(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).



Tuesday, July 13, 2021

NPA member surrenders in SurSur town

SAN MIGUEL, Surigao del Sur -- Another member of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the 75th Infantry “Marauder” Battalion (75IB), Philippine Army on Sunday, July 11, 2021.

Photo credit to 75IB, PA 
Based on the report, the surrenderee was identified as AKA Rose surrendered along with him one (1) CZ 858 AK 47 Rifle; one (1) Springfield 5.56 rifle; one (1) steel long magazine; and four hundred forty-six (446) live ammunition. He was reportedly under the Sub-Regional Sentro de Grabidad, Westland, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee. 

He narrated that he did not understand their situation, as he cited the experienced they have while living with the terrorist group.

"Gikapoy na gyud kami ug maayo sa akong kauban ug dili na kami makasabot sa among kahimtang labi na sa nahitabo kanamo nga sige na lang kami huna-huna ug kahadlok (we are really tired with my company and we could no longer understand our situation especially of what happened to us, that we just kept thinking in fear)," the surrenderee narrated in a local vernacular.

“Gusto na nako makauban akong ginikanan ug magpuyo nga malinawon (I want to be with my parents and live peacefully),” AKA Rose further said.

Lt. Col. Jelso Buyuccan, Commanding Officer of 75IB, emphasized the importance of the concerted efforts between the government and the stakeholders against insurgency in the province.

"With the concerted effort of our troops, government, and other stakeholders, together we can defeat the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) in the province of Surigao del Sur,” Lt. Col Buyuccan said.

"Rest assured, the 75th Infantry Battalion as part of the Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (TF-ELCAC) will always support the government’s endeavor in eradicating the insurgency for the community to live peacefully,” Lt Col Buyuccan added.

Meanwhile, AKA Rose will undergo the process for enrollment to the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the national government. (with a report from 75IB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)