(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 06 December 2023) Easterlies affecting the eastern section of the country. Northeast Monsoon affecting Extreme Northern Luzon. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains. Light to Moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Saturday, March 28, 2020

370 Caraga cops on standby vs COVID-19

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 28 -- The Police Regional Office (PRO) 13 has prepared additional 370 policemen on standby in case an additional force is urgently needed on the ground in the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

"If there is a need for additional frontliners, we have 370 police personnel serving as Reactionary Standby Support Force (RSSF) for COVID-19. They will be mobilized for the strict implementation of guidelines on localized community quarantine as well as the protocol set by the Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Disease," Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel, Jr., Regional Director of PRO13 said.

As of now, almost 2,000 personnel from PRO13, Philippine Army's 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao, Bureau of Fire Protection 13, Department of Health, and local government units were already deployed to the different Quarantine Control Points regionwide.

Meanwhile, BGen. Esquivel continued to appeal to the local populace to cooperate with the personnel manning the quarantine control points adding that ensuring public safety against this dreadful disease is everyone's concern. (PRO13/PIA-Caraga)