(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 09 July, 2020) Synopsis:Easterlies affecting Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao. Caraga Region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers mostly in the afternoon or evening due to Easterlies/ Localized thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from the East to Southeast will prevail and the coastal waters will be slight to moderate with wave height of 0.5 to 1.5 meters.

Monday, March 16, 2020


Authorities seize 236 'hot logs' in AgNor

By 1Lt. Miguel O. Borromeo


CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte, March 16 -- Based on the information given by a concerned citizen on the presence of illegal forest products, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of CENRO Tubay together with the 29th Infantry (MATATAG) Battalion (29IB) and the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company of the Philippine National Police (PNP) conducted an anti-illegal logging operation along Sitio Lusong, Brgy. Putingbato, this city, on March 13, 2020.

Various species of undocumented and illegally cut lumber, which were left on the side of the road, covered with grass and soil were seized and apprehended during the government forces' joint operations. Illegal logging is penalized under the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines, Section 68 of Presidential Decree 705.

The said illegally cut forest products included 236 pieces of assorted dimensions of the mixed dipterocarp lumber species of Dongon, Yakal and Lauan which has a total volume of 2,607.8 board feet and two pieces Lauan round logs with a total volume of 0.42 cubic meter and a total estimated market value of P158, 753.00.

Modesto U. Lagumbay, Jr., the officer-in-charge of CENRO-Tubay, said that their agency together with the PNP and Army will continue to do what they are mandated to do.

“I know people will tell us that they're doing it to earn a living for their family. We understand that your intention is good but you and I also know that it is against the law," he said.


"Not just because we want to comply with the duties assigned to us but because we believe that we can still save the environment before it is too late and we will be asked to recompense all that we've done with our mother earth," he added.

Lt. Col. Isagani O. Criste, Commanding Officer of 29IB, said that their goal is not just to end the insurgency but they are also extending assistance to everyone to stop whatever illegal activities in the area. "Peace is not just living in a place where there is no conflict or war but also living our lives in harmony with nature. Nature has provided us with so much good, isn't it time that we return the favor," Criste said. (CMO Officer, 29IB, Philippine Army/PIA Agusan del Norte)

Mahigpit na seguridad, precautionary measures vs COVID-19, pinapatupad sa Caraga

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

LUNGSOD NG BUTUAN, Marso 16 (PIA) -- Sa harap ng tumataas na bilang ng coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients sa bansa, mas pinaigting ng bawat lokal na pamahalaan sa Caraga region ang precautionary measures para pigilan ang pagkalat ng virus.

Sa Agusan del Sur, mahigpit na pinatutupad ang checkpoints kung saan sinusuri din ang body temperature ng bawat indibidwal at inaalam rin kung may nga sintomas ang mga ito.

Ayon kay Sanny Dale Cinco ng Provincial Correctional and Security Management Office, may pagkakataong nakukunan ng mataas na temperatura ang iilang tao pero hindi dahil may lagnat ang mga ito, kundi dahil sa mainit na panahon.

“Kung sakaling lagpas 37.5 ang temperature ng isang indibidwal na dumaan sa aming thermal scanning, binibigyan namin ito ng ilang minutong pahinga sa checkpoint at sinusuri ulit namin ang kaniyang temperature at ina-assess kung wala bang pagbabago.

Madalas kasi, mataas ang kanilang temperature dahil na rin sa init ng panahon o kaya galing sa biyahe ang tao,” ani ni Cinco.

Buo naman ang suporta at kooperasyon ng publiko sa hakbang na ito ng pamahalaan.


Ang bawat tanggapan naman ay may nakalaang sanitizers o alcohol at malinis na comfort room na pinapagamit sa mga kliyente.

Samantala, sa inilabas na executive order ni Governor Santiago Cane, Jr., suspendido na ang klase ng lahat ng paaralan sa probinsya simula March 16 at kanselado na rin ang mga malalaking pagtitipon sa iilang lungsod ngayong buwan.

Sa pagbisita naman kamakailan ni Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles sa lungsod ng Butuan, inanunsyo nitong libre na ang testing ng COVID-19 sa tulong ng Philhealth, maging ang quarantine at isolation costs. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)