(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 13 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Friday, Sept. 25, 2009

Cebuano News: Probinsya sa Surigao del Norte nakadawat na usab ug laing pasidungog sa gihimo nga Barangay Nutrition Scholar Congress didto sa dakbayan sa Butuan

Laing pasidungog na usab ang naangkon sa probinsya sa Surigao del Norte nga labihang gikalipay ni Gov. Robert Ace Barbers ug sa tibuok katawhang Surigaonon, diin sa makausa pa, kita nahimo na usab nga usa sa mga regional awardees sa Most Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar sa tibuok rehiyon sa Caraga. Nadawat ang maong award sa gihimo nga Barangay Nutrition Scholar Congress and AHMP Media Forum kagahapong adlawa, Setyembre 23, 2009, didto sa Almont Inland Resort and Convention Center sa dakbayan sa Butuan.

Ang maong tigum nga adunay tema nga, “Kahit, Kailan, Kahit Saan sa Wastong Nutrisyon at Kalusugan, BNS ay Maasahan”, gitambungan sa halos 500 ka mga partisipante nga naglangkob na sa mga nagkadaiyang Barangay Nutrition Scholars, Barangay Health Workers, City ug Provincial Nutrition Action Officers City ug mga nagkalainlaing District Nutrition Program Coordinators sa tibuok rehiyon.

Sa nasayran,duha lamang sa lima ka mga probinsya sa rehiyon ang gihatagan sa maong pasidungog ug kini mao ang probinsya sa Surigao del Sur ug Surigao del Norte partikular na sa Barangay Tayaga nga sakop sa Lungsod sa Claver.

Mipadangat si Gov. Ace Barbers sa iyang dakong pasalamat ug pag congratulate sa mga Barangay Nutrition Scholars sa Barangay Tayaga sa way pu-as nga pagkooperar ug pagtinambayayungay sa tanan alang sa paghatag sa pulido ug de kalidad nga pagpanirbisyo sa tanang lungsuranon sa Claver. Iyang gipanghinaut nga unta magpadayon ang maong kadasig nga ilang gipakita ug ang maong kadasig nga ilang gipakita u gang maong kakugi sa tanan moluntad unta dili lamang karon ug sa matag evaluation kun dili sa tanan panahon. Gi-awhag usab sa Gobenardor ang ubang Barangay nga mopakita sa ilang kasibot aron nga makab-ot gayud sa katawhang Surigaonon ang permanente nga kapiskay sa panlawas pinasikad sa mga nutrition programs nga hugtanong ipatuman sa matag barangays. (PGO-Media Bureau/ PIA-Surigao del Norte)

The Ultimate Sacrifice

In war, no one wins...

36th Infantry Valor Battalion under LtCol Dennis Godfrey F Gammad celebrated the first death anniversary of Valorian troopers who were killed in action during an encounter with the NPA at Brgy Bogac, Lingig Surigao del Sur on 24 September 2008. It was the ultimate sacrifice any soldier or individual can offer for our beloved Homeland.  

Nevertheless, our heroes were not neglected by our government. In fact, the families of these soldiers were granted Special Financial and Housing Assistance and Scholarship Certificates formally awarded by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs. Their families are now geared towards a better future in return for their heroism and gallantry in action. The wounded soldiers during the said encounter also received fifty thousand pesos (P50,000.00) each as reward for their courage and unending will to fight to safeguard the democracy for all Filipinos.

Members of the Extortionist Syndicate Group-CPP/NPA/NDF were validated to be killed in the same encounter last year, but the question is, did their leaders acknowledged their death? Did they receive the same benefits or even similar to such? We know that their commanders promised them land if they join their crusade for a senseless cause yet will this be the same land to be used for their burial (if they’re even given a decent burial at all)? Were their families given support during their grief and were their children given a brighter future or were they just recruited to repeat a cycle of violence??? 

This is a call to all members of the Extortionist Syndicate Group-CPP/NPA/NDF, to open their eyes if what they’re doing is really worth fighting for. The government has offered so many reforms for their surrender so we all encourage them to take advantage of these not only for themselves but also their grandchildren and the next generation. Let your ultimate sacrifice be remembered towards a better Philippines.

By PO3 Arturo Suganob Campania

Report on fire incident 

On September 23, 2009 at 9:30 in the evening, GDN Commercial General Merchandise located at P-Burgos St., Butuan City owned by Narina Llagas, of legal age, married and resident of Purok-1, Barangay Obrero, Butuan City was razed by fire.

Gutted by the fire were assorted dry goods and garments. The fire was contained at about 10:20 in the evening of same date by BFP personnel led by FInsp Rey Antonio Restauro while estimated cost of damaged is Php 70,000.00.

Initial investigation disclosed that the fire started at 2nd Floor of said establishment. BFP personnel are now conducting thorough investigation to determine the cause of incident. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on illegal possession of firearm 

PNP elements of San Francisco Municipal Police Station led by SPO2 Manuel A Aleonar conducted Oplan Sita and operation Kapkap at Bus Terminal, Barangay 2, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur on September 24, 2009 at 4:30 in the morning.

The operation resulted to the apprehension of one Dominador D CaΓ±ete, 17 years old, single, 3rd year student and resident of Purok-9, Del Monte, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur. 

Confiscated from his possession were one unit homemade .38 revolver snubnose without serial no. loaded with 3 live ammos. Subject person failed to present pertinent documents for the legality to possess and carry said firearm.

Subject person and confiscated item were brought to the station for proper disposition and appropriate filing of case in court. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

PNP arrests wanted person 

One Arsenio Mike Borbon, 77 years old, married and resident of Poblacion La paz, Agusan del Sur was arrested by PNP personnel of Prosperidad Municipal Police Station led by SPO2 Cristito B De Castro on September 22, 2009 at 10:00 in the morning at Poblacion, La Paz, Agusan del Sur.

Subject person was arrested by virtue of WOA docketed under CC no. 2009-3260 for reckless imprudence resulting to serious physical injuries and damage to property, issued by Hon Judge Lou A Nueva of MCTC, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur with recommended bailbond amounting to Php 10,000.00.

Arrested person is now under the custody of Prosperidad Municipal Police Station for proper documentation. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on shooting incident 

On September 23, 2009 at 7:00 in the evening at Purok-2, Tubay, Agusan del Norte, one Recardo Lawan, 51 years old, widower, farmer and resident of said place was shot by unidentified persons using shotgun.

Victim sustained several gunshot wound on the right side of his stomach and was immediately brought by the responding PNP personnel of Tubay Municipal Police Station led by PINSP Dex Maghanoy to Cabadbaran City Emergency Hospital for medical treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival by Dr Eleuterio R Bahena II. 

Suspects fled towards unknown direction after the incident. Thorough investigation is still in progress by PNP members of Tubay Municipal Police Station for the possible identity and apprehension of the suspects. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)

Report on traffic accident 

On September 23, 2009 at 2:00 in the afternoon along National Highway in Barangay Jagupit, Santiago, Agusan del Norte, one Jomer Lumontad, 7 years old, minor, resident of said place was accidentally bumped by a Bachelor Bus bearing plate no. LYC 838, driven by a certain Efepanio Mesa, 31 years old.
Victim was rushed to Cabadbaran Emergency Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician. The driver voluntarily surrendered to Santiago Municipal Police Station.

Appropriate charge is now prepared for filing in court. Progress report to follow. (PNP-13/ PIA-Caraga)