(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 August 2022) At 3:00 AM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,325 km East of Central Luzon (15.6°N, 134.5°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Northern and Central Luzon. The entire Caraga region will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon/Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to Moderate winds coming from Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas / (0.6 to 2.1 meters).



Friday, July 1, 2022

4ID installs 2 new Battalion Commanders in Caraga Region

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City -- The 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division has installed two (2) new Battalion Commanders in Caraga Region in a series of Change of Command Ceremonies presided by Major General Wilbur C Mamawag, the 4ID Commander.

On Friday, June 17, 2022, Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Jerold H Jale, a member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 2001, took over Command of the 30th Infantry (Fight On) Battalion, replacing LTC Ryan Charles G Callanta.  Meanwhile, on Monday, June 21, 2022, LTC Sandy R. Majarocon, a member of PMA Class of 2000, took over 26th Infantry "Ever Onward" Battalion replacing LTC Reynald Romel A Goce. Both events took place at its Headquarters in Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte and Talacogon, Agusan del Sur respectively.

 

The relinquishment of LTC Callanta and LTC Goce is part of the subject officers’ career advancement. Both have successfully served as Battalion Commanders for more than two years. Their leadership skills have been proven and tested so they are now ready to take on positions of higher responsibility.

 

MGen Mamawag expressed his gratitude to LTC Callanta and LTC Goce for their invaluable contributions for the success of the government’s anti-insurgency campaign. “In behalf of Team Diamond, I cannot thank you enough for your leadership, hard work and sacrifices,” MGen Mamawag stated. 

 

Likewise, MGen Mamawag congratulated the newly installed Commanders and challenged them to do their best and surpass the performance of their predecessors. “I look forward to hearing success stories under your watch.  As you begin your term, I want you to master your Area of Operations, and be innovative and creative not only to sustain the gains of the campaign but more importantly in order to contribute to  peace, stability and socio-economic development of CARAGA Region,” added MGen Mamawag. (Maj Francisco Garello, Jr., DPAO chief, 4ID, PA/PIA-Agusan del Sur)