(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Saturday, 22 June 2024) Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Visayas. 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 Localized Thunderstorms. 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 Southeast to South will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

29IB renders military honors to slain CAA member

CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte -- A member of the Civilian Active Auxiliary (CAA)-Civilian Armed Forces Ground Unit (CAFGU) was given full military honors by the troops of 29th Infantry (Matatag) Battalion during his final rest on April 28, 2023.

Cornelio Bersalona 'Jun' Ubanan, 38 years old was murdered by four members of the Sandatahang Yunit Pampropaganda, Guerilla Front21, Northeastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) under Arnel Bangues alias Dindo at So. Dalicanan, Brgy Balang-Balang, RTR in Agusan del Norte on April 23, 2023.

Renalyn Kalipa, the live-in partner of Ubanan who was with him when the incident happened, disclosed that they were heading to Dalicanan Creek, 2 kilometer distance from their house to take a bath early in the morning when they were suddenly confronted by four CTGs. Thereafter, the victim was asked of his identity then suddenly one of the suspects repeatedly shot him at the back. She witnessed how the communist terrorist groups gunned down her live-in partner despite begging them to spare his life. “Wala talagang kalaban-laban yung asawa ko tinambangan nila kami tapos tinanong na “Ikaw si Jun no? Naglabas sila ng mga armas tapos tinutukan ang asawa ko nagmakaawa ako na huwag siya patayin tapos sumenyas yung isa saka nila walang awang pinagbabaril sa likod ang asawa ko saka sila dali-daling umalis na parang walang nangyari. [My partner was in no capacity to defend us when we were cornered and asked if he was Jun. They brought our their weapons and pointed to my partner and I pleaded to spare his life, then one man gave a sign to the other person and they shoot him at the back and immediately fled away as if nothing happened]."

During the community dialogue, Agusan del Norte Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M Amante said to the people, “Kung dili gihapon mo magmata ug dili gihapon mo magpatuo ug kamoy magdala sa kasamok sa communidad kay nagsupport pamo sa NPA. Mao nani ang last nga ihatag nako sa inyuha nga tyansa para magbag-o. Kaya namo gamiton ang pwersa sa gobyerno batok kaninyo, seryoso ko niistorya ninyo karon kinahanglan nato proteksyunan ang communidad, kauban ang barangay ug ang LGU para dili na magpagamit sa pikas. Kita tanan dapat magkahiusa para wala nay kinabuhi nga mawala pa. [If you still don't wake up and you still bring trouble to the community because you are supporting the NPAs, this is the last chance that I will give you to change. We can use the force of the government against you. I am serious, we need to protect the community, together with the barangay and the LGU so the terrorist groups cannot use us. We must all come together, join our hands so that no more lives will be lost]."

“We strongly condemn the brutal killing of Ubanan perpetrated by the CTGs in broad daylight wherein he was shot multiple times at his back. Rest assured that we will not rest until justice is served to the perpetrators," declared LtCol. Cresencio Gargar, commanding officer of 29IB.

The Philippine Army will assist the bereaved family to avail their claims and together with the local government unit of Remedios T Romualdez, we will give full military honors to CAA Ubanan,” he added. (29IB PA/PIA Agusan del Norte)