(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 09 December 2021) Shear Line affecting the eastern section of Visayas. Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon. Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte will have Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to Shear Line. Possible landslide during heavy to at time intense rain. Agusan del Norte ug Surigao del Sur will have cloudy skies with scattered raishower and thunderstorm due to shearline. Possible flashflood or lanslide during moderate to at time heavy rain.The rest of Mindanao will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorm due to Localized thunderstorm. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorm The eastern section of Mindanao will have Moderate to Strong winds coming from Northeast to Northwest with Moderate to Rough coastal waters (1.2 to 4.0 meters). While the rest of Mindanao will have Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to Northwest with Slight to Moderate coastal waters / (0.6 to 2.5 meters)./span>

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

President Duterte condoles with families of Bukidnon crash victims

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday extended his condolences to the families of the members of the security forces who perished in a helicopter crash in Bukidnon over the weekend and vowed to give them due recognition.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte talks to the people after holding a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) core members at the Malacañang Golf (Malago) Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on January 18, 2021. SIMEON CELI/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

“Let me express my deepest condolences sa mga asawa ninyo. And I share your grief. Alam ko kung gaano na lang ganoon ang sakripisyo ng sundalo para sa bayan nila,” President Duterte said during a public address on government response to COVID-19.

“They died heroes. And we are giving them the one of the highest awards sa Presidente is the Order of Lapu-Lapu.”

The Order of Lapu-Lapu is given to persons in government or private sector who have rendered extraordinary service or have made exceptional contributions to the success of the President’s campaign or advocacy.

The Philippine Air Force UH-1H helicopter, which was on a supply mission from Malaybalay City, Bukidnon to a patrol base, crashed Saturday, killing all seven persons aboard.

The Philippine Army said the chopper encountered engine trouble and tried to make an emergency landing but later went down in Barangay Bulonay, Impasugong town.

Killed were Lt. Col. Arnie Arroyo, the pilot; 2nd Lt. Mark Anthony Caabay, co-pilot; Sgt. Mervin Bersabe; Airman 1st Class Stephen Agarrado; Sgt. Julius Salvado; and Jerry Ayocdo and Jhamel Sugalang, both members of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit.  PND