(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

1502nd RRIBn grabs 2nd place in 15RCDG DRRO challenge

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur – The Disaster Relief and Rescue Team of the 1502nd (Agusan del Sur) Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion (1502 RRIBn) was declared winner in "Best in Basic Life Support/Bandaging”, “Best in Emergency Rescue Transfer”, and second (2nd) placer in “Disaster Relief and Rescue Operation (DRRO) Challenge” in the activity conducted by the 15th Regional Community Defense Group (15RCDG).

This is in commemoration of the 39th Founding Anniversary of the Reserve Command (RESCOM), Philippine Army (PA), held on September 19 to 20, 2022, at Masao Beach, Butuan City.

The competition was participated by four Community Defense Centers (CDC) under the administration of 15RCDG, which comprised of 1501st (Agusan del Norte), 1502nd (Agusan del Sur), 1503rd (Surigao del Norte), and 1504th (Surigao del Sur).

Each CDC was represented by one Organic personnel and eight Reservist personnel in the following events: Emergency Rescue Transfer, Bandaging, Knot Tying, 100 Meter Swimming, Rubber Boat Handling, and Water Rescue.

Meanwhile the over-all champion will represent Caraga Region to compete against all other Regional Community Defense Group under the RESCOM, PA in a nationwide competition. (2Lt Adones L. Apilada, Executive Officer, 1502nd CDC, 15RCDG/PIA-Agusan del Sur)