(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 04 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 275 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (21.9°N, 124.2°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 10 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

3 CTGs Who Missed Their Family Surrendered in AgNor

CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte- Three members of Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) who desired to have a peaceful life voluntarily laid down their arms to the 29th Infantry Battalion at Headquarters 29IB, Purok 4, Brgy Del Pilar, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte on Sunday, October 16, 2022.

The three CTG personalities were identified as Joem Hurod alias Jack, 18 years old and a member of Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda 16C1 (SYP16C1), Guerilla Front 16 (GF16), Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC). Bobong Asay alias Jimmy, 23 years old, member of RSDG, NEMRC and Cristian Maca alias Dan,19 years old, member of SYP21C, GF21, NEMRC,

According to them, they wanted to go home to their families because they have been missing them so much. Aside from  hunger and extreme fatigue, they really want to be free from the organization and to get proper sleep without thinking about their security.

LtCol Gargar emphasized his call to the remaining members of the communitst terrorist group (CTG) to go back to the folds of the government because government agencies are ready to help them in starting a peaceful life.

"To those who remain to believe in useless and futile armed struggle please go back to the folds of the law, it is not too late to have a new and peaceful life. The gate of 29th Infantry Battalion is wide open in accepting those who want to surrender. Our government is in full support and has implemented the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program to support you in starting anew." LtCol. Gargar said in a statement. (1Lt Jade Bryce Buñe, CMO Officer, 29IB PA/PIA Agusan del Norte)