(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

Thursday, September 22, 2022

29th Infantry “Matatag’’ Battalion welcomes new Commanding Officer

CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte – The 29th Infantry (Matatag) Battalion (29IB), 4th Infantry (DIAMOND) Division, Philippine Army (PA) welcomed its new Commanding Officer during the Change of Command Ceremony with MGen Wilbur C. Mamawag, PA, Commander of 4th Infantry (DIAMOND) Division, Philippine Army as presiding officer held at Headquarters, 29th Infantry (Matatag) Battalion in P-4 Barangay del Pilar, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte.  

Col. Jason M. Saldua, the outgoing Commanding officer commended the men and women of MATATAG Battalion for their efforts and accomplishments they have shown in pursuit of internal peace and security operations in Northeastern Mindanao most particularly in Agusan del Norte.

In his speech, “Your hard work catapulted us into success amidst hurdling the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic and even ferocity of natural calamities like Bagyong Odettte that brought challenges to everyone. You remain true to your moniker “Matatag”. 

Furthermore, it’s more than eleven months since I assumed my post and with span of my duty your uncompressing dedication and strong faith to end the long decade reign of terror of the Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army of Northern Eastern Mindanao".

Ltc Cresencio C. Gargar is the new Commanding Officer of 29th Infantry “Matatag’’ Battalion. On his speech, "I would like to express my profound gratitude and appreciation for the trust and confidence for designating me as the Commanding Officer of 29th Infantry ". As your new Battalion Commander, I will intensify the programs and activities with our partner stakeholders to attain a common goal of securing peace and development in the area and I will do my best through the help of the troops, he said.

Further, MGen Mamawag called on the members of Communist Terrorists Group to return to the mainstream society. “Our door is wide open to accept our CNT brothers and sisters to surrender and return to the government side, so they can be with their families and live with peace. Let us give peace of chance. Let us regain the hopes and dreams of the people of Caraga,” he said.

The change of command ceremony was witnessed by governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante of Agusan del Norte and other partner stakeholders. (29IB PA/PIA Agusan del Norte)