Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. Is that why Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2011 to you all! From LibjoLIVE family and friends around the world.

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Beach - Libjo's Solitary Beach Paradise

If you've seen the movie 'The Beach' staring Leonardo DiCaprio, this is Libjo's version of the real beach. A young guy travels somewhere in Asia and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it. Of course except with the Marijuana part this should be it. Visit us at and see for yourself.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

News: SC says Dinagat Islands not a Province Anymore

Surigao del Norte (October 22) -- It's final, the Supreme Court (SC) has finally recorded an Entry of Judgment to its decision dated February 10, 2010 nullifying a law that created the province of Dinagat Islands.

In an interview, Atty. Victor Bernal, one of the 3 petitioners said the entry of judgment was already made last May 18, 2010 and that they only received a copy on October 05, 2010 from the Deputy Clerk of Court & Chief, Judicial Records Office of the Supreme Court, Ma. Lourdes C. Perfecto.

"It means that the Supreme Court has affirmed the unconstitutionality of R.A. 9355 which created the province of Dinagat Islands," Bernal said.

The SC maintained that Dinagat Islands did not meet either the land area or the population requirement for the creation of the province. More...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

News: Report on Illegal Logging

One motorboat loaded with assorted lumber allegedly owned by Tano Matutis, res of Purok 14, Libjo, Dinagat Islands was intercepted at the sea water, Brgy Poblacion Libjo, Dinagat Islands Province on September 24, 2010 at 9:30 pm by PNP personnel of Libjo MPS led by SPO2 Adolfo Go.

Said motorboat was operated by a certain Marjun Matutis, 20 yrs old, single together with Romy Silikot y Castillon alias Loloy and Chelo Canoy Canonigo alais Eloy, legal age, all single and all res of P-14, Brgy Melody, Libjo, Dinagat Islands Province. Suspects and confiscated lumbers with an estimated volume of 500 board feet were brought to Loreto MPS for proper disposition. Progress report to follows. More

Monday, July 12, 2010 News: That Mess About Creating New Cities

Last February 10, 2010, the Court struck down on constitutional grounds the creation of the Province of Dinagat Island. In its decision the Court said that the Constitution clearly mandates that the creation of local government units must follow the criteria established in the Local Government Code. The Court added that creation of the Province of Dinagat failed to comply with these requirements specifically on the land area requirement and population. What Benhur keeps hoping from the SC is that the SC will go by the rule of law. More...

Friday, April 23, 2010

News: ‘Substantial’ Nickel Deposits in Dinagat

Studies commissioned by Century Peak Corp. (CPC) have found a significant amount of nickel at its twin mines on Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte.

In a statement, the miner said it estimates 9.9 million dry metric tons of resources with a grade of 1.02 percent nickel at its Casiguran mine. It also cited data showing a measured resource of 9.07 million dry metric tons with a grade of 1.07 percent nickel at its Rapid City Parcel II property, also in Dinagat.

"The reports confirm the vast amount of resources of Dinagat Island, which has been well-known among Philippine geologists," CPC quoted University of the Philippines geologist Carlo A. Arcilla as saying. More...

Monday, March 01, 2010

News: Hijacked Tugboad found in Dinagat

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has stepped up its countermeasures against maritime piracy to help identify and apprehend pirates who hijacked a Singaporean registered tugboat last Feb. 6 in Malaysia.

The hijacked tugboat was found in Philippine waters.

Lieutenant Commander Arman Balilo, PCG spokesman, said the hijacked vessel was found at the vicinity of Barangay Pamanaon, Loreto, Dinagat, Surigao del Norte. More...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

In Memory of SSGT. Ian Christy Marose “Jingle” Llamera

In memory of SSGT. Ian Christy Marose “Jingle” Llamera, who died in the line of duty serving our country.

My own little way of paying tribute to an amazing, wonderful daughter/sister /cousin/niece/granddaughter (apo`)/aunt/& a friend, who had a larger than life personality that would win you over, as soon as you met her. By Primrose Llamera Satpathy

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

News: High Court Voids Law on Dinagat Province

The Supreme Court, by a vote of 9-6 Thursday, nullified the law creating the province of Dinagat Islands and voided the election of its officials.

In a decision penned by Justice Diosdado Peralta, the court en banc said that Dinagat Islands had a land area of only 802.12 sq. km, short of the requirement of 2,000 sq. km.

The court said that Dinagat, with only 106,951 residents, did not meet the population requirement of not less than 250,000 inhabitants. More...