Dinagat Islands is the youngest province of the Republic of the Philippines. Used to be the First Legislative District of the Province Surigao del Norte, it was made into a separate province on December 2, 2006 by virtue of Republic Act No. 9355. But controversies and legal issues hounded the law creating the newest province. The charter was authored by the incumbent Governor Glenda Ecleo who represented the then first district. The Supreme Court voided the province’s charter on February 11, 2010. But it regained its provincehood on March 30, 2011. They said that the Province of Dinagat Islands was the promise of Ruben Ecleo,Read More →

One of the greatest ironies and scathing realities in the Philippines is the abundance of natural resources but the economic potential inherent of such can hardly change the status of certain localities. Bad governance and dirty politicking by default shove a community, town or province to abject poverty. Putting religious fanaticism and occultism into the mix and it become a boon and curse. UP NORTH OF mainland Mindanao is Dinagat Islands, the country’s newest province. Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9355, the northern half of the First Legislative District of Surigao del Norte was separated and converted into a province. Authored by then Representative GlendaRead More →