(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 06 August 2021) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL STORM MIRINAE (FORMERLY GORIO) LOCATION: 975 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (26.8°N, 130.2°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 75 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 90 KM/H MOVEMENT: EASTWARD AT 15 KM/H TROPICAL STORM LUPIT LOCATION: 580 KM WEST NORTHWEST OF ITBAYAT, BATANES (24.3°N, 117.7°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 75 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 90 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTH NORTHEASTWARD SLOWLY SEVERE TROPICAL STORM NIDA LOCATION: 3045 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (34.6°N, 148.7°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 65 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 80 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTH NORTHEASTWARD AT 20 KM/H TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 1,795 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (30.5°N, 136.2°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 55 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWESTWARD AT 20 KM/H 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).



Wednesday, June 9, 2021

P400k illegally cut logs seized in Caraga

By PNP-Caraga

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Jun. 9 -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) Caraga, in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), intensifies its efforts in protecting the environment and apprehended four timber poachers and confiscated illegally cut logs worth P427,500 on June 7, 2021.

Police Regional Office 13 regional director BGen. Romeo M. Caramat, Jr. commended the joint operations of PNP personnel and DENR who intercepted three wing van trucks bearing plate numbers NGP 4428, RHT 685, and CBN 3740 loaded with undocumented forest products in different dimensions. The volume of the forest products was estimated to 2,000 board feet and an estimated market value of P200,000.

According to BGen. Caramat, the intercepted cargoes were covered with huge sacks of rice hull.

The joint personnel of Surigao City Police Station, PNP Maritime, Port Police, DENR, and Philippine Coast Guard conducted an anti-illegal logging operation in the Port of Lipata in Barangay Lipata, Surigao City.

They arrested Renz Piano Cabayao, 31, single, driver, and a resident of Barangay Alibonan, Calinog, Iloilo City; and Rogelio Tan Doble, 55, self-employed, married, and a resident of Barangay San Antonio, Agdao, Davao City while their associates are at large and managed to evade arrest.

On the other hand, operatives of Butuan City Police Station 4, Sibagat Municipal Police Station, Agusan del Sur Provincial Mobile Force Company and DENR-Sub Monitoring Office in Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City flagged down a reported white Isuzu Wing Van traveling from Esperanza, Agusan del Sur to Butuan City in Purok 1, Brgy. Ampayon, Butuan City.

The authorities discovered that the wing van was illegally transporting forest products commonly known as “Lauan” with an estimated volume of 6,500 board feet and an estimated market value of P227,500.

The driver who illegally transported forest products was identified as Bryan Maycong Lovinario, 29, married, and a resident of Purok Ilang-ilang, Brgy. Sarabia, Koronadal City together with his helper Jear Madelo Halop, 22, single and a resident of Purok 5, Barangay Mount Carmel, Bayugan City. The suspects failed to present any pertinent documents to authorities.

“We urge the public to be vigilant and help us protect our environment by reporting any suspected illegal logging activities in their localities and we will deal with them with the full force of law," said BGen. Caramat.

Cases for violation of P.D. 705 “Otherwise known as the Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines,” and EO 23 “Declaring a moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in the natural and residual forests and creating the anti-illegal logging task force” are filed against the suspect. (PMaj. Dorothy M. Tumulak, PRO13 PIO/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Cops nab 2 suspects in Caraga buy-bust, seize P28K worth of shabu

BUTUAN CITY, Jun. 9 -- The Caraga police confiscated P28,960.00 worth of methamphetamine or commonly known as "shabu' and apprehended two dealers during a separate buy-bust operation in the region on June 7, 2021.

Police Regional Office 13 regional director BGen. Romeo M. Caramat, Jr. said the anti-drug operation was conducted in Purok 2, Barangay Agao, Butuan City around 11:45 in the evening by Butuan City Police Station 1, City Intelligence Unit-City Drug Enforcement Unit and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) RO13 that led to the arrest of Israel Evanoso, also known as "Eng-Eng," 23 years old.

Eng-Eng is a drug surrenderee in 2018 and listed as Regional Top Priority Target as a High-Value Individual (HVI).

Authorities confiscated two sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated weight of 2.2 grams with a Dangerous Drug Board (DDB) value of P25,960; drug paraphernalia; and P5,000 bill as marked money.

Also, another buy-bust operation was conducted by Bunawan Municipal Police Station and 1303rd Mobile Company, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 13 that resulted in the arrest of Anchor Joy V. Sancio, 24, and a resident of Purok P-1, Barangay San Teodoro, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.

Sancio was arrested for possessing two pieces of heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu with an estimated weight of 0.2542g and DDB value of P3,000; buy-bust money of P1,000, and drug paraphernalia.

The arrested persons are now detained at the custodial facility of the arresting unit as cases for violating provisions of the Republic Act No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Acts of 2002 are being prepared against them and Violation of Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code” (Resistance and disobedience to a person in authority or the agents of such person) for Evanoso.

“We recognize the effort of our policemen particularly for the successful buy-bust operation which resulted in the arrest of the drug personalities, and confiscation of illegal substance,” said BGen. Caramat (PMaj. Dorothy M. Tumulak, PRO13 PIO/PIA-Caraga)

POPCOM Caraga promotes RBIM

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Jun. 9 -- The Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) Caraga continues to promote the implementation of the Registry of Barangay Inhabitants and Migrants (RBIM) in the municipality of Bacuag, Surigao del Norte despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mandatory compliance by local government units (LGUs) aims to develop a community-based information and profile system for each barangay in the area through the RBIM, and this endeavor is in line with the Philippine Population Management Program's objectives. The RBIM is intended to assist LGUs in managing their response to any pandemic such as the COVID-19. 

Ricky Namion, Planning Officer I of the POPCOM Caraga, and Precious Kinazo, Project Evaluation Officer I,  facilitated the three-day orientation and training in relation to the implementation of the Registry of Barangay Inhabitants and Migrants or RBIM for the nine barangays of LGU Bacuag namely, Brgy. Poblacion, Cabugao, Pautao, Cambuayon, Dugsangon, Campo, Sto. Rosario, Payapag, and Pungtod on May 25-27, 2021.

The training covered the population development concepts concerning internal migration and elaborated the positive outcomes of the RBIM rollout throughout the municipality, which will aid the local government units in responding to a variety of population issues, including the spread of the COVID-19.

Perla Quisido, Surigao del Norte Provincial Population Officer, highlighted the idea of Population Development and the consequences of internal migration on the fast expansion of settlers, particularly in tourism hotspot regions.

During the training and orientation on the implementation of the RBIM, Municipal Councilor Cedric Tantoy and Municipal Administrator Karen Egay emphasized the need of developing a population database to facilitate the integration of initiatives and resolutions that benefit the community and to raise awareness about population and migration.

Upon the implementation of RBIM, each household will be profiled from June through August, with data analysis beginning in October for presentation to the local chief executives and the Commission. (POPCOM Caraga/PIA-Surigao del Norte)