(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 06 August 2021) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL STORM MIRINAE (FORMERLY GORIO) LOCATION: 975 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (26.8°N, 130.2°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 75 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 90 KM/H MOVEMENT: EASTWARD AT 15 KM/H TROPICAL STORM LUPIT LOCATION: 580 KM WEST NORTHWEST OF ITBAYAT, BATANES (24.3°N, 117.7°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 75 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 90 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTH NORTHEASTWARD SLOWLY SEVERE TROPICAL STORM NIDA LOCATION: 3045 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (34.6°N, 148.7°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 65 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 80 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTH NORTHEASTWARD AT 20 KM/H TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 1,795 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (30.5°N, 136.2°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 55 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWESTWARD AT 20 KM/H Caraga Region will have Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).



Sunday, July 26, 2015

PNP, AFP keep tight security in SurSur as SONA draws near

By Greg Tataro Jr.

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, July 26 (PIA) – Both the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the 402nd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army (PA) in Surigao del Sur have considered putting up tighter security measures as time for the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III on July 27 comes closer.

P/SSupt. Narciso Verdadero, PNP provincial director here, said peace and order situation remains manageable and under control, however, the need to keep calibrated measures to maintain such is another thing.

He pointed out “militant groups here may also take to the streets their protest,” agreeing that “it is the last SONA of the president.”

However, Verdadero himself noted no known group has applied yet and issued permit for that matter.

Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Randolph Rojas, executive officer of the 402nd Brigade, confirmed that Col. Isidro Purisima, brigade commander, has issued an order recently to prevent “any untoward incident” to happen.

In line with this, the army officer said intense “intelligence monitoring” has been undertaken to keep themselves ready for any eventualities.

On the other hand, Rojas bared that “security operations and community organizing for peace development (COPD) have continued, including conduct of checkpoints.”


But like the police, the army here has yet to know any group, who applied for a “permit to rally” in time for the SONA. (NGBT/Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)