(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Monday, 14 October 2019) Zamboanga Peninsula and Northern Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to Localized Thunderstorm. Light to moderate winds from Northeast to Northwest with slight to moderate seas. PAGASA/jpf

Tuesday, October 8, 2019


Agusanon youths participate in 1st Bayugan City Youth Leadership Summit 2019

By 1Lt. Krisjuper Andreo Punsalan

BAYUGAN CITY, Agusan del Sur, Oct. 8 – The youths from different barangays of this city have actively participated in the 1st Bayugan City Youth Leadership Summit (YLS) spearheaded by the Bayugan City Local Government Unit, in partnership with the 3rd Special Forces (Arrowhead) Battalion held on September 24-26, 2019 at the Lope A. Asis Memorial Gymnasium, this city.

Ryan Enriquez, Chairman and chief executive officer of the National Youth Commission (NYC) was the guest of honor and speaker during the opening. Bayugan City Mayor Kirk Asis, who was also a product of YLS and became the president and chairman of the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL) also delivered his message.

YLS emphasizes positive activism through values-based interactive discussions on the role of youth in nation-building, the youth of today, prejudice and biases, strengthening the youth spirit, the role of youth in ending local communist armed conflict in the city.

Further, a series of team building activities and workshops to craft their YLS Action Plan will be conducted.

After the activity, the 90 YLS graduates composed of Sangguniang Kabataan members, out-of-school youth and Indigenous Peoples (IP) youth were integrated to the Propelling Our Inherited Nation through our Youth, Incorporated (POINTY Inc.), who will also be the core group to lead the succeeding youth leadership summits in Bayugan City.

LTC Joey Baybayan, commander of 3rd Special Forces Battalion, expressed his gratitude to the partner units and government agencies; the 8th Special Forces (Dragoons) Company, 401st Infantry (Unity) Brigade, the POINTY Inc. Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bayugan City Police Station, and the LGU of Bayugan City for this effort to save the youth and transform them as ambassadors of peace to end local communist armed conflict in the city.

“The YLS is a mechanism and movement of peace-oriented advocates to protect our youth against Communist NPA Terrorists and its allied militant groups’ recruitment which violates the Republic Act on Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act, the Anti-Human Trafficking Act and other Human Rights laws by recruiting minors and the youth in their armed and political struggle to overthrow the government,” said Baybayan.

Said event which was anchored on the theme: “Bridging Attainable Objectives in Gearing the Youth and Government in Adhering to Nation’s Effort in Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict,” is in support to the implementation of the Executive Order No. 70 or the whole-of-nation approach to end local communist armed conflict in the region. (CMO officer, 3SFBn/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

Narekober na IEDs galing sa NPA sa Caraga region, pinasabog ng Philippine Army

By Nora L. Molde

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte, Oktubre 8 (PIA) -- Mahigit 600 improvised explosive devices o IEDs na narekober ng militar at pulisya sa rehiyon ng Caraga ang pinasabog ng 23rd Infantry Batallion, Philippine Army sa Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.

Kabilang sa mga pinasabog ay ang 105 IEDs, 10 claymore mines at 526  na nitro 1500 TNT na nakuha mula sa mga rebel-infested areas ng probinsya ng Surigao del Sur.

Ayon kay Ltc Joey Baybayan, commanding officer ng 3rd Special Forces Battalion, kinakailangan na pasabugin  ang mga ito dahil delikado kung itatago ng matagal lalo na’t posible itong sumabog sa oras na maexpose sa init o mga kemikal.

Hinikayat din ni Ltc Francisco Molina, Jr., commanding officer ng 23IB, Philippine Army ang publiko na kung may makakitang mga pampasabog o mga kahinahinalang mga bagay sa kanilang lugar ay agad na ireport sa pinakamalapit na istasyon ng Philippine Army o pulisya para sa karampatang aksyon. (NCLM/PIA Agusan del Norte)