(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).

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Agusan Norte ensures safety environment for tourists

BUTUAN CITY -- To ensure a safety and secure environment for tourists in the province of Agusan del Norte, 35 policemen in the province underwent a 5-day special training course on Tourist Oriented Police for Community Order and Protection (TOPCOP) Program from October 10 to14, 2022.

The training is organized by the national program of the Philippine National Police (PNP) – Agusan del Norte Police Provincial Office (ADN-PPO) in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) – Caraga and the Provincial Government of Agusan del Norte through the Provincial Tourism Division.

Provincial Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante shared during the opening program, the importance of the said training. She said that having a safe and secure tourism environment is the only way to boost tourism activities in the province.

Governor Amante also expressed her gratitude to the leadership of PCol. Filemon O. Pacious, the Officer-in-charge of ADN-PPO, for organizing the training and ensuring the availability of police officers in assisting tourists. “I am really thankful to you, PCol. Pacious for spearheading this training in order to equip our police officers with their required skills and learn to be able to carry out their duties in assisting and protecting our tourists,” Gov. Amante said.

The 5-day training seeks to provide basic tourism concepts and an overview to police officers designated as tourist police as well as inculcate values, skills, knowledge, and work attitudes in becoming effective tourism frontliners. (Karen Decamotan/Photos by RFA, LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)