(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 03 August, 2020) At 3:00 AM today, Severe Tropical Storm "DINDO" {HAGUPIT} was estimated based on all available data at 470 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes (24.3°N, 123.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 115 km/h. It is moving Northwestward at 15 km/h. Meanwhile, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 570 km East Southeast of Davao City, Davao del Sur (5.9°N, 130.8°E). Caraga and Davao Region will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms due to Trough of LPA. The rest of the Mindanao will have partly cloudy skies to at times cloudy with rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds from northeast to northwest and the coastal waters will be slight to moderate.

Friday, December 23, 2016


'Hot' logs seized in Agusan del Sur

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 23 (PIA) - Environment authorities seized 75 pieces of “lawaan” logs amounting to P464,280.00 during the anti-illegal logging operation Wednesday in Brgy. Langag, Esperanza town, Agusan del Sur.

Chief Supt Rolando Felix, Caraga Police Director, said the joint operation of Esperanza Municipal Police Station, City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), and Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) recovered the forest products with estimated volume of 15,467 board feet around 1:15PM.

The operation stemmed from a tip of a concerned citizen.

Investigation is underway to identify the owner of confiscated logs that are placed under the custody of MENRO-Esperanza.

“This success is attributed to the combined efforts of the PNP, DENR, and other partner agencies in protecting and conserving the forests in Caraga region,” Felix added.

He also urged the communities to continuously support the intensified anti-illegal logging campaign by providing reliable information to the authorities. (PNP-13/PIA-Agusan del Sur)


Tagalog News: Mga kabataan sa rehiyon Caraga suportado ang peace process ng administrasyon

Ni Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, Dis. 23 (PIA) - Sa layuning mapagtibay ang potensyal ng mga miyembro ng Caraga Mindanao Cultural Development Inc., isang indigenous people (IP) youth organization na kinabibilangan ng mga IP youth leaders at communicators, student leaders at muslim young professionals sa pagsulong ng kapayapaan at kaunlaran sa bansa, isinagawa ang dalawang araw na ‘Young Cultural Minority Professionals Forum’ na pinangunahan ng 4th Civil Military Operations (CMO) Battalion, Philippine Army sa Camp Bancasi dito sa lungsod kamakailan.

Ayon kay 4th CMO Battalion commanding officer LTC Rey Pasco, ibig nilang itaguyod ang pagkakaisa at kooperasyon ng tri-culture kabilang ang christians, muslims at IP youth.

Anya, malaking tulong na maturuan ang sektor ng kabataan kung paano tanggihan at maimulat sa kanila ang iligal na pagrerecruit, at mga propaganda laban sa gobyerno ng bandidong grupo.

Bilang presidente ng Supreme Student Government (SSG) ng Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU), nagpahayag din si Ralph Dennis Mancao hinggil sa kanyang plano na mapalago ang partisipasyun ng mga kabataan sa socio-cultural, peace and development na aktibidades.

Samantala, sinabi naman ni Jamel Abduljalal, isang muslim youth at estudyante na mahalaga ang kaganapang ito upang magkaroon sila ng panibagong pananaw at makahikayat sa iba pang kabataan na maging kaakibat sa pagpapalaganap ng kapayapaan sa bawat komunidad.

Ikinagalak naman ni Datu Jun Jusay ng tribung manobo at IP youth lider ang oportunidad na madagdagan ang kanilang kaalaman nang sa gayon ay mas lalo pa silang ma-eempower.

Naimbitahan din ang iba pang ahensya ng gobyerno na nagbigay ng kani-kanilang lectures gaya ng Philippine Information Agency Caraga, NCIP, DSWD at DOH.

Nagtapos ang forum sa pag-critique ng ginawang action plan na naglalaman ng planned activities at services ng nasabing youth organization sa susunod na taon. (VLG, PIA-Caraga)