(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 29 May 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "AGHON" {EWINIAR} was estimated based on all available data at 850 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (23.1°N, 129.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Northeastward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western section of 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 rainshowers or thunderstorms due to 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 South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

PIA News Service - Sunday, May 29, 2011

Philippine Army’s 402nd Brigade scores anew today

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, May 29 (PIA) – After series of successful encounters with members of the lawless groups, the 402nd Brigade of the Philippine Army under the leadership of Col Rodrigo Diapana is again victorious during this morning’s encounter in Sibagat, Agusan del Sur.

According to reports, at around 10 o'clock this morning, the brigade’s 42nd Division Reconnaisance Company (DRC) led by 1LT Pang-ay Opcon conducted security operations at the hinterlands of Brgy. New Tubigon, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur.

The government troops then encountered around 10 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) belonging to the Sangay ng Partidong Platoon (SPP) 21B, Guerilla Front 21, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Command (NEMRC).

A firefight ensued between the opposing troops. After 10 minutes the NPAs withdrew towards the northwards bringing along with them their casualties as indicated by blood stains in the area.

The government troops recovered two M16 rifles with defaced serial numbers. Also one member of the NPA was killed in the encounter.

Said troops are still scouring the encounter site and tracking enemy withdrawal to capture them. Likewise, the soldiers are willing to help those who will surrender.

It can be recalled that on April 1, 2011, the government troops has also encountered members of the Guerilla Front 21-B in Sitio Hebron, Brgy. New Tubigon, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur resulting to the capture of a top official of the NPA along with his two lady comrades.

This commendable and boldly effort of the 26IB, 402nd Brigade is a strong manifestation that the government is serious in running after the lawless elements to ensure that peace and security will at all times prevail and sustain for the country’s progress and development. (PIA-Caraga)

AFP vows to protect IPs from rebel harassment

by Danilo S. Makiling

BUTUAN CITY, May 29 (PIA) – The military assured members of the Manobo and Mamanwa tribes that their security will be protected against possible harassment from New People’s Army rebels.

2Lt Reynaldo Cocon Jr., Assistant CMO officer of the 402nd Brigade said the indigenous peoples (IP) should trust the government so that their area will soon be developed. “When that time comes, everything will slowly go back to normal,” Cocon said.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recently conducted a grand pulong-pulong or meeting through the Community Organization for Peace and Development (COPD) to reach out to tribesmen (Manobo and Mamanwa) residing in Sitio Lusong, Barangay Puting Bato Cabadbaran City.

During the meeting, the IPs reported shifted their loyalty to the government after realizing that their act of supporting the NPA rebels was against the law.

It was revealed during the community gathering that some members of the Manobo in Sitio Lusong were providing support, while others were recruited, to the New People’s Army (NPA). The NPA got their provisions through the help of the IPs who would buy goods and others stuff down in the downtown area for the rebel group. (PIA-Caraga)

Tagalog News: Kampanya tungo sa pagkakaisa at kapayapaan, isinagawa

ni Merlito B. Labor

BUTUAN CITY, Mayo 29 (PIA) – Naging matagumpay ang isinasagawang kampanya ng Armed Forces of the Pilippines (AFP) kamakailan lamang sa pamamagitan ng 402nd brigade. Nagpulong ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Cabadbaran City sa Agusan del Norte, ilang non government organizations, at mga tribong Manobo at Manawa upang talakayain ang pagkakaisa at kapayapaan tungo sa kaunlaran. Saksi dito ang mga lokal na mamamahayag ng Butuan at Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Caraga.

Layunin ng natuarng programa ang maibigay ang taos-pusong serbisyo ng pamahalaan sa masang Pilipino at maihatid sa kanila ang proyekto ng gobyerno sa mas lalong madaling panahon. Dagdag pa, nakatuon sa ngayon ang AFP sa pagbibigay ng mga programang pangkaunlaran.

Iba’t-ibang reaksyon at demonstrasyon ang ipinakita ng mga kasapi ng dalawang tribo na sa ngayon ay lubusang bumalik sa kamay ng pamahalaan.

Sa nasabing kaganapan, isinalaysay ng mga katutubo ang kanilang mga karanasan noong sila ay sumusuporta pa sa CPP/NPA na hanggang sa kasalukoyan ay kumikilos sa ibat-ibang lugar ng Caraga region.

Ayon sa kanila, isa sa malaking problemang kinakaharap nila sa ngayon ay ang kakulangan ng hanapbuhay, edukasyon, at programang pangkalusugan. Dahil sa isinasagawang kampanya ng pamahahaan, sila ay nagpakita ng suporta dala ang sigaw ng pagkakaroon ng pagbabago.

Bago natapos ang programa, nangangakong makipag coordinate ang AFP sa lokal na pamahalaan at maging ang mga miyembro ng media upang katukin ang mga ahensya ng pamahalaan upang bigyan ng pansin ang kanilang hinaing sa pamamagitan ng pagpapalaganap ng iba’t-ibang programang may kaugnayan sa paglutas ng kanilang mga suliranin. (PIA-Caraga)

Cebuano News: Granada, napunitan sa Brgy. Bonifacio, Surigao del Norte

ni 1LT Joe Patrick A Martinez (QMS) PA

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, Mayo 29 (PIA) – Adunay nakit-ang mobuto’ng Granada sa Brgy. Bonifacio, Surigao del Norte sa may alas 6:15 and takna kagabii.

Sigon sa taho, ang maong garanada nakit-an sa duha ka mga bata nga mao sila Earon Jay Colon, 10 anyos ug si Peter Paran, 12 anyos nga mga residente sa nasangpit nga lugar.

Ang maong granada wala mahibal-an kung kinsa ang nanag-iya niini apana walay laing gidudahan sa mga katawhan sa maong lugar kung dili ang grupo sa mga NPA nga mao usab ang responsable sa pagpang-sunog sa dagkong sakyanan ug nanulis sa kanhi Mayor sa Placer, ni’ng probinsiya nga si Chary Mangacop iadtong ni-aging gabii, Mayo 25 didto mismo sa iyang pinuy-anan.

Nahibalo-ang ang maong granada nabilin kini gikan sa maong armadong grupo sa CPP/NPA sa dihang pagkahuman nilang pagbuhat sa maong salaod, nanagan ang maong grupo sa kabalayan sa maong lugar.

Samtang gihulat ang pag-abot sa Explosive and Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team nga gipanguluhan ni P/Chief Insp Rudy Elandag nga mao usab ang kasamtanga’ng hepe sa Surigao City Police, daling mi-responde ang kasundaluhan sa 30IB ug 42nd CMO Company, 4CMOBM, 4ID sa Philippine Army.

Narecover sa mga kapulisan ang usa ka bag nga adunay sulod nga granada ug uban pang gamit nga pangpabuto aron kini paga-examinon sa ilang laboratory.

Samtang gibutyag usab ni 4th Infantry Division Commander MGen. Victor Felix nga kinahanglan gayud ang dali nga imbestigasyon sa maong panghitabo ug misaad nga patubagon ang angay manubag.

“We will look after the perpetrators (NPAs) of the said incident together with the Surigao PNP. Dapat lang na managot ang mga NPA na ‘yan sa kanilang ginawa dahil pati mga walang kalaban-laban na civilians ay nadadamay sa kanilang pakikipaglaban sa ating gobyerno,” sir Gen. Felix nagkanayon. (41st CMO Company, Phil. Army/PIA-Caraga)