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CITY OF SURIGAO (SURIGAO DEL NORTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Bounded by historic Surigao Strait to the northwest, Dinagat to the north, Mindanao Sea to the west, San Francisco to the southwest, Philippine Sea to the east, and Sison and Tagana-an to the south.
   
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Surigao Airport
    Nearest seaport:  
Senator Verano Port, Lipata Port and Ferry Terminal
    Major road networks:  
Maharlika Highway AH26

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
The city enjoys tropical climate with periods of alternating rain and sunshine throughout the year.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:  
Sagana Resort

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
  
Surigao Del Norte Senator Robert Barbers Provincial Sports Complex; Surigaonon Heritage Center/Rock and Mineral Museum; Luneta Park; Surigao Strait; Buenavista Cave; Zaragoza Rock Formations; Raza Island; Bitaugan Whirlpools; Day-asan Floating Villages; Mapawa Cave; Silop Cave; Manjagao Mangrove Forest; San Pedro Cantiasay Footbridge; Sukailang Waterfalls; Cloud 9 surfing spot; Dako Island; Guyam; Naked Island; Pilar Point; Sohoton Lagoon; Tuason Point; Tuesday Rock; Ventura

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:  
January - Sto. Nino de Bad-Asay Feast Day, February-May - Suroy sa Surigao, May 29 - Santacruzan, August 25-31 - Charter Day Celebrations, September 9 - Bonok-Bonok Maradjao Karadjao Festival, Tilaw sa Pagkaong Surigaonon, October - Batter of Surigao Strait, December - Commemoration of the First Hoisting of the Philippine Flag in Mindanao, September 10 - Pasayan Festival

ETHNIC GROUPS:  
Mamanwa

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Surigaonon, Cebuano, Boholano, Tagalog, English

RELIGION:  
Catholicism

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
  
PLDT, Bayantel, Sun Cellular, Globe Telecom and Smart

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
    Popular establishments:  
Mercury Drugstore
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Banco De Oro, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, Metro Bank, Philippine National Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, United Coconut Planters Bank

UNIVERSITIES:  
St. Paul University Surigao

HOSPITALS:  
CARAGA Regional Hospital

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
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    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Davao Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:  7

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:  
Philnico Industrial Estate
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
DTI, SSS

LINKS:  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surigao_City

 

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