(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Sunday, 28 May 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "BETTY" {MAWAR} was estimated based on all available data at 825 km East of Northern Luzon (17.1°N, 129.5°E), with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 215 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 20 km/h. Southwesterly Windflow affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. 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 Trough of TY BETTY / Southwesterly Windflow. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Moderate to Strong winds coming from West to Southwest will prevail with Moderate to Rough seas / (2.5 to 5.0 meters).

Monday, January 30, 2023

Security screeners return bag with cash, valuables

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The culture of honesty is indeed alive and visible among the security screeners manning the baggage X-ray machines at the Port of Surigao. 

Over the weekend, Security Screeners Dylene Nabi, Ghenlyn Tartar and Jessa C. Pabalate found and turned over to the Port Police Officer on Duty, a "Black Sling Bag" left at the Port of Surigao Baggage X-Ray Machine. The bag contained P12,000 cash, identification cards and other valuables. 

PPO1 Edmar Senados, the port police officer on duty, did not waste time in locating the presumed owner as indicated in the identification card found inside the bag. 

Within minutes, Ms. Lorena E. Mindana, Administrative Assistant III of Siargao District Hospital, and a resident of Brgy. 1, Dapa, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, showed up to claim the bag.

Upon proper verification, the bag was returned to the owner. (PPA-PMO Surigao/PIA-Surigao del Norte)