(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 02 June 2023) Southwest Monsoon affecting the country. ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE AS OF 3:00 AM TODAY SEVERE TROPICAL STORM MAWAR {2302} (FORMERLY "BETTY") LOCATION: 945 KM NORTHEAST OF EXTREME NORTHERN LUZON (26.9°N, 128.3°E) MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS: 95 KM/H GUSTINESS: UP TO 145 KM/H MOVEMENT: NORTHEASTWARD AT 25 KM/H FOR. 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 Southwest Monsoon. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas (1.2 to 2.8 meters).

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

4 CTG members surrender to the government in AgSur

TALACOGON, AGUSAN DEL SUR – Some four (4) regular members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) bringing along their firearms with magazines and live ammunition yielded to the 26th Infantry Battalion on November 30, 2022.

The unit’s intensified military operations, support of the locals and strengthened partnership with the Local Government Units (LGUs) and tribal leaders significantly contributed to the voluntary surrender of the four regular members of Platoon Sagay, Sub-Regional Committee 3 of the North Central Mindanao Regional Committee operating in the hinter areas of Esperanza, Agusan del Sur and Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte. They also surrendered two (2) AK47 rifles, one (1) KG-9 sub-machine gun, and one (1) Carbine rifle.

Fear for their lives, hunger, longingness for their families and children, and broken promises of their recruiters fueled them to return to the folds of the law. 

Likewise, Lieutenant Colonel Sandy Majarocon, Commanding Officer of said unit, welcomed the surrenderees and appreciated them for choosing the path of peace and reconciliation with the government. 

The surrenderees will undergo various assessments and documentation validation for their enrolment in the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) of the government and availment of other programs for their reintegration into the mainstream society and to be able to start better lives. (Kayce Abuan, 26IB, PA/PIA-Agusan del Sur)