(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).

Friday, August 28, 2015

Govt agencies ready for 2015 Natl Crime Prevention Week celeb

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA) – In line with this year’s 21st National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) celebration, the government agencies here led by the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Caraga has set lined-up activities for the said event.

On the recently held technical working group meeting, the member-agencies agreed to conduct the following activities as the NCPW celebration will kick-off on September 1, 2015 – Hataw exercise at 6:30 a.m. to be held at Libertad Sports Complex; Motorcade at 8:00 a.m. from the sports complex going to Guingona Park, where the short program will follow. A press conference will also be held right after the short program at the Mazaua Island Resort, this city.

Different government agencies will also be participating on a symposium to be conducted on September 2 at the Agusan National High School (ANHS) and La Trinidad Integrated Secondary School in Barangay Bonbon, Butuan City.

Invited speakers are coming from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga.

Also, on September 3, the same group will be holding same symposium at Saint Joseph Institute of Technology (SJIT) and Butuan City School of Arts and Trade (BCSAT).

Meanwhile, on September 4, stakeholders will be culminating said celebration with a program and the conduct of Regional Secondary School Speech Competition at the Robinsons Place here. 1st District Agusan del Norte (Las Nieves and Butuan City) Representative Lawrence Lemuel Fortun is the guest of honor and speaker during the culmination activity.

The first week of September of every year has been declared as National Crime Prevention Week pursuant to Proclamation No. 461 dated August 31, 1994 which was issued by then Pres. Fidel V. Ramos.

This year's NCPW is anchored on the theme "Krimen ay Tuldukan, Karapatan ay Igalang."(JPG/PIA-Caraga) 

AgSur PNP tops performance rating regionwide

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur, Aug. 28 (PIA) - The Agusan del Sur Provincial Police office ranks first in the operational accomplishment against its war on illegal drugs regionwide for the period from January to July 31, 2015.

According to the report rendered by Agusan del Sur Police provincial director P/SSupt. Joseph Plaza, Agusan del Sur PNP has conducted 131 operations since January until July 31 this year with 223 persons arrested on shabu totaling to 1,139 grams and marijuana with 312 grams, with a total value of P13,464,010.58.

Rank second is Surigao del Norte with 71 operations arresting 97 persons in position of 879.46 grams of shabu and 9.71 grams of marijuana with a total value of P10,378,137,02, followed by Surigao del Sur PPO with 28 operations and arrested 58 persons with 434.5 grams of shabu and 34.1 grams of Marijuana with a total value of P5,129,036.74.

Butuan City Police Office have also conducted 45 operations arresting 69 persons with 333.37 grams of shabu and 25 grams of marijuana with a total value of P3,935,134.22 while Agusan del Norte PPO who ranks fifth has conducted 70 operations with 94 persons arrested with 254 grams of shabu with zero marijuana with a value of P3,006,321.40. Dinagat Island PPO has conducted 10 operations with 12 persons arrested having 13.73 grams of shabu and 14.3 grams of marijuana with a total value of P162,835.62.

“So far, if we look at the municipal police station category, ranking first is the municipality of San Francisco on illegal drugs, municipality of Loreto on illegal position of firearms and the municipality of Sibagat on illegal logging registered as top performers. On illegal gambling, the municipality of Dapa got the the recognition while the municipality of Cortez grab the honor of having 100 percent index crime solution efficiency,” P/SSupt. Plaza said.

Vice Gov. Santiago Cane Jr. who presided the PPOC meeting extends his commendation on the PNP report saying “This is the reason why Gov. Plaza has agreed to declare with then Col. Gregory Cayetano, 401st  Brigade Commander, that Agusan del Sur is a conflict manageable and development ready province.” (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

SEC warns anew on online investment scam

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Aug. 28 (PIA) – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on its advisory dated August 7, 2015 issued warning that the illegal online taking activities of EMGOLDEX PHILIPPINES are now using the name GLOBAL INTERGOLD.

Per verification, GLOBAL INTERGOLD is not a registered corporation or partnership. Likewise GLOBAL INTERGOLD is not authorized to offer for sale, sell and solicit investments from the public since no selling agents of GLOBAL INTERGOLD, as of now, have secured license form SEC to act as certified investment solicitor, investment adviser, broker or dealer in securities, or salesperson or dealer in securities.

The public is advised by the SEC to exercise self-restraint from investing their money into such high yield – high risk investment scheme and to take the necessary precautions in dealing with the above-named entity.

The public is further advised that those who participate including those who offer investment either personal or thru social media (i.e. Facebook, instagram, etc.) in the investment taking of GLOBAL INTERGOLD are at risk of being prosecuted for criminal violation of the Securities Regulation Code.

Considering the recent proliferation of illegal investment solicitation form individuals and entities, the public are warned to take extra caution in making investment decisions that will involve considerable sum of money.

Especially when the offer is so attractive, that at times the yield is very high compared to the prevailing rate of return of viable business ventures.

Those with information of the said entity operation are encouraged to contact the Enforcement and Investor Protection Department of SEC at telephone number (02) 584-7187 or 584-6047. (SDR/DTI-SdN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

DAR chief hands titles, support services to SurSur farmers

By Joie L. Ceballos

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA) - Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes led the distribution of certificate of land ownership award (CLOA) to 24 new landowners during the Peace Caravan held last August 25, 2015 in Lianga, Surigao del Sur.

The area covers 46.7 hectares located in Brgy. Bucawe, Lianga, Surigao del Sur.

Delos Reyes also handed turn-over documents of the completed rehabilitation project of three farm to market roads amounting to P3.6 to the barangay captains of Barangays Anibongan, Manyayay and San Isidro. The road project are: (1) NRJ Anibongan to Sitio Tapo, (2) NRJ Bocgayan – Pamidpiran and (3) Crossing San Isidro to Huangan.

Delos Reyes said that these efforts are towards bringing the agrarian reform’s services to the communities.

DAR also handed P1.72 million common service farming facilities in a separate caravan in Marihatag, Surigao del Sur last August 24, 2015. These facilities include three units of rice thresher, three units floating tilling and a 4WD 35HP Tractor with implements and trailer which was received by the Bayan Free Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative. The facilities are expected to benefit 74 agrarian reform beneficiaries and 57 other farmers in the area.

The Peace Caravan is a joint effort of the Local Government of Surigao del Sur headed by the Gov. Johnny Pimentel and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) participated by various national and local government agencies, non-government organizations and other sectors. (DAR-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)