(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

CTG member with 8 warrants of arrest falls to authorities in SurSur

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur --  A suspect with eight (8) warrants of arrest for murder was apprehended in a joint operation conducted by Carmen Municipal Police Station and 36th Infantry Battalion (36IB) at P4 Barangay Hinapoyan, Carmen, Surigao del Sur on January 28.

Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Director Police Colonel Dennis Siruno  identified the arrested person as Charmaine Ravelo Coquilla a.k.a. “Nelmar/Ating”, 21 years old, female, single and a resident of Tabing Dagat, Mabua, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

Coquilla according to the report was a regular member of the Communist Terrorists Group (CTG), Platoon 2, Guerilla Front 30 headed by the late “Kumander Megan” operating in CarCanMadCarLan areas comprising of the municipalities of Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen, and Lanuza all in the Northern part of the province.

The said operation was launched by virtue of eight warrants of arrest for murder against the suspect all issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC), 11th Judicial Region, Branch 41, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur dated July 19, 2022.

The arrested person is facing charges for the crime of murder under criminal case (CC) nos. 1965; 1818; 1826; 1966; 1953; 1957.

In addition, she is charged with Frustrated Murder under CC no. 1954 with Php100, 000.00 bails recommended and  Attempted Murder under CC no C-1828 with Php100, 000.00 bails recommended.

Further, Coquilla was the Most Wanted Person at the Municipal Level under Manhunt Charlie and the 4th CTG Priority Target at the Provincial Level.

The Surigao del Sur Police force together with other law enforcement agencies will remain strong and committed to putting these wanted persons behind bars, said Police Colonel Siruno.

“I am encouraging them to abandon their radical ways and return to the folds of the law,” Colonel Siruno noted. (NGPB/SDS-PPO/PIA-Surigao del Sur)