(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

Fish vendor in Siargao arrested in joint PDEA-PNP buy-bust operation

BUTUAN CITY -- The continuous crackdown on illegal drugs across the region resulted in the confiscation of Php343,600 worth of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” in a joint buy-bust operation of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency -13 (PDEA-13) and Police Regional Office-13 (PRO-13) at around 6:20 PM on August 11, 2022.

The region’s top cop, Police Brigadier General (PBGen) Romeo M. Caramat, Jr., lauded the troops of PDEA-13, Dapa Municipal Police Station, and the  Drug Enforcement Unit of Surigao del Norte Police Provincial Office (SDNPPO) for the arrest of Ricky C. Gerarcas, 46 years old, resident of Barangay 13, Poblacion, Dapa.

During the operation, government troops confiscated six sachets of suspected “shabu” weighing 52 grams with a standard drug price of Php343,600, 20 pieces of Php1,000 bills as marked money, a cell phone, and a Yamaha motorcycle.

“This another major accomplishment is clear proof of the relentless fight of Caraga cops against illegal drug personalities in the region. The public is encouraged to continue to support the efforts of the authorities to rid the region of the influence of illegal drugs,” said PRO-13’s regional director. (Police Regional Office-13/PIA-Surigao del Norte)