(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

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Communist Terrorist leader dead in Surigao del Sur

CARMEN, Surigao del Sur -- The leader of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) was found dead after the intensified military operation of the 36th Infantry (Valor) Battalion at Sitio Mahanon, Barangay Maitom, Tandag City on September 16, 2022.

The cadaver was then identified as Noel Tumarlas Alacre, also known as Megan/ Hardy/ Heinrich/ Vernie/ Jerson. The said CTG is a Commanding Officer (CO) of Platoon 2, Weakened Guerilla Front 30 (WGF30), North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC).

Based on the report, Alacre has 28 Warrants of Arrest for numerous Criminal Cases composing:

● 12 counts of Murder,

● eight (8) counts of Attempted Murder,

● three (3) counts of Frustrated Murder,

● two (2) counts of Slight Illegal Detention,

● one (1) count of Kidnapping and

● Serious Illegal Detention, Arson, and Abduction.

The 36IB was able to recover in his possession the following:

● One (1) R4A3,

● steel and plastic rifle magazines with live ammunition,

● rifle grenades,

● cellular phones, and

● personal items.

On September 15, the day before the recovery of the cadaver, more or less four (4) Personalities burned three (3) motorcycles and fired several gunshots along Barangay Maitom road, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

The terroristic act of arson and reckless firing perpetuated by the CTGs was immediately responded to by the Mahanon Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA) detachment of 36IB, forcing the CTG leader to cross the Tandag river even under heavy rain and current leading to his eventual death.

Troops were able to recover the lifeless body of Alacre as his subordinates fled and left their commander for their safety.

BGen George L Banzon, the Brigade Commander of the 901st Infantry (FIGHT ‘EM) Brigade commended the Valorian Troopers under the leadership of Lt Col Michael Rey S. Reuyan, Commanding Officer of 36IB, for their relentless operation resulting in the death of one High-Value Target (HVT), and the impending destruction of the WGF 30, NEMRC in the province of Surigao del Sur.

“You have performed your duty in the best way possible, especially in maintaining peace and development thru Internal Security Operations. The truth regarding the CTG is unveiled – they are nothing but fugitives and lawless arsonist-terrorists with no dignity, having no regard for human life just to secure themselves, insisting their twisted propaganda, and fooling the populace of their failed ideology”, BGen Banzon said. (Lt. Shirly Fatima Lim, 36IB-CMO/PIA Surigao del Sur )

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