(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 17 May 2022) Frontal System affecting Extreme Northern Luzon. Localized Thunderstorms affecting Mindanao. The entire Caraga region will experience Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

AgSur stakeholders join in Oplan Linis

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur – Various stakeholders actively took part during the conduct of ‘Oplan Linis’ in the province of Agusan del Sur.

The 1502 Community Defense Center led by Second Lieutenant Adones L. Apilada, Executive Officer, coordinated with Atty. Alvin Prandy T. Canta, Provincial Election Supervisor III of Agusan del Sur in line with the conduct of clean-up drive in schools and other public places with postings of tarpaulins of candidates during the recently conducted National and Local Elections 2022.

This is an activity initiated by the 15th Regional Community Defense Center (15RCDG) dubbed as "Oplan Linis" with the theme “Tulong ng Kabataan Para sa Bayan”. 

The said event also encouraged the young people to care of the community by conducting relevant activities that will benefit the majority of the populace.

Meanwhile Lieutenant Colonel Ma Teresa P. Baylon, Battalion Commander of 1502nd Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion coordinated with the Local Chief Executive of Prosperidad and other line agencies. While Private First-Class Ariel J. Daguimol, Operation Non-Commission Officer of 1502 CDC coordinated with Mr. Fredericko Blanco, Election Officer, Municipality of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, to ensure the success of said event.

This activity was participated by the Reservists of 1502 (RRIBn), Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) Cadets and Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) students to promote the spirit of voluntarism in support to nation-building. (2Lt Adones L. Apilada, Ex-O of 1502 CDC/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Monday, May 16, 2022

Renunciation of rebels continues, NPA Vice TL yields 

BUTUAN CITY -- With President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's remaining days of his term, his strong directive against anti-insurgency continues, resulting in the surrender of the New People's Army (NPA) Vice Team Leader on May 13, 2022. 

Police Brigadier General Romeo M Caramat, Jr., PRO13 Director, revealed that the surrenderer known to be the Vice Team Leader was identified as alias Jasper, 25 years old, from Squad 1, Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda (SYP), Platoon 1, Dismantled Guerilla Front (DGF) 88, North Central Mindanao Regional Committee (NCMRC). 


Accordingly, the lies and broken promises of the rebels prompted him to lay down his arms to the government. 


Alias Jasper yielded to Agusan del Sur Police Provincial Office Intelligence Unit and San Luis Municipal Police Station and handed over one unit Cal. 38 revolvers with defaced serial number. 


According to Agusan del Sur police report, alias Jasper was recruited by the rebel group and a red fighter for eight years, promising monthly financial assistance for his family. 


Based on the report, since the assumption of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, a total of 1,433 communist members have surrendered to Caraga police. The PNP is hoping for more number of rebels to surrender in PNP Caraga as the term of the Commander-in-Chief will soon end.


Alias Jasper is currently undergoing debriefing/interview by the personnel of ADS PIU for possible enrollment in the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP). (PMaj Dorothy Tumulak, PIO, PNP-Caraga/ PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Monday, May 16, 2022

NNC Caraga now a CPD provider

BUTUAN CITY – In its letter received on May 13, 2022, the Philippine Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) granted accreditation to the National Nutrition Council (NNC) Caraga as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Provider for Caraga Region. 

The accreditation granted NNC Caraga the authority to conduct trainings, seminars and fora with corresponding CPD units for a number of professions upon proper application with the PRC. 


Programs and courses to be offered with CPD units includes, but not limited to, Nutrition Program Management (NPM) Training, Local Nutrition Action Planning (LNAP) Workshop, and Nutrition in Emergencies-Information Management (NIE-IM) Training.


Republic Act No. 10912 known as the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016, mandates the continuing promotion and strengthening of professional development for all regulated professions which aims to upgrade the practice of professions in the country. 


The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) provides that a CPD provider shall apply for accreditation of its program to the CPD Council. 


In-house training programs and capacity-building activities can now be offered with appropriate CPD units that participants will receive as proof of continuing professional development, a requirement for the renewal of licenses of the professionals.


NNC Caraga is now complying with the documentary and other necessary requirements for the offering of programs and courses with CPD units. (RPOchavo, NNC-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)


Monday, May 16, 2022

Carrascal town implements stricter measures against ASF

CARRASCAL, Surigaod el Sur -- The Municipality of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur will strictly implement Executive Order No. 05 Series of 2020, and Municipal Ordinance No. 31 Series of 2021 to its heightened measures against the African Swine Fever (ASF).

Accordingly,  All Live Hogs, Pork, Processed Pork Products, Pork By-products, and Boar Semen coming from the municipality of Cantilan, and other ASF affected municipalities and cities will be temporarily banned to enter the said municipality. 

The public is advised to report any illegal entry of the above-mentioned products to the Municipal Agriculture Office immediately for appropriate action.

It will be confiscated thereafter validation when proven, and the owner or seller who will violate the said ordinance or executive order will be apprehended by the local authorities.

It can be recalled, that the Department of Agriculture confirmed that blood samples from Barangay Parang, in Cantilan town tested positive for African Swine Fever (ASF) last week. At present, there is no vaccine or treatment for ASF, it was learned. (LGU-Carrascal/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Monday, May 16, 2022

DTI AgNor awards Safety Seal certs; monitor prices in Butuan City establishments

BUTUAN CITY -- In support to the efforts of the government to protect clients, consumers, and the general public against COVID-19, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Agusan del Norte validated establishments in this city for the Safety Seal Certification and assessed if they continued to adhere to the minimum public health standards set by the government.

Photo credit: DTI-Agusan del Norte

On Friday, May 13, DTI Agusan del Norte provincial director Lorijane Sacote led the turnover of renewed Safety Seal Certifications to Interpace Corporation's supermarket, hardware, barbershop, and service and repair, and a new certification to Manja Spa and Salon.

According to Sacote, the Safety Seal Certification is a voluntary certification scheme that affirms that an establishment is compliant with the minimum public health standards set and integrates its contact tracing with StaySafe.ph. The DTI will only issue the certification to supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, membership shopping clubs, construction supply/hardware stores, logistics service providers, barbershops and salons, and service and repair shops if they passed the standards set.

Meanwhile, the DTI Agusan del Norte also continues to monitor the compliance of the Fair Trade Law through the monitoring of establishments in the area. A weekly price monitoring of the basic necessities and prime commodities was also conducted by the agency. Twenty establishments were monitored by the department recently, all of which were found compliant. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)