(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

Monday, September 5, 2022

Cong. Corvera bats for one law enforcement agency to keep record on dangerous drugs cases

BUTUAN CITY – Second Congressional District of Agusan del Norte, Representative Dale B. Corvera proposed for a single repository agency of all records on dangerous drugs. 


This is in response to the significant variances he observed in the data reported by the Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency  during the meeting of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs which are used as basis for analysis and planning of programs to combat the proliferation of dangerous drugs in the country.

“The disparity in the data poses a major problem in the effective planning and implementation of drug operations in the country. If erroneous data are indeed used as inputs, it follows that all formulated plans and programs based on the erroneous data are also problematic and irresponsive to our actual drug problem. This could be the reason for the continuous growth and spread of dangerous drugs across the country.” he said.

Corvera, a member of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs, also emphasized the additional risks posed by unreliable data to the law enforcers on the field.

“Without reliable data, there could be increased risks in the conduct of drug raids, searches, and buy-bust operations, which would endanger the lives of our law enforcers” he added. (Hala Bira Sa Kongreso/PIA-Agusan del Norte)