CITY GOVERNMENT OF SURIGAO

the city of island adventures

City Hall

Pursuant to Republic Act No. 6134, Surigao was converted to a chartered city on August 31, 1970 with Pedro Espina as its first city mayor.

Zaragoza Rock Formations

Unique rock formations approximately 20 feet high stands out against a backdrop of dense coconut trees and nipa palms ( Nypa fruticans) and covers an area of one hectare.

Basul Island

A tiny island at the entrance of Hinituan Channel with fine white sand mixed with assorted shells rims.

Ipil-Mabua Pebble Beach

A contiguous layer gray of pebbles.

Birok Islet Coral Reef

A small shell beach surrounded by vast mangroves and close to a reef.

Silop Cave

Stalagmites and stalactites dominate the chambers, accessible through its twelve entrances. It is approximately 7 kilometers from the city proper.

San Pedro Cantiasay Footbridge

This wooden footbridge is among the country's longest at 391 meters, connecting Sibale and Nonoc Islands.

Surigao City Jail is Caraga's Best City Jail 2015

On August 20, 2015, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology - Caraga (BJMP-Caraga) celebrated the BJMP 24th Anniversary at Balanghai Hotel, Butuan City with it's theme: "Maayos na Pamamahala ng Piitan, Kaagapay ng Bayan sa Pagtaguyod at Pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan."
 
The BJMP's Deputy Chief for Administration, Jail Chief Superintendent Deogracias Carreon Tapayan, graced the celebration as the Guest of Honor and Speaker. The event highlighted BJMP-Caraga's accomplishments and its bests for 2015 where Surigao City Jail under the management of Jail Inspector Diovin C. Auza was awarded for Best City Jail in Caraga Region for 2015. Also, personnel from Surigao City Jail received individual awards: JO2 Rollie M. Alcantara - Best Escort Officer 2015 and JO1 Meljean J. Moreno - Best Health Officer 2015.
 
In addition, BJMP-Caraga initiated the Cultural Dance Competition in which Surigao City Jail and Surigao del Norte District Jail composite dance group won the Second Prize for their spectacular Singkil Dance.
 
Kudos to Surigao City Jail! Keep up the good work and continue in bringing BJMP-Caraga to a greater height of service and excellence. Congratulations! - by: Jail Inspector Diovin C. Auza, Warden
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