(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 04 August 2021) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. At 3:00 PM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 550 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (24.5N, 125.4E). TROPICAL CYCLONES OUTSIDE PAR AT 3:00 AM TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 735 KM WEST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (21.1°N, 114.8°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 55 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 70 KM/H MOVEMENT; EAST SOUTHEASTWARD SLOWLY Caraga Region will have Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, June 28, 2021

1 killed, hurt as NPA rebels torch equipment in SurSur

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur (PIA) – Mayor Anilao Dawog of Lanuza, Surigao del Sur has condemned the recent communist terrorist group (CTG) attack that killed one and hurt civilians in the town, around 9:00 PM on June 24. The firefight has lasted around 30 minutes. Two backhoes of the firm MR1 Construction were also burned by the CTG.

“I am expressing my extreme sadness on the recent attack on the Lanuza Municipal Police Station, burning of heavy equipment of the MR1 Construction Company, and the senseless killing of an innocent civilian committed by the New People's Army Guerilla Front 30, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee under the leadership of Noel Tumarlas Alacre alias 'Meagan',” Mayor Dawog said in a press statement.

“I strongly condemn these barbaric acts of the CTG resulting in multiple casualties,” he added.

Mayor Dawog together with the Tribal Leaders of the Indigenous People (IP), and the people of Lanuza town appealed to the remaining communist terrorists to stop the killings of innocent civilians and non-combatants.

“We are calling for you to stop these futile armed struggles and let us continue resolving our differences through peaceful means,” Mayor Dawog said.

It can be recalled, that on Thursday night, two heavy equipment were burned after the MR1 Construction Company failed to support the terrorist group on their extortion activity, and killed Aldren Daraman (27 years old), and injured Melvin Buniel, (28 years old) both watchmen and residents of San Roque, Madrid, Surigao del Sur.

Meanwhile, Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office Director Colonel James Goforth also confirmed that Lanuza Municipal Police Station (MPS), and the Police Mobile Force 2nd Company Patrol Base were also harassed during the incident. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)