hosts international gamefishing tournament

Canadian angler Richard Sharpe proudly shows a sailfish he caught 
off the fishing village of Pilar on Siargao Island during the ‘3rd 
Siargao Gamefishing Tournament 2010’ where anglers from at least 14 
countries participated. (AFP)
Canadian angler Richard Sharpe proudly shows a sailfish he caught off the fishing village of Pilar on Siargao Island during the ‘3rd Siargao Gamefishing Tournament 2010’ where anglers from at least 14 countries participated. (AFP)

BUTUAN CITY – At least 41 anglers across the globe, 18 of them Filipinos, challenge the seas of Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte for the big catch during the “3rd Siargao Gamefishing Tournament 2010” that started Thursday.
Leticia Tan, Caraga Region office of the Department of Tourism (DoT) director, said the participating anglers came from Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Turkey, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States (US), and the Philippines.
“The anglers will challenge the seas of Siargao for the big catch, their ticket to take home as much as P30,000 to P50,000 cash prize under the five contest categories,” said Tan.
According to Tan, the Siargao International Gamefishing Tournament proved to be a very successful tourism promotional initiative.
She also said that for its 3rd year, the tournament has continued to gain popularity among anglers across the globe making Siargao a favored destination.
During the almost week-long international gamefishing tournament in Pilar town on Siargao Island, the local government units (LGUs) in that so called “Paradise Island” in Northeastern Mindanao, will also present several cultural shows and other prepared programs.
The big international event will close on Saturday where top national, regional, provincial and municipal officials are attending.
DoT Undersecretary for Sports and Wellness Cynthia Carreon was named as guest of honor to grace the affair, Tan added. (ManilaBulletin)

Siargao experiencing power outage for a week now

Siargao Electric Cooperative, Incorporated

04/09/2010 - SIARGAO, Surigao del Norte – Siargao Island is suffering in the dark for a week now. The blackout, however, might continue up until the May elections.

Siargao Electric Cooperative (Siarelco) general manager Sergio Dagooc said the power outage is due to a damaged underwater electric cable.

Dagooc said the cable, located at the vicinity of Barangay Doña Helen in Socorro town, was damaged Thursday last week.

Siarelco has already dispatched divers from Davao City to check the cause.

Dagooc admitted that blackouts may possibly last up to the May 10 elections as they have more than 9 kilometers of cable to check.

Francisco Pobe, regional director of the Commission in Elections (Comelec) in Caraga, meanwhile, said he already informed the central office about the problem.

Pobe has requested power generator sets to address the issue.

The Comelec office in Surigao del Norte, meanwhile, is also working on printing the voters’ list. (abs-cbnnews)
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