Surigao del Norte Province, Philippines

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  • Surigao del Norte has a total of 335 barangays, 20 municipalites, and 1 city. Every barangay in the province of Surigao del Norte has an interactive webpage of its own.
  • Registered Voters of Surigao del Norte as of (2010) = 309,973
  • Population of Surigao del Norte (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 409,468
  • Land Area of Surigao del Norte (as of 2007, in hectares) = 197,293
  • Surigao del Norte is a 2nd class province.
  • The province of Surigao del Norte is within Region XIII - The caraga region and is in the north eastern part of the island of mindanao.
  • The capital city of Surigao del Norte is Surigao City

The Dinagat Islands became a separate province on December 2, 2006 after the approval of Republic Act No. 9355. It was a part of the First District of Surigao del Norte. However, on February 11, 2010 the Supreme Court of the Philippines declared the creation of Dinagat Islands province null and void. The province had insufficient land area and population as stipulated by the Local Government Code for the creation of provinces. It was reverted back to Surigao del Norte. Then on March 30, 2011, the Supreme Court reversed its ruling from the previous year, and upheld the constitutionality of RA 9355 and the creation of Dinagat Islands as a province.

List of Municipalities of the Surigao del Norte Province within Region XIII (Caraga) in the Republic of The Philippines
Alegria | Bacuag | Burgos | Claver | Dapa | Del Carmen | General Luna | Gigaquit | Mainit | Malimono | Pilar | Placer | San Benito | San Francisco (Anao-Aon) | San Isidro | Santa Monica (Sapao) | Sison | Socorro | Tagana-An | Tubod
Cities in the Province of Surigao del Norte: Surigao City (Capital)

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Then made it unlawful to finance all other religions.
The only country in the world that has a government commission that caters to Muslims only, for the hajj, for madrasas, and the spread of Islam at government's expense PAID by the taxes of Non-Muslims.

Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.

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Vitamin A 6780 mcg Carrots: 1890 mcg
Vitamin C 220 mg Oranges: 30 mg
Calcium 440 mg Cow's milk: 120 mg
Potassium 259 mg Bananas: 88 mg
Protein 6.7 gm Cow's milk: 3.2 gm
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Province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines

Location of Surigao del Norte, Philippines

  • 9.6667° N, 125.6333° E - Surigao del Norte, Coordinates

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History of Surigao del Norte, Philippines

Surigao del Norte was once a part of an old territory that existed in Northeastern Mindanao called "Caraga" named after the people called "Calagans" who were believed to be of Visayan origin. They were the inhabitants of the province that time.

In 1538, Francisco de Castro, a Portuguese-born Spaniard in the expedition from Ternate in search of Loaisa, landed on what presently is Surigao del Norte province. Thereupon he baptized the inhabitants to Christianity.

Historically, the early Spanish settlements were established in Tandag. In 1638, the Recollects had a residence in the towns of Tandag, Butuan, Sidargo (Siargao), Bislig and Linao, a town located in the interior of Agusan.

It was on February 1, 1752, a year after the town of Siargao (Numancia) was burned by the Moros (Muslim Pirates), when the Recollects residence was transferred to Surigao.

In 1860, six military districts were established in Mindanao. Surigao and Agusan, including the territory lying between Butuan and Caraga Bays, formed the third District called the East District which was later changed in 1870 to "Distrito de Surigao".

In 1911, during the American Regime, Agusan was created as a separate province with Butuan as its capital.

It was on June 19,1960, through Republic Act 2786 that Surigao was divided into two provinces : Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur.


Under this set-up in 1750, the census listed Pueblos are reflected in the census of 1750. The lower units of government consisted of the visita and the reduccion. Military components, corregidors, were placed whenever necessary.

Mindanao was subdivided in six (6) Districts, now transformed into a political-military government.

Under this set-up the Distrito de Caraga was established with the capital in Tandag (Surigao del Sur). The capital was moved to the Pueblo de Surigao when the town flourished in 1750, until the district was recreated as Distrito de Surigao, (1859) consisting of 24 towns with Surigao as the capital.

The American colonial government, thru Public Act 947, recognized the local government system and many towns were converted into barrios in 1904. The Province of Surigao retained only the municipalities of Surigao, Placer, Dinagat and Dapa. This could have terminated the corporate existence of many Pueblos – Sapao, Numancia, Cabontog, Tagana-an, Mainit and Claver.

While some municipalities gained or regained their status albeit some had new names during the American period as in the case of General Luna (1929), Bacuag, Gigaquit, Mainit, (1931) subsequently towns were created after Philippines Independence of 1946. (source of article verbatim from:

People of Surigao del Norte, Philippines

  • For 2015 Surigao del Norte Population = 485,088
  • For 2010 Surigao del Norte Population = 442,588
  • For 2007 Surigao del Norte Population = 409,468

  • Registered voters per Comelec as of 2010: 309,973

Elected Government Officials of Surigao del Norte, Philippines

Elected officials of Surigao del Norte for the term of 2019-2022
  • Provincial Governor of Surigao del Norte: MATUGAS, FRANCISCO TINIO
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Surigao del Norte: GOKIANGKEE JR, EDDIE DY
  • House Representatives of Surigao del Norte:
    • 1st District congressman: MATUGAS II, FRANCISCO JOSE FORCADILLA
    • 2nd District congressman: BARBERS, ROBERT ACE SMITH
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Gokiangkee, Eddie Jr.
  2. Fernando Larong
  3. Cristina Hemady Arcillas
  4. Melva Garcia
  5. Cayetano Recabo

Elected officials of Surigao del Norte for the term of 2016-2019
  1. Constantino Navarro
  2. Mamerto Galanida
  3. Edgar Andanar
  4. Nathaniel Plaza
  5. Leonila Gorgolon
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Gokiangkee, Eddie Jr.
  2. Fernando Larong
  3. Cristina Hemady Arcillas
  4. Melva Garcia
  5. Cayetano Recabo

Elected officials of Surigao del Norte for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Momo, Eleanor Darvin
  2. Atacador, Mariano Ruperto
  3. Donasco, Teresita Palma
  4. Pimentel, Henrich Maraya
  5. Plaza, Glenn Pichay
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Cejoco, Conrad Castillo
  2. Polizon, Donell Villaluz
  3. Lim, Mary Grace Gabales
  4. Ca, Tito Iii Amistad
  5. Nazareno, Emmanuel Bendulo

Elected officials of Surigao del Norte for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Surigao del Norte fo 2007-2010

Barangay Elected Officials of Surigao del Norte Province

Businesses in Surigao del Norte, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Surigao del Norte, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Surigao del Norte, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to ( or via Facebook.

    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

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Schools in Surigao del Norte, Philippines

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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, the opening of classes for the year 2020-2021 is deferred to October 5, 2020.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.

The name of your school in Surigao del Norte can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of Surigao del Norte, Philippines

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Jobs in Surigao del Norte Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Surigao del Norte, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Surigao del Norte, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Surigao del Norte, Philippines

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    1. Cloud Nine, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Philippines

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Surigao del Norte, Philippines

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

Philippine News

  • 6% growth target stays
  • Monday, Septembe 16, 2019
The Department of Finance (DOF) said the government is maintaining its growth target of six percent or higher this year, even as the economy settled at only 5.5 percent growth in the first semester given the delay in the enactment of the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
Carlos Dominguez, finance secretary, also said to avoid a repeat of the 2019 budget delay, leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representatives are meeting every month to monitor the progress on the budget and the 25 priority bills enumerated in the 4th State-of-the-Nation Address ........... Full Story»

  • Stocks up, peso stronger
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
Share prices ended higher yesterday as investors tracked overseas leads to trade the market.
The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) was up 70.20 points to 7,858.65, a 0.9 percent hike ........... Full Story»

  • Inaugural triathlon at New Clark City set
  • Monday, August 16, 2019 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines — All is set for the New Clark City Triathlon which is the first triathlon event to be held at the New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac on Oct. 19-20.
GoClark Sports and Events has partnered with presenting sponsor Robinsons Land Corp. in this triathlon featuring the swim event at the Aquatics Center, the 20km bike in the newly built New Clark City-SCTex connecting road and the run course in the sports complex, including the warm-up athletic track, the river park and a finish lap around the 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium ............................... Full Story»

Surigao del Norte Zip Codes

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8400 Surigao City Surigao del Norte
8401 San Francisco Surigao del Norte
8402 Malimano Surigao del Norte
8403 Tagana-an Surigao del Norte
8404 Sison Surigao del Norte
8405 Placer Surigao del Norte
8406 Tubod Surigao del Norte
8407 Mainit Surigao del Norte
8408 Bacuag Surigao del Norte
8409 Gigaquit Surigao del Norte
8410 Claver Surigao del Norte
8411 Cagdianao Surigao del Norte
8412 Dinagat Surigao del Norte
8413 Basilisa (Rizal) Surigao del Norte
8414 Libjo (Albor) Surigao del Norte
8415 Loreto Surigao del Norte
8416 Socorro Surigao del Norte
8417 Dapa Surigao del Norte
8418 Del Carmen Surigao del Norte
8419 Gen. Luna Surigao del Norte
8420 Pilar Surigao del Norte
8421 San Isidro Surigao del Norte
8422 Santa Monica Surigao del Norte
8423 San Benito Surigao del Norte
8424 Burgos Surigao del Norte
8425 Alegria Surigao del Norte
8426 Tubajon Surigao del Norte
8427 San Jose Surigao del Norte

Surigao del Norte News

7 die of suffocation in Surigao tunnel

by Zaida delos Reyes-Palanca & Alfred Dalizon

SEVEN persons were killed while another was hospitalized due to suffocation after they entered an old tunnel the other day in Surigao City.

This was confirmed by Chief Supt. Reynaldo Rafal, Caraga Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 director.

The fatalities were identified as Jomar Estrella, 26, of Bgy. Gacepan Sison, Surigao del Norte; Delvin Antipas, 21, Dexter Antipas, 18, Arnel Palasan, 22, Julius Mayola, 26, Basty Porlas Avila, 23, and Paustino Abendan Pacquiao, 22.

Confined at the Caraga District Hospital was Berdan Porlas Avila, 19.

Reports reaching Camp Crame showed the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. Thursday in a tunnel in Sitio File, Bgy. Mat-I, Surigao del Norte.

Four of the victims entered the tunnel owned and financed by a certain Jonalyn Torre Martinez, 42, married, of Bgy. Mabini, Surigao City, to transfer a hose to another tunnel.

When they took a long time inside the tunnel, the four other victims followed suit but they also failed to come back.

Other companions tried to rescue the victims by dropping a rope but only Berdan was able to come out alive.

Rescuers have pulled out the remaining seven victims but they were pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

Berdan said that upon entering the tunnel, they experience difficulty in breathing that weakened them.

Authorities are conducting follow-up investigation into the incident.

Surigao del Norte, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

The oldest living man or woman in Surigao del Norte, Philippines

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