Saturday, October 01, 2011

News: Solar Power to Address Mindanao Shortage

CAGAYAN DE ORO -- Solar power plants can provide the fastest source of power in Mindanao. That is, if plans push through for its generation among the island’s larger distribution utilities.
In a media presentation on Sept. 14, Cecilio U. Sumaoy, senior manager of the Cagayan Electric Power & Light Co. (Cepalco) system operations department, cited the inherent advantages of solar photovoltaic (PV) plants over thermal and other plants of the same capacity.

These projects are to be located in Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, Zamboanga City, Laguindingan and Villanueva in Misamis Oriental, San Jose on Dinagat Island, Tawi-Tawi, Sulu, Siakol in Zamboanga del Sur, Kalamansig in Sultan Kudarat, and Darong, Hagonoy, and Digos City in Davao del Sur. More ...

Monday, February 28, 2011

State of the Art Municipal Hall of Libjo

Libjo is really proud to present its newly built 2-storey municipal hall with a recreation hall on its rooftop. Its inauguration was done today at 11:30am, February 28, 2011. Meanwhile, a consultative meeting about the upcoming 51st Araw ng Libjo celebration requested by Libjo Mayor Maria Fe Borja- Llamera was held on the same day. Represented by all Department heads, SB Members, Punong Barangays, GO's, NGO's, DEP-ED and Religious Leaders, it was agreed that the said affair will be graced by hired Acrobats, Inter-agency Volleyball tournament and an Open - Battle of the Band. mj

Monday, January 24, 2011

News: Missing Boat With 5 Americans Found in Philippines

The Philippine coast guard on Sunday found a missing US sailboat off a southern island, with its five American passengers safe on board.

The 11.5-metre boat left Guam on January 6 en route to the central Philippine city of Cebu when it went missing.

Coast guard spokesman Commander Armand Balilo said the boat was spotted off the southern island of Dinagat, west of its final destination.

He said contact had been made and a rescue vessel was on the way.

Balilo said four men and one woman were spotted safe inside.

Relatives of the passengers reported the sailboat missing after it failed to reach Cebu by the expected date of January 16. More...from

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