(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).

Monday, August 15, 2016

Almost P1M worth of shabu seized, 12 arrested in Caraga

By PCI Charity S. Galvez

BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 15 (PIA) - Almost P1 million worth of shabu were seized while 12 drug personalities were arrested including a female minor during the implementation of Project Double Barrel on Friday in Caraga region.

Chief Supt. Rolando Felix, Police Regional Office 13 director, said among those arrested were Ponciano Sila and Connan Bruce Veyra who are the number one in the watchlist for illegal drugs in Taganaan, Surigao del Norte and in Dinagat town, Dinagat Islands, respectively.          

Arrested in Butuan City anti-illegal drug operations were: Jonathan Alivio, Ruel Piloton, Erica Madera, Rodulfo Madamba, and his wife Lydia Madamba, Ases Mala, Roland Daprosa, and a female minor.          

In Surigao del Norte, operatives arrested Angelito Pobe in San Benito town and Lonito Escabal, the top 8 in the watchlist of Sta. Monica town.          

Police confiscated a total of 82.5 grams of suspected shabu with street value of P973,000 and several drug paraphernalia.

Citing the record of the Regional Operations and Plans Division, a total of 11 persons were killed; 265 drug suspects were arrested; and P36, 861,529 worth of illegal drugs were seized in Caraga since the implementation of Project Double Barrel in July 1, 2016.

Among those killed was a former PNP member Rex Ofianga during the raid in the city on Thursday, August 11.

Chief Supt. Felix stressed that the Project Double Barrel is strictly implemented and that any PNP personnel involved in illegal drug activities will suffer the same fate with that of civilians. (PNP-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)

Army's bayanihan teams facilitate livelihood programs in AgNor towns

By 2Lt Joan B Camus

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte, Aug. 15 (PIA)  – The bayanihan teams of 23rd Infantry (MASIGASIG) Battalion, Philippine Army in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) facilitated the awarding of certificates to barangay associations under the Bayanihan Team Activity in the municipalities of Nasipit, Buenavista and Carmen, all of Agusan del Norte on August 10-12, 2016.

A total of 69 barangay associations were given DOLE certificates recognizing their legitimacy as people’s organization in the community able to help the local government in its thrust to development and progress. They are also entitled for livelihood assistance both from DOLE and from their local government unit.

During the awarding of certificates that was held on their respective municipality, Engr. John Ritche Tangpos, head of DOLE Agusan del Norte expressed his gratitude to the bayanihan teams for facilitating in the delivery of government’s basic services and livelihood programs of DOLE to be benefitted by the less privileged people.

The awarding of certificate was attended by Mayor Norbert Pagaspas of Buenavista, Mayor Ramon Calo of Carmen and a representative from LGU Nasipit. (23IB, 4ID, PA/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

DOLE starts industry “profiling” in Caraga

By Greg Tataro Jr.

Tandag City, Surigao del Sur, Aug. 15 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Caraga region has begun profiling industry precisely for carrying out new policies to protect both welfare of employers and employees on orders of Labor Usec. Joel Maglungsod.

Atty. Evelyn Ramos pointed out the importance of the endeavor, saying that their office would first focus on small medium enterprises (SMEs) and then on mining industry come third and fourth weeks of this month.

Beforehand, Ramos talked about plans on putting a stop to the practice of “End of Contractualization,” or “endo work,” citing that DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III had already issued advisory on all prohibitions on “labor only contracting” as well as Department Order No. 162, suspending temporarily the registration of manpower agencies.

She stressed that, regardless of the nature of work, abuse on alleged engagement in “555” or endo work should stop.

Meanwhile, in order to inform businesses in this regard, DOLE bared plans to hold a “forum cum assessment” with employers in the region.

The DOLE Caraga chief also corrected the misconception that workers under contractual status should not be entitled to labor standard benefits like SSS and Philhealth. (Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur) 

Cebuano News: Kasundaluhan nanumpa nga mosunod og morespeto sa tawhanong katungod

Ni Nida Grace Barcena-Tranquilan

TAGO, Surigao del Sur, Agosto 15 (PIA)  – Atol sa gihimong kasaulogan sa ika-67th International Humanitarian Law, ang pwersa sa 36th Infantry Battalion (36IB), Philippine Army nanumpa sa pagsunod ug pagbaton og respeto sa Role of Law (ROL), Human Rights ug International Humanitarian Law (IHL) niadtong miaging semana.

Ang maong kasaulogan sa pagpanumpa sumala pa gipangunahan kini ni Major Rey Auguis kinsa maoy Human Rights Officer sa maong batalyon. Aduna kini tema nga “Mga Aral ng Nakaraan, Hamon sa Kasalukuyan.”

Sumala pa ni 36IB CMO officer Capt. Al Anthony Pueblas, nanumpa ang mga kasundaluhan nga hugtanon sila nga mosunod sa tanang probisyon nga nalangkuban sa International Humanitarian Law. Pagpanalipod sa mga nilupigan sama sa kababayen-an, kabataan, katiguwangan, kaigsuonang lumad, ug mga kaigsuonang adunay problema sa pisikal nga kahimtang.

Dugang pa niya, nanumpa ug misaad ang tanan nga mobarog sa gipanumpaang tahas, nga mao ang pagpanalipod sa katawhang Pilipino ug sa tibuok nasud nga Pilipinas.

Kalabot niini, si Lt. Colonel Randolph Rojas mipahimangno sa mga kasundulaohan isip kumander sa maong batalyon, og mga talamdan sa IHL. “Una panalipdan sa tanang higayun ang mga indibidwal nga diin walay labot sa panagbangi ug kadtong walay labot sa kagubot. Ikaduha, kinahanglan respetuhon ang tanang makita nga adunay timailhan sa Red Cross ug Red Crescent. Ikatulo mao ang tanang dinakpan kinahanglan mapanalipdan batok sa kakuyaw ug piligro. Aduna silay katungod nga makalambigit sa ilang pamilya ug katungod nga makadawat ug ayuda. Ika-upat, walay ni bisan kinsa ang dapatan, pasakitan o silotan.”

Matud pa Rojas nga daghan na ang mga higayun nga diin nakadawat ug mga reklamo ang kasundaluhan sa kasong pagyatak sa katungod sa katawhan. Ug ang tanan ilang giatubang ug gihimong usa ka pagtulon-an arun sa paglambo sa hisgutanang pagsunod ug pagrespeto sa katungud sa uban.

Samtang gipamahayag usab sa maong opisyal nga Transformation Roadmap ug ang Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) Bayanihan, maoy nahimong dalan paingun sa kalampusan ug para sa bililhun nga resulta. Adunay duha ka mga importanteng butang ang angay sundon sa pagpatigayun sa tanang lihok ilabi na sa panahon nga diin magpahigayun ug operasyung pangkombat ang kasundaluhan: una niini, mao ang pagpabilin sa hugot nga pagrespeto sa tawhanong katungod, role of law ug ang International Humanitarian Law, og ang Ikaduha, mao ang paglambigit sa tanang stakeholders sa pagpanday sa kalinaw.

Sa gikabutyag ni Rojas, hagit kini alang sa mga kasundaluhan nga hugot nga magbaton kini o pagrespeto sa ROL, Human Rights ug IHL.

Sa katapusan miingun ang maong opisyal nga “ang 36IB Philippine Army wala magtugot sa bisan kinsang myembro sa kasundaluhan ang  mubuhat ug dili maayo ilabi na ang pagyatak sa tawhanong katungod.”

Ang kasaulogan sa International Humanitarian Law ginahimo kini matag bulan sa Agosto pinasubay kamanduan sa Executive Order no. 134, sumala pa ni Capt. Pueblas. (NGBT/36IB-CMO/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Cebuano News: Provincial Cooperative Forum malampuson nga gipahigayon

Ni Mary Jul E. Escalante

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Agosto 15 (PIA) - Malampuson nga gipahigayon ang usa ka Provincial Cooperative Forum bag-uhay pa lamang didto sa Go Negosyo Center, Capitol Compound ning dakbayan.

Atol sa maong aktibidad natuki ug nahisgutan an SP Resolution No. 183 series of 2013 ug Provincial Ordinance No. 1 series of 2014, Regional Cooperative Development Roadmap for 2016-2020, Coop. Dev't Authority Updates,  Financial Institution that support Cooperatives Programs, ug Puhunan/Panginabuhi sa Barangay.

Gihisgutan ug gipalapdan pa usab pinaagi sa open forum ang mga adyenda ug solusyon para makab-ot ang tumong nga maka organisa ang matag munisipyo ug kooperatiba bisan usa sa matag barangay aron usab ang mga nagkinahanglan natong mga kaigsuonan matagaan ug paglaum ug tsansa nga maka negosyo ug moangat pinaagi sa kooperatiba.

Ang maong kalihukan gitambungan kini sa mga miyembro sa Sangguniang Bayan chairman on cooperatives ug representante sa mga nagkalain-laing munisipalidad ug ahensya sa gobyerno ug pribado ning probinsya.

Mitambong usab si Gobernador Sol Matugas agig pagsuporta ug pagpalapad sa iyang programa sa livelihood ug agrikultura nga sakop sa iyang HEALS Plus agenda uban nila Chairman on Cooperative Committee/PCDC Chairman Melva P. Garcia nga gaawhag sa tanan nga mag organisa ug kooperatiba sa matag munisipyo ngadto sa matag barangay, uban usab sila OIC Prov'l Coop. Dev't Officer Mr. Gromyko A. Geraldino, RCDC Chairman on Cooperative Mr. John E. Gamboa Sr., CDA Regional Director Mr. Genaro Pogata, PCDC Executive Director Mr. Pol Lugo, DTI Director Mr. Celistino Nigapatan ug Mr. Edwin Ausa. (PGO-PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte)