(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 23 May 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: 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 Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Monday, April 17, 2023

36IB troopers recover firearms, subversive documents in Carmen town

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

CARMEN, Surigao del Sur --  The troops of the 36th Infantry “Valor” Battalion (36IB) recovered the following firearms, subversive items/documents, and war materials after the 15-minute firefight against the communist terrorist group, in the vicinity of Barangay Esperanza, Carmen, Surigao del Sur on April 15, 2023, to mention:

- one (1) light Machine Gun M60,

- 300 rounds linked 7.62mm,

- one (1) Dell Core i7 laptop,
- one (1) GoPro body cam,
- one (1) Baofeng Handheld Radio,
- assorted war materials and
- personal belongings.

In a press statement, the troops of 36IB immediately responded, to the report received from the community on the presence of  armed rebels in the area, and a combat operation was implemented, resulting to the exchange of fire around 3:20 p.m. on the same day.

The government troops encountered around 25 members of the communist terrorist group  of Sentro de Grabidad 16 (SDG 16) led by Nicolas Francisco Jr also known as Chongbian/Chong and Squad 3, Platoon 1, weakened guerilla front 30, North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee under the leadership of Bernabe Pamad also known as “Depor”.

36 Infantry “Valor Battalion Commander Lt. Colonel Rey Reuyan reiterated that the recovery of the firearms in the encounter site in Carmen town was the result of the cooperation and support gained from the communities to the government, which led to successful relentless operations of his troops to protect and secure the people.

“Nagpapasalamat kami sa suporta at impormaasyoing ibinhagi ng mga taga Carmen, Surigao del Sur upang ating matunton ang ang pinagtataguan ng mga teroristang grupo,” Reuyan stated.

The official urge the people of Surigao del Sur to support their mission on peace and order that will lead to a progressive province.

“Nawa’y patuloy ninyong susuportahan ang ating mga kasundaluhan sa ating misyon na panatilihin ang kapayapaan sa Surigao del Sur,”  Reuyan noted. (with a report from 36IB/PIA-Surigao del Sur)