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.

Events and Festivals

The Surigaonon's colorful culture and jolly character are reflected in the various festivals and tourist events it celebrates the whole year round.

An award-winning cultural-religious festival highlighted by a street dance parade depicting the legends and lifestyle of the indigenous Mamanwa Tribes. The festival is also a tribute to St. Nicholas, city's Patron Saint, whose feast is observed on September 10.

A procession at sea in honor of the Patron Saint of Barangay Taft, Virgen de la Paz y Buen Biaje. The patroness of Good Voyage is carried aboard a beautiful adorned lead vessel followed by colorful motorboats, and bancas passing along the historic Surigao Strait.

A month-long celebration of the advent season with the trademark Surigaonon character, starting with the light up the trees, misa de gallo and painit at the park, which ends with the midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

The city's town tribute to the month long nationwide celebration of the feast of the Holy Child Jesus held in the farm village of Barangay Serna.

Showcases the Surigaonon culinary heritage through food fairs and competitions designed to upgrade the city's food and beverage industry. Tilaw means taste.

Recreating the Historic event when Filipino revolutionaries raised the Philippine Flag for the first time in Mindanao. The highlights is the Hoisting of the giant flag of the city hall where the event took place in 1898.

A dawn observance of the significant Naval batle during World War II marked with wreath-laying at the historical landmark in Brgy. Lipata. The Battle of Surigao Strait is part of the Bigger Battle of Leyte Gulf which turned the tide of the War in favor of the Allied Forces.

A week-long socio-civic and cultural celebration to mark Surigao's Cityhood.

Domestic Tourism Program designed to rediscover the city's various tourist attractions. The activity goes with a "voluntourism" component where participants do volunteer work to help poor communities by donating school supplies and other basic necessities.

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