(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 24 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 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 rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies/Localized Thunderstorms. 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 Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

Surigao del Sur commemorates 114TH Rizal Day today
Tandag, Surigao del Sur (December 30) – Despite heavy rain experienced today, the 114th Rizal Day celebration was successfully celebrated in this province early this morning.
With this year’s theme: “Rizal: Haligi ng Bayan”, the simple commemoration started with a Holy Mass at 6:00 o’clock in the morning. After which, the short program was held in front of the Tandag Town Hall adjacent to Town Plaza where the monument of Martyrdom Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal is situated.
The program started at around 7:15 in the morning with the raising of the Philippine Flag in Honor to the National hero followed with the 21 Gun Salute led by LTC Rene CaΓ±ete of 36 IB, PA.
While on wreath laying, Vice Mayor Rosario Ninfa Dumagan II who is the acting Mayor led the activity participated by representative/s of all the offices; government, private, and NGOs.
Also, students from Jacinto P. Elpa National High School (JPENHS) presented the “PAGSASADULA” of the Life and Works of Dr. Rizal that give more meaningful to the celebration, followed with the brief Reflection on the Life, Works and Writings of Dr. Jose P. Rizal given by Ms. Imelda Falcon, JPENHS Principal.
Ms. Falcon on her message challenged the government officials, parents and professional sector. She cited on her brief reflection, that Rizal put premium on Education where the youth is the Hope of our Nation.
Ms Falcon also said, “Not all great men are called heroes.” According to her, it is only befitting to the people who have exceptional qualities, who have done noble deeds and who lived with extreme sacrifice for the love of his country. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)

By PO2 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

Report on shooting incident

A Barangay CVO member, Javinto Apuyan y Castro, 41 years old, married and a resident of P-6, Brgy. Sta. Irene, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur was shot by an unidentified suspect using unknown caliber of firearm around 9:00 O’clock in the morning, December 28, 2010 at Sitio Mayosi, Barangay Claro Cortez of the said municipality.

Initial investigation conducted by elements of Bayugan Municipal Police Station (MPS) revealed that while the said victim was cutting a hardwood tree, the suspect suddenly appeared and shot the victim several times.

Victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds on the different parts of his body, which resulted to this death, while suspect fled to unknown direction after the incident. Elements of Began MPS are still conducting follow up investigation for possible identification and apprehension of the suspect.

Agusan del Sur cops arrest wanted person

On December 28, 2010 at around 1:00 O‘clock in the afternoon, elements of Esperanza Municipal Police Station (MPS) led by PO3 Daniel Gerodico arrested one Edgar Soriano y Dumaguing, 28 years old, single and a resident of Brgy. Tagbalili, Esperanza, Agusan del Sur.

Said person was arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon. Zenaida Placer, Executive Judge of RTC Branch 7, Bayugan 1, Agusan del Sur charged for the crime of Murder docketed under criminal case number 1696 with no recommended bail bond. Arrested person is now under the custody of the said MPS for proper disposition. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)

Illegal possession of firearm and ammunitions

Elements of 13th Regional Public Safety Batallion (RPSB) led by Police Inspector Josef Carlo Silang, while conducting checkpoint along the National Highway, Brgy. Libertad, Butuan City on December 29, 2010, around 3:00 O’clock in the afternoon, apprehended one Allan Alonsagay Balleta, of legal age, married and a resident of Catarman, Northern Samar for having caught in the act in possession of illegal firearm and ammunitions. Confiscated from his possession were one (1) unit caliber 45 pistol, Colt make with serial number 772528, one (1) unit magazine with seven (7) rounds of live ammunitions and one (1) unit KG 9 with one magazine.

Arrested suspect and confiscated items were brought to the Headquarters of 13 RPSB for proper disposition and a case for violation of R.A. 8294 is being prepared for filing in court against the said suspect. (PNP-13/PIA-Caraga)