(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 22 October 2021) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 525 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.5°N, 130.5°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao. Caraga Region will have Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to ITCZ / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming Northeast to Northwest will prevail with Slight to Moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.5 meters).



Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Youth org in AgSur advocates vs illegal drugs, terrorism

BUTUAN CITY – Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a youth organization in the province of Agusan del Sur has been active in advocating against the proliferation of illegal drugs and terroristic activities in the communities, and encouraged them to actively participate in the campaign and save more youth from being victims of these kinds of menace in the society.

During the Network Briefing News on Monday hosted by Secretary Martin Andanar of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairperson Jayson Barola shared that the SK officials in Barangay Los Arcos, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur are continuously reaching out to other peers in different barangays ang get them involved in the organization with they call as “Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo” (KKDAT), wherein the personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) of the municipality have also been assisting the youth in their activities.

“During our dialogue with the youth in the different barangays here in our municipality, we introduced to them what the KKDAT organization is all about and its objectives. The KKDAT is under the supervision also of the PNP, and in every Katipunan ng Kabataan assembly in every barangay here, we urged the youth to be more aware of the ill effects of illegal drugs and to be more mindful not to be deceived and join and support the communist terrorist group,” said Barola.

Barola highlighted that as a leader and peace advocate, he is also an active member of the Propelling our Inherited Nation Through our Youth Inc. (POINTY) which is under the Youth for Peace Development Movement of the Philippines in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

“The youth is the hope of the nation, that’s why we must take action to ensure that we could also have a better future ahead. We want to make sure also that our efforts will not be put to waste, and soon we will gain the fruits of our labor as one nation,” Barola cited.  

When asked about the initiative of the SKs in the government’s vaccination program, Balora revealed that the SKs had conducted the ‘Katipunan ng Kabataan’ General Assembly and discussed issues and concerns on COVID-19, vaccination, and other topics. “I am also encouraging all the eligible youth to get vaccinated not only for their protection but also with those people that surround them,” he said. 

Meanwhile, Sec. Andanar was appreciative of all the efforts extended by the SKs to the youth in the communities to keep them well-informed and updated and active in the activities and campaign of the government. (JPG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)