(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 18 October 2019) At 3AM today, the center of TS "PERLA" was estimated @790km East of Basco, Batanes (19.7,129.5) w/ maximum sustained winds of 65km/h near the center & gustiness of up to 80km/h. It is almost stationary. Northeasterly surface windflow prevailing Luzon. Zamboanga Peninsula will experience cloudy skies w/ scattered rainshowers & thunderstorms due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy-cloudy skies w/ isolated rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorm. Lightt-moderate winds from SE-E w/ slight-moderate seas. PAGASA/imbb

Thursday, January 24, 2019


Joint Security Control Center reactivated for midterm polls

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 24 -- The Regional Joint Security Control Center (RJSCC) in Caraga has officially been reactivated as part of the security preparations and ensure peaceful conduct of the May 13, 2019 elections.

Police Regional Office 13  Director Chief Supt. Gilberto Cruz, Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Caraga Regional Election Director lawyer Francisco Pobe, troops from the Philippine Army led by Col. Philip Lapinid and heads from the different government agencies attended the reactivation which was followed by a closed-door conference.

With the activation of the RJSCC, all government agencies are hopeful to pull off another peaceful,transparent and credible election in Caraga region.

“The Philippine National Police, as deputized agency of the Comelec, will exhaust all its best efforts and needed resources for the 2019 Midterm Polls,” CSupt. Cruz said.

He also assured the public that the police force remains apolitical and will never engage in partisan activities.  (PNP-Caraga/PIA-Caraga)