(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 19 September 2019) At 3AM today, the center of TD "NIMFA" was estimated at 785 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (22.2N, 129.3E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving Northeast slowly. Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds from South to Southwest with moderate to rough seas.PAGASA/jpf

Thursday, February 28, 2019


PDEA-13 conducts greyhound operation in Cabadbaran City district jail

By Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 28 (PIA) - The combined operatives of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Caraga, Philippine National Police (PNP) and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Cabadbaran District Jail conducted a greyhound operation at the premises of Cabadbaran City District Jail.

The said jail facility has five dormitories accommodating a total of 268 persons deprived of liberty (PDLs).

In time with the greyhound operation, 13 BJMP personnel also underwent a drug test, wherein all yielded a negative result.

No illegal drugs and paraphernalia were also found during the surprise inspection.

Per BJMP-Caraga record, out of 12 jail facilities in the region nine have already been declared as drug-free by the oversight committee as of December 2018.

In view of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the PDEA and BJMP-Caraga, the intensified crackdown on illegal drugs and contrabands in jails continues in the region in order to maintain a drug-free jail facility. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)