(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 23 September 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,265 km East of Central Luzon (17.7°N, 133.9°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Central and Southern Luzon. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE OUTSIDE PAR AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY TROPICAL DEPRESSION LOCATION: 1,775 KM EAST NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (25.5°N, 138.4°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 KM/H NEAR THE CENTER GUSTINESS: UP TO 55 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHWESTWARD AT 25 KM/H . Place: SURIGAO DEL NORTE & DINAGAT ISLANDS Weather Condition: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Caused by: Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms Impacts: Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms FORECAST WIND & COASTAL WATER CONDITIONS: Place: SURIGAO DEL NORTE, SIARGAO ISLANDS & DINAGAT ISLANDS Wind Speed: Slight to Moderate Wind Direction: Southwest to West Coastal Waters: Slight to Moderate / (0.6 to 2.1 meters OVER SURIGAO CITY: Maximum Temperature: 02:00 PM Yesterday ------ 34.9°C Minimum Temperature: 02:00 AM Today ------- 23.6°C Maximum Relative Humidity: 02:00 AM Today --- 88% Minimum Relative Humidity: 02:00 PM Yesterday ---- 54% TIDES: (Courtesy of NAMRIA) High Tide: 07:45 AM Today = 1.1 m Low Tide: 04:31 PM Today = 0.1 m Sunrise: Today: 05:27 AM Sunset: Today: 05:34 PM

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Police arrests drunk security guard in Surigao Norte who went amok 

BUTUAN CITY --  With its commitment to preserve the  peace and order in Caraga region, the Police Regional Office-13  arrested a drunk security guard after firing his weapon in Malimono, Surigao del Norte on August 23, 2022. 

PRO-13 director, Police Brigadier General (PBGEN) Romeo M. Caramat, Jr. divulged that 55-year-old Roy Labial Vergara, a security guard of J&T Express, was arrested by personnel of Malimono Municipal Police Station (MPS) at 5:20 PM in Purok-4, Barangay Bunyasan, Malimono, Surigao del Norte.

Confiscated from Vergara’s possession were one unit of .38 cal. revolver with serial number RIA1871925, two live ammunition, two fired cartridges, one slug and one bladed weapon with scabbard.

Police received a phone call from a concerned citizen informing the police station of a commotion in front of the house of the suspect’s parents. The investigation revealed that Vergara had a disagreement with his father that led to the incident.

The suspect will be charged with violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, and the Alarms and Scandal and Violation of Presidential Decree Blg. 6 for illegal possession of bladed weapon docketed under criminal case number XM-06-INQ-22H-103. 

“The arrest of the suspect is the result of the active participation of the community in our quest to maintain peace and order in our community. This is a wake-up call to those persons charged with carrying firearms in their line of duty to be responsible for their actions or face the consequences,” the region’s top cop said. (Police Regional Office-13/PIA-Surigao del Norte)