(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).

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Authorities arrest top 4 drug personality in Caraga

CAGWAIT, Surigao del Sur -- A joint team led by Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency - Surigao del Sur Provincial Office headed by Rodelio M. Daguman, Jr., in collaboration with the team from the Surigao del Sur Police Provincial Office, Provincial Special Operation Group (PSOG), and Cagwait Municipal Police Station (MPS), successfully arrested the Top 4 in the regional priority drug personality, earlier this month in Cagwait, Surigao del Sur.

The suspect was identified as Nickel Sayson Dano, 43 years old, and a resident of Purok Riverside, Barangay Tubo-tubo, Cagwait, Surigao del Sur.

The suspect was caught in flagrante delicto while peddling methamphetamine hydrochloride, an illegal drug locally known as shabu to an undercover anti-drug operative at, Barangay Tubo-tubo in Cagwait town.

The anti-drug operatives seized around five (5) grams of shabu, with an estimated street value of P30,000 and a  cellular phone used in his illegal drug transactions.

The buy-bust money was also recovered in his possession. 

A criminal case for violation of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs), Article II of RA 9165 also known as the “Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002” as amended by RA 10640 was already filed before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Surigao del Sur. The suspect was temporarily detained at PDEA Regional Office Caraga custodial facility for the necessary legal process. (NGPB/PDEA-SDS/PIA-Surigao del Sur)